Read my full review: http://bit.ly/11ZkIi63.5/5 StarsMy opinion: After reading and despising a book based almost on the same characters, I went into this book with a bit of trepidation. I loved the storyline of this book. I felt it was incredibly engrossing and loved the majority of the characters. I must admit, even with this book, I continue to have a serious dislike of Pauline and Ernest Hemingway that i was hoping to have alleviated in this book. So why the 3.5 star rating? I have to admit that this book probably would have been a 4 or 5 star read for me had I read it versus listening to it. I found the narration of this book to be highly melodramatic and almost had given up on it. I found there were periods where the narration was like nails on a chalk board.