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Curtain Call Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07CKFLYW6
- Publication date : May 6, 2018
- Language: : English
- File size : 268 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 112 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,819,655 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Any keen reader of Clepitt's work knows that it is wise to expect the unexpected. The plot of 'Curtain Call' is original and the cast of characters are all remarkably quirky and incredibly normal at the same time, yet the story is highly relatable to anyone who has experienced the crushing anxiety of not knowing what to do in a new job or wishing they knew exactly where they stood in their relationships. The overall effect is one of the reader feeling as though they have made a new group of friends that they might easily bump into tomorrow while picking up a coffee in town.
The audiobook runs for 3 hours and 15 minutes. The narration is clear and enjoyable, with good use of voice and characterisation to bring the characters and the story alive. The narrator's voice is pleasant and easy to listen to, so the whole listening experience was a pleasure.
Between trying to work out her placement in her new work roll, her growing attraction to one of the key stars, her own ex trying to pop back up into her life, Then the object of her attraction suffers a tragic loss of a person that was not only one she had loved, but someone that was also a poison to her.
The two work together to find what really are their true rolls in their individual lives and if they together stand a future together, if they can both get over the ‘drama’ in their resent past relationships.
I love the great comedy that comes in the story telling of these ladies. The supporting characters are just as great as the main characters. Every emotion you can think of is in the telling of this story and it all comes out so well every moment. And the narrator did a great job in voicing all of this through reading the story.
Things take off from there. Jen is enjoying her time with Eleanor and they grow closer, although Jen always expects things to end. There’s a lot going on: both women are leaving relationships, and there are plenty of misunderstandings, family, friends and new friends. The characters are well drawn; each one has their own quirks and personality. The situations are plausible and Clepitt’s knowledge of the theater definitely comes through.
It’s a lovely story. I enjoyed it and I was sorry when it was over.
Jen is a bit of an everywoman. She's not entirely down on her luck, but she's not having a lot of career success or doing what she wants with her life. She has friends and family, but she also has an ex who likes to take advantage of her kindness. All of this is a great set-up for the series of random---and funny, poignant, and triumphant---events that happen over the rest of the story.
Like all my favorite stories, this is much more focused on character development than on the individual plot points. Jen goes from being somewhat meek to brave and confident, and we get to cheer for her along the way.
I loved the way Jen's relationship with Eleanor unfolds. It should be noted that this is not exclusively, or primarily, a romance. While there is a love story, it's far more about who Jen is as a person. When she meets Eleanor, her reaction is much like how most of us would behave in her shoes: she's a bit star-struck. But she's forced to get over it quickly in order to fulfill her work duties.
Although this is about Jen coming into her own and about two women slowly finding their way into each other's hearts, it's the kind of story anyone can enjoy and relate to. It's definitely a bit of wish fulfillment, too. After all, who of us hasn't at some point wished our jobs or our relationships were more satisfying? But it's the story's optimism that makes it such a joy to read and leaves one feeling there must be hope after all.
For delightful characters, beautiful writing, and a lot of warmth and humor, this gets 5 stars.