audible original · Reviews

You can thank me later by Kelly Harms

Rating: 4 out of 5.

When I was figuring out what to listen to next on my commute this Audible original popped up. It actually had a Thanksgiving theme to it so I figured I would give it a shot. The book revolves around several Thanksgiving dinners through out the years and how a family changed around them. There was love, loss, and a burning turkey. That is my kind of fun! Seriously though, some people might not like the main character Sophie, she can come of a bit snobbish at times but I really do think it was a way to protect herself…but let me not get ahead of myself.

The audiobook starts in a rather comical way, with a voice recording telling people not to leave a message…and of course people leaving long detailed messages. I personally found this very relatable because I hate voicemail, if you want to talk to me just text! Then it goes into Sophie getting Thanksgiving dinner prepared and her siblings and their wives celebrating together. It wasn’t until a few drinks into the celebration that Sophie realized something was wrong and decided to speak to her best friend/sister-in law about it. She was afraid to ask but needed to know if the Cancer was back. Sadly, the answer was yes and that changed everything for this family. This short audiobook does a few time jumps after this but I do not want to give any spoilers.

Overall, this book was pretty enjoyable. It really just felt like you were part of a very dramatic family dinner. I will admit that I found myself picking sides on some of the arguments. I mean, Sophie was not totally wrong the entire time. Yes she had some flaws but she was just trying to be a good friend and sister. It was so easy to feel her heartache and her anger. I felt like I really did take a walk in her shoes. If you are looking for a book to get you into the Thanksgiving mindset, this might be a fun one to listen to.

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