At 43%, I switched to solely reading, because the audio wasn't doing it for me and I think it was ruining the reading experience. After switching, I enjoyed the story so much more. It's a hard book for me to rate, because I read a lot of romance and therefore have certain expectations. Expectations that you don't always get with women's fiction. Ultimately, it was a heartbreaking read. Although the story elicited an ugly cry out of me, I found my emotions frustrating because of the decisions some of the main characters made throughout the story. I guess that's the mastery of the writer to make me feel for them. Overall, I enjoyed reading, regardless of the heartbreak and bittersweet ending.