Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Unabridged Audiobook on Compact Disc
I listened to the unabridged audio version of Landline by Rainbow Rowell and narrated by Rebecca Lowman. Listening time for Landline by Rainbow Rowell is 9 hours, 3 minutes.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell was my first experience reading or listening to anything written by Rainbow Rowell. I'd always thought that Fangirl or Attachments would be the first novel I'd read by Rainbow Rowell.

I liked the audio production quality and narrator for Landline.... I felt Landline was an interesting novel. I liked reading about how a Landline is used to help bridge the past and the present together. Today we are mainly using our smart phones for texting verses talking on the phone these days. So, I loved that Georgie talks to her husband Neal on the phone, but she finds that she is communicating with Neal from the past which makes for interesting reading. One is left wondering if Georgie McCool and Neal's marriage is going to disintegrate or bounce back and be better than ever.

I like the storyline for Landline, but I also felt that this novel moved too slowly at times. I only liked the two main characters, Neal and Georgie, and the other characters were sooo annoying to me. Sometimes, I also felt like we were stuck too much inside Georgie's head with her thoughts... But overall, Landline was a decent read.

Other perks about listening to Landline were the various songs mentioned throughout the novel and the author interview at the end of the audio version

The following is a summary for Landline by Rainbow Rowell from Audible:
From the New York Times best-selling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, comes a hilarious, heart-wrenching take on love, marriage, and magic phones.
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply - but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside the point. Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her - Neal is always a little upset with Georgie - but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go without her. When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything. That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts. Is that what she’s supposed to do?
I am giving Landline by Rainbow Rowell a rating of 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!


  1. I haven't gotten around to Landline yet (or Attachments for that matter) but I'm glad you thought the story was good! I've struggled through some pretty long, slow-moving books so I'm hoping I'll be able to handle the sluggishness that you mentioned because I really want to read more of Rainbow Rowell's works!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. I think you'll be able to read Landline. It's good overall. I was just expecting more than what I got.

  2. I've read a few Rainbow Rowell books, but I haven't gotten to Landline yet. The premise sounds good, though I'm sorry it's a bit slow-paced. Hope I'll get to it sometime soon :)

    1. I think it's still a good novel overall. I just wish that it moved a bit faster in some parts or at the very least not so much of the novel focused on what Georgie was thinking.