Every Note Played is almost a coming of age book for a divorced women. It is also a story about ALS and the physical and emotional impact it has.
The story about ALS was extremely educational and impactful. Watching the fast and detrimental decline of the physical body was actually hard at times. It helped me connect with the disorder in a way that I never had previously. I honestly had no idea how encompassing and life threatening the disorder is. I appreciate that it was written by a neurologist who had connected with ALS patients directly. It really showed in the work.
Unfortunately, none of the main characters were extremely relateable. I disliked both of them and never connected to either of them. While I related to the disorder and the impact that it had, even at the end I could not relate to the characters response to the suffering. While there was change at the end of the book I do not feel like there was growth.
I did listen to this on audiobook and the female narration was not especially pleasing. I think it added extra disconnect from the characters. I would suggest that this book be read instead of listened to. However, even then I do not think my opinion would change.
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