Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Narrator: Casey Holloway
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Audible
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was an adorable read. For the most part, it was light and fluffy and the whole story passed in the blink of an eye, much like the plane ride the story focuses on. I don't think I enjoyed this quirky book as much as everyone else, but it was definitely fun, and it's definitely left me with the desire to pick up more of this author's work.
Maybe it was the narrator? I don't think I've listened to anything narrated by Casey Holloway before, but I think maybe she brought just a tad too much melancholy to Hadley's character. Sure, she's stuck inside her own head for a bit while the Oliver tried to coax her out, but I don't think that deserved such a despondent voice. This review comes after my second listen, and I felt that way both times, so I don't think it's just me. I did, however, love the voice and accent for Oliver. He can be my plane buddy any day. :)
The quirkiness of the characters was what really made this book enjoyable. The story was cute and there were some awkward, cringe-worthy moments, but the characters really held my interest above all. The novel is told from Hadley's point-of-view, but Oliver shines, as well. It was interesting what bits of themselves they decided to share with each other and what information they refused to divulge, and it said a lot about each character.
I like where the book left off, with a sense of promise and hope, even if we don't get to see what the future holds for Hadley and Oliver. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was highly entertaining, and I'm now even more excited to read This is What Happy Looks Like when it releases early next month. And it'll look so cute on my shelf right next to TSPoLaFS!