Friday, December 20

Audiobook Review: Holiday Greetings from Sugar and Booze by Ana Gasteyer & Maya Rudolph

Holiday Greetings from Sugar and BoozeAuthor: Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph
Narrator:  Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Patti LuPone, Rachel Dratch, Richard Kind, Tim Bagley, Brian Huskey, Oscar Nunez, & Dylan Gelula
Title: Holiday Greetings from Sugar and Booze
Genre: Comedy, Fiction
Pages: Audiobook
Published:  12-05-19
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)

Holiday Greetings from Sugar and Booze is a music-filled holiday comedy starring Ana Gasteyer and Maya Rudolph, with a jolly cast including Patti LuPone, Rachel Dratch, and Richard Kind. In this heart-warming story of love and friendship, listeners follow the journey of "Sugar" and "Booze," as they go from inseparable college buddies to busy working moms who mostly keep in touch with each other, and their close friends and family, through annual holiday letters. Pulled apart by distance and their hectic lives, their friendship nears a breaking point. That is until one December, when everything comes to a head at their annual holiday fete. Can their friendship survive the holidays?

Gotta love my monthly freebies ;) Plus what a crew! I adore Ana Gasteyer and Maya Rudolph! And I love sugar...and booze...yayy

Okay - so the story follows Sugar and Booze as they go from inseparable college buddies to busy working moms who are slowly drifting apart. They tend to only communicate via holiday letters. Things happen and life happens. Will their friendship survive the holidays and time?

I loved how they had a whole crew to narrate. It made it WAY easier. Everyone has very distinctive voices, so it made it easy. Plus it was a lot of fun this way! Some familiar voices, some new. 

Good thing Sugar and Booze are nicknames for these characters. I was really concerned. haha. But I adore the nicknames and they fit them. I love how intertwined the music element was. It wasn't a musical, mind you, but I liked how it was essential to the storytelling. It is the holidays after all! 

This had a few chuckles for me. It wasn't rolling-on-the-floor-crying-and-laughing, but it had some real-life humor. The aunt was ridiculous, but for the most part this was very relatable. I connected with these characters and some of the jokes I got...some I didn't. Maybe I will when I'm a mom or older. Who knows? 

The ending was good. I enjoyed it and it all tied together nicely. I honestly wouldn't mind seeing more journeys from these people! They were fun to follow not just Booze and Sugar. I liked everyone. Maybe someday we'll get a side story about that crazy aunt. 

Overall, this was sweet. It was a quick listen and I enjoyed it. It had some humor and some feels and some music. Very nice and fun. I will give this 4 stars. 


Sophia Rose said...

LOL, the Sugar and Booze nicknames grabbed my attention. I like that its a story of long-time friends over the years and how life draws them apart and they have their struggles which sound like they were narrated with lots of humor.

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds good, though for

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, indeed! It was very touching and funny.

B, you never know ;)