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Jo

Roseburg, OR, USA

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  • Daughters of Eden

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bingham
    • Narrated By Kim Hicks
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Daughters of Eden focuses on the lives and fortunes of four very different young women at the outbreak of the Second World War. Marjorie, left at a boarding school by her emigrating mother; plain Poppy, pushed into marriage with a mean-spirited aristocrat; Kate, despised by her father, but determined to prove herself; and man-mad Lily, who turns out to be the bravest of them all. That all of them are chosen to work undercover for the espionage unit at Eden Park is a surprise, not least to them.

    AmyX says: "An amazing book everyone should read."
    "what there was was great"
    Overall

    I am having trouble rating this book. I gave it a two because it appears to be incomplete. The premise holds your interest but several times during the story the author hints at additional information but then fails to deliver. Several of the things she noted by calling attention to them were unresolved at the conclusion of the book. It almost seems to be a very badly abridged book. If the author ever decides to try reconciling the questions we are left with I would love to "read" the book once again.

    What it leaves you with at the conclusion is more or less a tooth ache of the mind. I am interested in the opinion of other readers and see if it is only me that is dissatisfied.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Guardian

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Isabel Keating
    Overall
    (391)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (204)

    Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now, four years later, 29-year-old Julie is far too young to have given up on love. She may be ready to risk caring for someone again. But who?

    Pamela Murphy says: "The Guardian is all washed up..."
    "the guardian"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book very much. It tells of a very different sort of stalking than one thinks of when they hear of it. There are times when you just want to shake Julie and make her realize how she is being manipulated by this very devious person. The greatest disappointment that I experienced with it is that just when several points were going to be reconciled and explained a part of the book was missing. I couldn't believe that was the way the author wrote it so I sought out the book and almost 25 pages were not included in the narrative. Not only that but Audible has been unable to rectify this mistake at this point. Do yourself a favor and wait until the entire book is on the site before you listen to it otherwise you will be very frustrated with the lack of resolution of several questions. After the missing portion is included and I listen once again I feel I will be able to raise my review to at least four stars.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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