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The story line and its narrator.
That the bad guy got his just desserts, although I don't believe in cruelty as such, I would have preferred that he be taken care of in a more humane way. He was a cruel, despicable, evil, man, but we don't have to act in kind.
Near reality, because of their voices and intonation at appropriate times.
Yes, but I could not.
No, it was a very satisfying read.
Yes, because of its various characters who are more than interesting. Flavia is outstanding in this one, although she does believe in fairy tales. If you like mystery, mixed with a strange but interesting family, you will like this book.
Flavia's undaunting spirit. She is dealing with a heavy load for an 11-yr.-old. She has never met her mother, but her body is brought back home accompanied by Churchill and many other dignitaries. She is determined to bring her back to life and that is when the story starts to get interesting and complicated.
No I have not, but I love her voice. It is so life-like. I believe I am listening to the real Flavia.
Yes, and I almost did.
For new sequels, please do not change any of the characters vital to the story and do not change Flavia too much. I realize she has to grow up, but maybe you can make it in increments of 3-months or so.
The story line, which I knew would continue for a few books. Additionally, I loved the characters to a one. All had more than a 1-dimensional description.
Harry's, Giles', and Dickens relationship.
I don't know.
An Aristocratic family cum commoner connection
This is one of the best series I have read. The narration was excellent.
The prowess of this 12-yr.-old. It is possible and it is told in a realistic way.
No, because there are so many other books I wish to read.
Surprised and I like to be surprised with mysteries.
Emphasis, good diction, intonation of the different British accents.
When Thomas comes in bone-tired and wet, and Charlotte has a towel in her hands waiting for him. They sit in companionship.
Yes, because the story is well written and the adventure is somewhat reasonable. I gained knowledge of backpack trips and the great strength of character needed to undertake one.
The narrative and its two main characters, Cheryl and Gregg.
I liked the even tone, which fluctuated only when called for.
Yes, to write this review and let the author know that criticism of the Catholic Church was gratuitous. My belief is that the author has a problem with the Church and slams it unnecessarily.
The author could have woven the lack of belief in God into the story, beginning with lack of belief, while slowly gaining understanding of the supernatural and its importance in healing.
The character, Cheryl, is desperately seeking 'something' besides healing and belief in the Almighty as an ending would have been ideal.
Yes, because this one was very interesting.
The ending was a bit long for my taste, but the core of the book was a page-turner.
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Pride and Prejudice because both involve class strata within the different families which cause the usual dilemmas, problems, poor solutions and the expected consequences. With one exception, this book appeared to transcend social norms, but only just, failing a character of principle.
The boys playing in their favorite haunts like all normal boys.
Shame falls upon an established, powerful, famiy.
Very well narrated, well paced, one could hardly shut it off. The characters were most interesting such as the crippled servant. His supposed son, however was my favorite. Emir developed as all rich spoiled boys do, which was a let down.
I did not read the print version, but I thoroughly enjoyed the audio version. The accents were very real.
A book such as Avalon might be comparable with its myriad characters and complex personalities as they attempt to adapt to American culture.
His apparent good accent and appropriate intonations called for in the different settings.
If one is seeking knowledge about a Muslim family and the impact of their religion on them and the place where they live? This is a very good book for beginners such as I.
An Excellent Book
The development, the intrigue, the interaction between plebes and officers. All of it.
A good steady voice changing well to suit the different accents and events.
The basketball player. I can't remember his name.
I love Pat Conroy books, they do not dissapoint.
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