If you took French in high school and haven't used it in, ooh let's say a couple of decades, then this is really great. I don't think it'd work for someone new to French, unless they know a similar language (maybe Spanish) and have a real aptitude for languages.
But, as a refresher course, it's great.
It was gripping through, "the plane," but it was the rest was a disappointment. Suspension if disbelief went out the window.
The plot did keep me on the edge of my seat waiting to find out who the mystery man is, and what is his motivation. I was surprised by the answer--I didn't see that coming.
The narrator does a really good job on all of the characters.
The story was better than "Anne of Windy Poplars" and as good as the more widely known first three books in the series.
I used to watch the Carol Burnett Show when I was a kid in the mid to late 1970's. Most shows don't age well, but when I see clips today, it is just as funny now as it was then. Hearing Carol Burnett tell stories about her life and what was going on in the background of her show is almost as funny as the show itself. I definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys a laugh--whether or not they watched her show(s) when they aired. Oh, and I cried in places, too.
Delivered as only Carol Burnett could do. Thank you for giving us this extra time together!
Each story is short, so it's a good listen for even short commutes.
That would give away an important part of the story.
She has a kind voice, reads with a great deal of feeling, and does a good job doing different voices.
I liked the way the story was told from dog's perspective--that added a lot of humor.
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Tina Fey brings her personality to the performance (and SNL clip). I looked forward to the drive into the office just so that I could hear more. Thank you for making me laugh.
I laughed out loud frequently.
This is a great book! As a first-time parent of an adopted toddler, I had little lead-up time to prepare, and this book helped sort through the mixed messages with which various forms of media bombard the general public. Without the time to sift through the peer reviewed research myself, it was hard to separate those pieces of advice that are based in strong evidence, from those asserted by very vocal people who have never bothered to research the questions they answer. John Medina did the work -- I won't say that he's smart, but I will say that he worked very hard. I thank him for that priceless advice (and I'm pretty sure he's smart, too).
I really enjoyed this novel. I skipped needed sleep to find out what happens next. I really cared about the characters and their goals. However, the ending was really disappointing--it was a lazy ending. It's almost as if the manuscript deadline was looming, so the end was thrown together.
Sure, but there are not that many hours in a day--literally.
I rounded my overall rating up to a 5.
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