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Touque

Canada
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Enjoyed the story line but ...

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I enjoyed the storyline since it was unique and interesting, so I’m glad I read it. I’ll likely listen to book 2 & 3 as well.

A few cautions however: The love scenes were disappointing (over in 1 min and very repetitive, cheesy and boring). I also found the voice of Cassandra lacked emotion which made it difficult to listen to at times (felt like bad acting). But perhaps that was intentional to fit her character. The ‘full production’ with sound effects was also distracting/annoying. Too many background noises as well as having to listen to music for 10 seconds between every chapter.

I suggest you listen to the audio sample and if you’re ok with the production/acting, then you should go for it! You’ll enjoy the storyline!

One of my favourites!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-18

I read a LOT of romance books and this is one of my favourites.
I loved the character development. It made the story much more meaningful. Some earlier reviews suggested it was too slow - I didn’t find that at all. It wasn’t overly descriptive (which I hate in other books). It was just right. Romantic with a few steamy paragraphs that weren’t AS explicit as an erotica book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

couldn’t listen to this style of writing

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-18

The book is one long soliloquy from a monotone psycho stalker. The writing style was unique but I just couldn’t finish reading it. Didn’t enjoy it at all - found it annoying.

Middle section is painfully slow

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-18

Amazing story but I had a hard time getting past the middle of the book - painfully slow and overly descriptive with not much happening. Hang in ... the end is well worth it!

ho-hum at best

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-17

I read a lot of books and generally find I'm sucked into the entire series. Not so with Danielle Steel unfortunately. This was my first time reading one of her books and I won't bother reading another. Very basic writing and no real suspense. Definitely NOT a page-turner!

The narrator had poor range as well and the voice for Sasha (kind doctor) made her sound like an air-head. None of it came together for me.

A detailed English lesson, but NOT for businessmen

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-16

I'm a terrible writer (thankfully, I'm a business person). I bought this book in hopes of becoming more eloquent in my presentations, but the many English lessons were a bit too technical and tedious for me. I still gave this book a 4-star rating because it delivers on what it promises and I can see how it would be very helpful for writers.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

This is the ONLY health book you need to read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-16

Wow - the author shares his lifetime of research and key take-aways on healthy eating & living and a very simple & straight forward manner. This is perhaps the most valuable book I've ever read! No trendy diets, just an all-around healthy lifestyle completely supported by facts/research/experts. Best of all, he MOTIVATES you to do it! His facts are so compelling and he offers practical advise on how to overcome procrastination and develop healthy habits. Everyone already knows they should eat better and exercise more, but this book is so compelling that you'll WANT to do it! While the content was amazing, the narrator could have been better (very monotone).

I bough a copy for my mom and sister - because it's the one book that can have a profound impact on their life. You owe it to yourself to buy it now!!!

Used car salesman

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-16

The narrator and book sound like an infomercial. The sales & marketing tactics are VERY basic - if you have ANY knowledge of sales or marketing, this book isn't for you. Perhaps if you're starting your own small business and have no experience and want to understand cheap guerrilla marketing, this book might be a small starting point (but definitely NOT a 'definitive guide'). His book in a nut-shell: try to sell more (high priced & high value product) to the top 20% of your customers. Don't waste your time on the other 80% of customers and don't waste your time on remedial tasks (pay assistants or maids to do your easy tasks, to free up your time for more important work). He also talks about Google Ad Word test 'n learns, but it's very basic (e.g. try 20 different ads and use the one with the best response). Nothing much about SEO to get your ads above the fold, etc. And he seems to like scare tactics to get consumers to notice you (e.g. something like . . . "click here to learn how to stop the gov't who's secretly planning to take 30% of your investments starting x date"). I'm a Consumer Packaged Goods Marketer at a tier 1 company (the type of 'Marketing expert' he would interview for his research), and I found this book was much too basic and won't help you build a strong brand or emotional connections with consumers. I suggest you read ANY article from Harvard Business Review instead . . . unless you're looking for a 'get rich quick' scheme.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

Good summary that captures the essence

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-16

A worthwhile read if you're unfamiliar with Tao, Tantra and Kama Sutra. Be sure to download the free PDF so you can view the sex positions while listening to the book!

Performance is lacking, but story is good

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-16

I found it really hard to get past the narrator . . . she has an odd way of stressing/exaggerating the last word of EVERY sentence. It gets very annoying.