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The Cactus audiobook cover art

A great story with a terrific leading character

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

Reviewed: 06-15-19

I loved everything about this book. The reader was excellent and breathed life into the characters. The ending is very satisfying and will touch anyone if you have ever given birth or awaited a child. Susan will remain with me for awhile.

A Gentleman in Moscow audiobook cover art

A wonderful saga filled with great characters

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

Reviewed: 04-12-19

The outstanding reading of this book brings the characters to life. The writing is superb. Such skilled use of the English language puts the reader right in the middle of the Metropol Hotel in Moscow as if one is part of the action.

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The Other Side of the Bridge audiobook cover art

Pales in comparison to The Rent Collector

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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: 11-25-18

I selected this book due to the author's incredible writing in The Rent Collector
This didn't read like it was from the same author. Writing and storyline seemed sophomoric compared to the richness of the characters and storyline of The Rent Collector.

The Heart's Invisible Furies audiobook cover art

Comedy and Tragedy in one Man's Epic Journey<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Loved this book filled with characters you love and care about. A multi generational saga that s hard to put down. This is an extraordinarily well written page turner. Cyril will be with me for a long time.

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Love and Other Consolation Prizes audiobook cover art

Heartbreaking and Heartwarming at the same time

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Characters you love and care about. tmThey will stay with me for a long time.

Freedom audiobook cover art

No Story: Just Unplessant Characters

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Forced myself to finish as there was no storyline just a lot of characters who are hard to care about. For a novel there were very tedious parts that went on for too long as with the whole conservstiin of birds bit. The book is 99% develooing whiny, unlikeable characters and then a few final pages redeeming them and wrapping it up in a bow. Didnt work for me.

Beartown audiobook cover art

More than a story about Hockey

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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: 02-08-18

Started slow as the characters were developed. Narration didn't help. But as the story evolved it became a page turner.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky audiobook cover art

Poignant and Heartbreaking story of Courage

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

A true page turner with incredible characters both courageous and evil. A must read true story
of Italy during WW II.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine audiobook cover art

A Character You Can Truly Love

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

I loved this story and appreciated the way her mental health struggles were portrayed. Her honesty and self deprecation were moving. Raymond is also a great character and I appreciated the small but many ways he helped Eleanor to become truly "fine." Excellent writing and wonderful narration although I sometimes found Raymond's and Sammy's strong Scottish brogue a bit difficult to catch all the words.

The Lost Wife audiobook cover art

Outstanding page-turner; exquisitely written.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-17

This will go down as one of my favorite books of all time. A holocaust story that is filled with love and heartbreak and even hope. Lanka and Josef will stay with me for a long time.