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Only one flaw

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-19

One underdeveloped plot point but I won’t give it away as it would be a spoiler. But riveting all the same. I loved it.

Sorry - it's awful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-19

I don't understand all the positive reviews. For at least the first hour, this book does nothing but make a case for the importance of EI. I don't get that - I've bought the book - I'm on board. I don't need to be convinced - I need to know how to acquire the skills. After the first hour, I started jumping through the chapters and trying to find something useful - the content might be there, but it doesn't appear in any reasonable amount of time and there is way too much time spent on trying to convince the reader that they should have bought the book that they - um - just bought? Plus it's dry and boring, and the narrator doesn't help. Not sure what I missed here, but I'll be returning this.

Love Michelle, but I was a little bored

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-19

This was certainly interesting in parts, and Michelle is brilliant. But I found the story boring and slow. I only got about halfway through.

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I rolled my eyes a lot, but...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-19

This story is written by a wealthy (I think) stay-at-home mom, and she comes off as a little naive about other lifestyles. As a less-than-wealthy working mother, I rolled my eyes a lot about some of her "take time for yourself every day" and her "your home can be perfect at all times" and her apparent perspective that stay-at-home moms are the epitome of busy. BUT. I listened the whole way through, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't inspired or that I hadn't learned a little. I especially liked her repeated emphasis on how music can enhance any situation - and hell, why not light a candle once in awhile, even if I am only home and awake for an hour a day. :)

The narrator was ridiculous, and I don't feel bad saying that because she was obviously putting on airs. NO ONE talks like that - come on. I wish I could give her zero stars.

Footnotes?!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-19

Had I just listened to this, the first book in the trilogy, I would have given this five stars. But with the second and third book, I heard the footnotes, which are literally the best part. They are hilariously funny and helpful. The narrator of the second and third books whispers them like she is telling you a secret - it's brilliant. I can't imagine why the decision was made to leave them out of the first book. Very bad decision.

I am now almost done with the third book, and I've decided to reread the entire series because it's so damn good and I feel like I will catch more the second time through. But I will wait for my annual beach vacation and kick off the reread by reading the written version of the first book, then re-listen to the second two.

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