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Sarah

Millbrae, CA, United States
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The Storyteller's Secret audiobook cover art

Sappy and obvious

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-19

This plot is sappy and obvious. It is slow to the extreme and the author needs to reiterate the maudlin psychological points over and over again just in case you missed it.

The narrator is pedantic and dull.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Saving Sophie audiobook cover art

Israeli propaganda a problem

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

Reviewed: 04-16-19

This is a good story with interesting characters but the Palestinians are demonized and their point of view is not put. Does somebody have the right to take over my house just because they are better housekeepers. That piece of propaganda is reiterated ad nauseum

Death in the English Countryside audiobook cover art

Paper thin and ignorant

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

I get the impression that Ms Rosett has never been to England, just watched mystery series. The characters are obvious and trite as is the plot

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk audiobook cover art

Clunky romance formula

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

This book is slightly saved by the second plot about the Chinese exclusion act. Otherwise it would be a vapid and negligible romance novel.
However it seems unfair to saddle the Seattle community with quite the guilt that this book implies, since the Seattle law enforcement did in fact protect the Chinese community as much as they were able.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Loch audiobook cover art

Why do Americans think they can do Scottish accent

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

This definitely a frog. The story is unbelievable, the characters paper thin and the narration execrable

Single Malt Murder audiobook cover art

Definitely a frog

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Clunky dialogue, obvious images. Didn't get far enough to find out if the plot was as obvious as it was in the first hour and a half

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Deliverance audiobook cover art

A terrible book. Completely amoral.

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-18

There is not a single female character. There are a couple of objectified cardboard cut outs.

Okay.... so it could be the male version of chick lit... Why isn't there a word for that?
Testosterone lit doesn't make it.

I was lulled into a sense of false security by the first third which is an elegy about going down river in the deep south... sort of "three men in a boat" on steroids and without humor. Then it turns into a very nasty rape and several murders, without a trace of sympathetic psychology. I really wish I had never read it. Mercifully it isn't too long

Ramsey's Gold audiobook cover art

Unbelievable

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I understand the concept of willing suspension of disbelief, but really..... All we lacked was a perpetual motion machine. Characters unconvincing. Clunky dialogue. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" taking itself way to seriously. I did finish reading it so it gets 2 stars.

Most irritating was the compulsory beautiful strong woman character nobly forging her career, except her only function in the book was to be beautiful. An archaeologist in an Inca ruin and not a peep out of her about context.

Dead Water audiobook cover art

At long last a Scot reads a book about Scotland

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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: 07-08-17

This is a great series... well worth reading, but I have long felt that a Scot should read a about Scotland. I am tired of the faux Scottish accents of the standard received English tenors that we usually get. The BBC series has been very brave and used actors with very storng regional accents. It is challenging but worth it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Rosary Girls audiobook cover art

Way too violent and explicit

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

I really don't need a writer to get this inventive as to how to murder and torture people. It is written very much in the Phillip Marlowe style with way too much hyperbole. Not for me at all