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It’s getting old

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

Each book is more gruesome than the next. There is no time in between misery, torture and being eaten by the soulless.

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Don’t waste your time.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

There are thousands of really good business books. This isn’t one of them. The author/narrator is obnoxious and he does terrible accents and voices. There is nothing new in this book,or at least there wasn’t when I stopped reading after chapter 4. Want a good book? Try The Emyth or The Lean Start up.

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Starts out as a Tragedy

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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: 07-05-18

I'm not sure how it ends because I gave up after chapter 2. The mother is dying, the grandparents are religious fanatics bent on beating the joy and creativity out of this little girl. I just couldn't stand it one more minute.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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I don’t get it

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I’m still not sure what the point of this book was. Would have given up if I didn’t love COLIN Firth so much.

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Agonizing

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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: 06-24-18

Nothing good or fun or happy happens in this book. It’s one sad or dreadful thing after another. The narrators voice drones on and on about poor Kristins woes until I just have to turn it off for a while. There is no joy, no grand adventures, no great accomplishments, no joyous celebrations. Only a selfish couple who drag everyone around them into their misery. I tried and tried. I finally gave up. I just can’t care about these people. I’m going to find another book to read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Across the Nightingale Floor audiobook cover art

I’ve loved this book for years

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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: 02-26-18

It was such a delight to listen to this story again. Haven’t heard it in years.

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The Story of a truly inspiring leader

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

The biography was interesting and I learned a lot.

I couldn’t stand that she referred to people by initials. It seemed lazy, like it was her shorthand while researching and she never got around to cleaning up. I also didn’t like the way she stuck quotes in the middle of sentences, changing who the speaker was without so much as a “she said”.
The book included a great deal of biographical information about her friends and associates that wasn’t necessary. In fact, the biographies of her family members was a bit excessive.
I would love to Read her story as a novel. It would flow better than this did.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A classic Worth Reading

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

Reviewed: 10-15-16

I can't say this was my favorite book, but it was worth the listen. If there is a version with a different narrator, get it. She has that deep soft voice that drones on and on. She didn't alter her voice, tone pitch or cadence. No distinction between character, even male or female. I often had trouble following dialogue. It sounded weird to have men ask questions with a female lilt. Worst of all, her emotion didn't match what the story said. She also mispronounced words.

The story is Classic Tolstoy. It's lovely to get lost in his description of the Russian country side. His character development is amazing. The history lesson intriguing. Tolstoy is cynical and it show in his writing, but makes you think about our assumptions about humans. Overall, I enjoyed it, despite the narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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The best Sara Donati Book Yet

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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: 12-03-15

This is a wonderful story of two women who are doctors in the late 1800s. The characters are well developed and interesting and the love stories are enchanting.

In this book she addresses issues of gender, race and poverty in the late 1800s in ways that are eye opening and often painful.

The two doctors are cousins, one black and one white. They live in a matriarchy during a time when many of the men died at war. The lack of a patriarch in the family allows the two women to explore possibilities that otherwise probably woudn't have been open to them. It's a fun adventure wrapped up in a mystery that drives the protagonist into new an interesting situations.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Oh Wait, You're Not Really Dead

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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-15

This series started with the heroes overcoming wildly impossible odds, but by the 4th book the author took it to absurd lengths. I guess that is what you have to do if you want to have the Vord queen kill everyone and then miraculously save them from the brink of death to fight again. It got old fast. Fewer battles and more storyline would have been good.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful