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Red Emma

Seattle, WA USA
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Good advice. A little heavy on God.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-17

I know God works for some people. Not me so much. I would say this was about 30% God and the rest was good, solid advice.

The narrator!

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

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I'm sure this book is fabulous but I could only get half way through it before I went screaming into the night because the narrator was so FLAT and SLOW. I even sped up the narration speed and it was still unlistenable! Which is so frustrating because I was very excited about this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Just excellent

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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: 03-16-15

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I bought this over 4 years ago and never listened to it. I finally decided to and am blown away! I have the urge to buy this book and give it to people as presents. Even my 9 year old son got sucked in to it as I was listening to it driving him to and from school (he usually has head phones on so I was surprised to look in the rear view mirror and see him intently listening one day). The character of Christopher Boone is lovable and absolutely frustrating- all at once! Really an outstanding book and narrator!

Completely enjoyable!

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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: 10-06-14

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Alex Stone was a great narrator! You could really hear the excitement in his voice. It was educational as well as entertaining. A great read!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

My-Oh-My!

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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: 07-25-14

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I don't know if all the theories presented in this book are true but the ride getting to them was sure interesting! Packed full of information about things that have perplexed me for years. And I liked that the authors paid as much attention to information concerning "normal" pornography as well as "abnormal" tastes. Well rounded. If the explosion of internet porn has ever perplexed you or you have asked yourself, "Why would anyone want to look at that?" this is the book for you.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Not bad, not great

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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: 07-25-14

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This book reminded me of a black and white movie from the 50's or the early 60's. The writing wasn't bad and the narration wasn't bad. The "romantic sex" scenes were a bit too pedestrian for my tastes (a lot of "gazing into each other's eyes" and heaving bosom kind of stuff). It is a novel to be sure and not a work of non-fiction. It didn't elicit a big reaction out of me but I also listened to it until the end and didn't think it was horrible.

I've read it twice and listened to it once

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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: 04-15-14

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It's an American classic. If you consider yourself well-read this really should be on your list.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Enjoyable Listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-14

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I liked this book. It was a succinct explanation of Zen Buddhism that drew on the author's experiences in real life. Zen is a hard concept to think about sometimes and I liked how Brian Haycock was able to make it very down-to-earth and understandable. He also has a wry sense of humor which I enjoyed while I was stuck in traffic listening to his book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The title says it all

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

Reviewed: 04-15-14

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I stumbled on this as I had just listened to another book narrated by Barbara Rosenblat (and loved her voice) and I am also interested in Anne Boleyn as a historical figure. I was surprised to realize that this really is about the "creation" of Anne Boleyn, specifically as she is portrayed in literature, plays and movies. I have never watched the Showtime series "The Tudors" which was referenced a lot and so I didn't have a good vantage point at times to truly understand what the author was speaking about. It was illuminating to hear the evolution of Anne which has been taking place since the early 1800's and to see that there is still a roaring debate even up to this day about who Anne was "really". Anyone who has watched movies or read historical fiction about Anne will no doubt enjoy this book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

WOW! WOW! WOW!

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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: 03-14-14

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I just got done with this book and all I can say is WOW! Betty Dodson is truly a feminist, hedonist, sex-positive, artist, bisexual tour-de-force! This is truly one of those books that is making me reexamine how I am going to live the rest of my life. I would make this required reading for every woman in America! And the narrator was FANTASTIC! Her lusty narration and ability to say out loud many of the sexual scenarios without flinching was truly professional and refreshing. Bravo to both women!!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful