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Paige Woodruff

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The magic of a dress

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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: 01-25-19

Not sure if it's the dress, the full cast of narrators, my own life strssors right now, or all of the above but I found this book delightful! The characters are real and individual story lines keep the listener engaged and waiting for more. Highly recommend.

I must be one of the few

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

I couldn't wait to listen to this book after all the reviewers just rave about it. Maybe I didn't give it enough time but after 30 or so minutes I just didn't see where this was going or for that matter what was happening. I shut it down. I can't return it for credit so maybe at some point, I will try again...how can so many people LOVE it?

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Creepy concept

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

I really had no idea what to expect when I picked this book up but since it seemed to show up on the "Must Read" and "Classic" list I figured I would add it to my listening list.
First, Claire Danes does a great job narrating. I agree with so many other's opinions of her perfection for the protagonist.
I wasn't certain if I would be able to stick it out when I first started listening. You really have no idea what is happening and don't really figure out why until halfway through the book. The concept of the storyline really creeps me out, definitely wildly creative/imaginative...let's hope a far-fetched idea!
Overall, I am glad I listened. Not sure I would put this on my top 10 list though.

Couldn't get through the first few chapters

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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: 09-06-17

Hoped for more; I was disappointed. I turned it off after the first few chapters.

A classic

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

I have been slowly working my way through books I have never read. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was a slow start, I wasn't sure I would be able to commit to it. However, I am happy that I stuck it out. The story grows as the children do. I found myself becoming very attached to the whole family and wish there were a sequel.
Kate Burton does a good job narrating. I enjoyed her accents.
If you haven't read this classic, or even if you have I would recommend the audible version.

A Man Called Ove audiobook cover art

A man who is who he is

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

You have to love Ove. He is so gruff but so adorable. You can see right through that tough exterior into his heart that is broken. The narrator does a very good job delivering this sweet book.

easy listening

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This book is easy to listen. No meat. Sometimes you just need a break from the hard stuff, this one works well for that.

What about Amy Rubinate’s performance did you like?

Reads well.

Musical Gift in a book

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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: 09-06-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend Echo. The story weaves together several over the course of years as the listener follows the harmonica. The music that is woven into the audible version makes for a rich listening experience.

What did you like best about this story?

The book is several short stories woven together. Yet each segment has very well developed characters and moves nicely into the next.

Any additional comments?

Multiple narrators. All did a wonderful job. Definitely, recommend this book.

Love the Dog!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

Read some, listened to the rest. Definitely worth listening, the narration is very good. I enjoyed the story from the dog's vantage point, that is actually the best thing about the book. Storyline is okay, nothing over the top spectacular.

Row boys, row

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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: 07-06-17

This is one of the best books I've heard in quite a while. I knew nothing of the story or rowing prior to reading it but was drawn in by the rich details, excellent research, and inspiring story. I was deeply touched as I listened to the fortitude these young men demonstrated in their lives and sport. I easily imagined their races as the excellent narrated read, often almost feeling the thrust of the boat as they rowed. Hearing the details of the 1936 Berlin Olympic games offers one more perspective of how manipulative Hitler was and how ridiculously irreverent the world to what he was building. Don't miss out on this must listen book.