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Our Last Goodbye audiobook cover art

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 09-11-19

Great story and well told. Comes to a close a little too quickly. Felt like an editor was trying to rush the story into a certain length.

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Enjoy the Book, Not the Sound

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

Reviewed: 08-25-19

Great story and good performance. Performance was overshadowed by having to hear every swallow, sound, page turn, etc., emanating from the narrator. At times it was downright gross. Not her fault, horrible editing and equipment.

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Maddening

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

Reviewed: 08-11-19

I can’t get enough historical fiction surrounding WW2. However, this book had a main character far too distracting to qualify as such. While I understand she was written intentionally as annoyingly immature, it simply went too far and it was hard to get caught up in the complete story. I found it unbelievable that anyone could fall so head over heels in love with Sarah when their only experiences with her were overwhelmed by her ridiculous demeanor. It simply wasn’t fathomable. I also felt the Monique angle wasn’t fleshed out - just a few weak nods. I am curious if actually reading the book in print would take some of the whine out of Sarah - but I don’t think I’ll do that experiment.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

A Fire Sparkling audiobook cover art

Great Performance

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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: 08-07-19

I enjoyed this book. It seemed historically accurate, for the most part. I did feel like the author tried to cover a little too much ground - the blitz, SOE, the resistance, Nazi interrogations, etc. And the identical twin thread was a little too Lifetime TV for me. Overall - I’m happy with my purchase.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Good story with some problems...

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

Reviewed: 06-15-19

I thought this was a good story and it certainly kept my interest throughout. However, there were some inconsistencies in the story and some poor WWII research that was distracting. Had the narrator been a better actor I would’ve found the book more fulfilling. I felt his reading style was ill suited here. I’ve heard him voice female characters in the past and he voices women immaturely and as whiners when the scenes do not lend to the same.

A Boy in Winter audiobook cover art

Great Writing but Unfulfilling Story

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Well-written book but so very incomplete. Abrupt ending and so many missed opportunities to flesh out the story and characters.

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Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

This book has been on my Wish List for months. I wish I’d read it sooner. A moving, informative and comprehensive story!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful