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Anni Geissmann

Jacksonville, FL USA
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Not what I expected

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-12-18

This book was not what I was expecting. I would not recommend it and I would likely stay away from any other books by these authors. The characters are poorly developed and the book skips around so much it is hard to follow. I understand what the authors were trying to do and it was poorly executed in my opinion.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

Nice refresher

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-16-18

I read this book in 6th or 7th grade. I had forgotten many of the details, but wanted to listen to it prior to seeing the film. This book was a read in necessity in Middle School whereas I read L’Engle’s book A Ring of Endless Light willingly. I also liked the movie adaptation in my adolescence. I understand why this book is a requirement in Middle and High schools because the themes are important during that period of development. The Foreward read by the author was nice, but the Portion after the book read by her Granddaughter was enlightening. The introduction by Ava DuVernay was touching and made the story that much more personal.

Hilarious

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Reviewed: 01-11-18

This was a hilarious book! Tiffany has a way of making you laugh at tragic events and stories! I listened to this while driving and there were days I was laughing to the point of almost peeing on myself! Her early years were tragic, but I find it beautiful that she is able to see humor in it now. Tiffany is an amazing comic and I feel like i was at one of her shows! Definitely worth the listen!

Love Jill!!!

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Reviewed: 09-08-17

Jill is amazing and I laughed hysterically every time I listened to this in my 30 mile drive to work! I couldn't wait to listen and the cameo from Abby Elliot as Brooke Von Weber is the best!!!!

Fantastic listen with just enough raciness and romance

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Reviewed: 09-08-17

Another great Romance novel by Lauren Blakey. She's one of my favorites! I loved Spencer & Charlotte's story after being introduced to them in Mister O (Nick & Harper's) story! It's got enough drama to get your attention and keep it. The reporter & the older daughter of the chauvinist pig totally got on my nerves, but they don't detract from the enjoyment of the story. Take a chance on this, you will love it!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

This book was not my favorite book by Emily Giffin. As much as I loved Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof and Love the one you're with I couldn't get into this book. The girl who narrates Meredith has an annoying voice and I felt like the book dragged on without giving closure on the 2 sisters stories. Josie was a self centered, irresponsible character with superficial observations and statements. I wouldn't read again. Glad I didn't buy this book in paperback because I would have sold it or it would have sat lifeless on a shelf like the dialogue it contains.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Crazy story that I couldn't put down

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Reviewed: 05-31-17

They way that Offred tells her story of the Republic of Gilead and has flashbacks about life in the US is completely engrossing and makes me question the way society is functioning! The loss of women's rights and the emphasis on modesty was mind blowing to me. I have not watched the series, but the book was amazing and I liked the essay at the end narrated by Margaret Atwood. The fact that this was written in 1985 and seems like it could occur at any moment freaks me out. The book is set in the near future and the way Offred is assigned to be a handmaid due to her husband's divorce no longer being recognized and her child considered a bastard and the family getting broken up is heartbreaking to me.

Passionate and engrossing story

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Reviewed: 05-31-17

Natalie has had a hell of a year! Wonderful story of overcoming loss, finding love and having a curve ball shatter her life when she is finally healed and functional again.

Life changing book

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Reviewed: 05-21-17

This book has been life-changing of as Ryan would put it, it is a Quake book that shakes you to the core. This book has inspired me to buy more books on stoicism and helped me to change my perspective on life. This is a must read for everyone! The bonus chapter has the ways to apply the teachings to your life

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 05-03-17

Sienna is a relatable character and the people in her life rock! The narrator's attempt at an Australian accent was adorable and she was engaging as she read to me! I actually read the second half of the book as I couldn't wait to find out what happened in the story! Great read!