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Stephanie Chambers

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine audiobook cover art

Excellent novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-23-19

Gail Honeyman writes this in such a way that it becomes a mystery that draws you in. Her observations about how we all behave and relate to one another is spot on. I loved this book and was sad when it drew to a close.

Shrill audiobook cover art

Excellent empowering and entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

An intelligent look at issues faced by modern women and ways to overcome them. Great!

Heft audiobook cover art

Soothing and so well done

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Reviewed: 05-23-18

I loved this book and I am sad it ended. it captures the feelings of so many lonely people in the world. Touching.

The Year of Living Danishly audiobook cover art

I loved Helen's insights and her honesty

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-28-18

Helen made this no only informative, but also very personal and interesting. As I am living outside my home country, I could relate to her feelings. Although I should mention that she mainly asked people who were working whether they were happy. She didn't ask unemployed youth but she did cover some of the not so great things about this and any country.

The Last Black Unicorn audiobook cover art

Excellent - honest and interesting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-18

I had never watched Tiffany perform, but I still found her story very interesting and she told it so well. It was also funny at times. However, the main thing I liked was her honesty and that by telling her story she is inspiring others.

The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness audiobook cover art

I absolutely loved this book

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Reviewed: 12-08-17

Paula writes from the heart and it is so funny in parts. I would love to be able to write like she does and it has also inspired me to be a better person too. This is one of the very few books I know I will listen to over and over again.

Disrupted audiobook cover art

Interesting facts and a great story

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-29-17

The beginning sounds like Dan is just a complainer but the story gets a lot more interesting from there. Now I realize I have experienced the same sort of age discrimination. Before I thought it was just a couple of young people being extremely nasty and unprofessional. But now I think about it having read Dan's book, I see that some of it was age discrimination and gender discrimination by two males both who were young and one that had worked at Google. It amazes me when this whole house of cards is going to come crashing down as most of these companies (as Dan points out) are not making a profit and yet people are investing in them. Lots of sneaky people making sneaky money. That karma must come back to bite them not matter how much they say they are helping the world. Really they are just exploiting people and giving them silly perks to make them not realize that the long hours and low wages are exploitation.

Funny in Farsi audiobook cover art

Excellent memoir

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-24-17

If you could sum up Funny in Farsi in three words, what would they be?

Informative, funny, honest.

What other book might you compare Funny in Farsi to and why?

I have never read any book as genuine and funny as this except Miranda Harts.

Have you listened to any of Firoozeh Dumas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Any additional comments?

It reminded me of being forced to have swimming lessons as a child. It took me till I was 18 to work out how to swim on my own terms (ie not the aussie crawl).

Dandelion Wine audiobook cover art

Excellent rich tapestry of stories

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Reviewed: 05-02-17

It was so rich and textured. So different from the other science fiction book of his I read. I really enjoyed it.

Forensics audiobook cover art

Fascinating and I loved the narrators accent

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-28-17

This book was so rich with details. Some of the stories were a little gory but there was always a focus on the real people - victims, criminals and forensic investigators and detectives. So sorry it had to end. I may now have to read some of her novels too.

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