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

Reviewed: 06-28-19

I liked it, but it's not a great book, somewhat juvenile and insubstantial in nature. Not really worth keeping.

Wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 06-05-19

I am very familiar with Shakespeare's Tempest and this story is a spectacularly modern version - so creative, yet so faithful

Funny, full of clever referencess

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

Reviewed: 05-28-19

Like most similar productions, it lacks stage descriptions, costume photos, etc which would be useful, but it's easy to understand the content, a lovely diverse cast (not racially/ethnically, but in terms of characters from different writers, different eras which those familiar with drama will recognize.

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

Interesting, full of sometimes useful advice, funny stories. Whitney was sometimes unexpectedly emotional, but it's no doubt difficult reading over your mistakes and bad choices. I enjoyed her show on Tv and learned she frequently wrote shows I enjoy, so I wanted to learn more about her. She is not afraid to share her personal stories

Powerful and Interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

I really enjoyed the story of the small girl and her family.. The narrative got a little more confusing when it involved the more modern generation - just because with so many characters, more visual aids would have helped. Got lost sometimes in the era, but the actors perform it very well, it feels lively. It is unfortunately a sad story. But Truths are often unpleasant

Somewhat Hard to Follow

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

I wish I had the opportunity to see this live. With the narrative weaving constantly through 7 different women in different countries, it's a lot to take in, not enough grounding. In the writer's discussion afterward, they suggest this worked better than 7 long monologues, and the cost is minimal compared to a film, this script travels easier, but I feel as a listener, this is not the Best way to get the story told. Too much in scope and not enough in depht- although there is so much depth to these stories it may be easier not knowing more details. It is a good introduction to what these activists are fighting against. It is a good way to learn about conditions outside of the US, But this is not the best format for such a complex story

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

It's a fascinating story, not dry at all, the characters are well drawn and highly varied, but it is more entertaining than thorough, not a classic I will cherish forever. The narration is fine, somewhat odd English accent for a British character, enough to make the characters sound distinct, but not necessarily distinct enough - still, the narration is not likely to get in the way of your understanding and appreciating the story

enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

beginning is slow and narrator not exciting but it's a pleasant and interesting story. it's also not excessively Christmassy, I'd listen year round. Very feel good ending

I love Jane Eyre- but not this

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-18

I don't like the adaptation or the audio. The sounds are frequently jarring, voices unpleasant, the beginning is out of order and if I didn't know the story already, I'd have trouble following it. I enjoy the narrated audio book and could listen to it over and over. This however, I have returned promptly.