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Wild audiobook cover art

A fulfilling read - without being fluffy

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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: 03-26-18

I enjoyed Wild much more than i had anticipated. Always down to earth, Strayed kept me engaged from beginning to end (and the narration is en point).

A Word for Love audiobook cover art

Nice writing and imagery but lacking in plot

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

Reviewed: 03-18-17

I find the best books are written beautifully AND have a plot that keeps you interested. I liked that this book explores Arabic literature (a topic I previously knew nothing about) but I find the love story weak.

Where is presumably meant to drive the plot forward, it feels unrealised and intangible.

A nice read but nothing too challenging.

Burial Rites audiobook cover art

Worth the hype?

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

Burial Rights is set in an interesting historical context (and i do appreciate Kent's research) but i am just not sure whether the plot lived up to the hype.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses audiobook cover art

cliche listen

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

not ground breaking but plays to the period romance convention in a predictable, classic way

The Dry audiobook cover art

compelling Australian thriller

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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: 11-08-16

The time spent listening to this captivating story went very quickly. Well worthwhile and great narration.

The Girls audiobook cover art

Well told. Compelling. Well worth it.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-16

Author demonstrated the ability to get inside the mindset of teenagers. A nuanced and compelling read. I would recommend.

The Martian audiobook cover art

A far more engaging book than I had expected!

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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: 04-20-16

I won't normally read or listen to sci-fi but i really enjoyed this. The narration is extremely engaging and keeps you interested even during the very technical parts. Would recommend to drama/thriller readers for something different.

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The Life and Death of Sophie Stark audiobook cover art

Fascinating characters but where are they going?

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

Reviewed: 02-09-16

A set of interesting characters whose lives are intertwined. I still dont know what the author wanted to achieve from this book although, if it is to paint a series of beleaguered people at pivotal moments of their lives, the author has succeeded. Entertaining but im not sure it will resonate with me long after the final page.