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The Imperfectionists audiobook cover art

Stunning

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-02-16

This is a wonderful novel. So well made you wonder how he did it. Excellent.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Beautiful Visit audiobook cover art

Profound

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-16

This is not for people who love action packed narrative, but if you enjoy deepening your knowledge and understanding of the human condition, come to this book. The narrator is The Best. No contest.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confusion audiobook cover art

Just so very good

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-16

The stunning 3rd volume of the series by this much under-appreciated writer packs a massive emotional punch. The understated artistry of the writing is the driving force here, and is marvellously served by a very fine narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Marking Time audiobook cover art

Part the second

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-16

In which we are drawn by narrative threads so finely wrought as to miss them all by the end of the novel, and wish to hasten on. Adored.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Tender Is the Night audiobook cover art

Not my favourite Fitzgerald

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

I didn't love it. It felt melodramatic and over written. More especially I felt the narrator entirely wrong for this period. She should stick to reading chick lit. She's a technically good narrator - apart from her icky accent work - but she added to the sense of the overblown that tended to dominate. Average only.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

Middlesex audiobook cover art

Epic and amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-16

Wow. So much wow for this amazing journey through the genetic residue of one family. The narration is more than equal to the incredible scope of this incredible book! Loved it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Walking Back to Happiness audiobook cover art

A sweet read

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-16

Another lovely tale from Lucy Dillon. Well made. While predictable - enjoyable all the same. Liked it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Carol - The Price of Salt audiobook cover art

Perfection. Highsmith is a queen of the sentence.

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Reviewed: 03-01-16

Stunning novel perfectly performed. So evocative of time and place. Very special.

Really great narrator. Applause!!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay audiobook cover art

The bridge between the past and the present

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-21-16

The third novel in the Neapolitan quartet acts as something of a bridge - between past and present; even between two kinds of living - the old ways and the new. Intriguing and unresolved, the rush to read the final installment hastens on.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

All the Light We Cannot See audiobook cover art

Astonishingly beautiful. Perfect performance.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-13-16

"Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever."

This most profound study of two characters and their lives during WW2 will move you and give you a deeper insight into the recent history we all share. Perfectly read by Zach Appelman.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful