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Swept away

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-18

I loved this book by Linda Collison. It can be hard to find a story that is both original and well told . This was both . The main character was so real with very real thoughts and emotions, and I grew to care very much about her and the other characters . The nautical and medical background of the author was quite apparent and you can tell she really did her homework. The story was gripping , the love stories were very tender, and I can't wait to start on Sugeon's Mate!

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Not worth the time

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

Reviewed: 10-18-14

What disappointed you about The Goldfinch?

I thought the story line and subject matter were dreadful. Too much time was spent describing the most depressing and ugly situations and events.

What was most disappointing about Donna Tartt’s story?

The author is definitely talented, but she goes on and on in gory details about the most unpleasant scenes - uck!

What does David Pittu bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He did Russian accents very well, and is a good narrator overall.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Frustration and depression.

Any additional comments?

If I listened one more vomit scene, I was going to scream.