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Elana

Shrewsbury, PA, USA
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Couldn't get through it.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-15

I tried, and tried to get into this book, but couldn't. The characters thought so highly of themselves. Unfortunately, I couldn't. Instead, I found them to be pretentious and arrogant, and missing out on so much around them. I kept waiting for some of this to resolve, but it didn't, and I gave up on the book.

Not as good as previous Bridget Jones books

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-14

I was greatly anticipating the newest Bridget Jones book, but this one fell short. Although this book found Bridget many years and experiences older, including wtih 2 kids, Ms. Fielding tried to keep Bridget as the same person she was in the first 2 books. As a result, it felt forced, and was not nearly as enjoyable as if she had let this beloved character age and mature. It was fun to hear Bridget's voice again, but overall, this book was disappointing.

Not as good as her other books

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-13

I chose this book because I absolutely loved Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring and Remarkable Creatures. This one was just OK. It was an interesting story, but didn't fully capture my interest. I also didn't learn about history nearly as I had with the others, especially in Remarkable Creatures.

At first, the narrators were a little hard to understand, but I quickly became accustomed to them and thought they did a decent job. I liked having two different narrators.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Beautifully written

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-09

A wonderful book. Well written, and such an interesting and creative way to learn history. I thought the narrator did a great job.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-09

This is a wonderful, beautiful book. I keep recommending it to friends. And because of the amazing narration, I insist they listen to it.

charming

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-05

This book was an enjoyable listen from beginning to end. Although I have enjoyed all of the books in this series, I wasn't as happy with the last couple. This installation though was a strong as ever and I highly recommend it. The new characters brought into the series were well developed, and fun to get to know. The book was both humerous and heart warming. And as always, Lisette Lecat does a delightful job of narration and her style is well suited for the book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Lots of Fun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-05

I would highly recommend this book. It's light hearted, and the characters are quite endearing. Yes, it's unrealistic, but it never claims to be. Just let yourself enjoy it, and you'll be immersed in the story and characters, and especially in the imagination of the main character. You'll thoroughly enjoy it from beginning to end. Plus, it is well read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-05

This second book in the series continues in the wonderful story telling voice of Smith. I love the gentle plot twists he puts in, and his character development is superb. The reader also does a wonderful job, adding character to an already rich book, and I would rather listen to then read it.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

Great American Short Stories, Volume 1 audiobook cover art

not so

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-05

American Short Stories, Yes, "Great" American short stories, not really. Although there were some enjoyable stories, overall, the stories were not very good, I did not feel the readers did the best job, and there were some issues with sound quality. After listening to half of the stories, I gave up on the collection. There are so many wonderful books available on audible, including American classics, that I would not waste my time with this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful