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The Day the World Came to Town audiobook cover art
  • The Day the World Came to Town
  • 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
  • By: Jim DeFede
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter

Repetitive and Boring, way too drawn out

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

Reviewed: 09-13-19

I bought this book because I had heard a lot of good reviews of the musical that's based on this book, however, the book is not interesting at all
The book is a list of events, people and their distress and relationship to 9/11
It's also really drawn out, and it could have been made a lot shorter and that might have made it more interesting
Half way through the book, I got bored and lost interest
I got tired of listening to how many times people called their loved ones in NYC, or how some people were not moving from the shelter cause they were waiting for news from their son or daughter
What was interesting at the beginning, became repetitive and boring half way through the book

The Song of Achilles audiobook cover art

Mesmerizing

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

The book is very well written, it's beautiful to listen to, and it's interesting to want you to keep on listening
I never thought I would be interested in Greek Mythology but this book is so well researched, well written and beautiful that made me interested
I can't wait to start her second book
She is very talented and I hope she continues writing more books

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Meh

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Not much for Canadians
I feel Canadians try to get out in winter a lot more than what she mentions in the book about Americans, we go skiing, skating, hiking and I have seen kids outside playing even when it's way below freezing
also I don't have a kid and I didn't find much benefit in the book

What Alice Forgot audiobook cover art

Thought Provoking

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I love books that make you think, that makes you pause, take a break and think about your own life and this book is certainly one of those
I highly recommend it
It made me think about my own life and how things have turned out and how I wish they had

Grace and Fury audiobook cover art

Weak

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

I started this book on a 2 hour road trip and that was the only reason I decided to finish it, I was already 2 hours in, otherwise I would have returned it.
The character development is very weak, until the end of the book, I hardly cared about any of the characters
The plot is very predictable, the author has tried to create a book similar to Hunger Games, but has failed.
Overall I don't think this is worth 1 credit
One of the narrators seems to be in constant distress and that's the only emotion she can have

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

You Are a Badass audiobook cover art
  • You Are a Badass
  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I think this book is life changing, I loved it so much that I even bought the hard copy
Jen Sincero is an awesome narrator and her writing is easy and fun to listen to
She has a great sense of humor, which makes the book funny and her recommendations are easy to follow

Anansi Boys audiobook cover art

Don't hesitate, go ahead and buy this book

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I was hesitant if I should get this book or not, this is the third book by Neil Gaiman that I read after "the graveyard book" and "Neverwhere"
I LOVED " The graveyard book",I didn't find myself living "Neverwhere" as much though
I was Aldo hesitant cause Neil Gaiman is not narrating the book
But let me tell you, the book is AMAZING, I loved it as much as "The graveyard book" and the narrator is spectacular
He truly did the book justice

The Year of Living Danishly audiobook cover art

Learnt a lot

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

After reading the book "Hygge" I was fascinated by Danish lifestyle, so I decided to listen to this book to learn more about Danish life.
What I found interesting was that there are a lot of similarities between the Danish life and Canadian life
This book is organized by months and she talks about all the research she does every month to learn more and more about the Danish lifestyle and culture.

If you like researched information presented to you mixed with her life story, I think you would enjoy this book
I really enjoyed it and of course learnt a lot, but after reading it, I think I live in the best country in the world (Canada)

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Stories audiobook cover art

The stories were not as good as the original

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

The performance was great but I didn't find the stories very intriguing and as good as the original Sherlock Holmes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production audiobook cover art

I loved it

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

I didn't wanna stop listening to this book and I was looking for any opportunity that I can listen to it, but at the same time, I didn't want the book to end
To me this is a great sign
I think the full cast production was amazing, and the story is very engaging, and entertaining.
Now I want to read more of Neil Gaiman's books
Highly recommended