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The Winter Witch audiobook cover art

Different storyline

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I like the way the author didn’t fall back into the trite storylines where witches make everything come out perfectly. She didn’t bring every main character back to life as you might expect nor did she have her leading character miraculously speak at some tense moment.

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Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

I enjoyed this book from start to finish. I think I will listen to it again as I believe I missed some of the nuances of the detectives train of thought at some points. I'm sure I missed some things. Overall I found it fascinating and hated to put my iPad down when it was time to go to bed. Thanks for an enjoyable listen.

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Mostly educational

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

Although some of the things that we talked about I already have an inkling of, there are many things that I really didn't know. I'm very surprised. Though some of his very interesting observations were a little deep for me I enjoyed most of them. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in history from the beginning of time.

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Together at last

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

Reviewed: 01-14-17

I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It held my interest wondering when The two protagonist would finally get together. The story held my interest as they came so close only to pass like two ships in the night.listening to the two translators comments at the end of the story has made me want to read other Japanese stories in translation. I would recommend this book to anyone who has the time to commit to the story.

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Notorious RBG audiobook cover art

Interesting

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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: 08-01-16

Even though we are the same age, I was not aware of all of our RBG's accomplishments.. I knew of some of the more importdecisions made by the court but was not aware of the implications behind them. This is informative book and a short read.

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War

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

If you enjoy stories of battle warriors, and blood and guts descriptions, you will enjoy this book as well as the other Bernard Cornwell books this series. I personally fast forwarded over some of these descriptions. The general story is interesting and also gives you a glimpse of early England

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Coralline

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-16

I enjoyed this book was that I enjoyed the movie. I think this would make good children's reading. Of course the moral is you never know what you have till you lose it

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Questions

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

Reviewed: 02-21-16

After the first book I was left with many questions. The second book gave me all the answers I needed to the whys of all these people and their connections. I had seen all the films and thought the books might be more entertaining. So far I've listen to the Girl with the Dragon tattoo, the girl who played with fire and have found them very entertaining. Thank you audible

People Who Eat Darkness audiobook cover art
  • People Who Eat Darkness
  • The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo - and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up
  • By: Richard Lloyd Parry
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance

I would listen to Vance read the telephone book.

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

Reviewed: 02-19-15

What made the experience of listening to People Who Eat Darkness the most enjoyable?

I think I've purchased most of the available books Vance has narrated. I would not normally purchase a crime novel but was surfing through the site and saw he was reading this book so I bought it. As anticipated, it was well worth the listen. The story is well written, compelling and provided an unexpected glimpse into Japanese culture that was enlightening. The writer clearly knew his subject matter and presented an objective narrative of the facts, with appropriate insight, while being neither overly sentimental, nor judgmental.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book. The story is a page-turner and Vance reads with his usual style and grace - leaving you hanging on his last word and wishing for more.

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Beautiful, tragic and grotesque

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

Reviewed: 05-01-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The story becomes compelling the longer you listen.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

This is one of those fantastic story lines where you simply suspend disbelief (really how could she possibly replace bone with copper tubes???) because you are simply drawn into the charaters' plight. The fact that the story manages to be compelling and horrific at the same time certainly helps keep you listening.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful