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Where the Crawdads Sing audiobook cover art

It had its moments

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Not much to add to the conversation here. Beautiful if not sometimes lyrical writing when focused on nature. I even enjoyed the poems by A.H. Wish the characters weren’t so stereotypical. Glad I listened, would even recommend. But 3 stars is where I’d leave it.

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Perfectly Charming

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

So the authors are playing fast and loose with the story of Jane Grey, but as a history teacher well versed in English history, these writers did their homework! Details supported by facts. But they make a jolly good time of it. Great YA book.

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Too Many Voices

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

Despite the outstanding cast, the cacophony of voices was too much for me. I gave up listening and read the book. Reading it proved a far more pleasurable experience because I could now understand all those voices and accept the narrative style. When the reader comes to understand the immense undertaking of writing this book and realize the full meaning of the title, the reader will be deeply moved.

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It's Baldacci!

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

This is Baldacci at his best. Love the anguiish of Robie. If you like this genre, this is a good one.

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Too much Moriarty

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

Reviewed: 11-07-16

Sometimes you get overload when you read book after book of the same author. I've decided I'v read Moriarty so fast so frequently that she's become predicatable and I'm fast forwarding instead of being engaged. So am not quitting her, just backing off because I couldn't get through this novel and I don't want to completely drop her from my reading list.

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Don't let a bump from behind spoil your vacation

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

Reviewed: 11-07-16

This is my third Carl Hiassen novel. I thirst for more. This wasn't as funny as the first two, Native Tongue and Strip Tease. Maybe because I'm reading them back to back so I'm listening too quickly and missing the nuance. But I'm delighted that fans reviews lead me to this author. Right now just enjoying the ride.

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Claire Danes

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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: 07-14-16

inhabits this book!! Atwood must have written it with her performance in mind. I teach this book in 12th grade English, but only this year did I listen to the book as my refresher prep instead of re-reading it. Why not? I've always been a Claire Danes fan since "My So-called Life." She was brilliant. There were passages that I played for my classes because Dane's delivery elucidated the author's intent perfectly. If interested, there's a youtube video of her recording the book, Behind the Scenes with Claire Danes.

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Predictable, chic-flick worthy

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

Reviewed: 07-14-16

Melodramatic, but for a beach-read it's perfect. That is until you get to the tear-jerker parts, then you might not want to be watched by other sun-bathers. I'll guess the movie is a good measure of the book's staying power.

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Ponderous, Didactic, Senorous

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-16

Was eager to read despite many preposterous events from the first book of the trilogy. But this one got worse. Complete riff off the first novel, and frankly crossed the line into being racist. But I had to grip the kitchen counter so I wouldn't ROFLMAO while listening to the heroic self-surgery of Caitlin, while listening to the delirious instructions of Dr. Page who should be but isn't dead try to save her life while his hands are cuffed behind his back. It was SO over the top, stretching credulity so many ways, that I couldn't stop laughing. And after all that, she dies??? Heroine for two novels - does Iles think he's RR Martin or something? PLEZ Save your money/credit. Major disappointment.

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Andromedia Strain meets its match

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

An intriguing look at what might be the future of mankind should we fail to prevail against the shifting winds of nature and the force of changing immunology. This book doesn't end with a whimper but a bang. An intriguing wakeup call for our arrogance as the supreme species of the earth.

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