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Rene Coston

Lunenburg, MA United States
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I just can't.

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Some people shouldn't narrate - even if they are amazing actors / comedians. It doesn't translate well into narration here. I was bored to death and couldn't even get past the first 30 minutes. Sorry, Mr. Martin! I love your acting, but not your voiceover! Maybe I'll try this one in print form.

One of my favorites so far!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Absolutely in love with this story! I love books that weave a yarn from roots of truth. Learning about the lives of the children and families affected by the evil of Miss Georgia Tann and Tennessee Children's Home Society was heartbreaking! Lisa Wingate is a gifted storyteller and with this one she grabs your full attention from beginning to end! From childhood to the sunset years of a set of sisters, this story will pull you in and you will have trouble pressing the pause button!

Worth every second of the 14-plus hours of listening!

Had me laughing AND crying!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

**Standing on chair, clapping so hard it hurts my hands!**

I had no idea what this story was about - I went on the recommendation of a friend who had read it. WOW. I wasn't expecting this story at all! I don't give spoilers in my reviews, so I'm not going into specific details. Just know that Eleanor is a character that is introduced as seeming awkward and very different, yet she is anything but! It's easy to relate to her - truth be told, I think we all feel as if we are a square peg in a round hole. You can't help but fall in love with her idiosyncrocies as the story unfolds, and cheer for her at the top of your lungs.

I literally laughed out loud many times during this amazing performance by Cathleen McCarron. She is great at setting the mood with her method of delivery. I hadn't listened to her narrating before now, but am adding her to my favorites list. (To give you a chuckle, I'll admit to not realizing my listening speed was set to 0.75 speed for the first few chapters and it was even good then...but once I clicked it back to regular speed I was head over heals!)

A+ for story line, A+ for performance - This one is a MUST for your listening list, because Eleanor Oliphant IS completely fine!

Love the voice!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Narrator gets an A from me on this one! Tom Taverna gives tons of depth to the characters right out of the gate. I loved the different personalities given to the characters - it was easy to tell who was who when listening to the story. The author does a good job of tossing in my favorite type of sarcastic humor here and there. I personally avoid books with sexual content, so when it popped up in here I skipped over it. This specific content is the only reason I didn't give it five stars all around - but if you are good with this sort of content, the story line is fabulous!

Clean, well written & superbly narrated!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

Fell in love with this book very quickly! Told in style without vulgarity or erotica. A rare gem! I’m no critic, but I know what I like, and this is it!