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Jessica Stokes

Cambridge, MA United States
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Better than Book 1

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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: 06-24-19

Perhaps the editing improved? This book was better than Book 1. I am loving all things Poseidon-related. (I am a swimmer, so that was a natural inclination. And I was visiting Rome while listening to this book, so every day I saw Poseidon-related fish, dolphins, and naiads.)

Compelling, disheartening narrative

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

I couldn’t stop listening. But I also found the story depressing, in that it’s disturbing to realize how many people can set aside basic duties of care in order to make money and be part of the next big thing. The board’s lack of oversight is a disgrace and should not be legal for companies building products that directly impact patients. George Schultz’s fall from grace is sad. Tyler Schultz and Erica Chung are heroes.

My biggest complaint about the performance is that, by relying on an airy falsetto pitch when reading the voice of Elizabeth Holmes, Damron leans into the witchy female stereotypes that Carreyou sets up along the way. She is terrible by human standards. There is no need to play up female stereotypes.

I hope some proceeds from this book can be used to help defray the legal costs incurred by Carreyou’s sources, especially Tyler Schultz and Erica Chung.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Captivating, insightful, enlightening (for me)

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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: 03-23-18

First, JD Vance reads the book, and it’s the only time I’ve really enjoyed an Audible production where the author is the reader. Second, the media acts like this book provides a set of public policy formulas. It doesn’t. But it does put an experience I don’t know into language I can understand. Knowing how to communicate between the different cultures of the US is invaluable and severely lacking. This book provides a much needed perspective.

Stunningly beautiful

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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: 02-20-18

Brings paintings, the painter, and, most of all, the subject matter to life in a manner that is as tender and truthful as Wyeth’s depiction of the same otherwise forgotten subject matter.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Can listen over and over

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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: 07-09-17

Fantastic inspirational book. I loved it! A beautifully told story encouraging everyone to pursue their personal legend with all their heart. Affirming that every life changes the world.

The first and best chick lit book!

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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: 07-04-17

Smug marrieds and singleton friends still very relevant. The story gets abbot fanciful toward the end, but it's fun. Great performance!

Stunningly beautiful

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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: 09-03-16

I knew nothing about this book. It sucked me in from the beginning. The text is so well-crafted, and the performance is superb. Everyone should read this book.

More Dwight! A few production hiccups

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

Reviewed: 11-13-15

Love finding out what Deborah really thinks about Dwight! Mystery part is good but not great. Contains a few production hiccups -- skipping, short gap or no gap between chapters, longer pauses as pages turn.

Good story + offers honest insight into complexities of race

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

Reviewed: 10-04-15

The story is a nice continuation of the series. Finally, the author acknowledges the complex legacy of race in the south. Thankfully, she does not pretend to solve the problems. Also thankfully, she leaves the listeners with some hope if they want it.

Great Southern female lead!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-15

Deborah Knott is a fantastic, independent, smart female character who knows how to balance the realistic with the ideal. She is a master of navigating Southern social mores while remaining doggedly independent. The actual murder plot is not fantastic, but I am hooked on the characters and the world they occupy.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful