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Very different, for me.

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

Reviewed: 05-23-15

If I'd had any idea what kind of story this was I would never have gotten it. Without giving anything away I will say I really did enjoyed it. It has a little different twist with a bitter/sweet ending. I've never read a book by this author before but certainly will in the future. 👍

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fun Reading

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

Reviewed: 12-19-14

What did you love best about How to Be an American Housewife?

This was a fun book to read, full of laughs. It had a great story line. There was the sad side of life along with the fun side of life. A peek at an "outsider" views America.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book.

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A wonderful eye opening book about life in Nepal

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

Reviewed: 04-02-13

Where does Little Princes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is defiantly at the top of my list of "must read" books. It was shocking hearing about the human trafficking taking place in Nepal and the lies parents are told as their children are taken away. Life in Nepal is something I can't even imagine, however as Conor tells of his life among these people you feel as if you are right there.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Conor was definitely my favorite person. Of course you fall in love with each person, however the way Conner tells the story you can feel his hurts, his doubts, his discomfort, and joys just as if you were right there with him. I love the way he learns to love these children. His feelings when he first got there and then watching him grow and fit into these peoples lives. It is a truly beautiful yet hard story for life in Nepal.

What does Conor Grennan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Feeling! Conor brings feeling into the story. You can feel at first his doubts and then his love.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book. I was surprised to learn of the terrible things happening in the lives of people even today. This is a shocking yet wonderfully informative book of a man never expecting to fall in love with the people of Nepal. He was only going for a short time yet his life was drastically changed.

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The Forgotten Garden

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

Reviewed: 02-11-13

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

No, there was so much going back and forth if I wasn't paying close attention I was lost. However aside from "my poor attention span" it was pretty good.

To Heaven and Back audiobook cover art
  • To Heaven and Back
  • A Doctor's Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story
  • By: Mary C. Neal MD
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman

To Heaven and back

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

Reviewed: 02-11-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I had hoped to hear more in her out-of-body experience, however it was a good listen.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Surprised and pleased.

Was To Heaven and Back worth the listening time?

Yes

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Great book but slow at times.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-13

Would you listen to The Secret Keeper again? Why?

No, once was enough. I did enjoy it the first time but I am not one to read the same book twice or listen to the same story twice. This was good but not that good.

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Great listen

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

Reviewed: 01-28-13

What made the experience of listening to Home by Dark the most enjoyable?

It was a completely different story line than I'm used to (for an Amish story) and I loved it.

What did you like best about this story?

What I was sure of at the beginning, I wasn't so sure later on. I'm referring to which of the brothers Rhoda would choose.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the fact that she was accepted completely in one community even though she was branded in another (both being Amish) and given a chance.

Any additional comments?

I loved the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful