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Kelly

Oceanside, CA, United States
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Worth the read to learn more about people!

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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: 09-20-19

I've heard of similar ways to explain behavior before, but this was a little different. Still, it was pretty accurate, and I could see people I knew in each of the colors. Definitely would recommend if you are looking to improve work relationships.

Hooked me from the very beginning

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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: 04-27-19

Not my usual genre, but this one grabbed me right off the bat and wouldn't let go. Every time I thought I had a handle on what was going on, another twist would get thrown into the story. Fantastic narrators, and wonderful plot.

Cute and Enjoyable

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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: 02-03-19

The writing is nothing amazing, but the story was fun and intriguing enough to hold my attention. Looking forward to the next book.

Felt like it down played the horrors of the camps

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

I have read dozens of books over the years that centered on the Holocaust, but this is one of the seems to have glossed over the reality of what happened, despite being a true story. What made it worse for me was that the main character worked so closely with Mengele, yet seemed to have very little emotional response to his horrendous work. unless you are specifically interested in This woman's life, I would recommend a dozen other Holocaust books over this one.

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Nice, Easy Read with Recipes

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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: 01-06-19

I love when food becomes a character in a book. The story here was warm and sweet, and it was nice to have a relaxing read. Great narration, too.

I loved how music was used throughout the book

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

Fantastic story, and the best use of music within an audiobook I have experienced used to date. The only thing I didn't like was how the author pronounced several prevalent words throughout the book.I could never replace my finger on any particular accent, but because the pronunciations were significantly different than what I am used to, it did distract a bit from the story when I had to figure out what she was saying. Other then that, I really enjoyed it, and would definitely recommend.

Nice to be surprised by an ending for once

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I normally don't read mystery/thrillers, but decided to give this one a go. this was the first book in the genre in a long time where I wasn't able to figure out the ending. To me, that's the mark of a good mystery. the narrator was fantastic, giving each woman her own voice, which made it easier to keep track of all the different women. Would definitely recommend.

So glad I randomly bought this!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

The cover of this has always caught my attention, but I didn't really know Amy Poehler from anything other than Inside Out. I don't like SNL, and Parks and Rec really isn't my thing. That said, I really, really enjoyed this book.

I'm always a fan when an author also turns out to be a fantastic narrator, but Yes Please took it a step further by turning the audio version of the book into a performance that makes you feel like you're simply hanging out with Amy and some of her friends. There's dialogue and banter that you know aren't written on the page, and other clips and recordings really add to the overall experience.

With many books, you can read or listen as you please, and you don't necessarily gain or lose anything other than personal preference. Not so with Yes Please. I firmly believe this book was meant to be listened to. And for those of us with no interest in Amy other than a book with a cool cover? Try saying, "Yes Please."

Solid YA Series

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

The Selection Series is one I find myself recommending and reading over and over. I really enjoy the "Bachelor"-esque storyline, despite never having watched the actual reality show. The narrator is wonderful; she's one of the main reasons I chose to read this in the first place. The story brings me back to re-read the whole series at least once per year.

To those who love the modern trend of dystopian fiction: this is right up your alley. Royalty, glitz and glamour, love triangles, and rebellion - they're all here. And don't forget about the companion novellas. They are also a great addition to the overall story.

The first book I've ever named "My Favorite"

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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: 12-12-16

As an avid life-long reader, I've never been able to answer the question "What's your favorite book?" There were simply too many to choose from. Too many jockeying for that top place. I could pick a Top 5, maybe, but never just one... Until I read The Martian. This book is simply something else.

First of all, RC Bray instantly became one of my favorite narrators thanks to his amazing performance. I could listen to him all day.

Andy Weir's writing style and dedication to scientific accuracy drew me in and held me fast to the story. I instantly fell in love with Mark Watney's wit and sarcasm, and the frequent banter that happens among characters throughout the course of the book. I remember listening to the book the first time, heart pounding, holding my steering wheel with a white-knuckled grip as I listened to crucial parts. I have read this book at least a dozen times now, and I still often forget I'm reading a fictional story. Never before have I been so invested in a book.

After I read (and re-read, and re-re-read...) this book, I had to share it. I bought it for everyone who would let me - convinced virtual non-readers to pick it up, gifted it via Audible, even handed copies out to friends at work. I still have a standing offer to anyone I know that I will buy them a copy if they simply read it and tell me what they think.

For those who have seen the movie, yes, the book is better. 🙂 Don't get me wrong - the movie was great. The book simply is able to give so much more detail and substance to the plot, as is often the case. Definitely a must-read!