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Have listened to this 3 times

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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: 07-15-19

Kate Mulgrew is brilliant and the story remains enjoyable every time. The TV series does not replicate the richness of what unfurls here. Maybe listen to this after you have watched the series so it doesn’t compare poorly or maybe just listening to this is all you ever need.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I had to skip the last two hours

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Marnie (the protagonist) is regularly put forward as some whimsical, loving of the world, adorkable character but I found her more to be whiny, uninsightful and very self centred. I couldn’t like her. The story goes around in circles for ages and I was able to skip to the final two chapters without feeling I had missed any moment I should have put up with more of Marnie for.

A ‘Mary Sue’ in repetitive shoot-outs

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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: 01-10-19

Not terrible but not great. Perhaps the narrator over did it but Apostle (in his blonde haired, blue eyed glory) was just too good to be interesting and it became a bit repetitious. I skipped a whole section and didn’t feel like I had missed 3 hours of plot line.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Multiple listen

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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: 07-23-18

Just finished listening to this again because my daughter is now finally old enough to listen and the other stories I am following pale in comparison. One of the best series you will ever hear.

One of the best books I have listened to this year!

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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: 12-28-17

This production transported me. I hope a movie gets made of this but at the same time I don’t care because it has already played out in glorious detail in my head. Excellent narration. Characters I cared about. Science that made my nerdy neurones buzz contentedly.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

More action, less angst

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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: 09-04-16

I really enjoyed Fangirl and the Carry On excerpts but I found myself unable to really like anyone in this story and no one seemed to be having much fun. I skipped to the end and still didn't find anyone particularly happy. I didn't enjoy Harry Potter when he was whiny and I didn't enjoy a whiny Simon either.

Perfect conclusion

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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: 05-03-16

Beautifully written and wonderfully read. I think Maggie is one of the finest writers of our time.

Lots to like

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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: 05-14-15

Great reading. Good dialogue. Original. The romance drags (he looked- she looked) in the midst of an otherwise well paced adventure.

Fresh reinvention

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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: 05-06-15

The story of Cinderella has been retold many times. I found this version engaging and fresh. Cinderella had spunk and actually had femalish friends that she spoke to about something other than the prince. It's sad how rarely that happens.

Charming

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

As the mother of a delightful and very emotional Aspie, I was initially concerned about another stereotyped portrayal of someone on the spectrum but by the conclusion I felt the protagonist had been well developed within a story that was very engaging.