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Rego Park, NY, United States
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Do not give up on this book!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-12

I am an avid fan of Donna Van Liere's having read most of her novels. However, at first, the heavy southern drawl of the narrator really put me off in the beginning. In fact, I read another book and then returned to this one. I can't tell you how glad I am that I did. This was simply a beautiful story with amazing characters. And after all, the author was depicting life in Tennessee in 1950--hence the dialect and quaint sayings. The story and characters stole my heart as all the author's previous novels have. I highly recommend "The Good Dream."

21 of 21 people found this review helpful

Couldn't stop reading!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-12

This was my first novel by Susan Lewis, and I was not disappointed. I appreciated the author's writing style drawing parallels between past and present. Also, the narrator was perfect for this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Terrific series, great story

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

Reviewed: 08-03-12

Where does Barrington Street Blues: A Collins-Burke Mystery, Book 3 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd say it ranks above average, considering this is the third in this series for me in a short time span.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the setting and the fact that the characters were human with both good traits and flaws too--even Father Burke.

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

He is a wonderful narrator which definitely adds dimention.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did get wrapped up in the story.

Any additional comments?

I'd definitely recommend this series by Anne Emery and suggest beginning with "Sign of the Cross" first.

Unique story and well worth your credit

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

Reviewed: 02-21-12

What did you like best about this story?

The fact that it was so different from most books I read

Which character ??? as performed by Gildart Jackson ??? was your favorite?

The author

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The day the zoo finally opened

Any additional comments?

This was such a fascinating story--interesting, funny, poignant and informative. The movie just cannot compare, and I'm surprised the author didn't object.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful