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Michael

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Bared to You audiobook cover art

Shades of Grey "wanna-be"....REALLY missed.

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

I really didn't like this book. There are NO women like Ava. There are no men like Cross.

Seriously ladies, how many multi-billionaires men are drop dead gorgeous and single? And the billionaire men are interested in the new-hire working as the assistant for a gay guy in a marketing firm.

The two main character's first true meeting is unbelievable and stupid. Ladies, if a multi-billionaire asks you to stay after a meeting and then blatantly asks you for sex....I would suggest most women would sue for sexual harassment, not sleep with the guy?

They solve all of their problems by having sex. Had a fight, let's have sex. You've upset me, let's have sex....You've tried to rape me while I was sleeping because you were molested as a child....Yes let's have sex......RIDICULOUS!

Do yourself a favor, buy an ice cream cone and eat that instead, you will get more enjoyment out of it.

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Pulitzer? but then again?

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

Okay, so I will admit I got the book for two reasons. 1st it won a Pulitzer, and second I really liked the cover at the book store. The story sounded "semi-interesting."

I didn't like it right off. I thought the characters were not well developed, and the single-mindedness of the German orphan boy was a bit ridiculous.

The author just spent so much time talking about the school and the culmination of the girl and the boy take place very late in the book.

But here's the thing....I will say it again, I didn't like the book. I kept complaining "this got a Pulitzer?"....but when the sister visits in the end, I found myself moved by that. These characters I didn't like very much had wormed their way into my heart. (I may have even gotten something stuck in my eye...because it watered a bit).

And I am STILL thinking about this book....so in the end, I guess I did like it after all.

Rogue Lawyer audiobook cover art

Grrrrrr......Why do the endings suck so bad!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

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I like Mr. Grisham quite a bit. I've read all he has put on paper. I just hate the endings in the last two books I have read.

The character development in this book is fantastic. It was one of those, "just a few more minutes" listens, because I needed to see what would happen next. But the ending was so underwhelming....and frankly it was upsetting!

Radiant Angel audiobook cover art

I swear, one of the character's sounded different

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

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While I was impressed with the story overall, I really miss Kate. I didn't see the breakup happening or her choosing her job over her husband.

The story was very good, classic DeMille. Great character development, and excellent and detailed crafted story. Looking forward to the next one in the series (Bring back Kate!)

As a final note, I think the voice overs changed since the last book? or is it just me?

The Sex Lives of Cannibals audiobook cover art

Such a GREAT read!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

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This was such an enjoyable book! I've traveled in this part of the world and I found this book really captures the culture in a respectful but humorous way. From worrying about burning baby's bottoms from incinerating used disposable diapers, to the famed poet laureate (If the position is now vacant, may I apply?), this book is well worth the time to read.

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So dang good!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-15

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I would listen to this just to live through the Cuban Missile crisis. The JFK subplot is so dang juicy and good. And finally one of the entire series best love stories comes to a good end.

Great writing, great narration! Great book! Still not as good as the first one in the century series, but still outstanding!

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Not bad.....but I wish Spoon was more integral....

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

Reviewed: 05-10-15

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I hope this book is just a bridge to the next book in the story....it is worth reading, but not as good as the other ones in the series.

Gray Mountain audiobook cover art

Will the real John Grisham please stand up?

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

Reviewed: 05-10-15

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I was so into this book...and I loved this book so much in the beginning. But the ending just plain sucks. And the subplots that the author throws in from time to time are so dang good...but feels so unfinished.

I miss "rainmaker" stories...with subplots that finish and wrap up correctly.

I want juicy love stories in the book....

I want a sequel to this book to finish up all the missing bits and pieces.

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Great start.....surprise ending..not so surprising

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

Reviewed: 05-10-15

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My sister recommended this book. It gets off to such a great start, I love the main characters, the judge and the detective/cop. I don't like the main teenage character too much, she seems so....I don't know...."woe is me" type of person....oh poor popular girl. Then the whole best friends with the killer thing really bothers me....I mean if I came up with a person and spent as much time together as they did, I wouldn't allow my new "so called friends" to rip on that person, regardless of how it reflected on me.

So the unrealistic parts of the plot was a bit distracting. I would have also have liked to see the story go in a different direction than it did. I thought the author should have concentrated more on the trial than on the other parts of the character and development (plus there was a lot of flashbacks, that made the story odd/hard to follow at times).

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Meh...

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

Reviewed: 05-10-15

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Mary Katherine lost her sexy accent in this book. I liked how the book started off, but It seemed like the author got to a certain point in the book and realized that it was time to move it along and tell the rest of the story. So a lot of the subplot items tended to get less attention. This one was just "okay"