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Beautiful Book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-19

I loved this book. The story was believable and the "times" were socially accurate. The characters were both imperfect and easy to relate to and, rarest of all, the narration was fantastic. I highly recommend this book, especially to sisters.

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Give up

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-19

I gave up on this one after a decent three hours effort. The story never stopped dragging along and the characters were uninteresting overall. The idea was good but it just never seen to find direction. Life is too short.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not great but very hard to put down

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-18

This book was compulsively readable (actually I listened to it). But there were too many loose ends and an unsatisfactory ending to give it 5 stars. The narrator was outstanding!

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Distracting, unconvincing narration

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-18

This book may have been better if I had not listened to it. The voices were so dramatic and overdone that it just seemed like a conglomeration of ludicrous voices. I couldn't connect with the characters because the hamfist ed "cast" screamed at the reader how they should be perceived. I like to make these decisions myself. I never knew when a different voice would suddenly pop up in a dialog and the teenager voices were, well, not researched well. The bad were soooooo bad and the good were soooo good. I really hope Anita Shreve has not gone the way of Anne Rivera Siddons, among other gifted writers, who went down a rabbit hole later in their career.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Too long

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-18

This book lacked the material to justify its lenghiness. There just wasn't enough interesting stuff. And the diary of the dead person continued to have content even after she died, which made the whole thing even less plausible than it already was. Narration was decent but few if any of the characters were likable or had depth, particularly Maggie. Not very good.

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Seems Neverending

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-18

I am on chapter 17 and don't know if I will continue. The protagonist is difficult to connect with and no character is interesting so far. The narrator reads in a sardonic, flippant tone which belies the gravity of the circumstances. I may skip to the end to find out what the implausible ending is about. Probably not, though. I'd rather return it.

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Great audiobook!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

The narration was very good and the story was great. But it was a little confusing sometimes. If I were reading it on Kindle, it would have been easier to go back, but not so much with audio. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it very much.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-18

This book was as I remembered it from years ago. Touching , humorous, and beautifully written, it was narrated perfectly by Susan Sarandon. I highly recommend it.

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Couldn't stop listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-18

This tragic story gave a a unique view of life in Warsaw during WW2 for Jewish people. Dr. Reicher was a wonderful and fascinating person. The narration could not have been better!

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Tedious

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

This was a powerful story with important ramifications. There was just too much of it. Detail after detail grew tedious and literally lost me by the end. I will add my favorite admonishment... Please, authors, DON'T narrate your own books. It is almost never an asset and in this case Alice Sebolt's narration made the main character (herself!) someone the reader could empathize with but not really like nor dislike all that much. However, I greatly respected and appreciated her addendum at the end about our current political situation. I will only say one word about the clown in office and I got it from his own hideous tweets. Sad.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful