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Runninrick

Athens, ga
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weird story. I bet it's better in longer form

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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: 01-21-19

but even so I'm not sure how well this story translates to modern readers. it was very confusing

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wonderful introduction to medieval life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-18

the first couple of lectures were a bit slow but I loved it from then on so much. great presentation voice and style, fun information and stories!

fantastic narration of a classic!

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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: 12-14-18

ivanhoe is a classic of medieval stories, and I loved reading it after enjoying the movie. I tried two narrations and this one was the best

not Sandersons best but still very good

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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: 11-28-18

this is a slow burn that is confusing and a bit boring at first, but is quite good by the end and I'm excited to read the next installment! I do think it could be more concise and it'd be better, but the world building is great

Gripping history!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-17

I did not expect this book to be so addictive! I couldn't stop listening to it. It's the story of about 7 months in the Pacific theater of WW2 from Pearl Harbor to the Battle of Midway. I learned so much, and was gripped by the storytelling along the way. The narrator was excellent as well.

AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

inspiring!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

a story of true heroes, inspiring. I wish i could be like these sisters and have their faith.

Great book for adults and kids!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I think every kid and adult should read something from Francisco Jimenez. He has written a powerful series of books about his experiences growing up as a migrant working, and working his way to a Columbia PhD. I had previously loved Taking Hold, about his time in graduate school, and fell in love with his character, family, and story. Then my daughter read Breaking Through and after I tried to convince her nonfiction can be interesting, she told me, "you're right, Dad, this was really good!"

What did you like best about this story?

The rich and thick descriptions of his life draw you in.

not sandersons best but still pretty darn awesome

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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: 05-05-16

note for parents that there is some discussion of nudity and intention to have sex

powerful story

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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: 04-24-16

my whole family found the story gripping and inspiring. what an amazing family, and what a tragedy is happening in north Korea

Better than Shadows of Silence!

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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: 03-26-16

What did you love best about The Bands of Mourning?

This was a great, fun read! I liked this one more than Shadows of Self ... the plot seemed to move better with fewer holes, and the characterization was better. Loved it and hungry for the fourth book!

Any additional comments?

Content Advisory: the violence wasn't too bad, but it had a little more innuendo and suggestive jokes than the previous Wax/Wayne books. Typical swearing in the made-up language of the characters, as well as some mild English swears. Overall, probably rated PG.