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  • Ma grand-mère vous passe le bonjour

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Bernard Gabay
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Elsa est une enfant solitaire et sa seule amie est sa grand-mère. Mais un jour, la vieille dame meurt : la petite fille fera son deuil en allant transmettre des lettres que sa grand-mère avait écrites pour de nombreux destinataires : lettres d'excuses, de regret et d'amour. Elle comprend petit à petit que les contes qu'elle lui racontait s'inspiraient de personnages bien réels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One breath novel

  • By francesca on 10-13-17

One breath novel

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

It's the first time I listened to a book by Backman. What an unexpected brilliant novel. Several stories - realistic and of fantasy- are narrated in parallel and they all joined together in an emotional funny story. The characters follow the same structure, the females characters are strong. The male ones show their weaknesses in a relationship pleasant way. I don't tell any details, but really worth listening. Also the narrator - in French- did a very good job.

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  • Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club: A Memoir)

  • By: Glennon Doyle
  • Narrated by: Glennon Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,458

The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage. Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out—three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list—her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Leah B on 09-08-16

Inspiring book?

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

I cannot decide if I liked it a lot or not.
I like two things most:
- The story is intriguing, the redemption of a woman, who got lost since very young because of the constraints of western society, because she couldn't accept or understand its hidden - that everybody knows - rules.
- It clearly depicts the hurt feelings of many women, how we continue with doing the right next thing because we don't know other paths and the burdens of religion.
What I liked less:
- Happy ending. Not because I don't like happy endings, on the contrary I do. But it sounds artificial to me, after all that.

But I definitely recommend to all women, maybe some of us will be inspired by this story and find some courage to be ourselves.