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R. Morehouse

Buellton, CA
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A Roller Coaster Ride

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

Reviewed: 06-30-19

You know how you get on a roller coaster...and it takes off slowly -- chain ticking as it pulls you up to the "launching or drop off point"...well that's the first half of this book. The slow climb up -- the anticipation building -- you suspecting what you think the book will be like, or how the roller coaster ride will be. The second half of the book is exactly like the moment when the roller coaster releases from the chains and takes off on the wild ride...the book has as many loops, and twists and turns as any of the best roller coasters in the country.

I don't want to give anything away -- but if you like a book that will keep you trying to keep your jaw from dropping open, repeatedly -- then READ THIS BOOK!!

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Thoughtful

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

Reviewed: 06-15-19

I am not politically inclined, but I really enjoyed this book. Having Michelle Obama read it lent more an emotional element to the story. I thought it was thoughtful and she shared more than I would have guessed.

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  • The Boy Who Knew Too Much
  • An Astounding True Story of a Young Boy's Past-Life Memories
  • By: Cathy Byrd
  • Narrated by: Cathy Byrd

Fascinating Story

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

The story is fascinating, I'm just sorry that the author chose to read it - she sounds like she has a lisp and I found it so distracting that I actually stopped the book several times.

The content is worth getting through it though and while I'm not terribly religious or spiritual this book brought me a new kind of peace and perspective. Thank you for sharing your story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Thoroughly Enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

Really enjoyed this book. Couldn't turn it off. There are a few eye rolling moments, but you have to remember that the character is YOUNG and therefore not so"worldly". Clever, fast book that blends several characters stories. Worth the read! Fun to guess "who did it?"!

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Not as good as they used to be

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

I feel sad. The whole story line between Pendergast and Constance is just weird - not in an interesting way. Just in a "why are wasting time with this story line"? The books feel like they just aren't as interesting or fun as they used to be and it makes me sad. I've read every single book by these authors both together and separately...maybe they're also weary of these characters, but they just don't seem to have the same fire in them.

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Y is for "Yahoo"!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

This book was excellent! Reminds me of Sue Grafton's writing back at the beginning of the alphabet series. This was wonderful and did both Sue & Kinsey proud!! Y is for "Yahoo" and "You can't believe the series is almost over" and "You'd never have guessed she could keep it up through the whole alphabet...

Y is for "You know this will be such a loss when its over..." but looking forward to rereading all of the books with my daughter in just a few short years when she's old enough...

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Compelling Story

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I think its great when an author reads their book -- but not every author is a good reader. This author has a bit of a "lisp" for lack of a better term and it makes it sounds more juvenile, as if its a kids book or the theme is more child like. As if a 6 year old is speaking...which does work when the kids ARE speaking...but when its the adults or something dramatic is happening, it is incredibly distracting. If the book wasn't so good I would have returned the book because I'm so distracted by the diction sounding so childlike.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Sink your teeth in...

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

What about Scott Brick and Sherri Crichton ’s performance did you like?

Scott Brick is the KING of audio. I'd listen to him read the phone book! His voice, his pitch, his delivery -- it is all spot on!!

If you could take any character from Dragon Teeth out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Wyatt Earp!

Any additional comments?

A fun diversion and trip into the "Wild West" of history. Wonderfully written and perfectly read.

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Slightly confusing but incredibly moving

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

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

Joan Walker did a wonderful job - except that the audio output wasn't consistent. Sometimes we had to strain to listen to the words, or quickly turn up the volume, moments later it would be too loud. I'm not sure if that is the readers fault or the way the book was recorded, but it was incredibly frustrating and distracting. I almost returned the book because of it.

Any additional comments?

Besides the struggle with the quality of the audio consistency - the story itself was incredibly confusing. I didn't know who was who or what was going on. I tried to quit the book 3x but was convinced by other family members to "not give up...it will eventually all make sense..." and I'm very glad I listened. It did end up making sense and was worth it. Incredibly moving and just wonderful. Its too bad it had to be so frustrating and confusing in the beginning, but whatever the authors goal was with doing that was more than made up for by having such a wonderful second half of the book!!

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The BEST book I've read this year...(so far)

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

What about George Newbern’s performance did you like?

His delivery of Ove's dry, sarcastic comments. Simply BRILLIANT!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book -- I just enjoyed the heck out of it -- the dry dry sarcasm. The wit, the writing, the way it slowly, very quietly sinks its fingers into your heart, and then starts to squeeze. When this book ends...you have "new family members." Delightful. Witty. Unexpectedly Clever.