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Devan Pennington

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Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-14-19

This book got so many reads and good reviews that I decided to purchase it. But I was disappointed in the storyline and performance. I truly do not understand the good reviews. And I’m not an extremely difficult person to please.

I understood that the initial lead character was meant to be unlikeable so her bitterness didn’t bother me.

The story started to pick up about midway. However, the “twists” were highly predictable. I saw them a mile away. Was this intentional? Based on the way the rest of the story was constructed, I think not.

And what bothered me even more was the ending. I don’t want to give anything away so I’ll just say that the ending was weak. Very weak. It felt convenient to me.

The performance was one of the absolute worst that I’ve heard. And I’ve listened to hundreds of audiobooks now. She didn’t keep her characters voices consistent throughout the story. And if this was an intentional choice then it was a bad one. I hope she does exponentially better in any other projects that she works on.

I don’t like returning books once I’ve listened all the way through but...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great book, little confusing at times

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

I really enjoyed listening to this book. It was a good story that was well narrated.
There were a lot of flashbacks that all came together in the end. While the flashbacks were well dealt with, they did get a little jumbled midway through.
I was a little confused on a couple of issues and was left with one huge unaswered question. We get enough of those in real life.
However, overall, I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it.

What to Expect When You're Expecting an Apocalypse

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-18

That's what the title could have, or maybe should have, been.

There were interesting parts, but at one point I got pretty tired of hearing about soups and breads and babies.
The book finally got good at the very end. That part left me wondering what will happen next. But I doubt I'll bother to find out.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this lecture series and learned a lot. It has inspired me not only to visit the Iberian Peninsula, but to delve into the histories of other nations as well.
I enjoyed Prof. Salisbury's presentation and the overall presentation in general.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Stick to the subject matter please.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

It was a very interesting, very informative and we'll written book. However, I was suspicious that the author may have been injecting a little too much of her political veiwpoint towards the end of the book, which I could have done without.

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

It was a nice, fun book, entertaining, light, and clean. So far I have found all of the books in this series to be the same.
I would've prefered the narrator to have given Mort a New York accent. Otherwise she did a great job.