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Carol

Perth, Australia
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So, different, so interesting, so enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-22-14

I selected this book with slight reservation as I had not really enjoyed Eat, Pray, Love. But I am so glad that I listened to this wonderful book. I think Elizabeth Gilbert made the science of botany very accessible, and the story that she has woven around the study of botany is very realistic. I fell in love with Alma Whittaker, and couldn't wait to find out what happened to her throughout her life. Juliet Stevenson is a skilled narrator, and made listening a joy. I had no idea how much I would enjoy this book, definitely a 5 out of 5.

Absolutely fabulous listening

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

Reviewed: 03-09-14

The Caine Mutiny would rate as one of the best books I have listened to. I loved everything about this book, and the narration was excellent. Herman Wouk's books never disappoint.

Beautifully written story of life

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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: 03-09-14

Wallace Stegner's insightful look at life, and death, is a delight. Beautifully narrated, a joy to listen to.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Compelling listening for all Trollope fans.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-12

The sixth book in the Palliser series is essential listening. To have followed the fortunes and misfortunes of all the characters, makes this last book so satisfying in that we know what happens to everyone. It is interesting to see how Trollope makes us aware of the changing times in the late 19th Century through the lives of all those who inhabit these wonderful books.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

The Palliser books stand alone

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

Reviewed: 02-10-12

The six Palliser books are wonderful. Timothy West is a superb narrator and brings the characters to life. Although it is very rewarding to listen to the series in sequence, I feel that each books is enjoyable on its own, without listening to them all. Highly recommended

2 of 2 people found this review helpful