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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-17

Mixed Review

i really liked the documentary about zip code 12345.

The Dickens story didn't have anything to do with the holidays.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-17

Wait for the Movie Instead

Meh. Sophomore slump. Interesting world building, but most of the characters were pretty stereotypical. I felt like I was reading the script for a blockbuster action film. I hope in his next book Weir goes back to his creativity and genius the inspired The Martian.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-17

Refreshing Alternative to the News

In these days when the media can't seem to cover anything but depressing news, its refreshing to hear about people doing good things.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-17

Great Characters & Narration

Thanks #Audible20 for getting me to step outside my genres. Hang on for last chapter!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-17

A Very Quiet, Enjoyable Book

Low-key Icelandic novel. Well narrated to convey the dry humor of the story. Good characters.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-17

Best Book I've Read This Year

Please read this! Wonderful characters make this very important story readable, personal & even humorous at times. This was the best book & best narrative I've read in 2017.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-17

A True Storyteller, Please Listen in Audio!

Sometimes I hesitate about a book when the author narrates it. Not so here! Sherman Alexie's storytelling absolutely made this book. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (named for the Patsy Cline song) is one of my top reads - and listens - of the year. Please, please, please read the audio version of this book! It was meant to be heard aloud. If you're familiar with Alexie's writing, this book is not like his other ones. It's not a humorous book; in fact, it's painfully intimate. It's his memoir of growing up in poverty on the Spokane Indian Reservation, with alcoholic parents He wrote book after his mother died as both a tribute to her and as a way to come to terms with their complicated relationship. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me was painful to listen to, and I didn't want it to end.
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-16

I Enjoyed This Odd Book

Quirky collection of...what? Short stories, imaginative wanderings? Maybe it's for you, maybe not. Great narration.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-16

Fantastic author, perfectly narrated

2nd time through Clay's Quilt this year. Silas House writes beautifully & narrated by one of the best.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-16

Beautiful.

This is one of the best books I've read this year, one of those novels you dont want to end. The narrator took some getting used to, but his style grew on me. The audiobook might have benefited from 2 narrators, though, one for each character.

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