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Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-07-25

Gottlieb writes about her experience of being a therapist in therapy. She also shares the fascinating history of how she came to be a therapist, provides an excellent summary of many things learned in therapist training, and vividly describes her work with four unique clients (whom I presume she somehow de-identified, though I haven't figured out how). Brittany Presley did a fantastic job as narrator; she was so natural that I often forgot she was reading someone else's work. Particularly recommended for therapists and those in therapist training!

Addictively enjoyable

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-07-23

I did not expect to love this one, but I did (though the jury is still out on that ending). I could not stop listening to this, and would find excuses to leave the house and go for a walk with my earbuds. The four narrators did a fantastic job, I will definitely look for other titles by the same actors.

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I get the feeling I've read this before.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-20

When reviewers say that this is typical Stephen King, they aren't kidding. The Outsider is three parts It, two parts End of Watch, and one part Doctor Sleep. If, like me, you've read all those books, you'll be scratching your head through the whole book feeling like you've read this story before. Even so, it is what Stephen King does best: a creepy page-turner. #Audible1

Bravo Cristin Milioti!

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-20

A baby is abducted, the crime scene is compromised, and a Mommy group becomes unhinged as its members try to solve the mystery, unwittingly exposing secrets long kept hidden. Five stars for being addictively, compulsively readable. Five stars for Cristin Milioti's fantastic narration. Three stars for literary value. Note: Mothers who have lost a baby (in any sense) might find this book triggering, so proceed with caution. #Audible1

Well researched Canadian feminist perspective

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-20

I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed Bird’s Eye View! Elinor Florence performed meticulous research to craft a unique story of a Canadian woman in the Air Force during WWII. My only criticism of the novel lies with the cold fish of a protagonist, whom I found sterile and standoffish. (Even as the main character’s haughtiness was acknowledged mid-way through the book, I didn’t find any change or growth in character). This may have been the result of the author’s extensive experience as an objective journalist, or I may have been influenced by the narrator's flat narration. Aside from this, it was a pleasant yarn of a tale! For fans of war fiction (particularly for those seeking a feminist perspective), I would definitely recommend this book. #Audible1

Whatchoo talkin about Booker?

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-20

Longlisted for 2018 Man Booker Prize. When crime fiction gets longlisted for the Booker Prize, you have my attention. The novel starts off intriguingly enough...in fact, three (seemingly unconnected, but we know better, don't we?) stories each pull in the reader: 1. Three children are left abandoned in a car on the side of the highway while their pregnant mother walks to get help, but she never returns; 2. Police detectives are on the hunt for a burglar who breaks into family homes to steal healthy food, commit vandalism, and sleep in a child's bed; and 3. A pregnant woman awakens to a sound in the night and finds a knife with the note "I could have killed you." At about 25% of the way through the story, I thought this was the most gripping thriller I had read since The Silence of the Lambs! But then, as the stories joined, the intrigue diminished. It was still an enjoyable listen, but I'm now among the many who are baffled that this made it onto the Booker Long List. #Audible1

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Existential Drama

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-20


Four siblings, aged 13 and under, seek a gypsy who allegedly has the ability to tell a person the date of his/her death. After finding the gypsy’s apartment, each child is privately invited into her home and told a date of death. How this information impacts each sibling leads to divergent life choices and existential subtext about the purpose of life.
The first half of the book was a solid “four star” book, but the second half felt like a deflated balloon where I got the shtick and just wanted the author to get to her point.
It is (hopefully not) a spoiler to reveal that at least one of the siblings dies. Full disclosure: As someone who has lost a sibling, this made for a sometimes emotionally-challenging experience.
I read this book for a book club, and what a perfect book club selection it is! I anticipate that the discussion will be very interesting, as we will undoubtedly debate the characters’ choices, but also our own personal philosophies about life. #Audible1

Adjoa Andoh is a miracle

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-02-05

The Power is a great concept with a so-so plot. Andoh's performance is absolutely magical.

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