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Interesting ideas, really annoying characters

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-21

I really enjoyed the premise and where the story could eventually lead, however the characters are very annoying. Every single one of them is unrealistically sarcastic, especially considering the new realities they were facing. It really detracted from the overall doom and gloom of the story to hear them constantly lobbing sarcastic comments back and forth to each other. Perhaps it's the way the narrator portrayed the sentences and it wasn't the authors original intention. I probably wont continue with this series, but I hope the character dialog changes in the future.

Narration is phenomenal

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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: 2019-03-11

This is a great book, and very very applicable to today's challenges in society. I have to say also, the narration for this book is second to none. Tim Robbins does such a great job with it. He legitimately brings this story to life in your imagination. It's a shame that he doesn't do many audiobooks.

Seems almost wrong...

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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: 2019-03-04

I can honestly say that hearing about death has never been so fun. It's such an odd subject to add humor to, but the stories told could leave a person very depressed if humor wasn't present. There's also some very good points made towards the end regarding the state of health care today and possible future plagues.

Very informative subject

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-04

This was a very well done course with some really great insight on human personality. I can say that it dragged on a bit towards the end and felt a bit repetitive, but because the subject matter was so dense, it was worth hearing some of it repeated. I'll likely listen to this again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

About as great as I expected

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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: 2019-03-04

I really, really, really loved the movie of this book series. It seemed long overdue to give the book a try. I can say that the movie covers the book extremely well, so you won't be adding much to the story. But some of the emotions you experience during the book just can't be replicated on screen to the same degree. It's worth a read for sure. The narrator was great with this book as well.

Amazing audiobook for a Canadian classic

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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: 2019-03-04

I have to admit, I was skeptical of Rachel McAdams when I started this book. I found it a bit difficult to get past envisioning some of her characters she plays on screen when she was reading. But once I got past that, she was fantastic. This was my first experience of the book and I can proudly say it started me on the journey down the series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

You really can't go wrong here

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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: 2019-03-04

This books is absolutely fantastic and has something in it for everybody. It seems like it may have been marketed towards women to a degree, but I didn't find that it was written that way. It's a very personal glimpse into their family life in the White House and the many challenges that go along with it.

Michelle Obama can also add narrator to the many things she's great at as well.

Great book, narrator was a poor choice

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-04

The book is great. It's slightly less engaging than the first of the series but the story still remains captivating and worth a read/listen. The narrator however was an extremely poor choice. She reads fine, but if you are trying to find yourself deep in the story you'll have a hard time getting past the British accent applied to a Canadian. This is especially annoying if you just finished the first novel narrated by Rachel McAdams. The audio quality also seemed very dated.

Don't read reviews!

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-03-22

I think the reviews is what ruined this book for me. No review I read gave away the end, but knowing about a twist made me look for it and I figured it out early on in the book which made the end pretty disappointing. If I avoided reviews I may have appreciated what the author did a little more. I didn't particularly care for narrator in this case either.