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Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 2020-05-17

I saw the Emma Thompson movie and loved it. I got the book, but just couldn't get into it. The audio book is perfect for me because I can imagine the movie scenes as I listen. I love the story so listening and imagining suits me well. Rosamund Pike is a great narrator. She has a lovely voice, a soft accent and reads with sense and sensibility!

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Content is good

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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-05-17

This is not narrated by Thich Nhat Hanh and I didn't think it mattered, but to me, it did matter. I did not enjoy the narrator. The content was good and I completed the book but I would make sure to be aware of the narrator if I downloaded another book attributed to Thich Nhat Hanh. The narrator's voice was not appealing to me.

Content is good, but the narrator's voice?

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

Reviewed: 2020-05-17

I started listening to this book but had to stop. I could not tolerate the narrator's voice. This is just my opinion, but his voice was kind of whiny and slow. It took away from the content because the voice bothered me so much. I am sure other listeners might not agree, but I honestly could not listen! I listen to a lot of audio books and the narration is what makes or breaks the text, in my opinion.

Great Fun

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

Reviewed: 2020-05-17

If you like RIck Mercer, you'll enjoy listening to his rants. He is funny, yet gets across some very relevant points.

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not what I expected

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-05-17

Somehow I thought this book would be a series of lessons, but it is literally 2000 sentences spoken in French and translated into English. The narrator has a clear, lovely accent but she just reads "Sentence 1....Sentence 2....". There doesn't appear to be any rationale behind the sentences either. No sentence is related to another so nothing is in context like a story or conversation would be. I don't really get the point of this book, other than listening to the French language. It's kind of boring to listen to unrelated sentences in a long list. I guess if you wanted to write down vocabulary words as you listened, it might help you to learn some new words, but it won't help you to understand French. What is the point?