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incredible narration start to finish

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Reviewed: 2019-12-03

Jane Curtain and John Cena really stand out but the entire cast is great. found the silliness entertaining and a nice change of pace from my typical true crime stories

jumped around a bit too much

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-04-24

this is the first I've been disappointed in a JP novel. I found the timeline jumped back and forth and between characters without much (or any) pause in narration. I was often left thinking ok, wait... who are we talking about now? what just happened? I got thru it but don't recommend it.

hard time buying into the whole story

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Reviewed: 2019-02-05

I found the details of her story a bit erratic and non sensical. while I understand her story is awash in mental health issues, so much didn't make sense - like continually returning home and maintaining her relationship with Shaun long after she had escaped it. also, some of the level of injuries she described seemed far too critical for homeopathics - and I prescribe to that form of healing. I was curious how she was paying for all her flights back and forth and her time at Harvard, as well.
overall I believe SOMETHING messed up was going on, I would like to hear more than one side of the story in this case.

riveting with exquisite narration

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Reviewed: 2018-12-20

I wasn't sure that this storyline would interest me but I was pulled in right away. the skill of the narrator, slipping easily between characters and many, many accents, was astounding. I truly feel this book should be heard instead of read to really become immersed in these characters.

i will definitely watch the TV series if it comes to fruition - if for no other reason than to see the beloved character, Prabaka, come to life on the screen.

great company on a long drive

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Reviewed: 2018-09-04

the story and the narration kept me completely engaged during a solo 13-hour cross country d
rive. some of it was a tiny bit predictable and at the end I still had a couple of questions that were not answered for me. However overall I very much enjoyed the story beginning to end. Jodi Picault never disappoints

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skilled narration

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Reviewed: 2018-08-18

I found the characters in this book very compelling. Sebastian and all of the characters are brought vividly to Life by the narrator. I was sorry when the story ended

a MUST for any true fan of The Princess Bride.

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Reviewed: 2017-11-27

this is a lovely, behind the scenes type telling of the making of the classic movie. it's rare to hear of such a special project and the lasting, positive effect it has on the world for those who have seen or read it.

nothing really happens

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2017-11-22

it's a reasonably entertaining, well written and brilliantly narrated story about life in another time & place. I stuck with it waiting for something memorable to happen but it never did. then, just like that, it was over.

you simply cannot go wrong with Steinbeck.

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Reviewed: 2017-10-27

I so love his skill with words. listening to this account of America circa 1960 it struck me that while so much has changed.... very little has changed.

Gary Sinise does the work justice.

beautifully balanced

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Reviewed: 2017-10-12

Angie Thomas has tackled a volatile topic with grace and fairness. She tells the story with a view from both sides, albeit without a true voice for the officer. Still, a more than reasonable attempt to walk the middle path. As someone working in law enforcement I wasn't sure what to expect. I enjoyed story, beginning to end. The author managed to point to problems on BOTH sides of this dilemma and made clear that not ALL members of either side are bad/wrong, or good/right; each camp has work to do.

As for the narrator, Bahni Turpin - she brought the characters to vivid life and I could listen to her talk all day long.