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An apocalypse without Zombies

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Reviewed: 2019-12-15

How does the world react to a true pandemic? What happens to the people who remain? How does infrastructure collapse and how do people rebuild? Would you survive?

Engaging story

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Reviewed: 2019-12-03

Short enough to listen to on a long commute or a quick road trip.

Incredible story of resilience and achievement.

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Reviewed: 2019-11-23

Trigger Warning: this memoir includes details of emotional and physical abuse, and descriptions of severe injuries that were caused by neglect.

I bought this book as a daily deal and it sat on my virtual shelf for a while. it wouldn't have if I'd known what was waiting.
This is a moving memoir that doesn't flinch from the grisly details of an abusive childhood, the impact of her father's mental illness, or her struggle to become educated.
Highly recommended.

A challenging but rewarding experience

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Reviewed: 2019-09-02

I was transported to India. To a time and place I've never considered. Utterly out of context and struggling to build meaning. So unusual. But oh my heart...the beauty of this prose! Allusion, simile, metaphor like a chanted, haunting refrain, lending structure and import to memory.

Not for the faint of heart or those reluctance to struggle for understanding, The God of Small Things will remain with you for a very long time.

A nice story, if a little predictable.

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Reviewed: 2019-08-05

I enjoyed the story despite feeling a bit like Ms Robert's phoned this one in. My favourite parts were the interactions between Griff and Callie.

Beautifully written, warmly narrated, insightful.

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Reviewed: 2019-07-03

This book is so very much better than I remember the movie being. Or, I am so much more ready for these words. Or, when the time is right, the message will be heard.

Fascinating biography of a woman centuries ahead

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Reviewed: 2019-06-12

Centuries ahead of her time. Eliza Lucas Pinckney brought indigo dye production to South Carolina. This is a fascinating look at the life and mind of a woman who at 16 years old, took over the running of 3 plantations. Amazing woman! Excellent storytelling. Lovely narration.

Fantastic Book!

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Reviewed: 2019-05-05

I could not put this book down. not only that, it inspired me to read more about Everest, learn about Everest, look at pictures and videos about Everest. It opened up a new world to me.

Well written. Well paced. Beautifully narrated by the author.

into the heart of the dragon.

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Reviewed: 2019-04-19

Nora Roberts has a talent for putting you in the middle of the action. I don't know how a real smoke jumper would feel, but to a person who can't imagine jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, much less into the middle of a raging fire, this story feels real. I will certainly think about the real smoke jumpers this fire season.

spooky supernatural

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Reviewed: 2019-03-28

I enjoyed this book. The main characters are all ordinary people, which makes them relatable, who live in extraordinary circumstances.

Phil Gigante is one of my favorite male narrators. Each of his male characters have their own voice - different pace, accent, mannerisms - thatbrings each to life as individuals. The same is true of female voices, but sometimes the effort to differentiate comes off as too much "valley girl" and not enough smart woman.

Good opener to the series. I'll definitely continue with the rest!