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Interesting

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

Reviewed: 2019-12-17

For the most part the story is captivating. Two females: one being a 'retired' spy and the other in search of her lost friend, intertwine on a path to find revenge, heal and build a sense of family. The last half of the book could have been shortened into one chapter as it is very repetitive. Also, the villain isn't a believable character. He is stereotypical and lacks a 'why' behind his actions.

Get ready to take notes

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

Reviewed: 2019-10-07

I (like a lot of people it seems) bought the audio book and then the hard copy! I needed to mark up some pages and take notes because everything Gabrielle Bernstein says is GOLD. I practiced one of her methods the morning I first started listening to this book and it completely changed my day and my week. Total awe. I didn't really believe in what she was saying until I put it to practice but now I definitely do. I highly recommend!!

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Incredible!

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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: 2019-08-01

I have never seen someone link lessons in ancient human history to modern, personal life experiences in such an intimate and captivating way. I would LOVE to take one of his seminars. This book inspired me to buy the Odyssey and listen to the poem itself. Thank you Daniel Mendelsohn!

If you love Homer and a female perspective

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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: 2019-08-01

I loved this book right from the beginning. The only thing I would change would be the amount of times Pat vividly described smells - all totally unappealing. I understood that it was a foul place after the first few descriptions and would have preferred more information on scenery and character appearances.

Either way, the main character is very like-able and I quite enjoyed how she portrayed the realities of what it would have been like to be a female captive in Agamemon's camp. I'm a lover of any portrayal of the Trojan war and this was especially well done!

Great read

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-01

This book had me listening outside of my morning commute! It had me thinking about what I would do to survive in a very dangerous wilderness. The characters are like-able and there are quite a few twists I didn't expect.

Fun Read

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

Reviewed: 2019-07-11

The book reads easy on the way to work or when you're doing chores. I liked how the perspective is from the murderer and it's interesting how the main character gets into the "passion" of killing in the first place. I have two complaints though: I was disappointed with how much it mimicked Gone Girl and the writing came off as stiff because the author doesn't contract words like "I am" "They are" "it is" etc. The over-pronunciation made it feel like a children's book at times.

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For Tweens

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

Reviewed: 2019-06-04

The plot was predictable with unrealistic characters that had unrealistic skills. I call this kind of book a "junk-food novel." There's not much thinking involved but someone between the age of 8-13 would have fun with it.

Juicy Read

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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: 2019-06-04

Love it and I don't think the show will do it justice! Not only was each character well rounded, they taught me things about my own life; If there was a mystery/therapy session/laugh-out-loud genre this would be in it. I love how Caroline Lee managed to pack so much meaning into a fun beach-read!

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Enthralling!

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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: 2019-06-04

I can usually predict the plot-twist in most stories but this one got me! I also loved the narration from both Hawkins and Brealey - their voices fit the characters perfectly. Over all, this book kept me captivated WELL after my commute! I would strongly recommend.

Interesting!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-17

The plot is pretty good. I found that it was more interesting in the beginning and kind of dropped off later on. Overall, this is a fun little read for a commute and, if you like female leads, you'll probably like this!

1 person found this helpful