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Incredible!

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5 out of 5 stars
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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
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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

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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: 2019-08-01

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
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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
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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
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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!

Enthralling!

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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: 2019-06-04

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!

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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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!

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Good book to keep you company during a commute

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-17

I enjoyed this! The story of Dracula is an interesting one. There were some slow bits but overall it was pretty good!

A fun read!

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-16

This has a great mix of fantasy and realism! I also love how almost all the featured characters are strong females. The plot line stays interesting and unpredictable which is a tricky task when dealing with fairytale tropes!!

My one correction would be in regards to the switching of characters. The narrator tried her best to put on different voices for each character but it is difficult to decipher despite her efforts. There are about five characters that the narrator constantly switches between and you don't know that a switch has happened until at least a paragraph or two in. This means that a lot of time is spent on trying to figure out who is talking instead of just leaning back and enjoying the story. I imagine that it would be easier to tell the difference in book-form as perhaps the name of the character speaking might be stated at the head of each chapter/switch?