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Great book!

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Reviewed: 2019-04-02

I’m not much of a fantasy novel fan, but I LOVE this series. I know the third book won’t be released for some time (just my luck) but it is still worth a read or two.
I love the characters and the world the author has created. I find the story charming and constantly entertaining. One of those books you just can’t put down.

Not really funny, but enjoyable.

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Reviewed: 2019-01-09

Full disclosure: I am a white, Canadian male who loves romantic comedies. So I was very much looking forward to reading this “outrageously funny” story. Instead, it felt like reading a mock-umentary about how rich some families in Singapore are. I found the description of wealth to be alienating and a bit grotesque, not elegant and lavish. The exchanges that I think were meant to be funny only made the characters look petty and shallow. It made me glad to not be a part if that group. But there were some redeeming elements to the story; Astrid, Rachel, Nick and Collin all seemed likeable I enjoyed their individual stories. I wonder if being white means I don’t get some of the jokes in the book, which is maybe why I didn’t love it. I hear the movie is better, but I can’t say as I haven’t seen it. A good read, but don’t believe the description on the jacket.

An entertaining novel!

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Reviewed: 2018-12-04

Charming characters and loveable dialogue! Another grand read by Patrick Taylor! A simple and wholesome read that leaves you smiling and with a good feeling in your heart!

Enjoyable the whole way through!

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Reviewed: 2018-11-15

Mr. Doyle is a gifted storyteller and a treat to listen to. I thoroughly enjoyed his anecdotes about his Canadian adventures and the insights he had regarding provincial relationships and Canadian identity. Just as good as his first book, but with a different focus.

A tough act to follow!

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Reviewed: 2018-11-03

Bought this book on the recommendation of a friend... so glad I did! An epic story, interesting characters (not too many of them), and very well written. I don’t often read fantasy novels, but this book will make you like the genre. Can’t wait to start the next one!
If there was something I didn’t like, it’s that I have so many questions! But I sense my answers are coming soon in the next book.

Very entertaining and provocative!

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Reviewed: 2018-09-14

My first foray into the works of Atwood. It won’t be my last, that’s for sure. Loved this story and enjoyed the mental exercises afterward. Such a great read!

Hilarious!

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Reviewed: 2018-09-13

Better than expected! This book was surprisingly even more funny than I anticipated and it even had me a bit weepy at times. An intriguing look into the character you love, while revealing so much about the actor you probably don’t know. #Audible1