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Initially brutal but ultimately triumphant

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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: 2020-12-15

I read this story, first, when nine. Listening to Pablo Schreiber’s excellent recitation had me harkening to my days of reading well into the night: curled into a ball to ward-off the chill, under the covers, flashlight in hand. This story is brilliantly written, in its often brutality, and wonderfully read. Enjoy!

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Enjoyed the Characters

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

Reviewed: 2020-12-13

The development was a wee bit saccharine, at times, but I loved the age of the characters; not another 20-something love story. She gifted us with mature, whole characters!

Content: cars, speed, innumerable names

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

Reviewed: 2020-07-29

If you love cars and speed and care what happened in the early 1900s, up to the 60s, this book could be for you. I do my utmost to always finish a book once I’ve started it. This was a slog. I was glad when it was over.

Decent sophomore attempt

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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: 2020-07-25

The first was fun and this book 2 was good. There wasn’t the same tension and I figured it out long before it was over.

Performance outstripped material

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

Reviewed: 2020-06-17

The story was pap. It was akin to an old harlequin romance. I’d expected better. The narration was superb!

Good Listen

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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: 2020-02-11

I purchased this not knowing it was book2… Initially, I was a wee bit confused. The author should’ve done a little more recap for listeners who joined in book2. Once I got all the characters straight, I enjoyed it immensely. The narrator assisted by giving different characters, different accents. Ultimately, it was a feel-good story. Bring on Book3!

Native Reality

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

Reviewed: 2020-01-22

It was a beautifully rendered story of a Canadian tragedy. So much was lost, squandered, but it is ultimately a story of overcoming; finding your path to survival!

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Honest

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-28

Her recounting was unhurried and heartfelt. I appreciated the quiet delivery and honesty in sharing the good, bad, and ugly parts of her amazing life. She was unflinching in the telling of her story and finally to the reaction to her nation’s choice of successor.