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Weirdest narration

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

Reviewed: 2019-11-23

I struggled to get through this because of the narrator. She puts the oddest inflections, intensity and excitement to the characters . . . right from the beginning when the excitement of the emergency room personnel over a 67 year old heart attack patient made me worry they were all going to hyperventilate.
The story wasn't bad, but obviously written long before the me too movement. I found some of the sex scenes concerning . . . I guess "no" didn't mean "no" in the 90s??? And, seriously . . . fall in love and get engaged in 11 days??? Give me a break.

Horrible sound quality!

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-17

I’ll be returning this!
I can’t stand listening to it.
Can’t get through the first chapter due to the tinny sound of the narration. It sounds like the narrator recorded it on speaker phone.
Too bad. I’ve like other Linwood Barclays books.

Excellent!

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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: 2019-05-29

As a Registered Early Childhood Educator, I was interested in learning more about Fred Rogers and his significant contribution to the field. I knew he was a genuine and kind man, and I knew he studied with some influential theorists, but I didn’t expect to be so impressed with other aspects of him, like his views on inclusion (especially given he was a Minister), and that he stuck so firmly to his ideals and principles (eg. on advertising to children).
He is a true leader, albeit a shy, reluctant one, and an exceptional human!
This is a must-read/must-listen!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Excellent narration!

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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: 2019-05-29

I really enjoyed this book, and especially loved the narration! His inflection and pace was perfect, and the hint of old school detective vibe was just right ; not overdone.
I look forward to searching more Linwood Barclay books and narrations by Mark Zeisler!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Really good until . . .

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-23

I’ve enjoyed this series, and would have rated higher on story, but Mr. Omer lost me in the rescue at the end. If he was writing in the hopes of an action movie deal . . . good luck with that.
Stick to what would be rationale and believable. . . because what he wrote should have had Hannah fired.

Inspiring!

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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: 2019-04-25

I usually don't like autobiographies because I end up no longer liking the author. Most I find sound full of themselves, and turn me off. But not with this book! Pete Buttigieg is so humble and self-deprecating, and spends very little time on his incredible accomplishments (Harvard, Oxford, his ability to speak many languages, etc.), and instead devotes more time to the campaigns he lost.
I also found that a guy with his credentials and accomplishments could so easily talk down to people, but he absolutely doesn't!
This book was a real pleasure to listen to, and I hope with every fiber that Americans don't pass up an opportunity to elect such an intelligent, tactful, classy #46! If you don't, on behalf of Canadians, we want Pete!

Anti-vaxxer’s dream

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-04

I can’t even describe how much I disliked this book.
It is based solely on the premise that 99% of doctors are bought and paid for the “big pharma” and have absolutely no scruples or ethics.
Additionally, just as unbelievable is the lining up up the vaccine story EXACTLY with the story of the doc’s new wife and her secret.
Absolutely stupid book.
I’m so bothered by this on behalf of good family doctors and pedestrians everywhere.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Couldn't stop listening

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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: 2019-02-21

It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a book (audio or paper) as much as this one! I LOVE a book that keeps me guessing, and just when I thought I'd figured this one out, there was a little twist . . . then another. Great character development! Really enjoyable!

22 of 24 people found this review helpful

Disjointed

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-20

If there was a thread linking these characters, it wasn’t apparent. I found this to be a disjointed telling of a few lives with the only link being a shared therapist.

Love the narration

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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: 2018-10-17

I could listen to Ron McLarty read the phone book. So it’s a bonus he’s reading a good story!