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Lisa Minarovich

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The story we have been waiting for!

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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: 2019-09-20

I won't give anything away. Atwood is, as always, a brilliant writer who creates characters so real, you feel as if you know each one in true life. The Testaments did not disappoint in any way. A special shout out for the narration in the Audible version - every performance was beautiful, but above all, Ann Dowd's familiar Aunt Lydia was flawless and riveting.

Don't be fooled. not part of the series

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-10

Wish I'd read the description before purchasing. just a repack of old story. Avoid! Dull!

poor quality recording

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

Reviewed: 2019-07-29

The DCI Ryan stories are entertaining, but not outstanding. The Audible versions suffer mostly from a narrator that can't do female voices. This particular book's, High Force, audible recording is poor - so you can't really listen to it with anything but ear buds. the volume is set so low, that even on high you can barely hear it. it's ruined this particular book for me. Some quality control is needed at Audible.

I give up

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

Reviewed: 2019-06-16

I've been going through the Vera Stanhope series. I truly like the character, but I"m going to stop now. Cleaves hasn't developed the characters at all from one book to the next. They are almost entirely static and unsatisfying. If I have to read that Vera is fat one more time, I'll lose it. The author mentions it at least once a chapter. She seems to think that weight is either a defining characterization or has some sort of screwed-up hatred for fat people. I can't figure it out, but it's become so boring, I can't continue.

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Sad Offering from Horowitz

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-11

It was an interesting idea, but at least 30 percent of this book is simply an annotated CV of Horowitz's accomplishments which adds nothing to the plot of the mystery. This book is mostly a sad brag by the author about what he's worked on and who he's worked with. His "character" s" involvement in "the mystery" was unnecessary entirely.

better on paper

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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: 2019-02-08

Although the story is a good one, it is probably best read in book form and not listened to on Audible. It jumps about chronologically, and where that might be clear on paper, it is not while listening, which led to confusion. There also seems to be a few strings left dangling, aside from a purposeful one. Otherwise a good story. As with the others in the series, the editing is abominable - lots of mistakes, as they were rushing to release. This also lessens the enjoyment, at least for me.

A must read for anyone with a heart!

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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: 2018-09-13

This was recommended to me by a friend, who always recommends great books and "A Little Life" did not disappoint. It did come with the caveat of "prepare to cry". I'm not much of a crier, but he was absolutely right. This book show you the joy, the despair, the kindness and the cruelty that infuses all our lives. It's heart-breaking and uplifting at the same time. The main characters are relatable whether you're gay or straight, male or female. It's one of those books you don't want to end, but can't wait to finish. I will never forget these characters. I feel like I'm gushing, but it really didn't disappoint in any sense. The narrator was also wonderful. He was able to create a separate voice for each character, and never read in the dreaded monotone . I've recommended A Little Life to everyone I know, and now to everyone I don't. Best book I've read or listened to in years. #Audible1