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Bloody hilarious, gory sci-fi fun.

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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: 2020-09-23

A clever, funny take on your typical science fiction story. Reminiscent of "We Are Legion: We Are Bob", it's totally worth a listen, and as usual Wil Wheaton's narration is spot on. I'll be buying this in paperback, that's how much I enjoyed it.

Great stories, great narration, great value.

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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: 2020-09-16

Beverly Cleary brings Ramona to life in this entire set of Ramona books. Stockard Channing reads the books with feeling and manages to find a new voice for each character. She even maintains those voices across all the books! A really good listen, especially if you have smaller kids. Ideal for road trips or if you were a 70s or 80s kid and are feeling nostalgic. Definitely recommended.

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Great book, bad parenting

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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: 2020-08-13

As always the Goldy Bear series doesn't disappoint. The dialigue is snappy, the storyline moves quickly enough to keep you interested, the ending isn't overly obvious, and I love that all the recipes are at the end of the book. The one thing that drives me crazy in this book is the way Goldy and her son interact. He's rude, thoughtless, and defiant, and she lets him get away with it. And no, I'm not a senior citizen lamenting the "good old days)", just a parent who would never let her kid get away with that kind of crap. Goldy is a great protagonist, she just needs a bit of backbone when it comes to dealing her son. I found that frustrating, but except for that, it's a great listen.

Great listening, irritating parenting

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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: 2020-07-26

Dianne Mott Davidson's Goldy mysteries are always a fun listen, and this is no exception. Good story, interesting plot and relatable characters. My only complaint is how the author has chosen for her main character to parent. If my kid ever behaved the way Goldy's does they'd be punished, not pampered. I understand there are lots of parenting styles, but her kid is a spoiled brat and it distracted from the story. Otherwise a great read.

Sad, gripping and potentially triggering

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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: 2020-05-30

A nearly unbelievable story about the repercussions of the actions (and inactions) of a young, naive woman in 1950s England whose children are kidnapped by their father. Some of the people in this story are thoroughly unlike able (I'm referring to both parents here) but the story itself is fascinating. Be aware that anyone who has experienced trauma in the form of mental abuse or abandonment at the hands of their parents WILL be triggered by this story.

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Sweet, lightweight cozy mystery.

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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: 2020-05-05

Sherlock it's not, but if you're looking for a light, kitty based mystery, you'll love this. There two dozen other books in this series, so if you like it there's lots more to listen to.

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Meh.

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

Reviewed: 2020-04-17

It's almost not worth the time it takes to type this, hence the title of this review. If you're like most fans of the series you flat out hate Ross Barton and will be glad that their honeymoon is cut short. That being said, the rest of the story is just bland. None of the fun, none of the feisty female that once was Hannah Swensen. Please Ms. Fluke, get your head out of your arse and put some thought into the series again, or get a better ghostwriter.

Just. Don't. Bother.

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

Reviewed: 2020-03-06

Why do I keep listening to these books? It's obvious Joanne Fluke isn't writing them anymore, and they're getting worse and worse. I've loved reading about Hannah over the years but ever since they started the storyline with her marrying Ross the series has bombed. The reading of recipes is beyond boring, and the main character is thirty-something but behaves like a senior citizen. How can she possibly be computer illiterate at this age? Why do the two main male characters let Hannah continue to string them along, even after she'd married someone else? And this one has almost an entire chapter on quiche. QUICHE! First they describe how Hannah makes her quiche, in detail, then there's a recipe for how YOU can make quiche. Shoot me now. So, don't waste your credit. Do yourself a favor and try Diane Mott Davidson instead.

Great book for fans of Predator

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-23

Loved it. Only one story wasn't to my taste (hence the 4 stars for story) but a great listen overall. Highly recommend it for anyone who enjoyed the Predator movies, comic books or graphic novels.

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This series has really gone downhill

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-01

The latest in Fluke's Hannah Swensen mystery series is a frustrating listen. Like the last few books in the series, there are continuity errors (in this one the author refers to Dean Lawrence as having moved to England when his murder was the subject of Cherry Cheesecake Murder), overly descriptive passages regarding boring, everyday tasks, and missing characters (where was Andrea?). The identity of the murderer was obvious very early on and the so called cliffhanger ending could be spotted within the first hour of the audiobook. Overall I was not surprised or impressed. Save your credit,and if you must wade your way through this clunker of a novel, borrow it from your library.