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Crap

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-06-05

The most pointless, boring, interest vacant.....
I’ve never read a stupider book in my life. What a waste of time.

Shocking physical abuse...

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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: 2020-05-21

This book is about the story of an abandoned little girl who was purchased by a New York couple who used her as a slave and living punching-bag. I’m horrified that such abuse could go on for 7 years. The animals who were allowed to take the child should have been imprisoned for the rest of their lives, but who am I to judge. I thought my father was abusive. Whaaaaa! This is an account of evil that we rarely hear about, and I pray to God will never again occur. However, such accounts are still playing out under our noses and the perpetrators hide their evil doings very well and for far too long. Excellent reading of the actual court transcripts.

Honest, Heart-Breaking and Funny All Rolled Into One

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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: 2020-04-26

I do not possess the ability to do Jann’s book justice in this review. This is Jann Arden like we’ve never seen her. Through the openness and honesty of her own words, the sometimes hilarious Jann takes us on a journey of what seemed like a lifetime, as she reads from her diary. We are allowed into the most private, heartbreaking trials of one of Canada’s most talented artists. Jann has a heart of gold and the patience of Job, as she deals with, not only her mother’s but also her father’s late stage illness. She shows us how to cope, how to live and how to love our own parents or loved-ones, through the hardest trials of being the caregiver. Thank you Dear Jann. You are a beautiful and talented Canadian treasure and you occupy a special place in the hearts of your fellow Canadians. May God Bless You for sharing your story with us.

Beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-04-22

Memoirs of a Midwife, working with families in the gritty, impoverished derelict tenement housing of post war London. This is the story of a nurse trained in helping to safely bring forth the babies of London’s baby boom’. It’s the true story of one woman’s journey to find faith and trust in God’s omnipotent power, in the circle of life of a harsh and seemingly impossible existence.
This is the beautiful recollections of Jennifer Wirth, a pretty and young Midwife, full of life and devotion to her calling during her stay in an East-end nunnery. Safely guided by the Anglican Sisters, she is taught humility and the Love of her fellow human beings while working in some of the most difficult situations brought on by England’s fight for liberty and the toll it took on her people. An excellent book. An excellent series on television. I love it and so will you. Ten stars!

A view from behind the curtain of silence.....

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Reviewed: 2020-04-09

Perhaps the first biography, I’ve read, of a survivor of a Jewish concentration camp. Many stories have been written, but never enough has been written as told by the survivors. Time is not on their side. The story of survival, of the result of evil rearing it’s ugly head. We must know what happened. If evil is allowed to hide in the shadows of silence then we risk the repetition of history’s mistakes. The cries of the innocent have been far too long, unheard, by those of us who need to hear them. How can we prevent another Aushwitz lest we stop to listen, to the words of those innocent men, women and children who lived through hell and emerged from the man made disease called ‘Indifference’. Who is next? Lest it be us, we must learn and change the world!

Riveting!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-12-11

Absolutely riveting documentary about the golden state murderer. The story takes you into the time and place during this horrific time. The visuals are excellent as the descriptive narration is professional and precise. Excellent audiobook as told by the detectives in their own words. A must listen!

Very familiar story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-12-01

There is not much that’s new here except that the horror is told from a different vantage point. It’s still bad and not getting any better. The cure though is given in a way that only the most level headed citizen can wish.

Did I miss something?

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

Reviewed: 2019-11-26

This story is not finished. Did I miss a few chapters? This is not quite the story I had expected at all. I am left hanging....

Highly recommended reading....

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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: 2019-10-11

I highly recommend everyone, especially those who are opposed to having refugees enter our country, listen to this audiobook. If more people, who do not understand what the displaced people from war-torn countries are fleeing, this world could be a lot more peaceful place to live. The work up is a little slow with Malala telling her personal story first, but then the speakers change and the stories of other girls are told which then brings to light the terror and horror the refugees go through as they too must flee their homes and property or face certain death. If we could just all agree to offer a safe haven for these dear people at least while the wars and political upheaval is dealt with or rectified in their country. I believe that the only way to cure the mass poverty in third-world countries IS to educate the girls. From them will come the future of the entire village and from the village will come the prosperity of the country.

Riveting! I loved the book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-08-31

I could not put the book down until it was finished! Very well done! The story must be true. It bears all the marks of a real life story. Love, joy, heartache, sorrow.... The story of a young girl, who falls in love with the boy of her dreams, her unexpected pregnancy, her baby torn from her life and her struggle to cope with the hollowness in her heart and life. The rest.....you’ll have to read the book! The writing, the narration and the facts that are real, as they happened in Quebec during the be-damned tyranny of Dueplessie. (spelling?).
I recommend his book highly. It will have an effect on your life