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Fun, but distracting accents

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

Reviewed: 03-08-20

I love Jenny Colgan, and this was a fun, breezy story. However, it felt like it could have been proofed better - writing was a bit sloppy in places. Also, the main character thinks/narrates with a British accent but talks not-great-American, which I found distracting and unnecessary. I'd recommend Resistance is Futile over this one, any day.

Delightful

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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: 03-08-20

Delightful story, with wonderful music and Raul Julia does a superb job of the narration.

Great adventure story

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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: 16-07-20

I really enjoyed this great adventure story with well-crafted characters and a superb narration. Would recommend.

Loved it!

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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: 16-07-20

Loved it, especially the music and the narration - Denzel Washington does a great job of all the animal voices.

Sweet story for the most part, but ...

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

Reviewed: 16-07-20

*SPOILER ALERT* This was mostly a sweet story, but was really let down by a terribly sexist ending. For me, that ruined a good listen. Whoopi Goldberg does a good job of the narration.

Another brilliant performance

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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: 24-06-20

Another brilliant performance by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. A very enjoyable listen, good progression of the series.

Good fun but only half the length

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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: 06-08-19

This was good fun, an excellent production, but note it's only half the length, since the questions are repeated twice, in two different formats - blocks of 10 questions and answers, then each individual Q&A.

Molly Book 1 cover art
  • Molly Book 1
  • An Unpredictable Thriller About Two Friends Filled with Emotion and Shocking Surprises
  • By: Bellamy Grayfield
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett

Terrible

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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: 30-08-18

Poorly written and badly narrated - the narrator sounds like a breathy robot. Couldn't get past the first 10 minutes.

Another fascinating and entertaining book from MG

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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: 03-04-18

I'm a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell's writing, and this didn't disappoint. A good scientific approach to telling the background and factors that support success. Plenty of ah-ha moments. Works well as an audiobook, read by the author.

What is a feminist?

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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: 12-03-18

What is a feminist? The Oxford English Dictionary defines a feminist simply as ‘An advocate or supporter of the rights and equality of women’. I expected this short work to be more academic, with more facts and figures, but instead it was a well-written personal essay on the experience of being a woman, in particular in the author's native Nigeria. Read elegantly by the author. Highly recommended.