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A must read for anyone dealing with chronic illness

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Reviewed: 18-02-20

Be it for yourself, or for the love one you’re caring for, or even for the friend you have with chronic pain or illness, this book is a must read.

It will help understand it, it will give you tools to help, it will let you know you are not alone on this.

Thanks Toni! It helped me a lot!

So much inspiration from someone so young.

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Reviewed: 01-08-19

I found Molly a few days ago and was really pleased to know she was releasing an audiobook, as it’s my favorite way to read.

This young girl is amazing. She is raw enough, emotional enough, real enough and has a lot to teach. And she’s funny too.

If you’re going through something hard in your life, or even if you just think your life sucks, listen to her and get inspired to be more, be happy, be fulfilled.

Thanks Molly, it was a very nice read.

Helpful and interesting

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Reviewed: 30-05-19

After my curiosity was aroused by reading about A Course in Miracles, I found it hard to read/study the original text, specially because not believing in God myself, the constant mentioned of God/Jesus/The Holy Spirit, irked me some.

This workshop, because this a live workshop, enable me to understand some of the principles in A Course in Miracles, and in reality spiked my interest in reading it and doing the workbook.

It didn't really change my life, but it open a door to wanting to learning new things.

The author is also a real good communicator which helps a lot in making it an easy listen.

A must read

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Reviewed: 12-04-19

Amazingly, although it is a big book, with lots of information about lots of people, it is incredibly interesting for anyone who is curious to what happened to Queen Victoria's children and their children. I trully enjoyed every chapter and found out an incredible amount of new information.

This book is great for thin, obsessed dieters.

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Reviewed: 09-04-19

If you are a thin/normal weight person, who lives obsessed with dieting and what you eat and how much you exercise, this is your book. And I can even call it a great book.

If you are, as I am and lots of people are, already overweight and already suffering from all the problems excess weight might bring you, it is sadly not. And yes, sorry to burst your bubble, being overweight isn't nice, happy or healthy for most.

I actually agree with most of the concepts mentioned, specially the restriction theory, but this book does not take into account the abundant access to food we have today, the incredibly sedentary lives we live, and the fact that most people use food to console themselves constantly and will eat themselves to death.

This is written for people with under or normal weight, who can easily put a few pounds, even if socially that scares them to death. It is written for the aesthetic dieter, not for the people who cannot lose weight, no matter how much they try.

And sorry, you lost me on the emotional part of the book. Lots of people are in touch with themselves and their body, have dealt with their traumas, don't live hiding their feelings and have no problem with how they look in the mirror, and keep gaining weight.

So, a great book for some, but not for all.

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I don't usually give bad reviews...

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Reviewed: 06-03-19

I don't usually give bad reviews... but for the 100th time I hear "she said", I was done with it. And it was not one hour into the book.

The story might even be interesting, I didn't get a chance to know, but the dialogue is so badly written, that I could not listen to it longer.

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I gave up...

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Reviewed: 04-09-18

I usually love this kind of book, but I couldn’t hear this one... I simply couldn’t understand the Scottish accent... I couldn’t follow the story because I didn’t understand it. This book should not be categorized as an English book.

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It doesn't disappoint!

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Reviewed: 08-01-18

Where does The Pearl Sister rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very near my top of the list.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character, CeCe, as I identified with her immensely.

Which character – as performed by Stephanie Racine and Rehanna MacDonald – was your favourite?

I loved both CeCe and Kitty. The narrators where perfect.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Oh my God yes! I did cry a lot. Which is great, it meant I was really feeling the story.

Any additional comments?

Read the entire series! Read all her books! Lucinda Riley rocks!

3 people found this helpful

Best Jane Austen biography ever!

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Reviewed: 23-11-17

For those who love Jane Austen and Lucy Worsley's style of introducing history this is a treat! I ended it with a much clearer notion of who Jane Austen was and how her world was like.

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Enjoyable long read

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Reviewed: 04-05-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The lenght. It's too long for the story.

Would you recommend Firefly Summer to your friends? Why or why not?

To some, not all. It's a good book for the endurance reader.

What does Kate Binchy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The accent. I really like her reading.

Was Firefly Summer worth the listening time?

Yes, it was. Although long I really wanted to know how all characters would end up (and there's a ton of those too).

Any additional comments?

Maeve Binchy might not be for everyone, but she's a patient story teller. I'm looking forward to discover more of her books.