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Rovaniemi, Finland
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Not an actual book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-19

I bought this thinking it was an audio BOOK. I didn't know this was a compilation of recordings of her live speeches/presentations. In these speeches, she uses body language and facial expressions in addition to words (for example saying "She went like" and then showing the expression/pose to the live audience) and obviously, those who only have access to the audio can't see them. Also, the frequent and loud reactions by the audience irritated me no end. I'm sure she had a lot of great things to say, but I had to stop listening less than thirty minutes in - I just couldn't go on. Had this been an actual audiobook, instead of a compilation of recordings of live speeches, I'm sure I would've enjoyed it.

21 of 23 people found this review helpful

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Different

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-11

This book has a lot of different characters in it, which made it a bit challenging to get into it as there was no single main character whose eyes I could see the others through and who I could easily identify with. Once I got used to this, however, I found the story quite entertaining and the multitude of colourful characters very interesting. Be warned, though, that you are likely to get a little confused in the beginning, as all those different characters are introduced into the story one after the other without any of them taking a leading role in it! Very different from anything that I've previously read or listened to, but still a colourful and entertaining story with a lot of interesting, comical and very peculiar characters.

Gripping

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-11

I found the main character very easy to identify with, and was immersed in the story right from the beginning. All the other characters were colourful and interesting as well, and the unraveling of the mystery was paced so that I didn't have a chance to get bored along the way. The skillful narration brought all the places, characters and events very vividly before my mind's eye, and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

Captivating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-11

This is a very well written and read book that takes the listener on a magical journey in a small coastal town where strange things are happening. This is a story of homecoming, self-discovery, friendship, facing one's fears, striving to reunite with one's loved ones and, of course, solving a mystery with many delightful, exciting and unexpected twists and turns. The story unfolds at a pace that makes it easy for the listener to get absorbed in it: no 'overload of information' occurs at any point, but it doesn't become boringly slow either. This book held me in its grip right from the beginning till the very end, and I found the ride very enjoyable and entertaining.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Very nicely done

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-11

Wonderfully written and highly entertaining, action-packed and humorous, as is usual for a Sisterhood book. No complaints!

Entertaining

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-11

Very well written, entertaining and fast-paced as usual, but Rosemary's mental breakdown happens a little too easily to be believable. Still a very good listen, though.

A confusing change of pace

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-11

Based on the back-cover text and the plotlines of the previous books in this series, I anticipated the Sisterhood to get "straight into action" in this one as well. I kept waiting for the story to begin and for the Sisterhood to "get on the case" as described in the back-cover text. When that finally happened, the action was over pretty fast and I almost felt like I had been cheated out of a story. Don't get me wrong, this is a pretty nice listen, but the case promised in the back cover doesn't actually start happening until quite a ways into the book.

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-11

While the action is as fast-paced as ever in a Sisterhood story, this particular story is also packed with strong emotions that evoke echoes in the reader as she gets immersed in the case and connects with Myra and the Sisters. A wonderfully written story.

Entertaining

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-11

While just as entertaining as the first book in the series, the 'payback' in this one is not as undoubtedly justified as the one performed in Weekend Warriors, and that distanced me a little from the story this time. Still well worth a listen though, and I do not regret using my monthly credit on this.

Never a dull moment

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-11

This fast-paced and well told story about a group of bitter and dangerous women getting together and starting to take revenge on the men who've wronged them kept me very well entertained throughout it. Friendship, a secret society, danger and risky but well-hatched plans put into action to take down evil-doers who can't be punished by law made Weekend Warriors a gripping and exciting listen for me, and also made me look forward to some similar action-packed and intriguing experiences with the rest of the books in this series.