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I couldn't finish it...

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

Reviewed: 15-12-19

I never got in to the story... and I just couldn't finish the book, I found it too boring. I did not appreciate the general tone of the narrators.

Pleasant report of an adventure

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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: 07-08-15

This book does not stand out for its litterary quality, but it is a pleasant journey report of a great adventure, and you get a taste of what remote areas of Zambia and Congo can be like.It was easy and pleasant to listen to.

6 stars

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-07-15

I would give this book a 6 stars review, I don't have enough words to praise this book enough. The story is breathtaking, so well written, and the narration is just outstanding.

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A romantic novel with an exotic taste of Persia

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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: 19-02-15

There are many interesting characters in this novel, and the narrator interprets them all very well. The novel has a sad, nostalgic taste, but with a touch of optimism. The only thing I disliked, was the end. It seems to me like an abrupt, unfinished ending to a very rich and descriptive novel.

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Best book I've ever read!

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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: 25-01-15

What a fantastic book. The story is most captivating, Verghese writes so well, his description of Ethiopia is so full of details, with a touch of Indian culture to it, just fantastic.

So captivating

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-14

This book is so well written and fantastically read by the narrator, you just can't stop the book from playing, The description of the situation of today's immigrants in Sweden is very cruel, but very realistic. As many of Mankell's novels, the end leaves you with a question mark...

Neutral...

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

Reviewed: 16-09-14

I cannot say I disliked this book but it was a bit dull, not much going on except for the last half an hour of listening. The narrator does not add enough "spice" to the story. The description of the landscapes and the characters of the book is very poetic and pleasant, though.

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There a not enough words to describe...

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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: 07-08-14

There are not enough words to describe how great this book is. So touching, so many emotions, and so well narrated! I would rate it 10 Stars!

Astonishing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-05-13

Mankell really gives the best of himself in this book, and the narrator gives a special touch to this audio book. A fascinating story which mixes cruel reality with sensitive dreams. Whoever likes Mankell's "philosophic" books must read this one!