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Should be marketed as YA fiction

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

Reviewed: 09-03-19

Not for adults but it's a half decent teenage thriller. I guessed 'who dunnit' the instant the character entered the story. Not bad but not great either.

Usually love Atwood. Just couldn't get into this.

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-19

I usually love Atwood (Surfacing, The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace, etc). I just couldn't get into this, neither on the page nor here, on Audible.

I wanted to love it. I didn't.

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

Reviewed: 27-02-19

I wanted to love it. I didn't. It took much longer to read than it should have.

Profoundly moving.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-19

Though from England, I recognise so much of this book in my home town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. It's a universal story of poverty and communities in crisis.

Loved the story/writing. Disliked narration.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Narrator didn't suit this story at all. Very old fashioned, plumby, accent and sounded like Dick Emery/Les Dawson when 'voicing' the local, Yorkshire-based, female characters. Stuck with the book despite an intense dislike for the narration because the story was so engaging. Looking forward to the film.

5 people found this helpful

Revisiting A Classic

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

Reviewed: 09-09-17

Revisiting a classic from my youth. It gets even better with age. McDormand is fab.

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Didn't like the narration.

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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: 10-02-17

I read this book when it was first published and I was MUCH younger. I loved it. I thought I'd revisit it via Audible. Bad idea. I found it a tedious listen. On my first read, back in the day, I remember feeling that Sophie was quite an edgy, modern, girl of the times. This narrator made her seem dated way back to a previous era way beyond the early nineties. He voiced her like a posh Enid Blyton character. The RP accented narrator was utterly wrong for this novel, in my opinion. Dreadful.

1 person found this helpful

Awfully written and narrated.

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-16

Interesting tale but terribly written and narrated. (I don't have 20 words to say to fill out the review).

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: 16-05-16

A fresh and interesting take on the zombie genre. Finty Williams was an inspired choice for narrator. A thoroughly engaging listen.

A Fantastic Companion To Life After Life.

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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: 13-02-16

This was a fantastic companion read to Life After Life. I will miss The Todd's muchly.