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Worth pushing through a slow start

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-09-2020

Admittedly I had to re-listen to the first couple of chapters a few times as I wasn’t drawn in and my mind kept wandering. I nearly quit but once I stopped and focused on listening from the start again (3rd time lucky), I was keen to hear how it played out. Not quite as engaging as I’d hoped but an interesting listen overall with some great parallel storyline’s to keep your attention.

Kelly Rimmer Shines!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-2020

One of the few books I recommend to everyone as a “must read”! I avoided this book for too long thinking it would be a tedious war history book but it’s an incredibly beautiful story that filled me with love and broke my heart all at the same time (while inadvertently giving me a whole new appreciation for the experience of living through war times). I travel for work so listen to approx 4-6 audiobooks a month and this is one of the few I’ll never forget! Kelly Rimmer’s amazing talent truly shines here.

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A book that will stay with you

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

Reviewed: 29-03-2020

This book made me laugh, filled me with love, but also broke my heart over and over again. I forgot how much I LOVE Kelly Rimmer and this is one of her best! The reading is slightly robotic with an effort of clear pronunciation, but the story is so extraordinarily beautiful, it’s easy to get lost in it.

Constant change in volume of narration makes it a difficult listen

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2020

The book itself was enjoyable enough, however, lost some appeal due to the inconsistency in volume of narration. I listen whilst driving so regularly had to adjust the volume (often several times very few minutes) so I was either able to hear it, or didn’t have my eardrums blown out. It did mean I missed some critical information so the book didn’t have appeal I expected.