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Beautiful fantasy!

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-2020

I liked the fact that the story distinguishes between a person who is insane vs one who is not insane but has lived a traumatised upbringing, such as the character Amy in this book. I found the book not an easy read but still hard to put down.

Great prose, great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-2020

Kim Scott is an excellent author and a great story teller and reader. A highlight is the prose while the plot is less active and a little hidden, but very clear in book 3 of this story.

A simple story of life with feelings

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 28-02-2020

A great relaxing easy read/listen with real characters, real happenings. Nice change from heavily dramatic readings, down to earth and most enjoyable!

Great prose but lacked active plot

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-2019

The prose is very good & never ending and this book is best read for its prose. But any plot based around Cordelia is only barely existent. Rather it is much more the dreams & experiences of a mostly happy girl, from childhood to womanhood. I like a very active plot, one that glues me to the text. I liked the 3 other books I’ve read from this author much more than this one.

A great reflection on Australian history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-2019

A great book. Full credits for any awards given. Beautiful prose. Week read! Australians will benefit by reading.

Great history story

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Reviewed: 21-06-2019

I enjoyed this book as I like reviews of history. As a Canadian I’ve been always interested in stories of exploration based in the Arctic & Antartica . The author in this case is a great enthusiastic reader who helped make the story come alive

Not authors best

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-05-2019

Boring. Too much of Nancy’s views & not enough independent research by author. I’ve read 5 other of his books. This was the least good of them.

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Liiterally Great, passive plot

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-2019

Accept this is great literature! I enjoyed the book but I downgrade it slightly since I prefer a more active plot one that builds intrigue. What I enjoyed most was the setting out of the culture of the times of the Irish uprisings in the 70’s & 80’s. The reader is top notch.

Not the author’s best book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-2019

The main character seems wise and full of promise in the early chapters, but slowly as a reader I became to increasingly dislike his characterisation. Not easy for me to understand why he couldn’t see beyond the blind love that rules and ruins a life otherwise full of potential happiness and achievement. A good read other than the disappointment of the main character.

Highly imaginative fabulous story, wonderfully narrated!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 17-10-2018

This has to be the best book I’ve listened to. Not surprisingly it won a Pulitzer Prize. Julie Teal’s narrating demonstrated great talent as she so accurately portrayed the mood further uplifting the scenes. Startlingly imaginative. Wonderful book!