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Fair to middling - recipes fun

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

Reviewed: 19-07-2020

The book wasn't riveting because there were too many characters without much depth. Some characters were detestable and unrealistic. Some of the women were portrayed as gullible passive doormats. The plot itself had some good twists. Unfortunately it seems difficult to do some of the accents with a plum firmly stuck in your mouth. It was a light enough book to listen to while doing other things. I have started listening to the 3rd book in the series which seems more cohesive and enjoyable so may be worth persisting with.

Simultaneously witty thoughtful and entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-2020

Highly recommend this funny and entertaining book. Yet made excellent points about life in modern culture. Characters were real and unreal. I hope there's a sequel.

excellence in words - my first Jodi Picoult book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 22-05-2020

the character development and way she gets into people's head to show two sides of a very complicated debate from very personal perspectives is talented

sobering but brilliant book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-07-2019

I've always loved the way Rowling weaved values and politics into the Harry Potter books. The writing in Casual Vacancy draws the reader into the characters and is a sensitive balanced story of class issues and local politics in the UK.

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Ms Quinn writes a spellbinding historical novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-05-2019

This was my second Kate Quinn novel. She has a way of weaving interesting historical facts into a captivating story. i'll be reading all of her books.

refreshing

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 25-12-2018

refreshing crime novel with true history integrated. a fun look at class and gender in the 1800s

A precious poignant "peace" of history.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-2018

This remarkable diary provides a closer insider account of the fallout of a nuclear bomb. It outlines interesting details of short term medical effects of radiation poisoning.

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great message but too long

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

Reviewed: 19-04-2018

It was a struggle to finish and at times he sounded egotistical and bossy. Otherwise there was a great message within and lefr me wanting to learn more, but way too much detail. Needed to be half the length.

Recommended series

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-2018

The Maggie Hope series are easy fun listening intermingling fact with fiction. I've already recommended to friends and family.

A pleasant read that wasn't formula so great.

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Reviewed: 08-01-2018

A pleasant story that didn't follow the regular formula so it was quite refreshing. Mostly realistic character portrayal.