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Meh

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-2020

In spite of the unusual heroine it's a pretty formulaic story. Plus they needed a male to narrate the male bits because the female narrator doing the male voice was way unsexy!

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Good content but probably better to get a physical

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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: 28-04-2020

copy. I enjoyed the audiobook but it was hard to follow the mix of theory and and exercises in an audio version. Have now ordered a physical copy.

A warm, witty and insightful memoir

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-2020

One thing to note. Audible has filed this as health and personal development. But it's actually a memoir. Don't expect it to be a self help book.

Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 20-02-2020

Gorgeous story with excellent narration. Can't get enough of that accent. It has a bit of everything. Mystery, romance, humor.

Every women should read this!

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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: 08-11-2019

Doctors suck at giving women the information we need to make the best choices about our health. This is partly because medical research on women is so far behind research on men. And partly a cultural legacy of doctors just not believing women or taking women seriously. The area of contraception is a perfect example of this! Read this book to find out all the things your doctor should have told you but probably didn't. Unfortunately there are no easy answers but greater knowledge can empower you to make the best of what's on offer.

Bizzare alternate universe

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-2019

Did not finish. The book is apparently set in modern day America but it seems like the college the characters attend is a world of complete anarchy! I lost track of how many times characters were assaulted or stalked and at no point does anyone even consider reporting anything to the police. Instead they rely on their own tough male alliances to try and protect each other. Finally quit reading when a character undergoes a serious medical crisis and the partner does not even think to immediately ring an ambulance! Which in Australia would actually be a breach of the duty of care which all citizens have. I watched a bollywood movie set in an Indian college in the 80s which was similar to this book. But I can buy this level of disorder in 1980s India. Not in modern day America. I mean I don't expect realism in a romance. But this is taking suspension of disbelief a bit too far!

A bit sexist

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-2019

The parts where it examines the whole food scam are interesting. Unfortunately the authors have expanded their scope to try and take on the entire world of non main stream health, which they sort of conflate into one big scam targeted at women. Obviously there are scammers in the wellness world and you need to use your judgment. But also mainstream medicine practice is decades behind medical research. So there are many science based health interventions which are just not known by your average old fashioned GP. I see an integrated medicine doctor and he is 100% more helpful than any of my former mainstream GPs. And there is also a very legitimate reason why mainstream medicine is more popular with men and alternative with women. Because mainstem medicine suffers from very real issues with bias against women and a lack of research based on female patients (or even female lab animals). Having two clueless male reporters attacking women for giving up on mainstream medicine, without acknowledging the very real issues women have with trying to get help from mainstream medicine, is just not a good look.

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Even better than the first one

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-2019

This is my favorite type of crime novel. A good mystery but also a bit of depth. The book touches on a lot of important topics like discrimination, addiction and depression. Also enjoyed the flawed but likable characters and the fact that the book doesn't reduce their issues to black and white. This book is the second part in a series. Recommend that you read the first book 'Resurrection bay' before this one because there are storylines which develop over the series. My only small criticism of the audio is at times I felt the narrator was over cooking it a bit.

A good idea but not well executed

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-2019

The idea behind this book was interesting but unfortunately the writing really let's it down. Also the characters are unlikable and the overall tone just way too whingy!

Story is pretty good but audio is a bit screwed up

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-2018

I enjoyed this story, I always find Liane Moriarty a reliable fun light read. And normally I love Caroline Lee as a narrator. But there is something really wrong with the audio on this one. It's terrible. I think it might have been accidently slowed down so I did make it a bit better by speeding up the audio a bit. But there was still something else weird about it. So I would recommend the book itself but not the audio version of it.