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This one got me

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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: 07-09-2019

From the “get go” this story got me. Very clever. I can recommend as an interesting listen.

Goodies and Baddies

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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: 18-02-2019

Slow to start and long. The US are the Goodies and rightously ordained to prevail while Russia and Russians are demonised. Apart from this simplistic and unreal style, I found it quite interesting.

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Implausible and Lightweight

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

Reviewed: 24-02-2018

Acquired this audio book by mistake - I hit the wrong button. Listened to it as a form of punishment - to make me more careful in the future. The character development is poor. For example, the author proposes that everybody just “loves” the heroine - but why? All we are told is that she is most attractive. Similarly the ruggedly handsome Frenchman with whom she will obviously finish up with after her engagement to the very wealthy, high society Boston merchant banker breaks down. Its all formulaic like a Mills and Boon novel. The last 20% is a bit more interesting and saves it from one star for me.

A Jewel!

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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: 08-01-2018

Where does Travels with Charley rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top bracket.

What did you like best about this story?

Steinbeck's thoughtful insights on human nature.

What about Peter Marinker’s performance did you like?

A great read - easy listening tone.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

His description of the crowds opposing the integration of schools in the South in the sixties.

Any additional comments?

This book was on the Christmas reading list of a "Walking" magazine that I subscribe too. Steinbeck had a brown Standard Poodle dog that he took on a drive through some 40 States - I also have a brown Standard Poodle and that "set the hook"! Terrific book - memorable!

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