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Nice light read

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Reviewed: 09-09-2020

An enjoyable book for when you need a little light in your life. Not taxing.

So very enjoyable!

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Reviewed: 25-08-2020

Not only is this a very enjoyable story it was made even better by the narration! NZ accents are not necessarily easy to learn, but when a character has a West Coast American native accent with notes of a NZ accent, you really must admire a narrator who can achieve this sound! Just marvellous to listen to - Well Done!

I highly recommend this book - you won't regret the adventure 😎

Highly recommended reading!

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Reviewed: 18-08-2020

What a fabulous story! So very well researched, engaging and entertaining all at the same time. It explores topics such as society's deplorable attitudes towards it's more senior citizens, the heart-wrenching pain of dementia for both the sufferer and their family, finding love and excitement in old age and finally euthanasia. Now this might sound like quite a miserable list of topics, but the author discusses them with love, warmth and a good sprinkling of humour. :-D This book is a must-read for everyone - particularly those who want to embrace an adventurous and enjoyable life when they too get older.

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Fabulous!

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Reviewed: 14-07-2020

I love Helen Hoang's writing! It's just like dessert: fun, sweet and easy to swallow :-D Now I absolutely HAVE to go back and re-read the Kiss Quotient! Two completely independent stories that stand wonderfully on their own beautifully intersecting with each other - so fabulous! I can't wait for the release of her next book.

The editor should take a long hard look @ themself

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Reviewed: 04-07-2020

Truly interesting memoir. Unfortunately, the editor has really let the author down here. Believe me it is well worth listening to Rita's story, it's just such a shame she had a goose for an editor.

Enthralling!

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Reviewed: 28-04-2020

Yet, also frustrating. A gripping story which deserves a second book. It 'ain't over yet 😬😱🤫

Achingly beautiful

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Reviewed: 10-01-2020

What a joy! I absolutely loved every minute of this book. It will be on repeat for a while. I couldn't put it down! From the plot, characters, ending to the narration: all perfection!

Nice story

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Reviewed: 07-01-2020

Umm... the Narrator is not the best with accents or the elderly, but don't let that put you off listening to this book. It's a nice, light read

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Parochial and self-indulgent

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Reviewed: 06-01-2020

I was hoping to listen to the story of one of our home-grown success stories. I'm absolutely sure the story is buried somewhere in this book, but it is heavily overshadowed by the continuous flow of lists of names. It feels like the author felt obliged to name every single person associated with Rip Curl, which made it very difficult to follow the story. This book feels very parochial and self-indulgent; unless you are familiar with all the people named, prepare to be lost for most of the book.
After writing 8 books the author should know better. Having said that, his editor has also let him down by not addressing it.

A Scotish version of "Addition" by Toni Jordan

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Reviewed: 06-10-2019

Wonderfully rich story and characters. Both books explore the delayed impact of tragic childhood disasters on survivors as they struggle with adulthood and triumph over mental illness. Both books are engaging, endearing, funny, sad with a sprinkling of twists and turns just to keep it interesting. Well worth reading!