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Terrible Aussie accent

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

Reviewed: 10-04-2021

This is a good story which has been poorly served by the narrator. Anyone who is familiar with the Australian accent will find the Australian accent expressed by the Narrator to be jarring and highly irritating!

Fun read

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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: 07-11-2020

This is a fun, light read made EVEN BETTER by the narration of Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood! She is light-years better than the previous narrator.

What a magnificent read! Init? 😉

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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: 07-11-2020

This is a loveable, heartbreaking, frustrating, funny, insightful story of one woman's battle with mental illness (although it is never said, I think it might be PTSD) and racism. Now if I had read that in a review I probably wouldn't have picked up this title - ignore the impulse to move on - this book is a must-read!

This is such a good book. At first, I was unsure if this was for me, but after listening to it twice, I am convinced that you won't regret a listen too. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end, through and through!

The narrator nails the various accents and different characters' personalities like a pro. She brings life to the veritable feast of characters and a beautiful story to boot!

Excruciatingly Fabulous!

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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: 24-10-2020

Loved Scars Like Wings! It's not only for the YA crowd, I think there is something in this story for anyone. It broke my heart and put it back together again many times over with perfect pops of dark humour to perk it up.

You will not regret picking up this book.

Nice light read

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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: 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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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

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

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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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

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

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

Reviewed: 28-04-2020

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