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Lacks maturity and accountability

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-2019

This book puzzled me. Frustrated about situations the author would just find herself in, yet she kept putting herself in those situations. Kept reading to find out if she ever accepted responsibility for her actions.. spoiler, she never did. Just blamed everyone else and everything in her life for making things hard for her. An accusation she also levels at her ex. Lack of personal insight, lack of development of accountability. She just eventually gets her education and finds a better life in another city. Blames others along the way, for ‘making her feel like...’ or passing judgements on her, or not considering her more than themselves. Seems to be extremely judgemental of others, for not being more aware of the plight of the impoverished, but was unaware of this plight herself until she was living it. Not a maturely written book with insightful reflections on herself or self realisations. Does provide an insight into a life on part time minimum wage. After choosing to have a child she couldn’t afford to have, with a casual partner who vehemently told her they weren’t in a position to have a child. Incredible lack of accountability or self awareness. Sense of entitlement is astounding. The aspects of being a maid were reasonably represented though, and the general lack of respect people have to the hired help at times. However she seems hot under the collar that people didn’t bother to get to know who she was as their maid, however you never see her going out of her way to get to know ANYONE who is in service to her, like shop keepers or bureau agents, or doctors. She passes more judgements on them than she perceives toward herself. Really unlikable person. Despite how unlikeable this book and author was, I was able to finish it by pure incredulous fascination about how she continued to see the world persecuting her at every turn. Although the voice actor had a nice voice and the performance was good.

Great narration, pathetic characters

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-2019

Wonderful narrator, so smooth and easy to listen to. But terrible story with pathetic, uninspired protagonist and a yawn of a story. Drags on and on and just so unbelievable that a supposedly self respecting woman puts up with what can be only called hissy fits and adult tantrums. Nothing to explain what she sees in the guy and boring and frustrating to hear her muddle through that insipid relationship.

Couldn’t listen to Amma’s voice

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-2018

Ms Ross has a nice voice, but a little old for the main character’s age. Then when she started doing the character Amma the pitch of Amma’s voice was unbearable. I had to return the book.