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Not as good as the first but still enjoyable

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-2018

Parts of this book had me hooked but other parts dragged. My limited knowledge of English and European history might have impacted on my enjoyment of this book. I liked it enough to continue the series, though.

Absolutely LOVED this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-2018

I’m a big fan of this author. This series is my favourite and this book was so, so good. I love the main character- she’s so relatable. There were plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and some sadness. You think the plot is going to be predictable but at the perfect time there is always a sudden twist in an unexpected direction. I normally listen only in the car but I found time to listen to this as I couldn’t wait to return to the story. Now I’m sad that it’s over and I hope there is a fourth book.

Not my favourite from this author

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-2018

I’ve read lots of Jojo Moyes and love her work. This one was good but not her best. I think there were a few too many characters so it took me a bit to get them all straight in my head. But it was an interesting story and was resolved well in the end.

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The main character is horrible

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-2018

I've read lots of Philippa Gregory so was excited to read this one. The narrator was excellent and the story was intriguing but the main character was so awful that I finished it with mixed feelings. I'm not sure I can be bothered to read the next in the series.

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It was just okay

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 23-11-2017

This book didn't really move me. It wasn't terrible but it wasn't great. The narration was good

So refreshingly NOT politically correct

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-2017

This is a book that is a must for anyone who thinks they know anything about the world we live in, especially with regard to politics. Milo is my new hero. An excellent listen but he speaks quickly so I got lost sometimes. I also don't know who a lot of the Americans that he references are but I don't think that it matters too much (I googled some anyways).

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Fascinating concept

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Reviewed: 04-08-2017

I really enjoyed this book. I haven't read anything with this kind of plot before. I have now started watching the series and there are differences but both are good.
I disagree with other reviewers about the choice of narrator. I thought she was excellent and at the end it made sense as to why she was the narrator, despite her older age.

Thoroughly enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 04-04-2017

Great story with lots of interesting characters. A couple of good twists.
The narrator was mostly good but she made Byron sound about 60 instead of 32. And Kitty sounded about 10 instead of 15. Guess it's hard for one narrator to put on a number of different voices.

Amazing but have the tissue box ready

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-2017

This is one of the best books I've ever listened to. I didn't know anything about the story before I started but it was absolutely engrossing. The narration was perfect although different to what I expected/ am used to with audiobooks. This is a book that will stay with me for years to come.

A fun short-story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-2017

This was an enjoyable short story. My only complaint was how the narrator pronounces 'says' but maybe that's because I'm Aussie and we don't say it like that. A great book to get as a 'filler' i.e when you're in between some intense books.