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jo Casey

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well worth the listen. inspiring!

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Reviewed: 27-10-2020

even though the writer filled in the gaps making this a fiction this seemed a plausible story with history as it was. im so glad this story was written for all to hear how people were treated and how it made them feel. my ancestors are like these. we are survivors and we carry this instinct even today.

worst narater ever! after 17 books why a new one

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Reviewed: 03-09-2020

I loved the after celmeri series and listened to 17 books. I was looking forward to the last instalment when "BANG" New narater! WHY WHY WHY? The entire rhythm and flow was interrupted by this change. The new narater butchered the accents with her drawl and accent. I pictured a middle aged woman rather than all the beautiful individual characters I've grown to love. I was left confused and unable to discern between characters whom I had easily recognised previously. Then when we got to the French accent Oh mon Dieu! I cringed with every word. I got the feeling she dosnt like the French accent because she made it sound sloppy and weak. It was horrible. So it took me 2/3rds to get used to the new narater but I never once liked it! I just wanted to hear the beautiful book and needed to put aside my disappointment. There must have been a good reason why this change happened. 1. original narater wasn't available ( Then wait for her to be for goodness sake) or 2 She wanted more money (give her how ever much she wants , she deserves it!) I hope readers that love this series read these reviews so they are prepared for the shock. I am hoping when the original narater gets reinstated for future books they re-do this book with her voice and burn this version!

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informative and entertaining

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Reviewed: 12-07-2020

the performance often had me feeling like I was part of the conversation and wanted to contribute or ask the doctor my own questions. I hope they continue to add to the series. it was great!

lovely and inspiring

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Reviewed: 13-11-2019

Eleanore was a most inspiring person. She was devoted to her kin despite their constant infighting. Historically she may be one of the most fabulous women to have ever lived having accomplished so much and lived so long. Great read!

lovely strong female lead

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Reviewed: 15-10-2019

i adore historical novels and this one does not disappoint. i am looking forward to the next read inthe series.

This would make a great movie

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Reviewed: 15-09-2019

I absolutely loved this book enough to listen a second time upon completion. The main character Minnie was young intelligent and gutsy. A perfect novella to get away from your own reality absorbed in intrigue and spice of young life.

terrible naration completely monotone

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 27-08-2019

I was so excited to listen to this book after it was recomended to me. I am a creole and my family comes from Louisiana. I have heard a million times "my gumbo is the best. my secret is in the roux" so when i started listening to the book. I struggled listening to the narrater who spoke in a complete monotone and barely took a breath between sentences. I listened for perhaps 20minutes but it didnt change. WHY WHY WHY? How hard was it to get a professional narrater to read this book? Im shocked at just how much the narrater spoiled the book. If it is possible to get a do over the publisher should totally try another narrater. Theres heaps of out of work actors trying to get work. PLEASE! from what I did listen to the book would have been great. I would have been put to sleep though if I listened much longer. I usually listen for hours while I cook, sew, do housework, relax in the sun and drive. So I've always got a book on the go. This was a sad result. Im shocked the publisher listened to a sample then agreed to go forward. Unbelievable!

another beautiful book in outlandee series

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 21-08-2019

The continuation of the outlander series with the next installment yet unfinished. I have listened to this series back to back. I am completely engrossed in the outlander world and cant wait to hear the next book. This one was one of my favorites. There was alot of humour and the development of characters who were children now adults was delightful. I adored the relationship in this next generation allowing Clair and Jaime to be the elders still passionate about each other but more steaminess and fun coming from that next generation. im amazed that Ms Gabaldon can keep it all so fascinating. She has a great mind delivering dialog and storyline so captivating I couldnt turn off my speakers even while cooking dinner or taking a shower. There are a great many of us obsessed with these books. The series allows us romamce we might not have in our present lives and a period drama taking us back to a time in history so fascinating with great changes and historical figures we have read about in history books at school. The family in these books are inspirational as well. Jaime and Clair lead their clan with honour and virtue a way of life too often lost in today's world. we are so caught up in ourselves and instant gratification. The life Clair dissembarked into was much slower but she found her way. We as the reader easily identify with her and the many juicy wonderful characters. Now i will go back and start over again from the beginning and listen to them all again.

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fabulous and inspiring

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Reviewed: 26-07-2019

Kevin Hart pretends to be a joker but he is dead serious about his life.i feel he set out to survive and make something of himself in the only way he knew. Being a small man he needed to use his intelligence and not get caught up in his neighborhoods obvious options. He is a terrific public speaker and very inspirational. i would recomend this book to all young men. tjeres some deep stuff in there delivered in a way young people might actually hear.

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a most romantic tale

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Reviewed: 12-06-2019

i am hooked on this series. Davina narrates in a way that transports the listener directly to that time. Somehow she can truly narate tha masculine as well as the feminine but you wouldnt notice she was talking. She has become the characters. The love in this series is exquisite.the writer knows exactly what we want and ohhhhhhh we want more.