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Heartbreakingly beautiful if possible

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-2020

Great stories from everywhere. Sometimes hopeful, sometimes not. Narration by Maxine was perfect. I think the audible version might be better than written because of her. 😍😍😍👍🏾

Saga Story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-2020

Good history story. Good narrator. Story a bit sappy st times. Overall, makes history come alive. Thumbs up!

Wow! Amazing story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-2020

Great story, sometimes I tire of the egos of autobiographers, but this was amazing. I did not enjoy the narrator; I found her much too British for the part. I think a much more neutral accent would have been more appropriate.

Autobiography???

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-2017

I loved listening to the book in German because it was well read and I could understand it easily (my first language being English).
I thought it was interesting and it made me download a lot of old music from Spotify. So I liked that aspect about learning more.
I thought the story was autobiographical and whenever it got a bit slow we went back to Lola's youth and rock star glamour interviews to spice it up. I didn't find her post journalist life that interesting.

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-2017

Lovely intertwined stories spanning time and place
Significant historical backdrop
Motivated me to research a few things I didn't know and I'm now the richer for it

Not to my liking

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 27-07-2017

I found the narrator much too English aristocratic for my (Cdn) liking. Growing up in Canada, I found it hard to follow the story because is assumed a knowledge of the characters. After plowing through most of it I gave up. There are so many good books out there, why waste my time listening to something I was not enjoying.

Hmmmm?

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-2017

In my opinion this story was a bit long winded. Enjoyed on whole. Lots to think about. Interesting varied characters.

Not sure audible is best medium for this book

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

Reviewed: 28-09-2016

The book was a bit hard to follow because the names were foreign I me and it was hard to follow then by hearing the names. I think it would have been easier had I been able to see them on a written page.
The narrator was good, but I didn't like his version of the female characters
I love Geraldine Brooks, but I would not say this is my favourite book of hers. I would not recommend it. I would recommend People of the Book,a favourite of mine.

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