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I hope there isn't a test!?!?!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-2019

The first 3 to 4 hours were trying & I almost gave up. Thank goodness for the binding closet & things finally became interesting. Even though I have no interest or understanding of botany or even gardening, the story & history were easy to follow. The narrator did a great job painting a picture of events, personalities, travels & landscapes. I learned from this book but don't ask me to explain anything!?!

Uuugghh

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-2019

The narrator ruins any chance of getting into this book. Very dull and the accents used were off putting. The main character's accent very insipid. She painted no picture of what could be a good book. Make up, fabrics and fashion, jewellery, decor....1920s 30s glamour. All lost in a drab delivery akin to reading the phone book. 6 hours in I want to return this book as I had from the beginning. This story is just not believable. The characters were wishy-washy. After listening to the fabulous City of Girls this book was very disappointing. And returned to Audible.

Captivating

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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: 28-07-2019

I couldn't put this one down!! I listened at every moment possible & boy!! am I glad I never had kids & had to deal with the school parent politics...oi!! Loved the narrator & accents. Thought provoking - definitely. People sure could be nicer to each other if this is what people are going through.

Pure escapism & thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 28-07-2019

The narrator took me in from the get go. Absolutely fantastic with her accents & tone. I wanted escapism & this book gives so much more. Reflection & analysis of our lives. The impact of parents effort or lack of it for daughters' futures. Our interaction with the people we cross paths with & the friends who come at all stages & ages... the way we continue to evolve through the decades.
Unmissable. I was captivated, addicted & did not want this book to end.

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