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Really enjoyed this story - wanted to know outcome

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

Reviewed: 29-07-2020

For what could be considered a simple setting I really enjoyed this book. I felt compelled to keep listening and curious about the outcome. Good portrayal of likeable characters and I felt empathy for the main character’s sadly all too common situation. It was also interesting to have what we’re all experiencing with COVID-19 already included in a piece of fiction - very relatable.

The narration was EXCELLENT. I will follow up with both author’s and narrator’s other books.

I’m a bit suspicious of all the five star reviews.

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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: 05-01-2018

This book was only OK in my opinion and I don’t think it would be appealing to a wide audience. It’s also the third book I’ve read in the past year or so about an English woman who drowns her problems in excessive alcohol - so that part of the story line is getting a bit repetitive.

The story was quite predictable.

Very well read by narrator.

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Really disliked this book ...

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

Reviewed: 17-04-2017

I'm glad for the free first chapter so I can leave a review (I've returned the audible book so there isn't an opportunity to leave a review).

I really disliked this book - I'm so sick of the male domination over women storyline. Any self respecting woman would run, run, run. The idea that he can hold them to his ideals for his "art" is ridiculous.

I persevered a few chapters into it but when it got to the second episode of eating a live fish enough was enough. Fiction or not I can't imagine why anyone would want to read about eating a fish still alive, gasping on a plate with half it's flesh sliced.

I'm really struggling to get through this one ...

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

Reviewed: 29-10-2016

I am more than halfway through this book and don't understand how it's a bestseller? The concept is quite interesting but the main character couldn't be any more boring or unlikeable - so self focussed and unattractively obsessed with her daughter. I'd hate to be living in her head with her thoughts which I feel like I am as the book is from her perspective. She has almost zero concern/interest for her biological daughter which seems quite unrealistic to me as a mother.

The narration is just as boring and I find it distracting when the female narrator tries to (badly) put on male character voices.

Perhaps this book is better read rather than listened to as it wouldn't take so long and the narration wouldn't detract from the story.

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Got better as it went along ...

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-2016

I didn't enjoy the first part of the book - it seemed to really drag on and I felt compelled to check the reviews to see if it was worth continuing. This could be because it takes longer to cover ground with an audio book.

It did get better once I knew what everyone was talking about and the intricacies were revealed.

I didn't really "like" or feel much affection for the characters - except for Vid - down to earth, gregarious and generous.

I always enjoy Caroline Lee's narration of Liane Moriarty's books. Her Australian voice is very appropriate for Liane's Australian books and is pleasant to listen to (unlike some US narrators who sound harsh and too fast for me).

Overall a book worth reading/listening to especially if you normally enjoy Liane's books.

Really enjoyable - a touching and honest memoir.

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

Reviewed: 29-04-2016

I found this to be a very relatable and enjoyable memoir. I loved that Graham narrated the book - it made the stories more interesting and genuine.

I grew up in country Australia in the same era and could relate to the stories about his childhood experiences at that time.

Also, anyone who loves pets will enjoy the stories about his dogs and the joy they bring to his life.

Excellent - thought provoking and great advice.

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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: 27-12-2015

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Really enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 14-10-2015

I really enjoyed this audiobook. Provides lots to think about re how we live our lives and manoeuvre in this world. Brene's presentation is interesting and friendly. Have listened more than once and will keep listening.