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Gabrielle

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Enthralling

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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: 08-03-2019

I thought the first 3 Riftwar books were exciting, but this one was even more so for me. I loved the narration too. Addictive and enthralling... I’ll need to catch up on sleep and a few other things before starting the next one.

Funny, honest and therapeutic

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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: 16-07-2018

I feel so much better for having experienced this book. I’m so grateful for Tracey speaking out - it makes it easier for other women, and she does it in such a funny and honest way. She’s lived a fascinating life and is using her power in so many positive ways. It’s a book for men as well as women. Insights and laughs for everyone. Loved it!!

Clever, entertaining, perspective changing

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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: 22-02-2018

Intricate, enlightening, hilarious, emotional, wise journey. I couldn’t stop listening - there was never a point it wasn’t enthralling. Often I laughed out loud. Perspective changing story, fabulously narrated. The story depth grew with the characters. Loved it from start to finish.

Kooky, kind and therapeutic

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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: 19-02-2018

Loved it! Odd character but also relatable. Clever narration. I’m debating whether to listen to it again straight away. Highly recommend.

Down to earth, smart, funny, inspiring

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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: 30-01-2018

Changed my life already. Cliche but it’s true. Practical, simple, helpful. In short, worth the listen!

For young people

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

Reviewed: 06-01-2018

Written and read for a young audience perhaps? I found the narration very stilted and distraction.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great story

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

Reviewed: 29-12-2017

I’m enjoying the story immensely, although perhaps not the third book as much as the first two. It’s still a great story but it feels like the third book has veered away from the original direction. Maybe it’s a plot twist, but it feels inconsistent.

Terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 21-07-2017

Narration has constant whiney emphasis. I've liked Robin Hobb books in the past but found this one irritating - and I'm not sure if it's partly the story or all due to the narrator's interpretation.

I've really enjoyed the previous Hobb series - which I read as well listened to... but have really struggled with the Rainwild Chronicles and their narration. Thinking of reading a brief plot summary somewhere instead and skipping straight to the final Fitz and the Fool series.

Narrator mouth noises offputting

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-2017

Good story - although not as good as previous stories. Narrator mouth noises very distracting - sounds like she has a dry mouth and needs a drink of water. Her actual narration would be good if it wasn't for the other constant background noises.

Narrator

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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: 22-06-2017

When I first started listening to the first book, I didn't like the narration at all. Possibly because it was disorienting after listening to the Assassin series. Now, at the end of the second book, I love the narration. Exceptional voices and brings the story to life. I'm glad I persisted!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful