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Absolutely unmissable

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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: 03-05-2019

Oh my, the tears. I can't even write a review right now because I am off to read every single one of Bryce Courtenay's books. Best book I've read by far.

Celeb Crazy

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

Reviewed: 05-02-2019

The first book in this series was so great so I thought I'd try the second. Eh. Not too impressed. It was a bit strange with all the celebrity name drops, so often. It seemed like every few sentences there was a 'dinner with Amy Adams', 'coke with James Franco', 'drinks with Seth Rogan', 'Meryl Streep gave me a hug'. It was odd. It was nice and twisty towards the end though. Did not like that Forty character. And the way that Joe had to keep so many secrets about everything he was doing and thinking, even when it seemed unnecessary and pointless was a bit annoying. Saying all that I would still read another Caroline Kepnes book. This one has to be a one off miss. I just know it.

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A bit uneventful<br />

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

Reviewed: 04-12-2018

I have read MANY of C.Glass books but this one was pretty straight forward with not many bumps. I did cry a couple times but there wasn't much else going on. It's just real life going on for noone's entertainment. lol

Oh I just Loved It!

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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: 08-11-2018

One of the best...but I love all Liane's books. I can't get enough of them!

I'm A New Fan of War Novels

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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: 21-09-2018

I've read Crime, Love Stories, Mystery, Life Stories. I never once thought to read a book about a war, or based on a time of war. I've never given War Stories a second thought. This book was absolutely amazing. I got through it quicker than any other book I've listened to. This story wasn't dull at any point. I absolutely loved it.

I need to meet Sandra Pankhurst!

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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: 31-08-2018

Amazingly written but very sad story. It made me upset, angry, shocked. Made me disgusted at the human race. But I cannot imagine not having known this book. Sandra you sound like an impossibly strong woman! I cannot believe what you have gone through. A must hear/read.

Good but not as good as I was hoping

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

Reviewed: 23-08-2018

The narrator had similar sounding voices for the characters and I was having a hard time keeping track of who was who. Not all his fault. There were a lot of characters and maybe I just wasn't too into the story but it was hard to keep up with all the different people in the book. Towards the end I was pretty lost. The story has a great idea though. I just got a bit bored.

Story: Gripping, Narrator: Horrid

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

Reviewed: 03-05-2018

What made the experience of listening to Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) the most enjoyable?

The story was really good. I kept thinking about it when I wasn't listening.

What did you like best about this story?

The idea was actually pretty original, which is hard to find. I don't think I've read anything close to this type of story.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Oh man, the voices that this lady did were so annoying. All the men sounded like cartoon characters. The voice she used for Bernard was just ridiculous. He sounded like some gremlin. It was very strange and I was tempted to attempt reading the book myself but I just had to stick through it, I can't find the time just yet. I will NEVER listen to a book narrated by her again. It actually made me want to become a narrator as it seems they must be in short supply using someone with these silly voices to read such an intense book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. (Except I wanted to read it instead.) It was super gripping and I just kept thinking about it and telling my kids and husband about it when I wasn't listening.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait to read the next one...I am HOPING the narrator is better and doesn't do the silly voices that this one did.

Oh My! That was intense!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-2018

I was glued to this book every free second I had. When I wasn't reading it I was thinking about it. The characters were so present. There was some leaf to be unturned right up until the end. I guessed the final twist in the middle of the book but second guessed myself a few times until it was revealed. So amazingly written! Best book I've read this year.

Good but mainly uneventful

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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: 11-03-2018

I love Cathy Glass books, however, this one had little in the way of gripping events except when she had a little girl for respite care who was sharing horrible memories from her mom and step dad's home. I am aware Cathy's point of view is limited when it comes to the horrible events going on outside of fostering, the events usually only being shared by the child, so the fact that this was a story of a newborn would obviously leave the story absent of why I love reading Cathy's books. On the other hand it was nice to not put myself under all that heartbreaking torment you usually find in her books. On to the next one. :)