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If you like the series - read the book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-2018

If you, like me, were introduced to this book through the tv series, then let me tell you, it is well worth reading the book! It allows even a deeper look into Margaret Atwood's brilliantly created world and her writing is captivating.

However. Although Joanna has a lovely voice and is a great narrator I felt she was not the right fit. She is 1. British and 2. sounds older. The character is a young American woman and I did not get this at all from her voice. Shame. Aside from that - loved it! PS: If you loved this you'll also like The Power by Naomi Alderman.

Looooved it!

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Reviewed: 09-06-2018

Such a brilliant and unique story! I love Naomi's brain! Loved reading it from all the different perspectives of the characters. Loved following them along there path, seeing them evolve and grow. Brilliantly narrated, impossible to put down and leaves you with the same critical eye on our current social structures and human behaviour as The Handmaids Tale.

If your still on a 'high' from her first book...

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-2018

Keep rowling! This type of book gives you a boost of positivity with a good dose of can-do attitude. It's fun, light, easy and will give you the same high you get from Jen's first book. Sure, your high won't last, it's one of those, but man does it give you a push! Great holiday read, light - but with balls.

4 people found this helpful

Need a boost?

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-2018

If you're in need of a positivity boost with a side of "you can f*cking do this" then this is the book for you. Like all of these type of books, your "high" might not last for long but this book with Jen's own awesome narration will give you a big smile and a surge of can-do attitude. Fun, light, easy, playful - with balls. Good holiday read.

Love Brene, could not get into this.

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-2018

I really wanted to like this book but it just did not do it for me. Although the subject seemed perfect for me I did not connect. Sure, it has some sparks of wisdom - it is Brene after all and she delivers it with such power - but it ended so quickly without anything really hitting me.

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Not just for athletes.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-06-2018

As most of us would understand e.g. procrastination as a result of underlying fears and worries this book is great for anyone wanting to accomplish things in life/careers - not just for athletes. It has a great and palatable way of explaining why you fight with your inner self and it's a great daily reminder when confronted with those mental blocks that are holding you back.

Amazing story and characters.

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Reviewed: 09-06-2018

I first read Fiona Barton's 'The Child' and loved her writing. Additionally, I loved the narration by Clare Corbett. Searching for both brought me to 'The Widow'. A beautiful and sometimes uncomfortably real story. Diving in the mind of this women and feeling a conflicted empathy for her was eye-opening. Great surprise to have the reporter Kate in this story as I connected with her character in 'The Child'. Loved it. Finished it in just a few days.

Loved it

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 22-02-2018

I read this book while reading some others. Moving in and out of the story. Sometimes took a bit long and it took me a while to have the characters firmly in my mind but half way I was hooked. Towards the end it really grabbed my attention and as soon as I thought I had figured out the twist, I could not put it down. Brilliant story.