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Sally Nelson

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well worth a second read//listen

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Reviewed: 28-08-2020

I first read this a few years ago. I liked it so much I paid New Prices for it, though I usually concentrate on the library or second hand for my books. I just wanted to own it so I could reread it at whim Then I found it on Audible just as good as I remembered. A young girl who has to scheme to survive in a hostile world. Entrancing, entertaining, engaging.

One girl's tragic story, amazing writer & reader

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Reviewed: 01-01-2018

Rina Walker's life is anything but happy. What she has survived has made her the strong woman she is today. And what she has survived is really quite dreadful.

Told in the First Person Present as it happens, the setting swings from 1956 to the 70's between chapters in a manner that keeps everything neatly able to be followed.

What is told of some of these dreadful events are done so without emotion, without salacious detail and as almost matter of fact.
The characters are strong, the dialogue consistent and the story quite compelling.
The narrator's voice is ideal for this story - very listenable and she is composed and controlled but the reading flows naturally.

Not a light hearted book, and no happy endings. But well written and I will gladly purchase the next one to find out what Rina does next.

brave lady shares her life

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Reviewed: 18-12-2017

this is a great book read by the author which i always consider a bonus She is very frank about her life and fhe failures and successes she has experienced both personally and professionally. i wanted to pick her up.and hold her... So worth listening to

no wonder they made a series

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Reviewed: 14-11-2017

this is a terrific, enthralling adventure. The characters are very real, the science excellent and the action breathtaking.
the narrator enhances this story very much.

Great book by a Beloved author

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Reviewed: 14-11-2017

This story has it all: danger, adventure, action, pathos and humour.
Terry Pratchett at his best.
The narrator is terrific and very, very listenable (I think that is word)
Definitely one to listen to over and over again

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much better than I expected.

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Reviewed: 08-01-2017

this does not have a great reputation among B7 fans but i found it very enjoyable. Vila was fun, Avon arrogant but resourceful, tarrant a bully, dayna caring and soolin efficient. servalan was as vicious as ever. the extras were very good too.

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amazing story, production, acting

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Reviewed: 14-12-2016

terific story acting produxtion. amazing music look forward to more when it comes out. happy to help finance the nest one.