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Captivating!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-2020

This is a beautiful book and perfectly read by Art Malik. Christy Lefteri is explicit about the horrors that drive a person to flee their country and then life as a refugee without being gratuitous. Through out the book there is hope.
It is a stark reminder of what is happening in the world and at the same time a story of love and courage. It’s marvelous.

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Packed with insights, wisdom and good guidance

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-11-2018

Listening to Leigh Sales reading this adds a wonderful dimension to what is a lovely book. The insights that people who have suffered significant 'blindsides' generously shared are thought provoking and hopeful. I also really enjoyed the wisdom's of the people whose job it is to support people during emotionally challenging times. I was encouraged to learn that 'being there' is often enough - one doesn't need to be able to say or do brilliantly clever things - just be present .
At times I found Leigh's "why me" idea a little annoying - but then I realised that that is a fairly common question.
This is an easy to listen to book and absolutely satisfying.

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Compelling

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-2017

What made the experience of listening to Purple Hibiscus the most enjoyable?

A horrible story made possible to continue with because of the beautiful prose. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is remarkable. Lisette Lecat read this beautifully

What about Lisette Lecat’s performance did you like?

Her tone

Loved this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-05-2015

Beautifully read. Ian McEwan makes me think. He paints an incredible picture. Also -He creates wonderful characters and uncomfortable situations.

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Well worth reading

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 22-01-2015

A book read by the author is always a treat. This book improved once it was finished. The language is beautiful but the situation is excruciatingly awkward . So the journey is painful. But when you have finished and reflect on it you realise how well Ian McEwan captures the circumstance and the time.

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