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an artfully written sequel.

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

Reviewed: 27-09-2019

An artfully written sequel, set quite a few years after "A Handmaids Tale ended" where three different women's stories intertwine.

I enjoyed listening to a different narrator for each character. Some better than others, Ann Dowd was perfect as the infamous Aunt Lydia.
I would have given a 5 star rating, but I guess I wanted a little more juicy revenge! The book left me feeling a little unsatisfied after it ended.

almost as good as the first

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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: 27-09-2019

Not quite as good as the First Book "the Rosie Project"
but if you love the wonderful character Don Tillman you will not want the story to end!!
still a hilarious ride.

Hilarious and smart

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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: 12-09-2019

I only started reading this book because it was free.... but it was hilarious from start to finish. It was witty, sharp, smart and meaningful on many levels. Fascinating insight into human psychology was a bonus.
A refreshing change of genre for me. (usually read crime or historical fiction)

If you love Jane Harper!!

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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: 09-09-2019

If you loved “The Dry”... you’ll love this one too.
(I personally didn’t enjoy her second book: “Force of Nature as much)

Set in the harsh conditions of remote outback Queensland. A country township with a long memory, strong grudges and a small population.

Well narrated, I would have given it 5 stars but it was a little bit of a slow burn for me. Overall a great book.

Hauntingly beautiful story of abandonment, survival and love.

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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: 01-09-2019

Perfect narration.
Heartbreaking story of a beautiful soul left to survive alone, told through a view, of the complex natural balance of the marsh where she lives.

cliche

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

Reviewed: 17-08-2019

Shallow stereotyped high school drama, so annoying i nearly didn't finish the book.
Doesn't really go anywhere until about half way.
None of the characters are likeable, complex or deep so it's very hard to get invested.
If you like spoilt cheesy American high school drama, then this book is for you.
it may make a good apocalyptic film one day.... if only for the visuals.
(the narrator only makes it worse)
Recommended for teens.

incredible true story

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

Reviewed: 07-08-2019

This book is thoroughly well researched, with an incredible insight into indigenous culture and history.
I would of given 5 stars, but it's very light on dialogue, and at times sounds like a long list of journal entries.
If you love honest Australian history then you wont mind!


A strange tale of nostalgic Australian poverty

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Reviewed: 20-06-2019

This book was a real mix of humour and struggle. Be warned there’s so much bad language.
Beautifully told through the eyes of Eli and his mute brother.

This book was not what I expected.

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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: 20-06-2019

This book was not what I expected, I thought it would be more about behind the scene forensics.... but it’s a story about compassion.
The parts of life some of us are privileged never to experience.

This is a tragic story about an abused child and their struggle to become a transgender adult.
Its not for the faint hearted, it was tough going. I don’t regret reading it.

An incredibly brave and honest story.

So slow

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

Reviewed: 20-06-2019

A fascinating near future scenario under extreme religious rule. Thoroughly descriptive and slow paced.

I am still looking forward to the sequel and will read it.

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