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Hannah Petroni

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Incredible

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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: 25-07-2019

Hooked from the first words. Such an incredible heartbreaking story. Dion Graham’s narration is perfect.

Worth it

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

Reviewed: 10-07-2019

This is not an easy page turner! Milkman is slow moving, complex, non linear and often prattling to the point of confusion but it’s also really captivating and personal. I’m not saying it’s for everyone but it’s well worth it.

Entertaining and reliable

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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: 05-05-2019

This book captured my imagination, kept me entertained and provided a brief escape from the ordinary. It was also predictable and uncomplicated. The perfect book for a lazy Sunday with a bottle of wine.

More family drama than historical fiction

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

Reviewed: 05-05-2019

As a story based on real people and true events during one of the most terrifying times in history for women I expected more atmosphere. This is a story about husbands, wives, neighbours and babies with a backdrop of witches and misogyny. It was certainly entertaining but not what I was expecting.

Hopeful

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

Reviewed: 08-03-2019

If you can forgive some some very blokey dad jokes, gender stereotyping and innuendo... this book is bottled financial hope.

You will love this, whoever you are.

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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: 06-02-2019

This book is so beautifully written and Carl Prekopp’s incredible narration and gravelly voice is a joy.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 22-01-2019

I loved how this story was narrated, particularly how the characters were personified differently from the different points of view! The non-linear story was intriguing but it was all working toward a big finish, which, when you guess it after the first two hours means you have 5 hours of listening to a story unfold exactly as you know it will...

Captivated from the first words

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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: 11-01-2019

I loved this book! Its fantastic reading, as several great stories that grow, build, connect and diverge, until you realise Richard Powers has created a book that reflects its subject matter in every possible way and suddenly your mind is blown.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

An incredible reinvention

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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: 14-07-2018

If you loved The Red Tent by Anita Diamant you will love this book! That too, was a wonderfully powerful story that tells an alternate version of a historically blighted woman. Perdita Weeks’ beautiful voice fits the tone of Circe perfectly, it was an absolute joy to listen to!

Too many narrators

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

Reviewed: 25-01-2018

I can see how this would have been a brilliant book in a paper copy! It’s fantastically written the language is captivating but I can’t get past the ever changing narrators. Ive read and enjoyed full cast audiobooks but this is something else entirely... there was a full 45minutes of excerpts from other texts which were all narrated by different people and a second person referencing after each individually... it was stuttering and to my ears impossible to take in. First audio book I’ve not finished.