The Fever Tree

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3 out of 5 stars
By Katy on 09-20-13

Frustrating Heroine

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Listening was an act of perseverance. I kept waiting for the heroine to get her act together. Nearly gave up several times.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The locations were beautifully described, but the main character was incredibly frustrating and so difficult to like. She took far too long to get her act together.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Yes I would go to see it.

Any additional comments?

Somehow, aside from wanting to shake the main character, I am drawn to this book and will probably listen again. And moan again.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Amelia on 07-14-13

A darker/hidden Victorian England/African Diamonds

I enjoyed this book and although others disliked I enjoyed the narration.
Life as a woman in Victorian England was very restricted and they were governed by men as in this story Frances's male relatives. Thus choices made as a result were not ones freedom of choice would have brought. Having said that I think the character of Frances is such that she would not have moved and subsequently developed as a person had they not been so.
The journey starts in England and moves to South Africa and to the reality of what life was like for the diamond miners at the time.
I found the story interesting and also to see Frances change and develop. The two men in her life are very different characters and I enjoyed getting to know both.
The book is about choices Frances made some not so wholesome and some more so. I enjoyed reading about the Smallpox epidemic and looked up Smallpox as a result learning alot.
I enjoyed the book overall and if you wish a historically interesting read I would recommend it.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By sue on 05-06-13

One of my top 10 excellent

What a fantastic book. It grabbed my full attention from the beginning and then I could not wait to hear the whole story.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lindsey on 02-24-13

Good tale, well narrated

I tend to prefer a male narrator but have to say that Haariet Kershaw does an excellent job with this story. The story itself is not unique, but the setting in South Africa with some of the historical details and descriptions of the hardship endured by all but the most wealthy was interesting. The main character is a little frustrating .. you sometimes feel she has reaped what she has sowed, but all in all well worth a listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Caecilia on 12-31-12

The Fever Tree

Excellent audible read, very clear reader and a very enjoyable book. This was recommended by a friend who read it on her kindle, but I was very happy to have it via audible. Thank you

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jackie on 05-02-13

Un-put-down-able,loved it.

A really good read,didn't want it to end. The story is enthraling as it was difficult to guess how it would all pan out & I learnt a few historic things as well. This is such a good book,I can't recommend it enough.

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