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a great narrator replacement
the story was one of the best so far. i think. the narrator really did a fabulous job. big shoes to fill and she did it
the bad guys are bad and the good guys are dense and not too believable
isnt Ruth Ware awesome???
What a combo. Ruth Ware and Imogen Church. I miss it already. I wish I had not already listened to her orher books.
best mystery in a long, long time
i have a very clean house because i wanted to keep listening. i suggest picking a particularly cluttered closet, strap on the headphones and get to work
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Still thinking of this audio book 4 months later
I pity Ms Pinborough the job of writing her next mystery. How can it possibly get better than this book? It's a great read even if it didn't have great surprises, but thankfully it has just exactly that. I simultaneously can't wait for her next book and dread the thought it will be second rate. I envy those who are about to listen for the first time.
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My cup of tea
I thought it was going to be really hard getting past the obvious flaws in the narration and all the apologies that kept coming from the author about the content of his book. At first, indeed, it was difficult.
And then I just pretended Mr Martini was in front of a classroom reading from his journal. At that point I was able to focus on the content. This will not be a book for everyone and probably will infuriate more than a few. I allowed myself to be consumed by this and as ridiculous as it sounds (looks) I think this was life changing. I finished listening about 2 weeks ago and I still feel that way. I keep thinking about this book and have nestled it into my belief system where it might really do some good. Honestly, I have had some kind of soul-sigh - a release of stress I didn't know I had or didn't realize how big it was to me until this. It answered a lot of questions and raised quite a few. Even if I end up dismissing this as truth, it was a fabulous experience and a fun ride. I cannot say I am a true believer in all that is revealed. I am taking the coward's way out and saying it very well might be true. That's good enough for me right now.
I recommend this book and have already told a couple of special people about it. Wow
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A good second book
This was a good follow up to the first book. The second book in a series I think is the most important. It has to keep the momentum from the first and needs to start endearing itself to readers either through the characters, the writing or even the setting. This book does that pretty well. We get to know the main character a bit better and the fact that she notices the hair style of everyone is an endearing quality, I think.
The mystery was pretty obvious. I'd be surprised to be surprised by the mystery in a cozy. I like them more for their characters (an old friend quality is a must) and frankly to de-stress from my busy life. This series is likeable and I look forward to more. The performance was very good!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Loved it! Narration was perfect. The humor used throughout the book just got better as one got to know the different characters. The romance was sweet and did not overwhelm the plot. It was just a lot of fun from beginning to end. I eagerly look forward to the next one!
I voluntarily received a review copy of this audiobook from the author
Listened to this one twice. Excellent!
I loved that Toni Pacini narrated this. I've heard better narrator but one can make many allowances in exchange for listening to the author's rendition. No one can quite fill the emotional toll like the author and in this case particularly. I would have enjoyed reading it but I can't imagine loving it equally. Some things are just better when read. A Mississippi girl myself, I love that drawl and it makes me miss my first home.
The story itself just flows. With all the biblibiographies that are told in flashbacks and back and forth time, the beginning- to- end was a welcome change. I feel a very fortunate person after listening to this memoir. I am not fond of people telling stories about how rough they had it just to say it was rough. This was my cup of tea. A rough story that was transcended, often by just hanging in there. Love it.
I was gifted this audio book in exchange for an honest review.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this book and wish it had been longer - more tales or more follow-up. I guess that's the down side to reality, it rarely comes in a neat little package. The stories can be fairly easily explained away so they are not going to convert anyone, but they were right there on the edge of wow-ness. I also really liked the author's notes especially at the end. I wonder if he shares more of his own story in a previous book? I'd very much like to know. This was a great way to spend an hour of listening.
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.