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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-15

Good story, poorly executed

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I actually thought that this is a very good story, well researched.
My issue with it is that, sadly, it isn't very well written.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-15

Same old, 'same old'

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Yet another 'me too' 50 SoG; Billionaire falls madly in love with poor girl trying to eek out a living, whisks her off in his stretched limo / hellecopter / private jet / yacht, showers her with gifts yah-di-yah-di-yah...Similar irritating use of words (he has a 'massive towering (you know what)' but she has a 'core'... among other things).He tells her his big secret, she rushes out, then they get back together and they all live happily ever after. No whips, paddles or handcuffs in this one, but enough of 'the other' to satisfy any chicken flick addict.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-15

A delicious collage of word images

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This book doesn't grab you and hold you in the way that many other books do, but it is totally addictive because of the way Helen MacDonald paints images with words. At times her thoughts seem to jump about, from 'now' to her past, then to 'White', the author of a book that seems to have driven her all of her life, then back to now again.
One deeply feels the love - hate relationship that she has with Mabel ... her Goshawk; overwhelmingly it is love, but Mabel is a wild animal with a very firm view of her place in the world; which frequently leads her to projects that are not included in Helen's plans.
I love this book and highly commend it.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-15

Not your usual Stephen King

I'm still not really sure what to make of this book. It appears to be a biography, without much story or direction, almost up to the last 30 minutes or so; only then does the real Stephen King shine through.
It also felt as if the book could end within the next few minutes, almost all the way through.
I certainly enjoyed it, but did not get that tugging 'thrill' that normally accompanies King' stories.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-14

Short and sweet

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This is a fun short story, but be aware that it is an extract from one of the other books, not a new story.
Also be aware that while some of these 'shorts' are an hour or more long, others are rather less than that.
Very enjoyable listen anyway!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-14

Short and sweet

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This is a fun short story, but be aware that it is an extract from one of the other books, not a new story.
Also be aware that while some of these 'shorts' are an hour or more long, others are rather less than that.
Very enjoyable listen anyway!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-14

Short and sweet

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This is a fun short story, but be aware that it is an extract from one of the other books, not a new story.
Also be aware that while some of these 'shorts' are an hour or more long, others are rather less than that.
Very enjoyable listen anyway!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-14

Short and sweet

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This is a fun short story, but be aware that it is an extract from one of the other books, not a new story.
Also be aware that while some of these 'shorts' are an hour or more long, others are rather less than that.
Very enjoyable listen anyway!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-14

Short and sweet

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This is a fun short story, but be aware that it is an extract from one of the other books, not a new story.
Also be aware that while some of these 'shorts' are an hour or more long, others are rather less than that.
Very enjoyable listen anyway!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-14

Short but sweet

Any additional comments?

This is a fun short story, but be aware that it is an extract from one of the other books, not a new story.
Also be aware that while some of these 'shorts' are an hour or more long, others are rather less than that.
Very enjoyable listen anyway!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful