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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I'm not sure why this won the Pulitizer

I get that it is a story that could only be told in the here and now. It is a milestone for how the life journey of the lgbtq community has changed, but it's kind of dull. The main character is not very interesting and his struggle is very ordinary. On the plus side, the use of language and metaphor is exceptional. I can't say I liked it but also can't say I disliked it, but was able to listen to it in one go through, so it is very easy to listen to.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-18

Almost

My daughter described this as a little sad. I thought it was a little dull. The reader does a really great job with the material but the story lacks any real spark and needed a little more to it.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-18

Classic Sci-Fi

This is a classic with a great performance. I really like the readers choices, he brought the story to life. There is so much going on in this book, which is good and bad, as it can feel a little unfocused, but the writing is so good you can't help but feel like you're on a wild ride of the imagination. Ray Bradbury has an almost poetic touch and he is clearly hitting on some timeless social issues that even though he includes dates which seem ridiculous now, the book itself is timeless.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Uneven but enjoyable

It was one of those books that I can't say I loved, but I listened to all the way through and it kept my attention. It was a really good premise, and just when it was getting dull there's a good plot twist. If this sort of off beat adventure appeals to you, you might like it. Not a strong recommend and mostly because the dialogue is a little dull but the action is good.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-18

Another winner in this series

Real fun, Highly recommended. My 11 yr old daughter and I have been enjoying this. Great for a car ride. The reader is amazing.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-18

Interesting

This is chronically the first book of the Narnia series but clearly not the first written. In this book he intends to write a genesis story of how it all started. It seems a little contrived at times but ties up all the loose ends (like what was that light post doing in the middle of nowhere) and set you up for the Lion, the Witch etc. Good story as part of the whole. On it's own a little lacking.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-18

Not what I expected

Good advice and a very modern approach. Nothing really earth shattering and probably not what you want to hear, but helpful if you can stomach some of the realizations like, you are not special. Like a tough talk from a young guidance councilor. Recommended.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Good

Not as exciting as I wanted it to be but still a horror listen. I'm not sure what I would have changed, it was good and a quick listen, just not my favorite.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-18

One of my all time favorite listens

He brings this to life with his voice and accents. I really enjoyed this. I felt like I was transported out of my tiny fishbowl and saw another world. I also learned something about racism. A truly touching personal journey. A must listen.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Sad but true and at times funny.

I wanted to learn more about an alcoholic's journey and this is a good read. Sad but full of hope and some humor along the way. I am glad I read it.

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