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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-17

Didn't love it.

I can see what this author was trying to convey clearly but was not succeeding in the telling. This story was too transparent for my liking and the main character was made to look so gullible and stupid that I had to force myself to keep reading. I don't want to be rude but it was painfully obvious what the child was doing right from the very beginning. I wanted to scream by the time I got to the cabin at the seaside. Nice try though.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-17

Good!

While I did not laugh as much at the characters in this second book I did enjoy listening. It is hard to believe this is "kid lit" because I think adults find the stories quite funny and I think it is at times right over a kid's head. Wonderful writer, wonderful story. Thanks

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-17

Great and funny?

There were times when I laughed so hard I had to run to the bathroom. There were also times when I really felt tremendous sadness because of some things Kevin revealed about his struggle

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-17

Nice!!

I thought the characters were developed very well and also introduced very smoothly. I enjoyed the play and tension between Savina and Shelton. Very well done. The overall story kept me entertained and I appreciated that one. I like these characters and the way they sort of show up in each other's stories. Another great story by Marla Josephs.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-17

Very entertaining!

This book made me laugh so hard at times I had to stop it until I could compose myself. It has been a while since I have enjoyed a performance and story as much
Can't wait to read the next one in this series.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-17

Wow! Impossible!!!

This author wrote a full complete story in an impossibility short time! I was amazed! The story had meat and it kept me riveted from start to finish. While this really isn't my genre, I was impressed with the tale and the telling of it. I will look for more from Victor Alao. Good job narrating from Robert Ricotta.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-17

I really, really liked this book!

What did you love best about We Are Holding the President Hostage?

I loved the performance by Eric Bryan Moore. He made the characters come alive for me and he was easy to follow.

What was one of the most memorable moments of We Are Holding the President Hostage?

The most memorable moments were when the mafia actually got around the president and first lady and successfully carried out the kidnapping. I was on pins and needles!

Which character – as performed by Eric Bryan Moore – was your favorite?

I would say that the President and the Mafia boss were my two favorites.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! It was so hard to put it down because I wanted to see what would happen next and how it would end.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-15

Deep, Heart-felt Story!

Would you listen to Reluctant again? Why?

Yes I would listen to Reluctant again because the Author had you right there living this story. It was as if I could feel and see everything! She made her characters really realistic and the story held very little "fluff". A good, solid read. I couldn't put it down!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Reluctant?

One of the most memorable moments of Reluctant for me was the moment Fallon realized she was in love with Reed. It was outrageously romantic.

What does Jaime Lamchick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Jaime Lamchick made every character come to life for me. She was able to change her voice to match each one. She is very talented.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me laugh and cry at times. It is such a sweet love story but at the same time it tells of heart-breaking crisis almost one after the other.

Any additional comments?

The fact that this author has actually gone through the sadness she portrayed in the story broke my heart but at the same time I was so very proud of her ability to climb out of misery and grab life with gusto and triumph! Now that is a wonderful story!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-14

Chopped up too much!

Would you try another book from Anne Rice and/or Courtney B. Vance?

Yes I would

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Feast of All Saints?

It was way too short to really tell the story!

How could the performance have been better?

I need the read the unabridged version of this story. With the way it is chopped up now it doesn't make much sense. Please get the unabridged version. Courtney B. Vance can still read it, but at least give him a chance to do justice to the story.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes indeed! I have read the book and seen the mini series. It was fantastic both times. This version is just too short to do the story justice.

Any additional comments?

I would love to listen to a full version of the reading of this book.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-12

Inappropriate for me

What would have made Go the F--k to Sleep better?

I had 2 babies and the words Go the F--K to sleep never, never entered my mind. My second baby woke and screamed every 2 hrs for the first year and I was pretty darned tired but I never even thought to think let alone speak those words. That is my only complaint really. It's a baby! For me, I cringed every time I heard Sam say them. I may be too sensitive where babies are concerned but I feel the author could have chosen a different expression. It was too much for me and I did not enjoy it. At the same time I could very well understand the frustration. That is real! Sorry, I just could not get past cussing at a baby even if the words were not actually said aloud.

What could Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration) have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Express the same sentiments in a different way. Letting go of the word F--K.

Which character ??? as performed by Samuel L. Jackson ??? was your favorite?

All really. Sam did a good performance. It was the writing I hated.

You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NO!

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