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When Popo dies of cancer, Maya goes completely off the rails, turning to drugs, alcohol, and petty crime in a downward spiral that eventually bottoms out in Las Vegas. Lost in a dangerous underworld, she is caught in the crosshairs of warring forces. Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. Here Maya tries to make sense of the past, unravels mysterious truths about life and about her family, and embarks on her greatest adventure: The journey into her own soul.
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By Natalie on 05-23-13
Not Allende's Usual Standard
I usually love Allende's novels and was eager to listen to her latest work. It's okay, but it certainly doesn't match her usual standard. The story just isn't that interesting, and I'm surprised that she produced something so predictable and average. Maya's Notebook has received rave reviews on Amazon, and I'm left wondering what they read that I didn't. Dull and disappointing.
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By R.J. Mulder on 05-13-14
Narrator ruins this book
Would you try another book from Isabel Allende and/or Maria Cabezas?
Not an audible book, but in paper, I may. Though not for a while.
How could the performance have been better?
To start with another narrator
Any additional comments?
I wanted to like this book because I wanted to read something else then thrillers and detectives. I read several books of Isabel Allende and I always enjoyed them. The narration of this book was so disgusting that I missed the whole story. The only thing I could hear after half an hour was this dreadful monotonous voice. Every sentence the same, ending in the same low pitch. The story itself seemed boring as well but I could not really tell.
Don't read this is my advice.
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