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I feel the author showed her lack of knowledge on depression...well, depressing. She kept acting as though taking meds which by the way, have saved many lives is such a horrible thing. The main character makes a very naive statement something the effect of, i dont need "happy pills" i can just think ore positive..blah bah. First of all, you cannot THINK your way out of clinical depression. Anti-depressants are NOT 'happy pills". Thats a very ignorant way too see them. They dont make you "high" or "euphoric". Sigh....she is way way behind the times and sounds like one of those people who hate big pharma forgetting that their mom or dad is alive because they have insulin for their diabetes, or synthroid for thyroid disease, anti-biotics it save them fro infection.
This book is thinly veiled propaganda from someone with an anti- medication agenda. And for gods sake please stop calling weed, spliff or whatever drugs and acting like people who smoke are on a bad road. Wow was this author on a soapbox!
Also, the coincidences were absolutely silly. Way too unbelievable , even for fiction. If you're going to let your biases show, please at least be accurate with facts and do your homework .
Happy pills indeed. Pfft.
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I enjoyed this book enough to listen all the way through. It kept my attention and really makes one think.
I would definitely recommend this book. Brilliant story and well told by the narrators with the most perfect ending. Sibel Hodge is a BRILLIANT writer and I'm so looking forward to her next release.
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I had high hopes for this title but unfortunately it was a drag. I stuck with it til the end and am glad it's over. It was too involved with all the descriptions of medical jargon and the like. Narration was ok but nothing great there either.
If you could sum up Beneath the Surface in three words, what would they be?
This story was a little predictable. There were some parts that were some parts that were good.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Beneath the Surface?
I didn't have any particular memorable moments in this book. It could have been a bit more of a suspense.
What does Elizabeth Knowelden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
The narration was good and easy to listen to. The narrator was able to alter her voice to depict other characters within the book.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
There was no particular part in the book that moved me. Overall the book was satisfactory and an easy listen.
Any additional comments?