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This book knows no boundaries!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 06.02.2017

This is a thought-provoking book. It deals with the boundaries, the prison we built for ourselves. But it also shows how difficult and mind-boggling it can be to deal with social expectations. In the end, we have to make peace with who we are and nobody can really help us with that. Of course, some people, that cross our paths, become catalysts for our way to ourselves and some hold us back.
What I especially like about this book is that we fall in love with the protagonist's characters. Until the end, I could not make up my mind whom I liked more Jan or Elizabeth. I had this very clear picture of both and was deeply moved by their story.

Where is my box of tissues?

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 06.02.2017

Let me just say: I love this book!!! It is my favourite by the author. Maybe that is why I have so much difficulty writing this review.
Why do I love this story? The reasons are manifold. One is that it has the classical drama of Romeo and Juliet. Two star-crossed lovers, the universe against them, overpowering love ... tragedy. One of the other reasons is, that the characters of the story really come alive for the reader - the author reveals a deep understanding of the human psyche and motivations. But it is not only the realistic characters she draws, there are also some very beautiful pictures she creates. I think I will never look at a street-musician the same way or at a sand-castle for that matter.
It's the small things that make this book truly remarkable - so if you love a tear-jerker I must advise you to read this book.

Good sequel, but not what you expect

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 06.02.2017

This is the sequel to "the Wrong Woman". But before you go and expect a crime mystery with a murder and false suspicions, cross that from your list. There is mystery, but not on that scale.
Instead, the author chooses to tell the story of two of my favourite characters from the first book: Saskia and Jaden. It is their story. Two flawed, but lovable characters who fall for each other or better they tumble into misunderstandings and white lies.
"A Question of Trust" is exactly that: an exploration of insecurities, false pride and the importance to tell your loved one what is troubling you. Therein lies the mystery of the book.
It is a refreshing read, as it does not follow any of the patterns that we are used to. Saskia and Jaden get together right in the beginning. In the course of the book, they don't share much time with each other. Yet their story develops. If you are curious how that can be - well, read the book or even better listen to the audio. Ann Day Jones has again done a beautiful job of bringing the characters to life, especially Saskia.
All in all, I would say that Jane Retzig has done a good job with the sequel. As in her other books, the characters are convincingly realistic, with real-life problems and real-life choices. Everybody knows we should trust our partner, yet in day-to-day life, we often choose to keep ourselves hidden and we don't trust the other to still love us, despite our faults.

Going Back in Time

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 29.01.2017

This book takes you back to the time when you were a teenager. It is a glimpse into the mind of Angie (Fat Angie even to herself).
She is fat, she has had a breakdown, her sister has probably died in war - she's troubled. Or maybe not?
Angie is genuine.
Angie stands up for her sister.
Angie does not give up.
Enter: A little bit of romance - KC Romance - the new girl.
For her Angie is not fat, for her Angie is beautiful. But KC's got history ... whatever that means.
I enjoyed this listen very much, because firstly the narrator has the almost uncanny ability to speak the voices of the characters. Secondly, I enjoyed being in Angie's mind. I was as frustrated as her with her inability to communicate at times, although her inner world seemed so much more colorful and articulate. I enjoyed her sarcasm aimed at her mother, therapist and of course Stacy Ann, her arch enemy and leader of the pack of Fat Angie Haters. Of course it's hard being a teenager. We forget that.
Thirdly I think this book can open minds. It's beautiful, simple, complicated, ugly, frustrating, romantic - all at the same time.

in-depth story - terrible reading

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
1 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 11.10.2015

If you are looking for the typical chic-lit with erotica, you will not find it here. Instead you will find Sara Summers. She is a character worth getting to know. The story-line is more than believable and Sara's emotional struggles really made me think.
The only thing that dampened my enjoyment of the story was the reading. The voice is very monotonous and fails to convey the emotions that the characters are feeling.

great audio-book

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 11.10.2015

If you enjoy a bit of mysterious crime sprinkled with romance and not the typical long-legged brunette or blonde, who is undoubtedly the most stunning woman we have ever seen - then you have found your match.
The characters are well developed and their motivation is believable. We are shown enough of their past to understand and feel with them. And they are all very different from each other: Kate the uptight but vulnerable trauma therapist, who is deeply traumatised herself; Naz the quirky hospitality manager; Saskia, with her cute Russian accent (I would have liked to get to know more about her) and sparky and wild Jaiden.
I especially enjoyed the audio-book, because Anne Day-Jones breathes life into the characters. Her beautiful reading in connection with the well crafted story make it a worthwhile "listen". I was hardly able to take the plugs out of my ears.
Of course you have to believe that it is actually possible to feel this instant attraction, that rocks you to the core, so you are willing to leave everything to rescue the person you love. And you have to believe in coincidence, that lets all pieces fall into place.
This means you do need to be a romantic to enjoy the book - it is nothing for realists.

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very exciting page turner

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 19.07.2012

Camilla Läckberg is a very skilled crime writer who knows how to put a plot together, so that the reader is caught from the first page. The many sub-plots and characters all build one large picture of the crime, which makes it both full of suspense and full of insight into the emotional world of many different characters.
Githa Lehrmann reads the story well and while listening one seems to forget that it is only one person reading.

Enchanting

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 06.05.2012

I must say I loved the story - there is so much background information and the feeling of the 50's ... beautifully done. I also liked Craig Wasson's reading. At times I was so immersed in the story I couldn't stop listening.

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beautiful book - well read

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 07.03.2012

The book itself is already good and one of my favourites. But I especially enjoyed listening to Eli Wallach. You can almost hear and see the different people talking, just listening to this one person. Plus, and here I have to disagree with the the two reviewers before me, I think the music captures the feeling of insomnia (this discordant feeling of being tired but unable to sleep) very well.