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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  2,779 ratings  ·  225 reviews
Carole Barber has come to Paris, with its rain-slicked slate roofs and winding streets, to work on her novel - and to find herself after a lifetime in the spotlight. A legend of film and stage, Carole has set a standard of beauty and grace, devoting herself to her family and causes around the world. But on this cool November evening, as her taxi speeds into a tunnel just p ...more
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Published February 26th 2008 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2008)
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Clint Mccoy
Jun 04, 2009 Clint Mccoy rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 13 year old girls
This book raped my eyes.

So, sometimes, I like to read chick-lit. Of course, I'll read it in private, lock all the doors, shut the blinds and make sure to punch a wall next time I'm angry.

But anyway, I picked up this novel. The cover seemed pleasing enough, a woman walking in the rain almost monotone. It looked like a solid romance novel cover. Hell, even the title: Honor Thyself. Yes, when I read that I knew this was chick-lit.

So after locking my doors, shutting the blinds and kicking my dog, I
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Kristy Trauzzi
I usually love Danielle Steele. I am such a sucker for her books. However, this one, not so much.

Danielle Steele has a tendency to repeat herself. In chapter one she will be like the boy liked her hair. And then in chapter two she will be like the boy liked her hair. It was long and blonde and --- did you notice she never has ugly people as leading characters? But all of these amazingly gorgeous women always don't see themselves as pretty. OMG! And then in chapter three she will be like this oth
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Rachael
I can't quite belive how awful this book was. I couldn't even finnish it, i had to skim read the majority in a few minutes. It completely failed to capture my attention and the main character is someone that no ordinary human being can possibly begin to relate to. (The world's most famous actress apparently)

It is disgustingly badly written and I could not care less about the woman (whatever her name was - Carole i think?). Horrible, waste of time read and if it was possible I'd give it maybe one
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Holli
I read this book at the start of my trip out to California for my sister's wedding and I hate to say this about a Danielle Steel novel but I've already forgotten much of the book. Her novels in the last few years fall way short of what they used to be. Which was sweeping family sagas of the years and the trials families faced during troubled times in the past. She seems tired of writing and it shows. The theme of this book was great (honor yourself and your feelings always) but it wasn't develop ...more
Nicole
I enjoyed this book. This book takes you on a journey through a famous actress who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. She finds herself in Paris going through a tunnel at the exact moment of a suicide bomber. She is knocked unconscious and sits in a hospital for 2 weeks unidentified until someone realizes she is missing. This book takes you on a path to recovery for a head trauma victim. She suffers memory loss and you find yourself learning about herself as the same time she does. You fin ...more
Kaycee Sapinoso
This wasn't Danielle Steel best. I wasted my time for this..
angeline
Over all an okay book... Wasn't exactly a satisfying read but it wasn't terrible either. There were alot of facts that the author kind of just blindly gave away without really giving much substance to it. And also there was alot of information that the narrator would share that really didn't help in building the story at all and really could have been left out as it wasn't of any importance. The ending wasn't satisfying and I found the story to be quite anti - climatic. The first 2 chapters coul ...more
Ochrasy
This was a birthday gift (otherwise I wouldn't have chosen it) and I felt I had to finish it, but it was so boring that I read it straight away in just one day just to finish it as quick as possible and move on to a real book.
There was no action at all and it always ended talking about the same stuff over and over again. I didn't empathise with the main character and I wished there was more description of Paris but it all happened in a hospital. My recommendation: life is short, choose another
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Rose Love
***I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review***

Carole is a famous Hollywood actress and is a victim of a terrorist attack in Paris, France. Its two weeks before anyone comes looking for her. Her family starts to worry and finds that she is an unidentified patient in one of the hospitals. She has been in a coma since the attack.

I liked the concept of the story. The characters all had flaws in their own right, but I guess that is what makes a great story. I haven’t had the chance to rea
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Jacob Lasher
The book was perfect until Matthieu came into the picture. I just felt like it was unnecessary to add so many love stories into a short novel. At one moment I was mourning for Sean, then Jason, then Matthieu came along and I didn't personally like his character.

I really did like Stevie and Carole's friendship though. It was so sweet and genuine. :). The storyline was actually really interesting. I was in Math class when I was beginning it and slacked a little in class. Oops :P. Hahaha.
Samyann
Honor Thyself is 9.5 hours of listening, read by Kyf Brewer.

Repeating myself a bit with other Danielle Steel book reviews …. but if you’re a fan, you’ll understand from where I speak :-). Danielle Steel is one of the most prolific writers in America today. As a reader, you either love her or hate her, there really is no in-between, and she has legions of fans. If you are ever in the mood for sweet romance, meaning a teenaged girl can read the book, pick up a Danielle Steel novel. It’s easy to be
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Monkeyface
Listened to Honor Thyself by Danielle Steel
A world-renowned actress falls victim to a terrifying explosion in Paris--and begins a courageous journey of survival, memory, and self-discovery in Danielle Steel's mesmerizing new novel.
Carole Barber has come to Paris, with its rain-slick slate roofs and winding streets, to work on her novel--and to find herself after a lifetime in the spotlight. A legend of film and stage, Carole has set a standard of beauty and grace, devoting herself to her family
...more
Kay
Just once I wish Steel would write a book with a normal character. The heroine is always perfect- beautiful, talented, smart, rich, etc... Why can't she at least have large ears??????????????? This is just a normal Steel book- low on storyline, high on a 'isn't she wonderful' character. But they are quick reads that are forgetable!
S.J. Tyson
Actress Carole Barber visits Paris to take a break from acting and work on her own novel. Instead, she finds herself in the middle of a terrorist attack in a Paris tunnel, leaving Carole alone, unconscious and unidentified in a Paris emergency room. When she wakes up, she has no memory of her life and must re-learn everything about herself. But it also turns out to be a second chance to count her blessings, heal wounded hearts, recapture lost love, and live a life that will honor others, beginni ...more
Jeanne Halloran
Danielle Steel is one of my favorite authors. She writes easy to read entertaining novels, and her story lines are always interesting. Although not one of her best novels, "Honour Thyself" was an exceptionally good read. My only criticism is that she did not put the depth of research she normally does for her novels in this book. Normally, she has researched her subjects so thoroughly that her novels are packed with details about the industry or profession that she is writing about. This novel d ...more
Summer
Sometimes Danielle Steel’s glamour and melodrama entertains me. Other times, it goes like this.

When Danielle Steel gets it right, it’s soapy, page-turning fun with an ambitious heroine. When her novels go wrong it’s almost always in the same ways this one went wrong for me, an unlovable love interest, and even more frustrating - heavy, heavy info-dumping.

I thought the storyline had possibilities. A movie star is gravely injured in a terrorist attack and loses her memory. It seemed like there wou
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Kristi
Blah. I stopped reading Danielle Steel quite a while ago, but I picked this one up on a 'give and take' shelf. It reminded me why I don't read her stuff anymore. Boring and repetitive.
Shara
This book made my brain hurt with constant repetition but book club discussion was great. Kathy won best discussion for this book so it wasn't all bad.
Barbara Loggia
steel takes 362 pgs to repeat the same info every other page. Famous actress is widowed, returns to Paris to decide if she was right to leave her long ago married lover, and if she handled her first husbands' lover/divorce correctly. She is one of many victims of a terrorist group and loses her memory but wait...in the two months it takes for her to almost completely recover, she gets her answers to her questions, partners up with her former lover and is now ready to return to LA to write her bo ...more
Cheryl


Before I start this review, let me just say my star rating will not be truly fair or just to the book. I thought this book was a nice story about the life of a woman before and after a tragedy. The story flowed well and the characters were all great. My real issue with the story was that is was very, very, very long and a genre I would never pick for myself and upon reading this will never pick for myself. This was a suggestion from a friend for me to read so I did. If you like these types of s
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Doug
Memo to self - stop reading these!!
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Carole Barber is a famous actress that hasn't worked in over three years since the death of her husband Sean. Carole is trying her hand at writing a book but finds herself daydreaming. She's stuck with classic writer's block. Stephanie or Stevie Collins, Carole's assistant thinks that Carole needs a change of scenery to help with the writer's block. Carole makes plans to visit Paris, France. She already begins to see the possibilities and has several new ideas for her story since arriving. She's ...more
Donna
Carole Barber: actress, mother, divorcee, widow. She has been desperately trying to write a book, but has writer's block. Why? Her assistant and gal Friday, Stephanie "Stevie" Morrow suggests that she take a trip that may help unblock her inner self. "I will think about it." claims Carole.

Carole does decide to take a trip, to Paris. She always loved Paris and had lived there for a few years when her children were younger. And, she had fallen in love there with the Minister of Interior, Matthieu,
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Pam
Apr 03, 2008 Pam rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: fiction
04/02/08
TITLE/AUTHOR: HONOR THYSELF
RATING: 3.5/C+
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Fiction/2008/8 CD's
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Stand-Alone
TIME/PLACE: Present/ Los Angeles, CA & Paris, France
CHARACTERS: Carole Barber/Actress


COMMENTS: Not one of her better stories. Carole Barber is 50 and a highly succesful actress for the past 3 decades. She has 2 children in their early 20's, their father her 1st husband left her for another woman after 10 yrs of marriage. She later remarried Sean, who died a few yrs a
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Judi
I haven't read a Danielle Steel book in several years but this one was a convenient distraction and once I started, it was hard to put down. The main character suffers massive injury in a terrorist attack and has to rebuild her memory with only the friends and family and previous love interests who show up when she is finally identified.
The theme is strongly about life review from middle age, with a strong sense of finding oneself and being strong about choices and second chances.
Sarah
I have been a fan of Danielle Steel for years. I am the person that starts a book and can't put it down til the last word. I become completely drawn into the story. However I found myself rushing through the pages just to finish it. It was horrible!!!
The main character was okay. She was a little wishy-washy and I found her dull. The male characters were a complete waste of space. I don't really have many feelings towards the exhusband. But I truly hated Mathieau! He bothered me from the moment
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Astrid Johanne
Vær tro mod dig selv, er en skøn bog, om at vende modgang til medgang, og komme tilbage til livet.
Der sker med jævne mellemrum noget uventet, som gør at jeg blev opslugt af bogen.

In English:
Honor Thyself is a wonderful book, about turning bad luck into good luck, and find a way back to your life.

Something new happens, almost all the time, which meant I had to keep reading, to find out what happens next.
Jenni
Lukeminen tökki, joten ajattelin testata, josko joku muukin Steel toimisi kuin Iso tyttö.
Helppolukuinenhan tämäkin oli, mutta tällä kertaa kyllä liiankin kliseinen ja jotenkin pateettinen. Alku lupasi parempaa, mutta sitten.. Samojen asioiden toistoa kerrasta toiseen ja liian ennalta-arvattava päätös. Toisaalta, joskus on hyvä keventää kunnolla :)
Diane
seemed like i kept waiting for the real story to start. this famouse actress gets in a bomb explosion and gets amnesia. she doesnt remember her 2 husband or her old flame who ia coming back in to rekindle. it's her journey to finding herself. kinda boring. total chick read.
Susan
A well-known and loved Hollywood actor is caught in a terrorist attack while in Paris. She must cope with a loss of previous memories, and learn to navigate in her new life. She learns what she has meant to her children, her assistant, and of her past relationships.
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