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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
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really liked it
bookshelves: format-audible, 2019-shelf, re-reads
Read 2 times. Last read December 19, 2019 to December 24, 2019.

Notes from December 2019 re-read - upping to 4 stars (and I even considered a 5th at a few points). Totally goes to show how the reader I bring to the book makes a huge difference in the experience. Strout's writing is gorgeous and she's created a cast of characters to love, hate and relate to. I don't think I really like Olive very much, but I'm cheering her on. and looking forward to meeting her again in Olive, Again. (note that I listened on 1.25 speed and that seemed to resolve my issues with Burr's voices - see below)

Notes from original read in October 2015 - 3.5 stars, which, considering this one is a Pulitzer Prize winner, means I'm disappointed. There were definitely a few 4 and 5 star bits, but there were also LOTS of 3 and even a few 2's. And I didn't care for Sandra Burr's voices - except for Olive's - but I did enjoy her narration. I'm off to watch the HBO mini-series now.
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Reading Progress

September 21, 2015 – Shelved
September 21, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
September 21, 2015 – Shelved as: format-audible
September 29, 2015 – Started Reading
October 4, 2015 – Finished Reading
December 19, 2019 – Started Reading
December 24, 2019 – Finished Reading
December 26, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-shelf
December 26, 2019 – Shelved as: re-reads

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