Babette: The Many Lives, Two Deaths and Double Kidnapping of Dr. Ellsworth

Babette: The Many Lives, Two Deaths and Double Kidnapping of Dr. Ellsworth

by Ross Eliot

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ISBN-13: 9780991186112
Publisher: Heliocentric Press
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 346
File size: 859 KB

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Babette: The Many Lives, Two Deaths and Double Kidnapping of Dr. Ellsworth 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
InkedRainbowReads More than 1 year ago
While I've read a few memoirs in my time, they aren't my favorite thing to read. However, I picked up this one because it sounded interesting. At first I'll admit that I had a very hard time getting into the story. It seemed like fragments of someone's life just sort of thrown together and it wasn't all that great since there wasn't really a whole lot of explanation as to where the story was, why it started there or who the people were that we were reading about. There were many tense changes that I didn't particularly care for either. Then we meet Babette. I absolutely adored every word of her story. I loved that she was crazy, but incredibly knowledgeable at the same time. Her story is hard to believe, yet not so hard to believe. I laughed many times at her antics while wondering why she was the way she was. The deeper Ross got to know her and the more she told him, the more I wanted to know. Until we started getting into too much of Ross' life, while not completely dull, it wasn't about Babette, the woman who had sucked me in. The one who had me turning pages as fast as I could. While at times I understood why we were meeting these other people outside of Babette and Ross' relationship, I also felt that they slowed the story. I hate to say it, but I wanted to know about this woman with so much confusion and twisted tales surrounding her. I did find some happiness that we found that Ross wasn't all that met the eye at first either (aka he has experiences with both genders), but the relationships sort of were just thrown in there at random times it seemed. Even at the end we have no idea what became of any of the relationships Ross had with anyone in the story even though it has been years since Babette. There is many questions left unanswered, but I think that's how life is. You take what answers you can get and have to let the rest stay as speculation. Boy do I wish I'd known what Babette's deal was with the convent or the erratic changes in her behavior were from... Oh the list goes on. I absolutely loved Babette and her story and was sad to see it end. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. Renee
megHan-sHena More than 1 year ago
Babette: The Many Lives, Two Deaths & Double Kidnapping of Dr. Ellsworth When Sage sent me the information on this book, I was immediately drawn in by the cover and the full title - Babette: The Many Lives, Two Deaths & Double Kidnapping of Dr. Ellsworth.  I have never started a novel before with so many questions in my head.   I love memoirs, especially when they are about the regular, every day sort, even though that description is far from who Dr. Ellsworth really is.  Their are really no "good" words to say how much I love this book.  It was fascinating to find out all the different sides to this woman, to learn the things that she had gone through and been part of.  The book starts out pretty crazy, then gets a little slow, but quickly picks up the pace again once Ross meets her.  She is such an interesting person and I loved the stories that were told about her, the impression she left on this young man, and being able to see what he saw in her through his eyes.  Definitely an interesting story and one that I had a hard time putting down.  I just wanted to know more and more about her, and the author did not disappoint. Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.  Please remember that this review is my opinion based on my own personal impressions of the book.