The reader did a good enough job, a pleasant, non-descript American voice. The story, however, was not particularly gripping, and as for the ending, quite ridiculous. It was as if in mid phrase, the author suddenly tired of this particular story and decided to end it. All sorts of threads left unresolved, an incoherent finishing line, quite awful. Not to be recommended...
I don't think I have ever read a better "self-help" book. Well and clearly delivered, stuffed with really useful links, information and exercises, this is not your average coaching volume. The only possible disadvantage to listening on audible rather than reading is precisely the wealth of weblinks, which are far more difficult to note when read out loud, and that is is more difficult to break off to do exercises than it would be in hard copy.
I think this is going to prove a life changing tome... Don't hesitate an instant.
I'm sorry I can't agree with previous reviewers. The author reads so badly, so fast, that the story is sometimes incomprehensible and literally gave me a headache. He trips over words, pronounces badly, and one would think he is reading stopwatch in hand.
The content is interesting, but far too political.
A bad buy I'm afraid.
Read by the author, he may know how to write (one supposes so, since he is giving advice), but he certainly should learn to read. Boring voice, boring pace, absolutely impossible to listen to. I want my money back!
This wonderful book of the childhood memories of Dirk Bogarde takes me back to the tiny details of my own youth in the Dorset countryside of the 1950s. Read by the author, Dirk Bogarde has such a familiar and warm reading voice, that he makes it come doubly alive. His snatches of conversation with his sister are so real. His depictions of the countryside so vivid. His recollections of his beginnings in the theatre totally without pretention or name dropping. What a real pleasure it has been to listen to him. I shall certainly download the other books in the series.
I love Bryant and May, I have listened to nearly all of them. This is the first that didn't delight me. The story line is mangled and disconnected, not convincing at all, Bryant and May are far less present, overtaken by a sort of "Famour Five" amateur detective who is thoroughly childish, and even the reading didn't come up to the standard of later books. Disappointed.
Not very well written, but would have been passable had it not been for excruciatingly stilted reading.
What a lovely book. I relied on the reviews of others and did not regret it. Beautifully read, thought provoking. Even if the story doesn't always go as you would wish, because that is life, a thoroughly enjoyable experience, to be recommended.
A champion performance by Paul Ansdell reading The Woman in Black. Susan Hill is as brilliant as ever, the suspense is unbearable. I personally prefer her Simon Serailler novels, but this is beautifully crafted stuff nevertheless.
This unlikely book all about a year of butterfly spotting in 2009 is strangely nostalgic, packed with reminiscences of childhood and country pastimes. I'm not sure it would appeal to someone without a minimum of knowledge of lepidoptera, because the author constantly cites names and habitats, and it really helps being able to picture in one's mind's eye the particular butterfly and even the country surroundings he is walking in. I loved it. And so beautifully read, just the right pace, wonderful local accents, faultless;
What a fantastic find! Fiction that is so real, so convincing, that it is only the name given to the Prime Minister that reminds one. Beautifully read by several different people for the various characters, a sad and riveting tale unfolds, the outcome hidden to the very very end. Well worth it, one of my better downloads.
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