Absolutely brilliant book. Such an amazing insight into the inner workings of your brain. It has helped me understand behaviour in a way I could never have done before. Everyone should listen to this!
"Definitely not life changing"
I find it difficult to relate to the life changing reviews of this book. It's ok, a pleasant enough listen, but it didn't grab me and pull me in. It just bimbled along.
Say yes a bit more. Maybe if you're the kind of person who says no a lot, then this might come as a revelation, but for me it was just ok.
What a fantastic story with many twists and turns along the way. The characters are brought to life by the delightful narration of David Tennant, and I found myself willing them to succeed. I normally avoid abridged versions of audiobooks, but this one works well, without feeling as if I had missed anything important. I would highly recommend this book.
This story takes you on a journey that will stay with you forever. It is truly enchanting. The adventures of this incredible centenarian, and the friends he meets on his way, will carry you along with him.
Beautifully narrated, so easy to listen to, so difficult to switch off. I was intrigued by this man, yet slightly confused in the early chapters. It was only as the story gathered pace, that I began to fully appreciate the life that Alan had lead, and how that had brought him to this point on his 100th birthday.
Brilliant book and highly recommended.
How on earth this crossing ever came to happen is beyond me. It shouldn't have worked and yet together they pulled it off. Ben is a natural story teller, James less so, but they both speak honestly, openly and from the heart. I very much enjoyed listening to their individual yet joint account of an incredibly challenging event. I am very impressed with them both.
"Dark and Powerful"
I couldn't switch this book off and listened to it in 2 days. A rich and gripping story, narrated beautifully. I was slightly put off at first hearing a man speaking the part of a teenage girl but his gentle tones soon carried me into the story and I found myself enthralled. A superb story with twists and turns to the very end. Loved it.
"Painful story, beautifully told"
A true account of an "Ordinary Murder". Such an incredibly moving story which gives an insight into how a murder can affect a family. It highlights the different processes that each member of the family went through and how they made it through their darkest days. Utterly heartbreaking yet compelling.
I really enjoyed listening to this book. It was a light hearted easy listen that explores some tricky subjects such as depression and sexuality. Will talks openly about how these have shaped his life and continue to affect him. He clearly has the ability to laugh at himself and his own mistakes. His style of story telling is sincere and his narration is easy on the ears. The book came across as honest and it made me laugh. Funny Peculiar is a very apt title for this entertaining book.
If you have really strong views either pro or anti religion, you may find this book too much of a challenge. Marcus is not a religious man but he isn't an atheist either. He questions the values and the ideologies of both sides. Whilst I can't say I agree with everything he says (being an atheist myself), I very much enjoyed the challenge.
He brings humour and tribulation through observation as well as thought provoking anecdotes. A great listen.
"I loved this book"
At least I think I did!
This book makes you question everything you think and even how you think. Presented in a very entertaining way, it uses research and evidence to back up and explain every point brilliantly. The narration was wickedly dry and humourous. It will challenge and some people might find that too difficult but if you allow yourself to look at your own behaviour with the knowledge from this book, you might just laugh at what you see. Fantastic listen, highly recommended.
"So very British"
Inspiring and very funny. This talk gives a very entertaining insight into the mind of a very driven and focussed man. A quite extraordinary person who has achieved quite extraordinary things.
Brilliant. I absolutely loved listening to it and would highly recommend it to everyone.
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