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Okay but not great

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Reviewed: 09-03-20

This book was ok, interesting in places, not as funny as I wanted it to be. No mention of Alfie the baby which was what I was hoping for, I’d love to hear Laura’s take on pregnancy, birth and parenthood. It wasn’t bad, it wasn’t good it was just ok. Narration was of course great and nice to have Stephen chipping in too. Laura needs to work on her British accent 😆

Meh just ok, there are better medical experience books

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Reviewed: 11-06-19

Read ‘This is Going to Hurt’ by Adam Kay instead, that’s a book where you’ll laugh and cry and be entertained by real stories. I write this review as a nurse, who’s mother is a midwife, and as someone who’s read other books on the healthcare experience. I found this to be a bit dull, banal, nothing was particularly shocking or interesting and the author comes across as a bit smug and self righteous. Every story seemed very contrived as if to demonstrate how much of a wonderful midwife the author is. Unfortunately I found her difficult to like and she was a bit vanilla It would have been nice to hear about mistakes she’d made or lessons she’d learnt but she seemed to want to portray herself as an angel. The book also lacked humour and dark humour is always present amongst hospital staff. The author is an American who’s now living in the UK so perhaps that explains the lack of humour and self deprecation.

6 people found this helpful

Refreshingly honest and heart felt

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Reviewed: 15-11-18

A really well written, honest and heartfelt account of Lily Allen’s experience. So refreshing to hear anyone, let alone a celeb, being so brutally honest with themselves and the public. Highly recommend reading.

Bugged

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Reviewed: 12-10-18

Buggy audio file. Unable to listen to the full book. Pop up requests me to submit a bug report but I can’t find a way to do that.

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Good but less interesting the last 90 mins

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Reviewed: 23-01-18

I really enjoyed the narration and the story. Nice to have a book that isn’t set in London. Good characters. I felt the story became a little less interesting around the 90 min to go mark. The ending for me wasn’t what I wanted but I can see why the author did it that way. There is a piece by the author at the end explaining why he ended the book the way he did.

Boring

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Reviewed: 19-07-17

I listened to the whole thing hoping it would get better but it didn't. Dull diary eateries, nothing scary at all and a weak female lead whose only use was as a typist for the men. The men thought the female lead too delicate to do any adventurous work so she ended up sat at home. Dull and disappointing.

Standard psychology

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Reviewed: 13-03-17

I was recommended this book by someone who found it hugely useful, they used the techniques and found improvement in their relationships. Having read the book myself I found it to be standard psychology in the most part. If you already have a knowledge of human communication techniques and psychology you won't gain much by reading this but it is a good reminder.

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Good idea but could have been developed further

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Reviewed: 02-03-17

I really liked the idea for this book but I felt the plot and characters weren't developed fully and this book could have been so much better.

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Not as cringeworthy or annoying as other management books

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Reviewed: 12-09-16

I've read several management books almost all of which I find irritating or obvious. This strikes a nice balance as it's an easy listen and some useful tips. Nothing earth shattering but good solid advice and some interesting examples. It was clearly written pre-Lance Armstrong controversy so perhaps that will be removed in future editions. There is some mention of religion but not too much to be off putting for those who are non religious.

5 depressing short stories

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Reviewed: 28-03-16

Best avoided. This is a collection of 5 depressing short stories. Wish I hadn't read it.