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Catherine

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Standard non fiction

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-20

Content was alright, nothing really new. Presented clearly but quite waffly in parts. Few actionable steps.

Good content. Poor sound.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-09-18

Bite sized nuggets of wisdom. Poor quality sound. Several key ideas repeated, as though curated from a blog... Needed to be edited and produced better as content was really useful.

Why no accompanying material?!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Brilliant content, especially enjoyed the chapters by Dan John, but the chapters will Josh Hillis were highly detailed and would have really benefitted from some downloadable content which didn't seem to exist!

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Sense of isolation really comes through

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-16

Would you try another book written by Ragnar Jonasson or narrated by Thor Kristjansson?

Yes, already have.

What other book might you compare Snowblind to, and why?

I've not read a great deal of Scandie lit.

What three words best describe Thor Kristjansson’s performance?

Unemotional but authentic

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Yes, that would probably be an excellent medium for it actually.

Any additional comments?

The narration was at times a little jilted it was enjoyable. It helps enormously to have the narrator use different voices for characters in the book, and this narrator didn't do that. I wouldn't go so far as to say they were 'flat' but they didn't express much emotion in their presentation and at times - coupled with the unfamiliar proper nouns - it was difficult to keep track of the characters.

Despite this, when I wasn't listening I wished I was - and that's really great. There was something appealing about the town, and the geographic isolation, and I bought the next 2 books in the Dark Iceland series.