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Hilarious

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-18

This is a great take on parents and kids growing up in showbiz w a british spin. Enjoyed the banter and perspective.

Good follow up

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Loved the first novel and this as a sequel was good too. The only qualm I have is the mixed feelings about the timing of the love match and how believable it was. There were some ironic twists which on its own we're cute but in the scheme of the prequel, lost its punch. It was read well and the performance was on par with Darcy. If you liked Something Borrowed, this is a nice sequel to answer your 'what happens next' questions.

Missing something

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I expected more from this story. Felt the characters and situations were not fully explored and left me somewhat hanging on for more once it ended. It had long drawn out parts as well. Did not enjoy the performance that much either bus suppose that's a function of the story depth as well. I have read/heard better.

Loved that John Taylor read this himself

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I have always been a big fan of Duran Duran and coming across this book was a great way to get another perspective of the band, it's members and evolution! I thoroughly enjoyed Mr Taylor's narration, it was emotional, fluid, and from the heart. I felt like he was just having a chat with me about old memories. Very unique to get this feeling from an audio book! Enjoyable, most especially if you are a DD fan and would love to have a blast from the past!

Elegant story, takes you through time and culture

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Although this novel was written long ago, the tale is still as engaging and enjoyable many generations later. It's a great journey into a country village where prominent families ruled and the world was at war with itself. The story is read well by a male voice who was able to tell this tale with the depth, variety, emotion and understand it deserves. Very good performance of a wonderful story of Madame Wu. Highly recommended!

2 people found this helpful

fun to listen to, bite size pieces

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-10

This was a very enjoyable run through the kings and queens of England and Scotland. As a non-English, it gives me some insights into why certain less popularly known kings are just that - less popular. I liked that it highlights the famous details of each's reigns and that it summarizes the families and eras for easier understanding. I enjoyed the run through and have listened to this twice already - once for the entertainment, and another time for a quick social reference.

5 people found this helpful

good book, needs a bit more details

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-10

As a fan of period pieces, I was hoping to enjoy this book and I did but not 100%. The story was told well and kept a good pace, but some of the characters did not seem to have sufficient motivation for their deeds and at some parts, it seemed the same story over and over again about the rivalry and not much more. Yes this is the title to the book but I would have enjoyed a bit more richness to the details and environment to get the imagination going. I still enjoyed it, but it did not hold my attention as much as other similar style books.

2 people found this helpful

wonderful story, nice pace by narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-10

This was an interesting book to listen to which spanned years of Alice Perrers life. I greatly enjoyed the rich history and fine details and stories about Alice's life and perhaps how things could have been in the real life of Dame Alice. She is not vilified here as in history and offers a different perspective to this notorious figure and how she seemed to 'helplessly' fall into the life she had. I enjoyed the book and although there were some brief moments of boredom which lasts a few moments, overall it sets a nice pace for a period piece.

3 people found this helpful