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Maria Rowe

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What Seems to Be the Problem with Adam Kay and Mark Watson cover art

a great listen<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-19

very entertainiing, and informative. Highly recommended . Not disappointed with my heroees Mark an Adam




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Becoming cover art

great story well told

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-19

I have learnt so much from this book.It is sincere and thoughtful. A surprise moment, too when the first lady and her teenage daughter escaped from The White House....




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The Secret Barrister cover art

A great and alarming insight into UK judiciary

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-19

As a court and police interpreter I was greatly interested in this book. I share some of the observations. I wonder if any of the decision makers have read it and drew any conclusions. It is alarming that in some parts of UK free legal advice at police stations is unavailable, as the legal aid system is collapsing. Also young Law graduates do not want to go into criminal law, as it simply does not pay. Very well written and brave attempt at showing how things really are in the Court system.

This Is Going to Hurt cover art
  • This Is Going to Hurt
  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay

Funny and so real

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-19

I loved this book. Its popularity is very well deserved. No wonder the author changed the stethoscope into a microphone and is a stand up now. I also learnt a lot.

Children of the Noisy Village cover art

disappointed as an adult reader

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-19

I read this book as a child as it was on the reading list at school in Poland. I could not remember the story, no wonder as the stories are a bit weak. I can't think it would feel better for the children reading it. It is a shame that another story by Astrid Lindgren: PIPPI LONGSTOCKING (made into a film) is not available, as it would be a lot more interesting.
Another problem is the "americanization" of it: the reader is American and sounds really patronizing, also some Swedish realities have been americanized to make it less different (What is wrong with actually learning something about a completely different reality?)

A History of Britain in 21 Women cover art

Great writing, great stories

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-19

I am amazed by this book. So many women I did not know about, brilliantly written about. Jenni Murray, you are my hero. As I said in the title: these are stories that had to be told, so well written, with such knowledge and humanity. The reading shows a great talent, but not just that. It is the INTEGRITY of the author that is so amazing. She is a true feminist in the world where people follow trends and ideology is more important than the reality of women's situations and the human perspective of the issues. I am looking forward to your next book, read by you, Jenni

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian cover art

great writing, excellently performed,

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-17

I specially enjoyed the narrating. It was a joy to listen to. So many different voices and accents!!

Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy cover art

I am bored by the narrator

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-17

Would you try another book written by Tim Harford or narrated by Roger Davis?

I love Tim Harford from his More or Less programme on Radio 4 and I am very disappointed that he does not read it himself. After hearing the first story, I do not want to continue because of the narrator.

What other book might you compare Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy to, and why?

Easy comparison is QI: THE SOUND OF GENERAL IGNORANCE book. It is being read by both authors and it is SOOO good, so ALIVE. You just want to carry on. Not here.

Would you be willing to try another one of Roger Davis’s performances?

Definitely not

Was Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy worth the listening time?

I only did about 10 mins...

Any additional comments?

Very disappointed, and I would like to swap for another book

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