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John Sharpe

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A Therouxly Enjoyable Experience

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-19

A nice journey through the life and work of an excellent documentary maker. If you like his docs you will enjoy this medley of reminiscences expertly narrated by the author himself.

Some Good Anecdotes - A bit of Padding out.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-19

This formula of reminding us of old stories we already know to illustrate a moral seems to be a winning one. Like his mentor Robert Green, Holiday is very good at it. There's are positive messages here and I'll certainly play this in the car in the hope the kids might pick up a few lessons.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Movie Stars are the best Narrators

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Reviewed: 01-10-19

Demi's husky narration is the best I've ever heard. She tells a good story very well and builds nicely towards a good climax. Some times you need a bit of pop culture in your life and Demi's memoir is the perfect distraction.

Enhanced Audio Good - Book Bad

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-19

The idea of the enhanced audio book is good and the extra production is a step in the right direction but this book is poor. It seems like they wanted to revolutionize the audio book but in their haste forgot that listeners want a book first and foremost. I buy audio books because I want to optimize the listening time I have with quality content; proofed, edited and well thought through.They wanted to take the best elements of a well produced podcast and transfer it to the audio book realm but instead what we got was a mildly entertaining podcast masquerading as an audio book.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

For The Times We Live

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Reviewed: 16-09-19

Putin, Trump, Boris, Farage etc..All of the tactics used by the pigs of Animal Farm are used more than ever today. An astute allegory.

Motivational - You'll Push Harder

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 16-09-19

Highly motivational. I go deeper into the pain zone on runs and in workouts having heard this book. The commentary between chapters with David Goggins and the Narrator Adam Skolnick works well. A useful book if you are wuss like me.

Not too bad at all

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-19

A grand little book from a titan of the funds industry. Well worth a listen.

Very Inspiring - Great info, excellent narration

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Reviewed: 17-07-19

A very worthwhile book. Robert A Caro is a great writer and gives insight into the habits and traits that made him great. I took a lot from this. Thanks.

It’s a McMemoir

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-19

Good story but like a McDonalds meal it’s not too bad when you’re in the middle of it but on the whole leaves you unsatisfied.

Richard E. Grant is perfect for Orwell

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Reviewed: 13-05-19

I once heard a man say “I’ve had cancer and I’ve been skint, being skint is worse.”

Being a skint gentleman is worse again. A great book with Orwell’s usual themes around class, money and the reality of English life in the 1930s.