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A great story, well told.

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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: 21-09-19

Despite the narrator's 'almost perfect' Scottish accents, and most of the principle characters being scots, he did a fine job. Atkinson's story is strong enough to hold. Besides, there's a way this narrator has of telling a story with just the right ear for the drama and the narrator's position.

I am going to buy this in paperback.

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

Reviewed: 29-08-19

The narrator is just not right for my ear. She's too dramatic and Radio 4 'arch' when nothing is happening. It was entirely too soporific at times, too. I know that sounds paradoxical, but her delivery didn't have the dynamic or the flavour I - personally - enjoy, or can those.

The story (what I heard of it) is brilliant, and I cannot wait to get it on paperback.

interesting ideas spoiled

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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: 03-08-19

I really wanted to keep going with this book, but the narrator sounded as if he was taking the Mick the whole time. I will probably - though sometimes the writer flogs a well deceased horse - buy Seven Plots in physical form.

Seriously, though I'm a writer and love reading about story structure, I couldn't stand listening a moment longer.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Well read, but unclear regarding titles

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

Reviewed: 26-07-19

Although this is a well read collection of stories, it is almost impossible to tell where one story begins and another ends. Nor can one tell what the title of each story might be.

I am so disappointed I will not listen any further. I'd rather read the stories myself.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sound Advice

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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: 20-07-19

James Scott Bell gives sound advice for gripping best sellers.

Personally, I find his examples a bit pulpy. But that's just my opinion, my taste.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Inspiring

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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: 14-06-19

Krasny is a great lecturer; I not only understand and believe his points of view, he's inspired me to read and write more short fiction.

Decent motivation

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

Reviewed: 15-04-19

There are some great nuggets in here and lands the way a motivational captain might, swinging in with a jagged knife clenched in his teeth.

Fairly decent story brilliantly told.

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

Reviewed: 27-03-19

The story of the race to safety is a decent one, but the narrator puts in a performance worth enjoying almost for itself.

Tired and empty

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-19

Clichéd. Boring. Obvious. Self-satisfied. Mediocre. Tired. Empty. This thing was annoying enough for the twenty minutes I gave it to kill any sign of laughter in me. Anyone with an ounce of comedy experience will run twenty-six miles to avoid this drivel.

3 of 10 people found this review helpful

Bloom offers his singular genius

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

Reviewed: 18-02-19

Just when you think Bloom has wet his pa ts about one play, character, line, or moment in 'all of Shakespeare' he hits you with another.

In the end, I don't know more about the tragedies; I only know what Bloom thinks of them.