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A shocking powerful read

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Reviewed: 27-07-19

A blistering read revealing people at their most craven, together with the moral fortitude and bravery of the whistleblowers.

Dive in, it's great!

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Reviewed: 05-04-19

I'm very much an average Joe when it comes to these things. I didn't study physics after the age of 16 and my maths reports weren't, er, glowing. I've read a few popular science books.

So, would I, with the best will in the world, understand this? Well, no lot all of it...but a good deal of it, and I thoroughly enjoyed being taken on this amazing journey.

Prof Carroll has a soothing purr of a voice. He manages to sound very relaxed while also speaking with great precision. He often repeats an idea over a few sentences which, for me, is great.
It gives your brain time to take it in. He explanations are very clear.

In summary, if you're a bit worried that this might be more than you can chew (as I was) just dive in.

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Very well explained and enjoyable.

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Reviewed: 09-03-19

Very clear exposition of a wide-ranging number of areas. And really enjoyable to listen to. I listened on my commute and would very much look forward to the next lecture. No feeling of it all being worthy but a bit dull. A genuinely interesting listen.

Underdeveloped

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Reviewed: 21-02-19

Begins with an intriguing premise, a UK surrounded by a coastal wall, keeping out The Others who are people displaced by climate change. There's tension between the generations. But this premise is not really developed or explored, and what we're left with is a passable, but thin, story played out against this background. Well read though!

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What a cracker!

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Reviewed: 06-01-19

An absolute blast. Back once again in Steven's company, and it's time well spent.

Good news, it's not the same book as Kill Your Friends with a different cover. It's 20 years on from the first book and set in a very different milieu.

The genius of the book is that we still (mostly) root for Steven. It's very funny and, yes, shocking in parts.

Above that, it also has insightful writing on current politics, one part of which literally raised the hairs on my arm. Beneath the romp of a novel is some real social commentry.

And the narrator (Tom Riley) is t h e man for the job. Absolutely nails it. Bravo to both John and Tom.

Enjoy!

David Tennant is incredible!

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Reviewed: 02-11-18

A book loved by both me and my kids. David Tennant is an amazing narrator.

Excellent, harrowing and extraordinary

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Reviewed: 14-08-18

A profound book about the effects of being displaced by war, and its brutalising effects on civilians.

It’s set in late 21st century America, but is in fact a light being shone on the brutalising lives being led in today’s war zones.

Don’t let this put you off, it is also gripping. I could not wait to get back to it any moment I had.

Terrifically written, with bravura scenes. Great narration.