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Devastating and brutal but amazing story

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Reviewed: 07-10-19

A brilliant detailed look at how a case was solved after 40 years! Interesting listen

Brutal, Raw and harrowing. A story that shouldn’t have to have been told

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Reviewed: 02-10-19

Lemn Sissay was a new name to me, one I found through desert island discs. I was drawn to his poetry and his story and quickly purchased a copy of this audio book. The narration is excellent, the opening chapters poetry beautiful and the story brutal! This is a life, this is Lemn’s life, it is a life that should not have been lived in the way it was. The story is told through his voice (which he has reclaimed so strongly) social worker and local authority reports. It shines a light on a system that failed to protect those it took. It’s honest, Lemn doesn’t hide the misgivings of the Greenwood’s or services, but he doesn’t wallow in it’s inadequacies - he simply tells HIS story and how he was robbed of being a child, of being a black man, of a family - amazingly he wasn’t robbed of his voice and his stunning poetry.

Wonderful essential moving essays

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Reviewed: 29-09-19

Emilie Pine tells HER story and reflected in it is so many women’s stories and experiences. I feel moved, empowered, emboldened and stronger for listening, I’m keeping this for my daughter; passing to my sister and recommending to friends

Heartwarming, heart wrenching & beautiful

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Reviewed: 31-08-19

I just got a dog, who knew it could be such a decision, yet this book made it everything and so understandably so when u listen to Emily’s story.
It’s a true emotional roller coaster and one I enjoyed being on

Insightful, clear & fascinating insight

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Reviewed: 21-04-19

Adored the narration of this book.
The chapters were each a case that started with the law concerned and then the case unfolded. Really compelling insight in to our justice system. Highly recommend

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Excellent Narrator - not the story for me

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Reviewed: 21-09-18

You can’t fault Tuppence Middletown performance she is totally wonderful as Tor and does great accents and is very easy to listen to! However, the story just wasn’t for me! The character of Tor is hard to like, she is Ok, Fallible which does make her slightly better but I just didn’t get it! All throughout she was with a man that she didn’t love, that didn’t love her and she couldn’t see it- her book/career didn’t match her weak personality and it just dragged on and on and on. It’s a young woman’s book at best - as a 32 year old I just thought it a bit silly!

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Hilarious & eye opening

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Reviewed: 11-07-18

A great listen- great anecdotes told with honesty, humour and no lengthy unnecessary prose. This book should be read as a matter of urgency by ALL! Shamed to admit I honestly had no idea doctors worked as long and hard as they do!!!

Funny, eye opening - ignited love for NHS

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Reviewed: 05-07-18

This was not what I was expecting! Yes it tells of all the odd, gruesome and shocking but it does it in a funny, laugh out loud way!

I didn’t realise that doctors worked like they do- naive and hoodwinked - I just assumed they worked their hours and got paid well- how wrong I am!

It scared me as to the future of the NHS! Why would anyone choose to do the job these doctors do - in no other job would your holidays be cancelled, you’d pay over £50 a day for parking, you work double shifts etc!!! It’s scared me as to whether the doctor I or my children need to see will have slept or eaten during his/her shift & therefore be on their A game! And it wouldn’t be their fault- it’s the governments!!

I loved this book- Adam is funny - honest and passionate and I will be handing it over to anyone that ever complains about their usage of the NHS again!

An escape in to another’s coming of age

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Reviewed: 02-05-18

Dolly has a wonderful voice for audio and because it’s her story it works so so well. The book has laugh out loud moments, I yelped and help back a sob at the death in the book and I wanted more than anything to know what having a friendship, like Dolly has, with her closest girlfriends would be like. Being 32 I enjoyed the references within the book, I could not understand so much of her struggles being a mum of 3 & in a 12 year relationship but god I loved and laughed with her. The downside is it made me think of what I’d missed in terms of experiences as a single being, but then I realised I have my home & experiences with my OH so needed to get over myself! 😂😂 more in common than I’d anticipated! It took me a while to get in to the style, there’s quite a bit of jumping around, the random recipe and the random sarcastic invites etc which would be better in the hard copy and didn’t work so well in audio but overall it is a cracking read x