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Colin McIntosh

Largs, Scotland
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Beautiful and Nostalgic

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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: 20-08-19

Andrew just brings these stories to life. His reading is wonderful and to hear Dame Patricia Routledge introducing the stories. I had hours of nostalgia being taken back to childhood and as an adult is seeing new morals in the tales

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Surprisingly Intriguing & Moving

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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: 16-08-19

I bought this on a whim and got completely caught up in this story of loss and baking and coping. It’s funny, tender, moving and real. Highly recommended

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Wonderful as always

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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: 23-07-19

I just love this series. Brilliantly narrated and I just lose myself in 44 Scotland St. characters are so real and Bertie and Ranull make me smile so hard as they are wonderful real characters. Just wish the series came out more often!

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Sadly not as good as broadway

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

Reviewed: 09-06-19

Much better seeing it with Jim Parsons. This just didn’t work as an audio book

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Be Warned This Will Bring You To Tears

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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: 11-05-19

I have heard hundreds of books and this has to be the best narrated one I’ve ever heard. This book moved me so much after reading I got the audible book. It moved me to laughter, genuine tears and such hope as it’s such an important book that everyone should hear to enjoy and educate

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Completely captivating

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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: 04-05-19

This was so engaging and beautifully read. You can’t help but compare to Gypsy the musical and many of the myths are dispelled. The afterword by Eric her son is particularly touching

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Good Easy But Involving Stories

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

I swear one story was a repeat from last book of short stories (dog one) but this was a good collection. Actually enjoyed the different narration as she was excellent. Listened to this on a journey and was ideal as short stories and would recommend.

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Enthrallingly Honest

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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: 04-02-19

Having read this I wasn’t sure I’d want to hear it but I was wrong. You’d swear Bette is Reading it even though you know she isn’t. The additions to the original book are fascinating and it’s a one sided but fascinating look at the glory days of Hollywood. I was lucky enough to meet Ms Davis so it was great to hear this.

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Not the second volume

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

Says volume 2 of the 6 part autobiography when it’s actually more like 3/4 as Great Meadow is the sequel to Postillion so it doesn’t exactly run in order. Not having DB read is very odd as he reads the others - but never did them all - so Andrew Sachs is great but not the same

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A Real Insight Into old Hollywood

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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: 09-01-19

This really is a fascinating look into the golden era of movies and a personal, touching memoir by someone at the heart of it. The first female make up member of the union and a friend and confidante to many of the greatest stars. Not the best written memoir but endearing and touching and a fascinating listen.