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Chris Welch

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Simply brilliant stuff!

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Reviewed: 29-10-19

A great stand up routine which is witty, poignant, well written and laugh out loud funny. Lee is honest and sincere, sharing an insight into life as a disabled person in today's world. He doesn't hold back pointing out just how ablist society is whilst being funny. My hope is all that listen to this Audible book will take time to consider the message Lee is sharing and show empathy and respect to those of us who make up the disabled community. Well done Lee and thank you for the laughs!

Great gift for any budding cosmologists

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Reviewed: 24-10-19

Really enjoyed the book and was genuinely disappointed when I'd finished. will definitely be revisiting as I am sure there are many bits I've missed. I can definitely recommend this to anyone interested in getting a modern look at our solar back yard. Great for all ages.

Struggled with the monotone voice

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Reviewed: 04-10-19

I'm sure as a book this is an interesting read, as an audiobook however it's hard going. The book is read by someone who clearly is just doing his job, he lacks any emotional connection to the subject matter and is dull. Clearly he made an effort with the pronunciation of the Chinese locations yet didn't bother to learn how to pronounce Gloucestershire or other English locations making it gratingly poor to listen to.

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An absolute MUST READ

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Reviewed: 08-08-19

This is what you should have learned at school but didn't, the destruction of the classical world, free thinking and philosophy by Christianity and it's followers has been ongoing for as long as the lie has been perpetuated. This well written and well researched book brings to life a well hidden history of the destruction of the classical world and the perforated stories of early Christianity which became doctrine. A real page turner this book really is an excellent read, thoroughly enjoyed every page.

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Enthralling from start to finish

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Reviewed: 30-07-19

My only disappointment was that it ebded.! A must listen for any student of logic, reason, and critical thinking. Most excellent and highly recommended.

Fantastic read

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Reviewed: 20-08-18

What a great read! I don't claim to have understood everything buy Neil's enthusiasm for cosmology us infectious and encouragable! Will be reaching this again.

A conversational hit

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Reviewed: 23-05-18

I never knew anything about Hitch until he was gone and felt a little cheated. This memoir, read by him, has given me immense pleasure and I feel like I have been privileged to meet and converse with the great man at length. Such a huge loss to his family and to those of us who champion critical thinking, I am grateful that Hitch was convinced to do this!

A must have edition to your collection

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Reviewed: 12-04-18

Everything about this book is wonderful. The fact that it is just the stories appeals greatly. You are not bogged down with the interesting but unnecessary, and are therefore free to relax and enjoy Stephen's excellent ability to whisk you off to ancient times whilst gently educating you on matters Greek. By the time the book is over you are skilled in the knowledge of the Greek gods enough to pass on the knowledge to any who may be interested, and some who may not. But skilled you are, nonetheless.

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Fry at his storytelling best

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Reviewed: 29-01-18

If you could sum up Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection in three words, what would they be?

What more could you wish for, the complete Sherlock Holmes collection AND expertly narrated by the wonderful Stephen Fry.

What other book might you compare Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection to, and why?

Aside from the adventures of Hercule Poirot, is there any other detective as affable as Holmes?

Which character – as performed by Stephen Fry – was your favourite?

All of them

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The narration of the confession of the murders by the American Jefferson Hope

Any additional comments?

High recommended, beautifully narrated and excellent value