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Historical Fudge

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Not a bad story Bernard but please do your homework. Dates, Durations, Materials are all historically off the scale here. The people of the time given life in a very negative way with little or no evidence to support the narrative.
Well read by the brilliant Jonathan Keeble but even he could not bring life to this literary fudge.

Great fun, a lighthearted listen

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-18

You soon get to know the characters and each episode adds to their value.
easy listening, good fun and hard to turn off.

Hard work

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-17

I listened to this book on the beach and found it hard going. Brilliantly written as a book but failed for me as an audible book.

Not up to Stieg’s standard ☹️

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Having followed all of this wonderful series i was bitterly disappointed with this book.
Far too little Lisbet and far too much A2Z and retail outlet information about Stockholm.
The book failed to flow properly and there were far too many stop start sections taking the reader back to past happenings.
As a film this might work well, as an audio book it sucks ☹️

Gripping, sensual and very erotic

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

Reviewed: 21-08-17

What made the experience of listening to Wild the most enjoyable?

Great narration

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both main characters, because there interaction was so beautiful

Which scene did you most enjoy?

aAl of them

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

A real heart stopper and flooder :-)

Any additional comments?

Of all her books this is by far the most intense I have read to date

Forget what you know, listen and then start again.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-17

What did you like most about Sapiens?

I like the way it makes complexity into simplicity.

What did you like best about this story?

It made me question just about everything I thought I knew. its obvious when it is delivered to you this way, you don't have to believe or agree, but wow will it make you think

What three words best describe Derek Perkins’s voice?

strong, determined, compelling.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Whatever you thought you were, think again.

Any additional comments?

Should be read in small batches as there is so much to consider.

Absolutely Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Woodsman to be better than the print version?

Have not read the printed version yet, but may well do so as it will make a great reference book

Who was your favorite character and why?

Its a monolog of his work and endurance

What does Ben Law bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Tone, tempo and its the author reading the book which is a good thing in his case

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me think about life and our impact upon our surroundings and how out of tune with nature we have become

Any additional comments?

Anyone who has the slightest leaning towards self preservation, a will to do better, to work with nature and to improve the quality of a life, that we only have one of, should read this book.

Absolutely wonderful, could not turn it off

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-15

Where does Dating Game rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right up at the top

What did you like best about this story?

Its honesty and clarity and beauty

What about Pamela Lorence’s performance did you like?

Her voice is spellbinding and so varied too, You really feel the parts she narrates as if you were there.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely yes

Any additional comments?

A must read for anyone with a heartbeat who enjoys real, honest and above all deeply passionate love

Interesting and funny

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

This book is both interesting and funny, lots of anecdotal snippets and a wonderful section on how football is no longer played for the fans, but for the accountants.

Pure Stephen Fry

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

A must read for any fan of this multi talented and faceted man.

Stephen manages to take you deeply into his own life, so much so that when, for example, he describes how his preferred pipe tobacco was rubbed you actually feel as if you are doing it yourself.

Possible not best read in one go as he does become very Stephen Fry at times and to be honest too much of a good thing can become just that, too much.

I would recommend this book to just about anyone with an open mind and a willingness to be transported into a different time and place and to gain an understanding of this great and complex man.