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Well produced and entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-09-19

A very professionally produced audiobook, that is entertaining throughout, supplemented with good humour. Recommended Listening.

Decent book!

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

Reviewed: 18-08-19

It is crazy what some people will do to their body and this guy is undoubtedly towards the top of the pile!
Quite inspiring stuff though and certainly gives food for thought on the health front.
The early part of the book that goes into detail about his life and abuse of his body was a bit boring. Also, his monotones didn’t help the situation, thereafter things pick up though and it gets mildly entertaining. Hence the reason I have given it a three.

OK

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-07-19

Short, gory, a bit predictable, well produced. Suddenly ends though that makes it feel like a finale is absent. Guess it is setup for a sequel.

Very good to the end!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-19

I have always enjoyed this authors work and this one is no exception.

The story has more twists than a twisty thing that level of humour throughout is set at just the right level.

Well worth a listen.

Excellent throughout

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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: 13-04-19

A very different story, that is delivered with constant wit. Everything is wrapped up together intelligently towards the climax of the story.
The orator is excellent and really brings the story alive.
If you like things that are a bit different and a bit crazy, then give this ago and I am sure you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended.

Timeless classic

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

Reviewed: 05-04-19

Read many times as a child and still enjoys an adult.
The orator was okay, but the musical interludes well lousy. Didn’t detract from the enjoyment of the book though.
Great book to play to the kids, as all the other six books in the collection.

A bit of a struggle!

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

Reviewed: 27-03-19

The book is essentially a series of anecdotes, wildly embellished to inject humour, stitched together to make a story.
The orator is very good, but the humour just does not work for me. Think ‘last of the summer wine’ at the end of the Victorian era and you pretty much have it.
The embellishments throughout the book we are just silly and got irritating very quickly. To be honest, I couldn’t wait for it to finish.
Just can’t recommend this one I am afraid.

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Good starting point for organising a riot!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-03-19

Short, sharp and to the point!

Nothing ground-breaking here, but interesting reflections on where previous protests succeeded or failed.

Only paid a couple of quid, which was about right!

Hard going, but stick with it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-03-19

At first I didn’t like this book because it was too heavy on use of technical terms, which made it almost on fathomable for me. But after the shaky start, it started to become more listenable to.
Ultimately this book is about the divide between the rich and the poor, how people are dying as a result and what we do to resolve it. There is nothing to contentious in what is presented, and that you have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.
Whilst it is a heavy lesson, it is a valuable one and helps to put in perspective what is going on in the world. I recommend it.

Meh!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

The story promised to be quite good at times, but never quite delivered. It then suddenly ended and I was left a bit bemused.
A little bit cliched at times, with the fighting woman who can take on 10 men without even breaking into a sweat. Yawn!
Glad when it finished and cannot recommend it at all. Orator it’s good though.