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Joakim Hermansson

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so so for Barnes

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

Reviewed: 18-08-19

It's got the character of å first, promising novel or an old man's pondering, returning to juvenile philosophy.

an average o,neill with an interesting setup <br />

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

Reviewed: 11-05-19

-characters fall a bit flat although they have interesting situations. sort of mimics everyday life experiences.

Best Bond

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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: 02-02-19

Perfect pastische by Faulks only in every way, -character, plot, cultural and geographical comments- better.

only for devotees

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

fascinating mix of nostalgisk än specfic mashups. still it is only for those devoted to the genre to fullt enjoy the fun.

a tale without a twist<br />

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

as much its strengh as its weekness it builds expectations to be a Bond parody but undresses the everyday life and ending with a rewarding purpose

writing for the end

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

Reviewed: 26-08-17

much like the main character I mostly waited for the End but was kept by the long line of promising incidents.

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Personal and full of insight

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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: 12-08-17

If you could sum up Anxiety for Beginners in three words, what would they be?

This is truly a good introduction to the insights of anxiety, from a person with wit, personal experience and professional insight.

What did you like best about this story?

The mixture between anecdotes and scholarship and personal temper made Anxiety a pleasure.

Mature McEwan in between masterpieces

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

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

The audio gives a voice to the character rather than to the narrator, which gives another experience.

What did you like best about this story?

McEwan weaves a story of stories, characters and truth, almost as a follow-up to Atonement, which actually might get lost in the flow of the audio version.

Have you listened to any of Juliet Stevenson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Juliet Stevenson is the perfect voice for this character.

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

If you’ve listened to books by Douglas Adams before, how does this one compare?

Building on the Dirk Gently's holostic detective agency it is wittier, but far from the hitchhiker in depth.

Mills brings it all together

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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: 25-07-15

What did you like most about The Field of the Cloth of Gold?

Mills tells tales of our times and of human behaviour with a dead pan humour and spot on observations. He contrasts the joy of life with the urge to order it like no other author.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All characters are integrated and one would not have a point without the others. That said, it is not the characters that really builds the novel but the interaction between them.

Have you listened to any of Gareth Armstrong’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to Gareth Armstrong before but he found a perfect tone for the text.

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

It really was a one session book in the garden.

Any additional comments?

This novel sort of brings all other Mills books together.

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