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Wonderful voices in very special dramatisations.

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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: 28-03-17

Would you listen to Right Ho, Jeeves (Dramatised) again? Why?

I have, many times! It brings a smile to my face every time.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Right Ho, Jeeves (Dramatised)?

Bertie imagining he can solve everyone's problems without Jeeves.

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

Laugh a lot each time.

Any additional comments?

These BBC dramatisations were gems; I don't think anyone has come close to the sheer joy of Richard Briers speaking the words of Wodehouse.

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Mark Steel's in Town: Series 1 cover art

Mark Steel has a unique style

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

Reviewed: 28-03-17

What made the experience of listening to Mark Steel's in Town: Series 1 the most enjoyable?

The great mixture of historical facts and gentle teasing of the locals!

What did you like best about this story?

Mark's very special interpretation of a town's history.

Any additional comments?

Listen to all of Mark Steel's radio series; one of the most enjoyable ways of learning some history and biography.

Georgette Heyer readers will enjoy this.

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

Reviewed: 28-03-17

If you could sum up The Toll-Gate in three words, what would they be?

Good story telling.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main male character.

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

He is a reliable reader.

Any additional comments?

Not the best of Georgette Heyer, but her average is still better than most writers of Regency romantic fiction.

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Another fascinating book!

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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: 05-03-17

What made the experience of listening to At Home: A Short History of Private Life the most enjoyable?

I always enjoy Bill Brysons books most when he is reading them. I share his fascination with history, and a love of meaningful statistics about everything!

What other book might you compare At Home: A Short History of Private Life to, and why?

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

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

I enjoy Bill Bryson's reading of his own work.

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

This is a long book, and there is so much information to take in, I really would not attempt it!

Interesting and concerning.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-17

What made the experience of listening to America Alone the most enjoyable?

Steyn's writing is always interesting.

What did you like best about this story?

Plenty of facts to ponder.

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

No. To be honest, I would have preferred Steyn to read his own book

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

I was left feeling somewhat uneasy about the political future of the USA, and Europe. Any one who likes their ideas to be challenged would find this an interesting read. Perhaps not the very best of Steyn, but superior to many political writers today.

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Unrepentently opinionated!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Would you listen to The Undocumented Mark Steyn again? Why?

Yes, because I enjoy his writing. It is refreshing now and then to listen to someone who is so gleefully politically incorrect!

What did you like best about this story?

Sharp and funny.

What about Mark Steyn’s performance did you like?

Steyn enjoys being provocative, and he sounds like he is enjoying reading his book.

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

I laughed out loud several times!

Alarming and thought provoking.

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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: 05-03-17

What did you like most about After America?

Mark Steyn is an accomplished writer, with an approach that makes his arguments and ideas accessible. Even if you don't agree with him, he makes you examine your own views and beliefs, which is what a good polemic should do!

What other book might you compare After America to, and why?

America Alone also by Mark Stein.

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

Yes. I think his books are best performed by Steyn himself.

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

Another Inconvenient Truth?

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A very interesting book and relevant now.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Would you listen to No One Left to Lie To again? Why?

Yes, because I would need to hear the details again in order to understand the argument.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not applicable.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Not applicable

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

I found some aspects of these events made me angry, and sorry that justice was probably never done. Also it made me re-appraise my views on BOTH the Clintons, and their entourage.

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Some good ideas, but felt a little disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 28-04-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not, because I only recommend books I love.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

A bit disappointed. I know it is the first in a series but I felt I wanted to know more at this point.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator was fine, but one or two voices a bit annoying.

Do you think Infected needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

There is plenty more to tell, I would imagine.

Any additional comments?

Not a bad book but not a great one. The following one may be worth a listen.

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