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Thoroughly enjoyable book

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Reviewed: 02-03-18

I enjoyed this autobiography from beginning to end. Mary Berry seems to be one of life's really decent people! It helps that the book is faultlessly read by Patricia Hodge.

A well written account of the Russian revolution

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Reviewed: 02-03-18

A fascinating account of the Russian revolution that China Miéville has written in a way that makes it feel like a book of fiction. The characters are interesting and the every day details that Miéville includes brings to life a period of history that could be as dry as dust!

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Interesting story

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Reviewed: 05-02-18

Rebecca Stott writes well and her account of life in a cult is fascinating and frightening. I recommend reading this book.

So bad I'm returning this book!

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Reviewed: 28-01-18

The narration is truly awful. Pete Grieg reads in an overly dramatic fashion, he constantly hesitates and uses so much false laughter it seriously distracts from the book. I managed to listen to half the book but can't abide the narration any further - it ruins what is probably a good book about prayer. I do not recommend buying this audio book!

Eleanor Oliphant is definitely fine!

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 28-01-18

Loved the self-deprecating humour. Eleanor Oliphant is an awkward yet totally lovable character. The story is poignant, plausible and entertaining from beginning to end. I look forward to re-reading this book and highly recommend it.

Awful - a total waste of time!

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Reviewed: 17-01-18

The story starts well enough, but quickly degenerates into unbelievable rubbish. The writing is cliché, the plot totally predictable, the characters pathetic and some of the behaviour is farcical. For instance, would a man about to rape a woman tie her back to back with her brother?! And that is just one of many ridiculous scenarios! I really do not recommend this book.

Entertaining book

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Reviewed: 10-01-18

Amanda Owen's book about how she became a shepherdess and then mother many times over is fascinating. The book is full of interesting anecdotes, and whether one agrees with her mothering methods or not she certainly has to be admired for her energy!

A book worth listening to!

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Reviewed: 07-01-18

Kevin Hart's book is inspirational and entertaining. Kevin comes across as a thoroughly decent guy and much of what he says is worth listening to. I enjoyed his book and would definitely invite him to a dinner party!

Boring and predictable

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Reviewed: 07-01-18

Dull from beginning to end. The plot is entirely predictable, and I never felt much for any of the characters. I would not recommend this book.

Truly awful book!

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 30-12-17

Dreadful from beginning to end. Padded out with unnecessary boring back stories and stuffed full of shallow, selfish characters especially the protagonist who is irritatingly insecure and whiny. The plot is entirely predictable, but, worse, the pathetic story goes on far too long. Awful book!