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L. Mitchell

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Inspiring, engaging, compelling, I did not want it to end.

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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: 31-01-20

Wow.... what I would give to be a part of something like this, and not for the money or fame, but the dogged gritty pursuit of something bigger and encompassing more than everything. The journey and way it was told was a joy to listen to. The writing was concise and crystal clear when needed yet detailed and full of emotion in others, the performance was also flawless.
One of my favourite quotes from this book was from the moment he first became very wealthy and could only feel regret, regret that he couldn’t do it all again, I feel the same that I can’t listen to this for the first time again. I feel inspired to find my why and encourage anyone to read/listen to this book. I can’t rate it high enough.

couldnt finish it.... despite trying 4 times.

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

Reviewed: 17-01-20

I am a fan of R.J Ellory and have all of his books and read 80% of them, however, no matter what, I cannot gel with this book, I tried twice to read it, and for whatever reason stopped early on, so saw the audible version and tried it last year and didnt get far. I tried it again this week and have now finally given up.
The narration is really poor and flat, but not as annoying as the constant use of the main characters name, "talk to me John", "listen to me John", "you have to John"," trust me John", "come back John", John, John, John, John John.... drove me crazy. also it might just be me, but I don't recall ever using someones full name in generally conversation to address them.it happens a lot in this but, it did not flow at all. rant over.

Articulate, Engaging and Expertly read

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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: 10-06-19

As a "Lay" person and lucky enough never to have been anywhere near the legal system, I was worried this might be too heavy and/or boring, it was neither.... well written and craft-fully constructed it kept me interested throughout, I hope the content within will never been of any "real" use to me, however I am glad I listened to this book, I am one of the guilty ones whom believed Barristers to be overpaid and probably out of touch with the real world, and although I am sure not of them would come across so grounded and likable as this mystery person, I couldn't have been more wrong.
As a self confessed cynic of the majority of what goes on in today's world I wasn't surprised as some might be, however I did have to listen to the part about their pay a few time to make sure I wasn't hearing it wrong, as that to me seems like one of this biggest injustice of all.
as special mention to the narrator as well whom was impeccable.
it was a random choice for me to pick this book, but I will now make more of an effort to try things I wouldn't normally as it was a great listen.

Scary that these things happened and happen to human beings

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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: 29-08-18

Warning....spoilers..... This isn’t normally the sort of thing I’d listen to but I’m so glad I tried it.... I also didn’t realise that it was a true story until about 3/4 through which made the whole experience shift dynamics. I know bad things happened during the war and terrible things still happen today but for most westernised counties it is impossible imagine a life so crawl. This story is harrowing yet full of hope and somehow I always thought it wouldn’t end in total disaster. It is so well crafted and put together. It has the makings of a wonderful film I hope if anyone does make it one. they stick as close to this book as possible as it really is a wonderful story.

Timeless, a voyage of understanding.

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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: 19-07-17

I can't believe this book was written back in the 80's, I almost stopped listening when I found this out, as I thought that much of it would now be deemed wrong or out of touch. I am sure there maybe the odd thing as we have discovered much in the last 35 years but 99% of this book still seems reliable and relevant. The narration is great and the unfolding of the story is skilful. I will be listening to more from this bunch and I urge others to do so.

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