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Blown away

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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: 08-11-19

I dont have an adjective great enough to describe how much i loved this series.

speachless

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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: 12-07-19

It was fantastic, brilliant and superb what a story!!! I am so glad you have written this book.

Phenominal

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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

This book was like listening to a spy thriller. You can't help but feel for Eddie Chapman, he may have started on the wrong side of the tracks but he went on to play an imperative part in the second world war. i will be looking up his biography to read next. I know your not here to read it but we'll don and thank you.

Addictiv

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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: 01-12-18

This was a great listen, the passion in your voice about your craft and your struggle is great to listen too. it shows in a very real light that success is built on many failures. I am sitting accounting exams at the moment and this genuinely stopped me from slacking off. I listened to this book before I went to work and when I drove home. At one point I had to pull over from laughing, but all the way through all I could think was this applies to me. I have already spoke to my bosses to get in place my advanced exams. I recommend this book to anyone that needs a kick in the backside to just do something. This was an empowering read!

A book that keeps on giving

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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: 16-03-17

This series is truly great, in every sense. With the exception of one other book I have never recommended a title as much. I have bought it for friends that lamented at how much I recommended this book to them. The utter satisfaction on my face upon them reaching the point where you realise you have that you have only got ten pages left and yet to buy the second book. This month I have listened to the this phenominal title for the first time. The delight I felt was undescribable, Rupert Degas you only added to enriched my experience.

Gasping for air

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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: 04-12-16

originally i was pointed towards the Peter Grant series by a completly random encounter on a train to London ( I got on the wrong train and had a 4 hour journey to travel 10 miles). I cannot thank that woman enough, firstly for chatting with me and secondly for pointing me towards this series.

Shortly after this meeting I came to know my girlfriend, i felt it was essential to point out to her a crucial truth, which could not be changed. Whereas most women loose the other half to football, she would have to bear with loosing me to a book. This has happened for everyone of the river's book.

My only dismay with this series is that waiting for a new book is like holding your breath for too long. At first it is easy to do but as time goes on you get more impatient for that all imperative breath of air that you need. As I would gasp for my breath I yearn for this series. Unfortunately I read with such an avid interest that it last for only a day or two. If words were a drug, I would be deeply impoverished for series such as this.

First review ever.

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

Reviewed: 10-07-14

What made the experience of listening to American Psycho the most enjoyable?

I am a massive fan of reading by word of mouth. By this I mean that if a book is recommended to me then I feel the book has done its job in entertain the reader. However, that being said American Psycho" was a book that when recommended to me I was dubious of.

When I started to read the book I was unable to really lose myself as is the case with most books that I choose to read. Thoroughly wanting to embrace this new genre of book I had been introduced to gave me a perfect reason to try Audible.

This being my first ever audio book I was not prepared for how much I would actually enjoy being read a story, as so many of us are read to when we were children. In summation I can say the thing that I have enjoyed the most about this listening experience is that I now feel that a whole plethora of genres and stories have been opened up to me.

What other book might you compare American Psycho to, and why?

This is the first book of this style of writing I have ever read or listened to and so unfortunately I am unable to compare it to anything. I am aware though that this was a popular style of writing within this era and will endeavor to try similar stories.

Did Nick Landrum do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

I did like Nick Landrum's differentiation between male and female characters but felt that the males characters seemed to be very similar. This did not detract from my enjoyment of the book though.

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

The strongest emotion I felt was that of complete disgust. The graphic nature of the book and the focus on the materialism, perfectionism and vanity of the main character made for some truly horrific scenes.

This was perfectly shown in the chapter where Patrick disembowels a shar-pei dog and murders the owner to try ans satiate his need for violence. It was during this scene that i had to stop and allow my stomach to settle before carrying on my walk home from work.

Any additional comments?

Whilst this book was not a book that I would normally choose i did enjoy it. I am a complete convert for audio books and i am avidly awaiting my next credit so that I may get my teeth into another great read.

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