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Basics of main book

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Reviewed: 19-01-17

I bought this thinking it was an extension of Trump Revealed which ended as Trump decides to run for President of USA, a book which is an extremely detailed and interesting account of Donald Trumps life from birth to his decision to run for Presidency.
Given how detailed it was going into its his criminal associations with the mafia and various frauds, scams and ways to avoid paying taxes by finding loopholes in the law.
However it didn't go beyond what was covered in the main book, it really IS just a description and analysis of the books contents.
Looking at it in two views, if you just want the bare bones account of Trump, his life and times this is perfect. Second view is if you want to know all about Trump in absolute detail, buy the main book 'Trump Revealed' which is enlightening.

The best mystery/romance novel in ages

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Reviewed: 30-09-16

This audiobook is at first very jarring, very rapid narration, with deep and very thoroughly researched detail, so initially my reaction was to not proceed, sort of stressful rather than relaxing which I prefer, but after a few listenings to the first 5 chapters, each time needing to begin again, but I finally adjusted to the speed reading and accustomed to the American legal and political jargon, after which I was very intrigued by the mystery, really had to keep listening from chapter to chapter. Highly recommend this book in any format.

Impossible to understand

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Reviewed: 28-09-16

I am currently at chapter 21 and am still confused as to what this book is about, I know it's recently been made into a film, and am wondering how they've made a film from a book that consists of mainly someones thought process, I hear two people saying words that amount to nothing, I already fell asleep a few time so restarted from the beginning, yet on hearing the same words repeated, still it doesn't amount to a story.If I do come to understand it by the end I will rewrite review. Reached the end but won't giveaway what is probably meant to be a shock ending. It was a tedious book to listen to, very bland narration.

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Awful, doesn't live up to its description

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Reviewed: 17-09-16

The narration is possibly what kills this book by chapter two, but the story for me is really uninteresting, smug, and so not like the description given which asserts to be something it's not at all

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An absorbing story

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Reviewed: 17-09-16

Keeps the listener gripped from chapter to chapters with a dua timeine, as the mystery is unfolding, continuning to reveal though you begin to get where's it's going, it's delightful to find out how it concludes. A book for all, slow to get into as it at ss it begins, but well worth sticking with.

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This would make a good Merchant-Ivory film

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Reviewed: 17-09-16

I really do feel this book is rather aged and would possibly lend itself to the making of a Merchant-Ivory film production. Much like Brideshead Revisted.
It belongs in the past, so the style of writing doesn't lend itself to narration, one feels as if being lectured rather than being told a story, it's very journal style aswell.Sorry just didn't work for me

Think the film is better

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Reviewed: 17-09-16

Having seen the film of this, as often if really enjoyed, I think the book will be a good read, but no, I am wrong, for ME~much preferred the film, the film is emotional and that doesn't come across in the book or narration.

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Uncomfortable, a joke at Mansons expense methinks

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Reviewed: 17-09-16

The opening chapter sets the tone of this book, delusion. It then goes through Mansons defence, probably because he wouldn't speak in court, if you know the truth and facts about this man, his lifestyle, and the Tate/LaBianca murders, which were originally claimed as randon, Manson now decides to explain why and how they weren't random, yet still removing himself from the actual murders...I read up on this to watch the TV show Aquarius, a fictional show using snippets of facts here and there, it helps actually to know fact from fiction. IHaving thoroughly read up on all the facts, I don't know who is more fictional than fact in this book. What it does do is give a platform for Manson to preach, huff&puff a whole lot of his deluded ideas, distort the facts even more, embellishing much on much. It pretty much supplies the reason this nutjob should never be freed. One thing I know for fact is that he was institutionalised from an early age, begged to remain in prison when paroled, and is unable to live in beyond prison walls. You could be infuriated about the rubbish, alternative ideas of how the murders happened. What you don't get is any acknowledgement or remorse, still the blame game.

JoJo Moyes is a roulette author...

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Reviewed: 17-09-16

You never know if the book will be good or not, reviews rave, but having bought the book based on these reviews, you're confused by what tgey found so awesome, I have bought one of Moyes books that I thoroughly enjoyed, so much so that I bought two more because of this, and have found both to be intolerable, so bad that I have had to abandon them with regret of purchasing them. I personally give up on Moyes, she now ranks with Radclyffe, an author I won't ever consider buying again, I don't think I would want them if they were free!!

Not what I expected, bit mormid for me..

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Reviewed: 17-09-16

I was disappointed with this book, I like to enjoy a book, be immersed in the story, this was described as a thriller, my favourite genre, but this was soo very depressing, I had to skip a few chapters at about 50, because I was thoroughly down. Chapter 55 would have been interesting as a sample, at the end the Author and Narrator discuss the book with gusto, the Author explains how the story stemmed from her career as a journalist, that explained a lot to me, because it came across as a news article expanded with too much detail. We are informed that this will be televised or filmed, that may be better, but books always have the detail needed. I feel it would lend itself to a docudrama, but basically it's just not enjoyable or entertaining. Sorry, if a book is good I do rave reviews, very seldom are my reviews like this.

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