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Mr. Henry Gray

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Another great story, another great narration!

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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: 19-03-18

I cannot get enough of le Carré at the moment, we probably all know some of those that have been made into films and the Tailor of Panama is one of those great films but I would urge anyone who knows the films to listen to the books. Great story as usual, twists and turns, characters are excellent and Michael Jayston was made to narrate these stories, faultless and keeps you listening.

Another dissatisfied ending

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-16

Poor narration and again the bloody book ends abruptly. Does the author think he is creating suspense, he is actually creating frustration with these shoddy cliffhangers! I came back for the second book but I am done now!

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Enjoyable insight

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-13

Really enjoyed this insight into Bradley's build up to winning the Tour and the Olympic gold medal. Let's you see just how difficult this feat was and what fantastic athletes he and his cycling colleagues are. Even now the memories of these wins still bring a warm glow.

Disappointed

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-13

I am a massive Who fan and of the work that Pete does. I couldn't wait to listen to this book and was gutted when after 45 minutes of badly read audio from the man himself I could listen no more. He comes across as a poor and deprived little boy, which I'm sure he was but both my parents were born in the same period and everyone struggled in the post war years. Despite his obvious talent he should not have narrated this book and I would advise anyone wishing to know the story buy the paper or electronic copy and physically read it.

4 people found this helpful

This book made me weep on a plane!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-12-11

What a fantastic audio book narrated brilliantly.

Story leads upto and during WW1, the whole story is fantastic and at one point in particular it was so moving that it made me weep on a long haul flight. Just to note I am a rufty tufty construction worker not prone to weeping openly but in parts it is so heart wrenching your emotions overtake you. I would recommend this book to anyone.

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Brilliant.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-11

Great book that was even better as an audio book, dare you not to! Trevor White is great and the book should be on everyone's to read/listen list!

6 people found this helpful

Interesting

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-11

This type of book is why I started listening to audio books as although I have a great interest in history it can sometimes be hard slog reading through. As an atheist but brought up a Presbyterian in Scotland I am acutely aware of religious differences in the UK. Too many people dismiss the role that religion has and still continues to play in our lives, the King James bible changed the face of history and played a massive part in freeing the peasants and opening up education to the masses.
I don't believe in God and the bible is full of stories written by men but there is no mistaking the profound affect on history.

Read this book regardless of your religious beliefs to discover how it changed the face of Britain, Europe and the Americas.

5 people found this helpful

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Fantastic memories

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-11

Last read this book when I was 14 and I'm 40+ now. Loved it then but was still surprised how much I still enjoyed it now. The narrater was a struggle at first but once you went with it it really made sense! Buy this and you will enjoy it!

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Bloody embarrassing dirge

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-11

DO NOT BUY THIS AUDIOBOOK! There is a real lack of Scots history available in audiobook format but please do not waste a penny of your money on this 'braveheart' sentimental, nationalist crap.
Just for clarification I am Scottish and proud to be so but I am embarrassed by this book!

Well worth buying this book.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-10

I bought this not expecting much but just to try something different and really enjoyed the story and the narrator.