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james palmer

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Good but frustrating

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-10-19

More like a documentary than an audio book. What really frustrated me was the use of actors in place of real recordings. When it can to Neil Armstrong's famous words they used an actor instead of listening to the man himself! It was this that took the edge off for me. Still happy with my purchase.

Unbearable narration!

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-19

Might be a great story but I just couldn’t get past the narration. She doesn’t seem to have the whole sentence in her mind so gets the intonations all wrong.

Fantastic!

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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: 30-11-18

I grew up listening to Jeff Wayne's original musical and this has so much from the original and so much of its own! Micheal Sheen is superb as the Narrator. I highly recommend this!

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Absolutely superb!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-18

Absolutely superb! Terry Pratchett and Dirk Maggs at their best! I have been a fan of both for many years and Its a real treat hear them together!

Best value for money, simply brilliant

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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: 02-01-18

Stephen Fry is fantastic and at 71 hours for one credit it is amazing value. I have listened to all the BBC Sherlock Holmes plays for years, it's great to have them unabridged.

Totally captivating!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-16

I had already seen the TV series and loved it when I bought these books. I'll be going straight onto the next one- can't wait!

Brilliant introduction

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-15

I really enjoyed this fast paced introduction to geology of the earth. Well written and read

Wounderfull

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Reviewed: 20-07-15

I have really enjoyed listening to all of Micheal Palin's diaries, the way he reads makes me feels he reading just for me and that we are good friends (sadly we are not). I would recommend all 3 volumes to any one with a passing interest in British comedy, TV and Film.

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Says more about the author that churchill

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-05-15

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I am a huge Churchill fan, but i find this book terrible for its bias. Its like reading an article for the news papers but with longer words.

Some of the metaphors that Boris uses are simply horrible, for example he repeatedly uses the term Nazi EU when talking about the second world war. This is News of the world stuff, again with words that have more syllables than usual.

I did enjoy this book but not for the reasons the author intended, I was more hopeful of a work by a clearly very clever man.

Conclusion, this is a book about Boris Johnson, his prejudices and politics

fascinating

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-14

This is a well written book that I found both fascinating and horrifying at the same time. I personally found the narrator very fitting to the material.
This book could be used as a warning against allowing a minority in any society with extremely held views from being allowed to impose them on the whole

Enjoyed this very much

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