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Excellent.

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Reviewed: 16-12-19

I loved everything about this book. The main character is charming, very likeable and carries the narrative along briskly. I enjoy medical based books, and this one has humour which gives it a light touch. I look forward to max Pemberton's next book.

Fascinating

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Reviewed: 07-09-19

Medical stories fascinate me, and this one did not disappoint. It gave an insight to the approach a physician takes to his patients. There were many situations, some very serious, that were covered in this book. The narrator did an excellent job in giving each topic it's due, while keeping them both interesting and sympathetic for the listener. I wish the book had been twice as long. On to the next book by Atul Gawande.

Conceptually outstanding.

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Reviewed: 26-04-19

Nothing short of brilliant. All aspects of this book are, for me, are spectacular. Enough is left unsaid for me to keep wondering what really happened, and whether, as a parent, I would have done the same.

Disappointment

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-18

This is not a production I would recommend to anyone. Sadly the narration was poor. It spoiled the whole thing and made it hard to listen to. In fact it was a struggle to reach the end. So it's a NO from me.
I wonder if the editors actually listened to it, so poor was the end product.

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Not for me.

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-10-18

I'm afraid this book was hardly believable either in the fullest sense, or in detail. Sadly, I found myself skipping portions of it in order to cope with the failure of the story telling. Large parts of it were either poorly described or seemed, not so much irrelevant, but strangely miss handled, which added to my frustration.
It needs much tighter editing, with parts rewriting. A better use of language. It's a shame because the author is clearly a story teller.
Overall it could be told with greater skill, thereby becoming more credible.
Good luck with the next one.

Excellent!

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Reviewed: 04-04-18

I loved everything about this book, and found all aspects of it intriguing.
I will probably listen to it again, as it goes right to the top of my list and there is so much to take in. The author demonstrates a deep love of her profession, but doesn't hesitate to describe the less functional areas that occur, and how they are felt with.

The Reality of Spying

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Reviewed: 03-09-16

I liked every thing about this book, and was totally convinced by the life style of an agent in war time. William Boyd captured the atmosphere of London under attack, the edginess of ordinary lives and that of a spy. He held onto the secrecy of knowledge, and portrayed the presence of a double agent with great skill. It was read beautifully, so much so, that I stopped other activities in order to complete the storey. Apart from that, there was a tinge of curiosity, as my mother had been a friend of one of the famous three not realising his treachery, and still remember her bewilderment as she showed me photographs of them together on the beach! The skill with which William Boyd interwove the two eras was just brilliant, what a masterpiece!!

Very good compilation.

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Reviewed: 05-12-15

I liked the fact that the recordings were unblemished, given as they were at the time. It gave a real sense of the events as they were happening, and the rising bewilderment of the air traffic controllers. Much impressed by their professionalism. Good all round.

Excellent

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Reviewed: 25-07-15

A very instructive manual. Much knowledge and guidance for those who are inquisitive and aware. Very well read. Some descriptions need concentration, but very well worth applying your mind. Love the epilogue, good guide for life.

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Good.muddle in the middle

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 14-05-15

In tne end it was interesting, but got a bit lost half way through . Well read. Ccmplex storey. Several layers.