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Fabulous

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-07

I chose this book recently because of the previous reviews. I was in no way disappointed! It was a sheer pleasure from start to finish and now i'm going to chose another book by the same author.
Pauline McLynn is not only an accomplished actress but can also give Maeve Binchey a run for her money. Ms McLynn's narration of her own book ensured it was that it was a warm, funny, 'feel good' book.
I hope her others are just as good though this is a hard act to follow!.

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Shaken and definitely stirred!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-08-07

Thoroughly researched this is a must for any Bond enthusiast.
His entire life story is told 'warts and all' by a narrator with a suitably clipped English accent. Not being a James Bond fan myself I found this biography a bit lengthy and too indepth. On the other hand I was fascinated by Ian Fleming's life which was anything but normal.
Definitely worth a listen if you enjoy biographies.

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Too long and descriptive.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-07

It's my own fault I should have listened to the abridged version. I found this far too descriptive and had I have been reading this book would probably have skipped lots of pages.
I think because of this I didn't enjoy the book and suggest to anybody thinking of chosing it would recommend the shortened version. I have heard other Joanne Harris books which I've enjoyed more. The storyline is ok though, just too long-winded for me.

Rankin magic

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-07

Personally this was my least favourite Rankin book so far. This is solely because of the storyline which I found a bit dark and perhaps too political(?).
Another good listen though which should please the Rebus fans.

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Another great 'Rebus'

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-07

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I thought James McPherson's narration was spot on. Ian Rankin manages to come up with very diverse and compelling storylines whilst his main character Rebus muddles his way through life.
Very enjoyable.

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Fab!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-07

I took this story on holiday with me and was so engrossed I didn't want to stop listening. This is expertly written and the narration by Bill Paterson is superb. As this is the first Rebus book you get to know the main characters and their backgrounds. If you like this book you're sure to love the others. I was sorry when it finished but also felt satisfied. It was the best book i'd listened to in ages. I have heard 2 others read by James McPherson which were equally as good but now I feel personally that I should have started at the beginning. Ian Rankin is certainly consistant and I think everyone should have at least one Rankin book in their collection.

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brilliant!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-07

Great listening with plenty of twists.