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Brilliant apart from the AWFUL accents

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-17

This is an utterly compelling listen. If you love your landscape and your place in it and the ways through it then I am sure you will listen this again and again. McFarlane's mastery of the language is an uncommon treat and it is read with comfortable fluency however the decision to try to mimic the accents of the people involved was an error and an ugly one at that.

It took a while to get into it but......

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-16

He is dead straight about it being a home made recording which is refreshing and it is not at all bad and a good deal better than many others. I don't share his taste in music but I let that go because the content is just great and blows a lot of dust and BS out of the subject.

Shockingly good

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

Reviewed: 25-07-16

This is the information you need if you are wrestling with a narcissist or are staggering around in the aftermath of a relationship with one. There are many 'Why did I not see this?' moments throughout the book and they can be shameful and embarrassing. Some of the content is so painful and difficult that it might be worth considering talking to someone about what you will discover in this book. The fog clears and the light pours in but there is still the mess to clear up.

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Powerful writing but sloppy production

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-16

It is a great listen. It opens on a train, the language racing along the tracks with the same rhythm as the engine. It never really slacks from this pace except for the bad edits and the retakes that didn’t even get a bad edit and at 1 hour 49 minutes and 57 seconds Henry treats his listeners to a belch before a retake. If you can forgive him this carelessness and stay with it then it is a cracking listen. If on the other hand you think that and audio book should be prepared with the same care a print edition is, then you might not be too impressed.

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Dreadful recording quality

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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: 15-07-16

This is not a book or a novel. This is a guide to meditation and the recording quality is so poor that it is impossible to actually use it as the guide it was intended to be. There are extended silences during which one is supposed to follow the instructions however the recording is one made with an automatic level control and the background noise level rises slowly to a roar during what is supposed to be silence. To make matters worse the data reduction software can't really make a decent job of noise so it sound even worse. Shoddy work. Awful and unusable

2 of 2 people found this review helpful