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Interesting history full of fascinating women

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Really enjoyed learning about the history of Cliveden and the women who lived there. The narration is very good but there are some issues with the sound levels at some points - she sometimes goes so quiet you can't hear her. Overall though, enjoyable and interesting.

Excellent, very detailed analysis

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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: 22-02-18

Margaret MacMillan is an excellent historian with a very in depth knowledge of this period of history. In her work she often asks whether it is the individual who makes history, or the unavoidable circumstances surrounding them. Here she gives a detailed account of the build up to WWI and gives the reader/listener the opportunity to really consider the situation and question where/if anyone should be blamed for starting it.

Narrator was good, found him pleasant to listen to.

Super interesting, lots of sleep science

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I found this book really interesting. There's a load of information about how lack of sleep affects your health and performance in all sorts of ways. It made me think about my own sleep habits and some changes I could make to get better sleep.

It's well read and I think the chap's voice suits the content and tone of the book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Very interesting, well written & narrated

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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: 03-11-17

I liked the way the author selected several lives of housekeepers and went through them chronologically. It helped to show the evolution in the treatment of the women and how their roles evolved between c. 1800 and c. 1960. The author narrates very well and the insight into the lives of the housekeepers was very interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Informative and interesting

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

I liked the book. It describes the case well and has lots of extra information about the development of scientific tests for poison. the narrator does a good job but this reading has a pet peeve or mine - what's with the voices!? When she puts on a voice for the servants for instance, she does a country bumpkin accent, not remotely London. They all sound like they're from Somerset! I find that really irritating and wish she could have just read the lot in her normal voice.

Interesting account of R Coombes' Life

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Overall - Enjoyed it.

Could have done without the narrator's accented voices though. Made it seem like he was reading it to a child.

it's the trial. In an audiobook.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-17

I don't know how what else would you be looking for if you got this?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Interesting perspective on Chinese 20th C history.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-17

I enjoyed listening to this. The narration is good and pleasant to hear. It's an interesting biography, particularly his experiences of being outside the people's revolution, so I would recommend.

Easy Listening

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Easy to listen to, not full of jargon, so very accessible. Reader is well suited.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Recommended - Amazong story of survival

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

Reviewed: 19-04-17

Great book though English of reader is only okay. Mispronunciations and incorrect inflection are distracting.