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Classic Vera

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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: 27-01-19

I love the Vera Stanhope series and this one didn’t disappoint. The first in the series introduces the detective, but all the traits are already in place.

The narrator, Janine Birkett, does a fantastic job with the different voices and is certainly one of the top narrators I’ve listened to.

What did the Victorians ever do for us?

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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: 09-09-17

Where does Victorian Britain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I bought this as part of an offer, I feel the need to improve my history knowledge. I am so pleased to have listened to it. The lecturer is engaging and delivers well, imparting his knowledge and making the whole course a pleasure. This is very much one of my favourites in my library and will listen to it again.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No one character. Not really that type of book.

What does Professor Patrick N. Allitt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The delivery of the course was excellent, just reading the book you wouldn't have his asides or personal views on particular subjects.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Too long to listen to in ne session, but the bite sized lectures lend themselves to short regular listens.

Any additional comments?

Fantastic!

A book that everyone should read/listen

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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: 11-05-17

Although written by a comedian, this book is one of the most thought provoking books I've had the pleasure to ingest. It gives information and insight into women that it has given me a whole new perspective.

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Excellent short story

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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: 04-03-17

This was a great freebie. The story unfolded and had so many layers. It left you thinking of a myriad of endings and built up to a great conclusion. This was well worth a listen and I would thoroughly recommend it.

Interesting glimpse into a life

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

Not a book I would normally go for, but a very enjoyable read. Believable characters and a good narrative. At times it felt like the dialogue didn't flow with too many "she said, he said", but this may have seemed to be just how the narrator said it.

An OK listen

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

Reviewed: 29-01-17

I suppose it's what you expect from a comedy book, if I had it physically it would be a toilet book. The content was amusing, but sometimes a little over the top. A good performance by Steven Toast in the narration which probably increased the enjoyment of the book.

As expected an excellent listen

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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: 20-01-17

I have always enjoyed reading Bill Bryson, but this was my first audiobook of his to listen to. It took a while to get used to the voice, as I know how he sounds, but once into the narrative it was fine.

As always the book was engaging, entertaining and informative. A fantastic way to while away a few hours.

Engaging story

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

Reviewed: 20-12-16

A book that has engaged me from start to finish, the book within a book device works well and very neatly tied together. Samantha Bond is excellent in the narration.