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awareness

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-19

the way to full awareness starts here. an important read in today's world of blindness to what really means to be human.

Interesting insights brought in a clear way

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

Reviewed: 27-07-17

A great collevtion of stories and insights into the winners mindset achievements and struggles brought in a well paced and clear way.
quite a long book but worth every minute.

Still as good as ever!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Grew up watching Red Dwarf then found these books.
was worried it woulsnt have aged very well but I still found it as good as it ever was.
Classic and recommended!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Red Dwarf?

Grew up watching Red Dwarf then found these books.
was worried it woulsnt have aged very well but I still found it as good as it ever was.
Classic and recommended!

Which character – as performed by Chris Barrie – was your favourite?

Lister

Too bland, may have gotten tired of this series

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Have read/listened to all the Dan Sheperd stories so far and found this one a bit too bland to capture me.
May have gotten a bit tired with the series, seemed to be too much of the same.

Would you recommend The Sandpit to your friends? Why or why not?

Have read/listened to all the Dan Sheperd stories so far and found this one a bit too bland to capture me.
May have gotten a bit tired with the series, seemed to be too much of the same.

Have you listened to any of Paul Thornley’s other performances? How does this one compare?

On the mark as always.

Was The Sandpit worth the listening time?

Have read/listened to all the Dan Sheperd stories so far and found this one a bit too bland to capture me.
May have gotten a bit tired with the series, seemed to be too much of the same.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

Still as good as ever

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-17

Grew up watching Red Dwarf then found these books.
was worried it woulsnt have aged very well but I still found it as good as it ever was.
Classic and recommended!

Perfectly brought the deeper layer to the story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-17

Perfectly brought a deeper layer to the story ehich I already enjoyed in the movie.
Much more technically detailed than thr movie which was just what I was hoping for.

Another good Bosch

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-17

Good allround new Bosch. Not one of the best but doesn't disappoint.Up to the next one!

Poor content and narration, VERY disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-16

What would have made Presence better?

I made sure to listen to the whole book before giving a negative review. My wife also listened in for the most part of it (mostly forced through car journeys) and agreed it was far from a positive experience.The books seems to be aimed at people with an extremely low self esteem.Having self doubts and being critical of yourself or rather shy does not come near to the cripplingy low self esteem you seem to need to be inspired by this content. The narration takes 7 hours but it feels like all could probably have been summed up in an hour or less.There is a LOT of straw and warm air in the book, endless repetition of the same point or conclusion, long readings of a sequence of tweets or quotes from random people, it can be ok to fill a page or 2 of a book with this but to read them all out comes across as irritating.There's also way too long introductions to people of relative importance who then come up with 1 quote of little importance. The reading is also done with a rather annoying voice that was too nasaly American to my taste (which would gladly have been ignored if the content was good) and filled with needless sensationalist claims, claims which are in the same sentence safeguarded by including words as "possibly, may be" This ... may be one of the best in the world" type of nonsense, which kept reoccuring and annoyed me more and more.Near the end of the book there are examples of to the theories working in the animal kingdom and the author seems to be astonished and impressed it works so well, whilst this seems quite self explanatory, it's probably another attempt to add sensationalism.This ending of the book together with one of the main conclusions and mantra's "fake it until you become it" makes for a fittingly poor ending.This book didn't work for me at all and has been my poorest book on Audible by far.Listening to the excellent Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell after this made it all the more enjoyable.

Has Presence put you off other books in this genre?

No, books like Outliers from Malcolm Gladwell are a world apart from this.

How could the performance have been better?

Less nasal vocals , less sensationalism, more content, less straw and hot air

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Unfortunately none that I could think of

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Fantastic explanation ot ingredients for success

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great content and very well narrated. A clear insight into success and analysis of the recipe and ingredients for success. Showing how personal success is not an egocentered thing and how many different variables are involved. It's a complicated recipe and Malcolm Gladwell manages to illustrate so many aspects influencing it. Highly recommended!

decent story average narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-16

good story and atmosphere writing. didn't like the narrator very much and found some of his character voices overwhelmingly annoying

2 of 3 people found this review helpful