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Maid Marian

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Excellent writing and narration

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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: 12-08-19

The enthusiasm and dedication of the author, along with her superb writing and descriptive skills, makes this one of my favourite Audible books. Credit must also go to the narrator for bringing the book to life.

More please!

Vet on a mission

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

Reviewed: 21-01-19

This book is not so much an autobiography as a vehicle for Noel's mission to unite animal and human medicine A worthy cause and a common-sense idea, but I was expecting a story of Noel's life, uninterrupted by his 'preachings.' I love the Supervet programmes, even though I'm not an animal owner. You can't help but the like the man, you just warm to him because he's so genuine - what you see is what you get.

In this book he bares his soul to us, the listeners, and for that I commend his bravery!

I've listened to it once but probably won't listen again, as I do with many of my audiobooks.

3 people found this helpful

As good as the original

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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: 21-01-19

Could have been written by Agatha Christie herself. The narrator was almost a carbon copy of David Suchet (which I liked). Much better than the recent BBC attempts. More please!

Miles Jupp at his best

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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: 01-11-17

Just as good as ‘In and out of the Kitchen’. I did think he’d toned down the character of Damien Trench though, but still funny all the same. Glad to see there were a selection of recipes included. I think you need to have listened to ‘In and out of the Kitchen’ to appreciate this book. I do hope there’s a sequel!

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A tender tale

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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: 17-10-17

I’m a Gardeners’ World fan and not normally a dog lover, but how could anyone fail to enjoy this book? Monty narrates well; in fact, no-one else could have done it. If you know of Monty and Nigel it’s almost a ‘must read’.

Light-hearted , easy listening

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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: 27-05-17

A good listen and a gentle approach to what could be a gruesome subject. We are spared many of the gory details, thankfully! I have no more medical knowledge than the average person and because the author didn't use too many technical terms, I was able to appreciate the stories. This is one of my collection of audio books that I will listen to again. I liked it enough to buy the second book, which continues the story.

Wry and languid - just right!

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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: 25-10-16

The wry Brett observation, delivered in Bill Nighy's languid tones, finds a near-perfect balance. The plot is just about sufficiently interesting to provide an entertaining background to a motorway or rail journey.

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Oh dear

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

Reviewed: 20-10-16

What did you like about this audiobook?

Very little.

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

Not one jot.

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

No.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

The performance was fine but the 'story' or rather the snippets of Alan's life weren't really that interesting. Yes, I understand he's a 'party animal' (his words) but it all got a bit boring after a while.

Do you have any additional comments?

His other book 'Not my father's son' is the best Audible book in my collection. Very well written and narrated by Alan himself. A terrible story, in its way, of his childhood, but the writing is more mature, showing what he's capable of.

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Brilliant!

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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: 03-10-16

What other word is there to describe this gem of a series? Perfect cast, excellent scripts and consistently funny.

Excellent combination of author and narrator

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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: 25-08-16

Once again, Bill Bryson's words and William Roberts' narration take this audio book into my personal top ten. Bill's travels across America are told in his usual observant and witty style. Full of interesting facts, anecdotes and laugh-out-loud moments.

Would definitely recommend it.

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