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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-18

Stunning fast paced read

This has to be the best written history book I’ve come across. The pace simply doesn’t let up and there is good human and emotional arcs, reading more like an action story. Highly recommended and really makes you appreciate what people put themselves through at such young ages.
Narration is on point too, perfectly matching text. Will seek out more collaborations between writer and narrator

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-18

Whimsical enjoyable adventure

If you read the first one, you know what to expect, a light hearted series of events that are highly enjoyable and difficult to predict.
This is the second book however it’s nothing new. Worth a read but if you want something as good as the first but a new story your better off reading the king of Sweden book.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-18

Enjoyable travel let down by music

First Michael palin is brilliant, and highly engaging. The book spends more time on boats and less time in locations than I remember the tv series doing, but it’s still fun to tag along on the adventure!

The music however really ruins the experience, interspersed both randomly and at the star of each chapter. Rather than add, it detracts from the story telling and removes your focus to the book. A real shame.

I purchased via book oaf the day so put up with music. I would have returned had I paid full amount.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-18

Classic that works brilliantly in audible

I won’t bark on about the story other than to say it’s great.

The prose is a little dated but as it’s set in that time and the narration is perfectly matched to it, the whole package comes alive.

Throughly recommended

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-12-17

Better than the sum of its parts

I was expecting great things with this book. Sadly it failed to deliver. The store was average, as was the narration. However there was enough there to keep me interested.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-17

Another dose of Reacher is always good, but it’s not standout from the series

The narration as always brings reacher to life and it’s highly enjoyable.

The story is not the most complex, and although not bad, is not the best. If this was a standalone book, it would be distinctly average. But if you love the reacher series, it’s certainly worth a read and getting another hit of reacher.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-17

Fun trip to the mountains and people within them...from your chair

Easy to listen to and well read. An enjoyable account of interesting people with great stores.

Well worth a listen for anyone who has been to the area or interested in it.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-17

Usual shenanigans and enjoyment - just don't don't go anywhere

Great to be back with the gang again. The comedy is there but the adventure is not. It just surrounded on issue where previous books would have solved and moved on. It just felt like they had run out of ideas.

Enjoyable, but weakest book in series

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-17

Completely Original, completely unputdownable!

It's not the normal type of book I would listen to, but I'm glad I did.
If you just go with the initial concept, Luke does a great job of making everything else real and logical, making the book come to life.

This is the second oh his books I've read and I plan to read the rest!

Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-16

Better than the film, a great book

Having known the film I did not have massive expectations for this, however rest assured the book is great!

Tennant does a fantastic job bringing each character to life, while Flemings prose is beautifully written painting each scene gloriously while building pace and urgency through the book. You also get to see bond open up which is refreshing and adds colour and depth.
Highly recommended!

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