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Political rant disguised as book about nature

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-20

Unfortunately, after the comments about Brexit, inuendoes about alien species and the Nazies enough was enough. Book returned

Endless pausing kills the story

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

Reviewed: 04-01-20

The narrator appears to be reading line by line with considerable pauses between each, this unusual technique utterly destroys the narrative. Best avoided.

Endured for 7 mins of chapter two,

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Utterly dreadful narration, it might have improved from minute eight but it was beyond all my powers to go any further, has been returned. Cannot comment on the story for obvious reasons

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A little too strident,

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

Reviewed: 25-04-19

I can see how this book could be used as a rallying call for the socialist cause, however, the continuous banging of the same drum at high volume tends to leave to deafness.

Its a list

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

Reviewed: 20-01-19

Informative, narrated in a perfectly adequate way, but simply an elongated list of facts. Some might find it dull.

Eventually it ends

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

Reviewed: 15-11-18

A life grinds then ends, unrelenting, it rambles until the author appears to get as bored as the rest of us and ends with a degree of abruptness. I stayed to the bitter end is the best I can say about the content. the narrator did his best with the material provided.

excellent narration, and its free,

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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: 08-11-18

The narration is first class, as it goes without saying is the text, at the time of writing its free so if you have never tried any Dickens this is an excellent start.

its Oedipus, its free and well performed.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

For those not aware of what happens, then you are in for a bit of a journey, the power of this play never ceases to shock and amaze, the fact that it was written in 400 BC is of no consequence, it is timeless.

Dreadful monotonous narration

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

After five hours and nine minutes I gave up, the narration is monotone to the point of boredom, it is impossible to rate the story as this would involve putting up with the narrator for another 12.52 hours and that is a prospect too awful to contemplate.

A narrative masterclass

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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: 13-02-18

There is a reason this book is listed as one of the top English language novels of the twentieth Century , and I might suggest that this reading by Phyllida Law is the best way of accessing it, I could go on in an endless tirade of praise but it would be superfluous, and entirely inappropriate .