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The Last Days of August
- By: Jon Ronson
- Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
- Original Recording
In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a Twitter pile-on by fellow porn professionals. A month later, August’s husband Kevin connected with the writer Jon Ronson so they could piece together the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realised was that Ronson would soon hear rumours and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.
A bit cruel
- By Meldorf on 07-04-19
Sensitive, engaging, heartbreaking & brilliant
I’m so impressed with how Jon Ronson handled this heartbreaking story. At many points he could have demonised some of the people involved to ramp up the excitement & to add some juicy sensationalism, but he didn’t - instead allowing us to appreciate the complexity & humanity of everyone involved. If only the mainstream press could treat people with this amount of care & research stories with as much empathy & diligence. They could learn a lot from Mr Ronson.
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The Dying of the Light
- Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9
- By: Derek Landy
- Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
- Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
The final shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkerie. Darquesse. Stephanie. The world ain't big enough for the three of them. The end will come…The War of the Sanctuaries has been won, but it was not without its casualties. Following the loss of Valkyrie Cain, Skulduggery Pleasant must use any and all means to track down and stop Darquesse before she turns the world into a charred, lifeless cinder.
Brilliant kept me hooked all the way
- By EllaouiseTomas on 13-07-19
Very long, but at the same time way too short . . .
Loved pretty much every minute & very sad when it came to an end. Will miss the book & the series too. Hopefully Derek Landy will grace us with another instalment in the future.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful