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Human story, very unexpected

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-20

Great story developed over several years which makes it very human and deeply tragic. Highly recommended

An inspirational woman and an excellent book

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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: 24-04-19

I loved this book! It was optimistic, inspiring, moving, and intelligently written.
I had read both of Barack Obama’s books so this account gave a different insight, different experiences and a fresh view of the rise of her husband to US presidents office. But most of all it was a honest, humble and vulnerable account of her achievements.

Riverting story, well researched, expertly retold

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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: 29-12-18

What a brilliant documentary, pulling together all the threads of this tragic story and the key people involved. The interviews, and the weaving together of the story as it unfolds to the researchers, was expertly presented and retold.
Highly recommended listening.

excellent and intriguing documentary

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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: 04-11-18

I was gripped by this fantastic piece of investigative journalism from start to finish, I felt that all people involved in this tragic event where given due consideration and a chance to tell their story. It was really good the way the story was told by both journalists involved. Highly recommended listen that can be done in short intervals without losing the thread of this complex story.

Sensitive, beguiling view on a bygone era

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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: 03-09-18

Patti Smith as a narrator for her own book was just perfect. There is not often that I have warmed to an author reading his/her own book.
She takes us in incredible lively, colourful detail through her early years up to and all the way through her relationship with Robert.Talking about the people they met, the art they made, the journeys they travelled.
Written with great love - an ode to an era.

Epic novel, totally enthralled from start to finish

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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: 16-07-18

Truely one of the best Audi books I have listened to in a long time. Not normally my genre, but after reading a few reviews I thought I would give it a go and was not disappointed.
This book is really epic. Spanning a period in Jamaicas history from 1966 to the early 90’s. With characters that are really brought to life through out the course of the book.
The narration was superlative. Every single character was so real and believable.
Absolutely highly recommended book.

Beautifully written. Poignant story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-05-18

The narrator was excellent, perfectly pitched and sensitive.
The overall story was captivating with characters fully brought alive and animated throughout.
The story is very touching and kept me wanting to find out more about their journey. A sweeping novel with beautiful descriptive narrative.
Highly recommended.

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Huge topic, very well addressed, succinct

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 19-09-16

Would you listen to Harmony again? Why?

Yes - so many very interesting points that he raised that I would definitely like to go over again.

Have you listened to any of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is the first book of his I have read/listened to, and I really like the fact that he read it himself. Clear, well read and easy going.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The glimpses of hope he offers if we make a collective effort and stand to adjust our way of thinking and to use technology for the betterment of the planet rather than for humankind only.Highlights the efforts around the world that are already making a difference in big business, Transition towns and Permaculture.

Any additional comments?

I would encourage as many people as possible to read/listen to this book.

Loved this book - filled with humour and fun

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-16

Would you listen to The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden again? Why?

I would definitely listen again - the story was so cleverly woven with a mix of true historical happenings and a wonderfully wicked fantasy tale.
I laughed out loud so many times throughout the book and was kept riveted with the twisting and turning plots. Having grown up in apartheid South Africa I could really relate to the first few chapters of the story. The setting and the context was brilliantly intermingled with the whacky story of Nombeko (the main character) growing up in that country.
Highly recommended read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden?

Too many to mention, but the bomb travelling around Sweden was a highlight

dont waste your time

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

Reviewed: 03-06-16

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

Having read reviews from other listeners I was looking forward to hearing a good book - but this one just fell completely flat from the first chapter.It has to be the worst book I have read/listened to all year. The story line was very thin, and the writing style was not evocative. So many repeated sayings over and over again,The "painting" having a voice I found hugely irritating and added nothing to enhance the story. Sadly could not wait to finish it.

Did The Improbability of Love inspire you to do anything?

not at all - just to get it finished!