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Rob Sedgwick

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Overlong

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

Reviewed: 04-05-20

I just found this overlong and boring in parts. Long lists of names and what they had done. Not much on the leak at all.

Superb

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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: 21-01-20

Brilliant story and of course he is not guilty as there is a huge amount of doubt.

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Good but overlong

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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: 27-07-19

This audiobook is very good, my only issue is it does reiterate itself quite a bit. But the central message that change is on the way comes through loud and clear.

Brilliant series

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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: 01-07-19

OMG this is a brilliant series. There isn't a bad episode in the entire set. I can't believe it is free, I would have happily paid to have listened to this series. It has to be one of the greatest stories of a times. A brilliant, daring serial killer who almost got away with his fiendish acts but who got the ultimate comeuppance when technology and a brilliant series of investigators, partly amateurs, caught up with him.

A plan of sorts

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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: 23-06-19

Green and Prosperous Land outlines a plan to put the countryside at the forefront on government plans by merging several government departments and having a 25-year nature plan which takes into account the real costs of decisions which affect the environment.

There are some very interesting things in the book but I can't see it getting political consensus anytime soon, much as I hope I am wrong.

Shame about the narrator

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

Reviewed: 16-06-19

The narrator has a really boring monotonous voice and it's easy to lose your concentration. I found it best to listen in relatively small chunks.

The content is reasonable and it's quite easy to understand with lots of examples. I feel more informed about Economics than when I started which was the aim on getting this.

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: 15-04-19

This is a brilliant book which explains so much, without really banging its own drum. The author is quite modest about how much demographics explains about the whole if human history. Really it explains a lot, and the near future is pretty much mapped out in terms of likely trends. The format of the book is to go round the world country by country and explain how the same patterns repeat themselves again and again across the centuries and the continents. We're all individuals but together we act in very predictable ways.

Padded out

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

Reviewed: 06-02-19

Thought the narrator was OK the problem was the underlying book. It was good at first but seemed to lose its way and then padded with superfluous material to make it up to the boo length. The interviews with random dog owners the author's wife met in the park was especially pointless.

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Quite poor

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

Reviewed: 24-01-19

I think this was quite difficult to listen to as it had just been transposed from the book which I do not have. A large part of trading is charts and the PDF which came with this book was just a series of unlabelled charts which were not referred to by name in the book. Consequently, it was very difficult to follow large parts of the spoken contents as the original material would have been written alongside an accompanying chart. If you own the book and are able to sit down and look at it while the narrator is talking it might be more accessible.

Classic amongst classics

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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: 14-01-19

This is one of the greatest works of English literature. It's a simple story in many ways and which most people can relate to but there is so much in this book and it truly is a masterpiece that says so much about how humans treat one another. It's a masterful recording that really brings the main characters to life: Tess, Angel and Alec.