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Enlightening and moving

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-19

This is truly one of the best books I have ever experienced. West over writes beautifully, in a similar way to Sylvia Plath.
Her story and strength of character is remarkable.

One of the best I have listened to

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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: 29-04-16

This book is intriguing, strange and interesting.

The characters are well written and you really care about the central protagonist.

Narration is also top notch.
I am sad to have finished this as I felt like I had gone on a journey with the main character and also because this is the author's debut novel so there is nothing else available to fill the void.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

This book has improved my life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

this is one of the most perceptive, astute books I have ever read. It really helps to understand and improve negative thought patterns and understand how to manage my 'chimp' is helping me improve my anxiety.

What other book might you compare The Chimp Paradox to, and why?

the book plays with themes around transactional analysis but in a far more engaging and funny way than I have come across before.

What does Steve Peters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

it is great having the author read the book and this gives it a uniqueness as the reader engages with the text on a far deeper level. I like how down to earth he sounds too.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yes, at times it made me laugh or speak out loud as so many of the scenarios and behaviours resonated with me, it is so perceptive.

Any additional comments?

not only does this book explain how our brains work in a funny and perceptive way, it explains how you can make positive changes in a really effortless way. I can't recommend this book enough

An excellent, unpredictable tale

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-15

What did you like most about Stranger Child?

This story is really original and twists and turns nicely throughout.
The depiction of the police is realistic and characters are well developed.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Emma. She is brave and strong but also vulnerable and believable.

What does Lisa Coleman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

the book is very well read by Lisa Coleman and she defines the characters well throughout.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I found myself listening at every spare minute to find out what happens next.

Any additional comments?

a really great little crime thriller with good characters. Thoroughly recommended and I will be checking out other titles by the author.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful