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Another interesting chapter in the wizards life

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Reviewed: 09-07-20

Partway through this book I started worrying that it was a bit predictable. I love Harry Dresden but this one felt a little tired in places and some repeating of details (I think we are told three times that Ebenbezer has a staff in his vans gun rack)
I also got a little bored of some of the descriptions of women’s assets. However..

I was pleasantly surprised that the clichés didn’t happen, the ends weren’t all neatly tied and I was left looking forward to the next one.

Usual excellent storyline but..

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Reviewed: 23-05-20

Enjoyed this book. Love that (spoiler) the baddies gets away but the sex scene. Yuck. Far too much submissive woman fantasy crap.

Clever, Gripping and Enjoyable

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Reviewed: 20-02-20

I really liked this book. I had read and re-read A Handmaids Tale and was hoping this wouldn’t disappoint, it didn’t.

Ann Dowd reprising Aunt Lydia after her role in the TV series was a bonus but don’t expect this to line up with the series. It is different and excellent.

Interesting way of bringing Bosch and Ballard together

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Reviewed: 19-12-19

I liked the story but I don’t think it was the best Bosch. I like the fact that Ballard is now working with him but I wish there could be a female detective without a tragic back story, messed up home life etc.

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Gory gruesome and totally worth listening too

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Reviewed: 11-12-19

At points in this novel I felt quite squeamish but the storytelling, the characters and the plot were so worth listening to. Will be continuing to follow Strike wherever his agency goes

Loved this. Read it years ago. Audio book is superb

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Reviewed: 29-08-19

This was a brilliant narration of the book, I listened to the whole series having read it at least two or three times many years ago
The narrator brought the characters to life and made me enjoy it even more

Good but not surprising

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Reviewed: 14-05-19

I like these books, a lot but this one left me feeling it was a bit of a “filler” filling in background to earlier narratives

Also if he needs to work on some different exclamations. Preferably not ending “and stars!”

Marvellous book, laugh, cry, squirm, it’s just brilliant

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Reviewed: 11-02-19

This book really touched me. Initially I was intrigued by Eleanor trying to figure out why she lived as she did. Then the more I learnt the more I wanted her life to change, for it to improve and the more her experiences made me laugh, cry or squirm.
It’s a great book and a big reminder that you never know what has led people to the position they are in, why they live their lives as they do.
I also loved that the author didn’t tie it all up in a neat bow. There’s still more out there for Eleanor.

Sheer delight to listen to

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Reviewed: 05-11-18

Stephen Fry is brilliant, the stories are fabulous and I loved the introductions written and narrated by Stephen Fry which set out the background of what stage Conan Doyle was at when writing.
If audible could just sort out the indexing..please?

Should be compulsory listening for history buffs

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Reviewed: 19-04-18

Where does A History of Britain in 21 Women rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is close to the top, just through the fabulous subject, engaging narration and sheer interest it's generated in me.

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

It made me want to know more about many of the women featured

Any additional comments?

I loved Jenny's personal narration. Very very good