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Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 25-05-20

I want to say first I have enjoyed and learnt a lot from Mary Beards other books. This one did not quite engage me as much.

Firstly I did not like the narrator, she speaks clearly but her tone is cut glass and it detracted from the content. I am sure there are books she would be fine for but not this one.

Secondly the content. It did not add a lot to what I know already. I think I expected to learn more. If you want a brief book on the history and politics of the Parthenon this is for you.

So, so

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-20

It is not about world beer or brewing. Very American centric so there is very little about brewing in the rest of the world. Most of the craft beers he talks about I would not drink if you paid me and I am sure they would not pass the food laws in Germany. Am I glad I bought this book. NO

Not as good as the reviews I read.

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

Reviewed: 25-01-20

The narrator is excellent. Having read Dexter I was looking forward to a female serial killer.

I was enjoying it up to the half way point and then I got irredeemably bored. It was a case of 'what another murder' and I realised I did not want or care about the rest.

This is good but

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

Reviewed: 18-12-19

The actors were fine and did justice to the material. The only problem was I felt there was only half of the diaries. Having not read Samuel Pepys Diaries I am willing to accept I am wrong.

I would have been happier with a straight reading.

This is a book to make you think

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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: 10-12-19

I discovered SCIENCE when I was 11 and this book has reminded me why I love it.

The narration is great, so a pat on the back for Matt Addis.

The author is a scientist and a writer. He has written about 13 scientific mysteries that have no answer putting all sides of the stories from the horses mouths. It is make up your own mind time.

I picked up a couple of mistakes but they were not important. You will see how the science establishment works, the ego's. I worked in research for about 10 years and boy is he on target. Some will think that the last section on homeopathic medicine should not be there but I think he put both sides well with a large dose of scepticism. Lets face it a lot of people believe in it so it should be talked about.

To be honest this is not a book to try and take in in one dose. I recommend take each section separately with a few days in between or you will get mental indigestion.

Another Great Story from Jodi

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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: 07-09-19

I love the books but her short stories are little gems. Here we have another written to the same high standard.

Zara Ram is a brilliant narrator and her tone is perfect for Jodi's writing.

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A book about a very interesting subject.

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-19

I had been excitedly waiting for this book as I had heard good things about it. The writing is very good and I loved the information in it.

The drawback is the narration. The voice is very clear and diction excellent BUT its the lack of inflection makes it boring. No enthusiasm just a flat reading. It has been a struggle to listen to.

29 people found this helpful

Brilliant production

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-19

These stories were part of my early adult years. It has been like a time machine listening to them, taking me back to the mid 1960's. The stories are clearly laid out (do not forget to down load the pdf) and the narrators are very, very good. Some stories have not worn as well as others but they are still worth listening to.

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-19

I read this book many years ago. I was going to a party and took the book with me. I was so enthralled I spent the night reading curled up in other people coats. This book is a classic and has stood the test of time. May I recommend it and the narrator. Enjoy

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This was a big mistake

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-06-19

This book had many flattering reviews so I bought it. I stuck with it for four hours, thought give it another two, now I have wasted six hours of my life I will never get back.

The narrator is fine, but I did not care about any of the characters so wanted the drivel to stop.