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Fantasy catches up with me and knocks me flying.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-11

I was always a huge fan of Carrie Fisher. Yes, I loved her when she was a Princess and I had posters of her everywhere and even an action figure or two. Well my memories of her are fond, well, they were. After listening to this download I began to feel guilty for my fandom. Clearly she was being manipulated and was not enjoying the celebrity journey. I recall her being interviewed in the 80s and just wanting to be old enough to ask her out. Had I known she was on drugs and our of control, I am sure I'd have questioned my choice. This is a great book. Its hard hitting if you have ever fantasised about sharing a moment with Carrie Fisher.

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Know who supplies your food

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-11

At first I though this audio book would be more genealogy and family folk tales. I is to some extent, but as the book progresses, it becomes about politics and big business. By the end I was questioning my shopping habits and feel I have a better idea about the food I place in my shopping cart, not just chocolate. Probably the best book I've downloaded from Audible for some time.

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Language

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-11

I enjoyed this audio book. I do think the language may put some people off as it can be rather risky at times. I was playing the book in the car and had to turn it off when C**t was used. My passenger almost fainted!

Just plain AWFUL

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-10

I have downloaded most of David Sedaris audio books and the rest I have on CD. They have all been most enjoyable. This is not one such audio book. What a awful collection of stories clearly just stolen from real life with people replaced with animals. Too much swearing for no effect. This download comes in two parts. I did not even bother to listen to the second part. This review is for the Squirrel Seeks Chipmunck, and not Audible as a service. Audible is still second to none as far as content and service are concernd.

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An adventure in humour

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-07

I believe this is the best of all the Bill Bryson books available on Audible (although I have yet to download his latest, Shakespeare).

We are taken on a journey along The Appalachian Trail which sound lovely, but its Bill's relationship fellow traveller, that makes this book come alive. I laughed out loud many, many times during this audio book. It is not a download to listen to on the tube or anywhere where outbursts of laughter are not regarded favourably.

After listening to this download, I began looking online at the websites listing holidays along The Appalachian Trail.

France

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-07

This book has been reviewed to death all over the uk and is on sale all over the French city of Carcassonne, where the book is based. I downloaded the unabridged audio book from Audible and I am pleased I did. I found the paperback a little difficult to read as I do not know any French. This audio recording was easy listening, although at times the reader sounds like she is in a cavern. The pace was slow to begin, but once we are introduced to all the characters, the pace picks up and I found myself sitting in my car a little longer just to hear the end of a chapter.

A lot of the reviews on this site are justified, but I believe it is well worth downloading.

Computer or human

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-07

Could not work out if the narator was human, or a computer. The voice often sounded like a voice recogniton programme. Not the easiest listen from Audible.

2 people found this helpful