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Looks for peaceful Billabong finds guns & violence

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-12

It's like an Australian Wind in The Willows Western. Fist fighting Platypus (or whatever Platypuses have for fists) gun toating possums, depressed arsonist Wombat and the odd slit throat of a dingo. It's a bit different.

3 people found this helpful

Nice guy but dull

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-11

Dave seems a lovely guy and seems very happy go lucky just going with the flow of life. He seems a bloke you'd like to know. I think Dave's Twitter followers would quite possibly love this book as it would fill in many of the blanks of his tweets. For me who is the kind of guy that just doesn’t get twitter or the point of following strangers daily doings and finding them more interesting than their own. On that basis I struggled to find this book interesting.
It’s quite uneventful til the last chapter and even then not a great deal happened. Like I say the guy seems lovely and he seems to be having fun but it’s about 8 hours of nothing. Long winded uninteresting conversations he had with equally uninteresting people albeit all but one seemed a pleasant person. I got to say the book was a struggle and I found it pretty pointless and dull.

8 people found this helpful

So Poor & weak it makes the mind boggle.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-11

I thought id try something new and a bit different. I read the splurge and thought this might fit the bill. Turns out it was utter guff. The story itself is bland. There is no twist and the characters are so poorly portrayed that I personally didn’t give a hoot about their outcome.
The book could be improved if the so called tapes had been dramatized rather than a narrator who isn’t particularly good anyway. The book reads like a very poorly written book and nothing like they were taken from tapes. Nobody talks like this and seeing as the story relies so heavily on this fact. It was self-indulgent bilge from what I can guess written by a slightly below average 16 year old G.C.S.E student who spends too much time playing on his computer without any genuine human contact. I feel out of the 167 books on audible that I’ve listened to so far this was the worst. It pains me to think i used a full credit on this when there are so many fantastic books on here.

2 people found this helpful

The bloke is a moron and his book is awful

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-11

The Lunk Head Brock Lesnar is not a man with an interesting story. He is a meat head. The story as he tells it is that he is a clever business man. Listening to it he is just an ape with a short temper and not the sense of a barn cow. I’d save your time and go for a different book even if you are a fan of any of the sports he has taken part in. He pretty much insults everyone who helped him along and then whines like a little girl when someone doesn't do as he wishes. I couldn’t wait for this book to end. His personality is just what you expect from the look of him. Turns out you can judge a book by its cover and this one is about a beady eyed loser with a white trash hair cut. Thank goodness he didn’t narrate it himself as no doubt you’d of heard his finger running across the page under each word interspersed with him banging his head on the desk to swat a passing fly. Brock Lesnar is a moron and his book is awful.

8 people found this helpful

Chilling but couldnt put my ipod down

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-10

This book gripped me from the first to the last. It is narrated superbly. The writing is wonderful. He paints a vivid picture but without getting bogged down with descriptions, The characters simply come alive. It's an incredibly moving, gripping story based around an ordinary couple in their twilight years who, after the death of their only son at the front, decide to resist the Nazi regime for their own sake. It holds no punches. An amazing book.

11 people found this helpful

I adored this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-10

I adored this book from start to finish. I am holding off listening to it a second time for now but I know I won't wait for long. A truelly wonderful story of forbidden beauty.

2 people found this helpful

No agent ZigZag but still very good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-10

Not as good as agent ZigZag but a good listen. It flys of on tangents but all relative to the story as a whole. Facinating and I enjoyed it a lot

Funny easy listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-10

Great little book. I cover two or three books a week and i hear a lot of guff but this is certainly a funny listen. Easygoing and funny. Cant imagine him with long hair mind

1 person found this helpful

He does have floppy hair

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-10

His stand up is for everyone. Non offensive and pretty funny. His book is much the same. I enjoyed it from start to finish. The fact he is reading it makes it worth giving it a go as he does so with fun and pleasure. A funny book. Try it you wont be offended.

17 people found this helpful

ok

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-10

He tells it with much enthusiasm which certainly adds to the book. Amusing enough but ultimately a very pointless non event.

2 people found this helpful