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T. Griffith

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Love Gabrielle Bernstein's voice -

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 31-05-20

- she could read a telephone directory and make it sound riveting. She makes a woman nearly 60 years of age look back at her attitude and wonder how to change it, a pat on the back and a slap around the face, all in one sentence, really persuasive, and convincing. Going to see what else she's written now..

Magical voice

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-05-20

I would listen to anything Gabrielle Bernstein narrated, an inspirational being with divine intonation..

Reader's voice is too piercing and strident<br />

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

Reviewed: 03-05-20

The subject matter is fascinating and I think would have benefited from being narrated by a softer voice. I like to listen to audio books as I drift off to sleep, rewinding each day, so it can take weeks to get through one. I think this one is free though.

Hilarious and illuminating

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Reviewed: 13-04-20

Fast moving, rational, relevant listening from a production company I always seem to enjoy listening to on Radio 4. I would like to reduce my sugar consumption and make my brain more focused. The subject matter of this book is all about supporting such aims. Having read that Alice Fraser has a green tea habit has made me want to (re) try to adopt that habit too...

Nearly gave up on it...

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-04-20

Tess has an affair with a married man, showing no remorse or compassion for the wife. I became uncomfortable with the story line, only going back to the book after a couple of weeks. I managed to 'sleep' through that bit until we got back to Guss, and then finally Italy again, where the various pieces of the puzzle began to take shape..

Beware if you're bothered by rape..

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 29-02-20

The book was so light hearted, I was taken aback when quite late in the novel the story took a darker turn. I ALMOST stopped listening. I'm glad I gritted my teeth and persevered, it lightens up. The narrator is perfect, I completely forget she's a woman when she's narrating men, I'm just absorbed into the characters. Re-listening right now while I type this is quite fun. The plot twists and turns, quite a few characters so listening now, 'knowing' what I do is making it more interesting and less worrying. Marian's insightful repartee makes me feel a bit more 'part' of what can be a confusing, fast speaking culture (the Irish).

Marian's voice is exquisite..

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 18-02-20

Laugh out loud funniness as she takes us through a series of vignettes of hers (and Himself"s} lives drove me to renew my Microsoft account so I could record the peculiarities of the Irish vernacular. The concluding chapter taking place in Ho Chi Minh had massive resonance for me as the birthplace of my daughter in law and who knows perhaps a place I will visit myself one day..

I'm not a fiction fan..

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 14-02-20

And I don't like spooky. I did enjoy the University setting though - whichever one it was..

Scintillating, was there really only one reader?!

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Reviewed: 14-02-20

I heard Marian Keyes on Radio 4 and resolved to listen to a book of hers on Audible (starting with the earliest).. I shall now listen to the rest - fantastic - and I'm not usually a fiction fan..

Embarrassing

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

Reviewed: 13-02-20

The narrator oscillates between shrill, squeaky, monotonous, foreboding. I can't listen to this before sleeping.