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mr philip kelly

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Captivating , on so many levels...

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

Reviewed: 11-02-20

Wrritten so well , and the descriptive text is excellent.
When its cold you can really feel it lift from the pages. A twist I didn't expect, actually a few.
Recommended .
But I always wanted to live by the sea and build boats to be honest.


Excellent

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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: 17-10-19

One of the best books I have listened to.
The stories are fantastic. The soldiers are truly amazing.
To find out at the end the age of one of them, floored me. they did so much.
Every story could be a feature film on their own.



Fascinating history of a Family.

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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: 10-10-19

A fascinating story from start to finish.
beautifully read. The first 40 years of the story read like an habitory, the heart break of children lost and family members. As the story gathers pace for me the 1870-1920's . Amazing , truly amazing what they achieved and where part of so many historical events. I can't recommend this more.
some many characters. Wish I had a fund.....

too long.<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 30-08-19

This could have been made more interesting to general readers / listeners if they had not gone I to so much detail about the development of the languages used in the books.
It went on way too much.
He endured a lot, and lost so many around him.
very tough times.

Ara sure it's alright.....

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

Reviewed: 27-03-19

I do like Roddy Doyle's books, always have.
and hitting 50, I get the sentiment in the book.
but I think it could have been more. it only touches on things.

Great insight but Hard going.

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Struggled to finished it, and still haven't.
A fantastic insight into the life of the stars of the golden age.
It is hard to defferentiate the fiction and nonfiction of the characters, such as Chaplin, an odd character all be it a genius. The, " He tells, he says, he, he, is unsettling at the start, bit in time it becomes the correct format, as there are so many facts put forward.
I kept looking up the characters to visualise them, and many I knew from old films. over all good....bit hard going.

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Excellent story, great characters.<br />

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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: 13-08-18

Loved it, engaging, good pace, great detail, worth a feature film. performance was flawless. would listen to again.