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The Art of Stating the Obvious

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Reviewed: 25-07-16

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I really am at a loss to think who might enjoy this book!

What was most disappointing about Mark Rhodes’s story?

Just a statement of the obvious, and I just felt like it was written with the aim of making money from sales.

What didn’t you like about Ben Elliot’s performance?

The story was narrated very well, and I would say Ben Elliot is one of the better narrators I have experienced

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

dissapointment, dissapointment and errmmm....... dissapointment!

Any additional comments?

Have you ever read a book, where you are waiting for the real gems of insight or wisdom to appear, you keep turning the pages and thinking, soon the real interest will start, then before you know it you are at the end! Well that was my experience here.Maybe I read this book with the wrong expectations, I was expecting this book to help me network in my job. But in the end the book was really just a overly verbose statement of obvious things; don't worry, be confident, just talk to people, don't be nervous, its OK. Whilst reading it I really felt as though it had been created just to cash in and make money. I had no feeling that the book or author actually cared about the subject or why the reader may want to purchase such a book. The only thing I thought the book did reasonably well, is to just tread the line of not quite being patronising. This was my opinion of the book, and as I said at the start, I may have had the wrong expectations, but it is hard to know what expectations I could have had to make the read seem worth while.

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