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Excellent travel writing.

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Reviewed: 01-11-18

As usual Levison demonstrates his ability to describe his adventure with some panash and lucid moments that should live in the memory. "It's not about the getting there but about the people I've met along the way" and "if you can just appreciate breathing" sums up for me why his travel writing is amongst the best.

An incredible story

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Reviewed: 07-10-18

I was in tears at the end of this extraordinary book, but not without good reason. Without doubt it's one of the most profound and moving stories about humanity, love and survival I've ever read. It will stand as a testament not only to the horrors of the holocaust, but to the human spirit itself. You will never forget it.

Amazing journey

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Reviewed: 30-09-18

One of the best travel books I've ever read. I'm so pleased to have discovered Levison Woods writing. Full of real heart and excitement, his prose conjours in your mind a real sense of place and time. He manages to tell his story like a thriller and at the same time he doesn't shy away from including essential politics, religion, war and the sheer character of the places and people he meets along the way. His walk is a wonderful achievement, and so too is this Book. Gildart Jackson does a great narration. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Amazing

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Reviewed: 11-08-18

This is one of those books that will change your life. Its not only devastating to read, but exciting and compulsive too. The narrator is one of the best I've come across. This book has changed my perspective on the world. It leaves no stone unturned in its utter expose of the so called War on Drugs. But not only that, Hari also shows how people and society's can be so easily manipulated and hoodwinked into believing the rhetoric of people in powerful positions - evil people, masquerading as politicians or "visionaries", who will do and say anything, and convince anybody, to see their vision become a reality, no matter the cost to human life. Some of the longer chapters read as mini books in themselves - stories that will stay with you forever. I can't recommend this book highly enough.

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Excellent book.

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Reviewed: 27-07-18

Well read by the author. I found it very helpful in both understanding my anxiety and learning the techniques to stop it. Invaluable.

A good read

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Reviewed: 22-06-18

I enjoyed listening to this book. A good adventure story, well told. If you like travel, survival and natural history literature you will enjoy this.

The most important book on Depression and Anxiety.

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Reviewed: 24-05-18

I have found this book the most helpful yet in understanding and overcoming my depression and anxiety. Backed up with lots of empiracle evidence Yohann argues that depression is not due to an imbalance of chemicals in the brain, but rather our emotional reactions to difficult and stressful life events and lost connections with the environment, meaningful work and other people (our "tribe"). I found the book a huge source of support because of Yohann's approach and open way of thinking. I can't recommend it more highly. A must read.

Good insight into Norwegian culture

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Reviewed: 02-02-18

Well read. Provides useful information to travellers intent on visiting the country. I enjoyed it.

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