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Sue McW

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Wonderful writing and narration !

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Reviewed: 23-01-17

What a wonderful surprise this book is - pacey writing, an excellent plot and engaging characters. This is all enhanced by Graham's narration which adds the lilting cadence of the Irish vernacular without going over the top. I thoroughly enjoyed this and didn't want to leave the characters - I sincerely hope that he continues the story onward in his next book !

Loved this book and its narration

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Reviewed: 02-09-16

I loved this book and it's companion volume 'Ce't Modnifique' - they were both such a wonderful surprise. The narration is excellent - I was not aware of Ian Moore as a stand-up comedian but his voice is perfect for telling the amusing and moving story of his family's life France and the various animals they adopt. I would recommend this to anyone.
It is not a twee 'we moved to France' book - it is a down to earth amusing read.

Brilliant book with stand-out narration

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Reviewed: 02-09-16

I loved this book, and it's companion volume 'A La Mod' - they were both such a wonderful surprise. The narration is excellent - I was not aware of Ian Moore as a stand-up comedian but his voice is perfect for telling the amusing and moving story of his family's move to France and the various animals they adopt. I would recommend this to anyone.
It is not a twee 'we moved to France' book - it is a down to earth amusing read.

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A Lively and Interesting Read

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Reviewed: 05-02-16

Really enjoyed this book which was much enhanced by the intelligent and lively narration by Alexander Armstrong.

Fast-Paced and engaging narrative

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Reviewed: 17-01-16

I have never read a book by Lee Child before, but I really enjoyed this and will certainly read other books by this author. Good to have a strong female character in a thriller of this genre.

Wonderfully entertaining - two great friends!

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Reviewed: 13-12-15

Even if you are not familiar with all the Hairy Bikers' TV programmes or books, this is still a very entertaining read. The chapters alternate between Si King and Dave Myers, each narrating their own chapter with genuine style. The narrative is varied, interesting and you can't wait for the next chapter! Their stories are both of succeeding (and sometimes surviving!) against the odds. The most moving aspect is their loyal and unswerving friendship throughout. I would recommend this book to anyone.

Hang onto your hat !

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Reviewed: 11-10-15

The first few chapters of this book are narrated at such speed by Chris Evans that it is difficult to keep pace - but don't be discouraged, his delivery slows down after the first few chapters. This man's life is amazing exciting and 'edge of your seat' listening. Underneath all that bravado you can hear the vulnerability. You will immediately want to read the second book of his autobiography but unfortunately, it's not in audio format yet.

Fast-paced, lively and amusing

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Reviewed: 11-10-15

Although the book is not narrated by Phil Tufnell, the narrator - Johnathan Keeble does an excellent job and you feel like you are listening to Phil himself. You don't need to be interested in cricket to enjoy this book either - it is written in such a lively and interesting manner that everyone can enjoy it. Honest and humorous it is a delight,

A joyous read

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Reviewed: 16-08-15

You don't have to know anything about cricket to enjoy this marvellous book by Miles Jupp - who is a joy to listen to. One marvels at his nerve in attempting to become a cricket commentator and his insight into the working lives of the journalists is enlightening for him, and the reader.
Would recommend this to anyone.

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Excellent Story and Excellent Narrator

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Reviewed: 16-05-15

This is the first book I have read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrator was wonderful - it makes such a difference when the narration marries perfectly with the story. I don't know if James Oswald's books all have a slightly spiritual flavour to them so I found the ending a little bit strange, but I shall certainly try more of his books.