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Too much information

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

Reviewed: 20-08-19

I love London, history and trivia so I couldn't wait to listen to this book. I'm afraid I lasted about half an hour. There is so much information, with all measurements being given in imperial and metric, all people and events being followed by start and finish/birth and death dates and facts following each other with very little break or structure in between. I felt like reading a close-spaced wall of text but with my ears. I might buy it as a physical book if I see it on offer as I think it probably works better in that format, but I certainly won't bother with this audio book again.

13 people found this helpful

Not an obvious choice

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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: 06-08-19

Not an obvious choice but a very entertaining listen. I thoroughly enjoyed. Will be looking for more by Mark Forsyth

Eye opening and hugely important.

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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: 15-05-19

As an adult woman I felt I was fully versed in the various and multiple little ways the world works against us. I now realise I had no idea of, not just how unfair life can be for some women around the world, but also how invisible we are. Listening to this book made me gasp out loud on several occasions with shock, frustration or exasperation and my long-suffering husband got a running commentary on the bits I was just gobsmacked by. Whoever builds a family house with no kitchen or other typically female spaces? Not just once but repeatedly. A man who has never given "women's things" a second thought, that's who. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the world and why it is like it is.

2 people found this helpful

Tickled me something terrible

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Mostly listened while driving and it gets dangerous at times when you can't stop laughing