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so much meh

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Reviewed: 05-08-18

Waffled on to much about the meaning of life and why on Earth does Omai have an Aussie accent when he learns English of an Englishman in the 1700's??????

A bit meh

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-14

I love history of London and the Underground, but found I couldn't maintain my attention on this. While there were some interesting parts, I was hoping for something as engaging as a Bill Bryson, it's just not that good. Like others, I'm going to ask why the narrator is a woman? At first I thought maybe the author was writing as a lesbian, but later it becomes apparent that no, this woman's voice talking about being a man. Actually the narrator, is otherwise, very good. Didn't return it, but came close to it. It won't get a second listen.

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Buy it, Love it

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-03-14

This is the best book (series) I have listened to on audible. Fun, magical and clever. Best 9 hours of my life? Big call and actually probably not true, but still worth your time and ears.
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, marry me, I'm in love with your voice(s)

OMG, I'll listen again when I've recovered

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-14

Massively complex tale, after one listening, I'm not sure I caught it all! And one day when I've recovered from this mammoth story, I'll listen again to pick up the bits that slipped by unnoticed. The narrator did a sterling job with voicing an intimidating number of characters, except Te Rau Te Whare, I don't know what accent we were going for here??
Anyway, don't buy this book if you were planning getting anything done for the next week, once you start, you won't want to stop until you've worked out what the hells going on.

Fascinating history, plot twist hmm well...

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-03-14

This book keep me interested throughout, though the plot twist was a bit far-fetched. The narrators characterizations were great, found myself just sitting staring at the wall listening to the history of the highland clearances brought to life.