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great yarn

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Reviewed: 13-01-20

excellent story as usual from a legendary author. loved listening to it on the commute....tried not to smile to myself like a crazy person!

Better than I expected

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Reviewed: 31-08-19

A great story with a few nice unexpected twists. I liked the little quotes from the characters between the various chapters too.

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 06-02-19

Great book full of practical advice and tips. I have listened it through again and taken notes. Well worth it.

Torn...

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Reviewed: 16-01-19

The message of the book was fantastic and I will/have been implementing some of the principles in my own life.

My big problem though was the corny nature of the book. It is a self-help book written in the style of a novel but honestly ends up in the realms of fantasy. I feel like it had such potential.......

love it

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Reviewed: 13-06-18

Typical Bryson....witty, factual, funny, interesting. he makes the most mundane topic fascinati g. could listen to him read all day.

brilliant

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Reviewed: 15-05-18

art. writing. genealogy. what more can i ask for! oh...a great storyline and master story teller. yep - ticked all the boxes for me

interesting read

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Reviewed: 23-04-18

enjoyed all the stories and anecdotes very much. my only problem was the narrator. he spoke so fast it sounded rushed and dissinterested. no pauses....particularly evident at important events in davids life where the narration seemed to hurry on. took 3/4 of the book to get used to it.

but...overall a great story and insight into the early life of a guy i only ever knew as pop larkin and frost.

chortling

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Reviewed: 21-02-18

Warning: this book causes uncontrolled chortles in public.

a great fun read. not all about bake off either. in fact i think there is only one chapter.

only down side is that im not really a dog person. sorry. and so there was just one chapter i had to skip in case i died of boredom. all the rest of the book was fab.

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interesting

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Reviewed: 08-10-17

Not quite what i was expecting, but a very interesting book nonetheless. Perhaps i just didn't read the intro properly.

The book reads as a diary almost of the people that Dr Sacks treated. For some reason I thought it was a novel and thought it would be more of a story or narrative. But don't let that turn you off - it is a really fascinating account of some truly amazing problems people have. That they are real stories makes them even more fascinating and amazes me that our brain is so mysterious!

fabulous as ever...

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Reviewed: 29-06-17

ooooo i love this series! if you're new to the gang of pensioners i strongly recommend you start at the beginning of the series first :-)

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