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Narration so bad

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-20

Unfortunately the narration was just unbearable. I only got half way through the book and even that was an almighty struggle as the narration put me to sleep if i wasn't driving or running (it literally turned runs in to walks too). I really think Burt has an amazing story to tell but it's time to get a regular narrator to redo the book. Burt was unfortunately just too old when he was reading it, very sleepy, almost dreary, there were a couple of times you could hear the man himself get tired as he was narrating. I'd love to go back to this book but until it gets redone with a different narrator it'll stay where it is :-(

Top drawer autobiography

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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: 11-07-20

This really is excellent. I'm not a fan of footballers stories but was a tad intrigued by Bartons so took a chance and bought it. It certainly didn't disappoint. He is very open about everything that has happened in his life so far, so from despising him as a footballer I really have found a whole new respect for him after his story. He doesn't ask for pity or forgiveness.... He just tells it like it is. Narrating himself was a bonus and made it a 5 star listen. Brilliant audiobook.

A must for Pool fans

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-20

Not usually a fan of footballers autobiographies but this is a must listen for Liverpool fans. Robbie's passion for the club is all through the book and he really is such an endearing guy with a great way about him. Even when he is being overly cocky you can't help but like him. The narration was pretty good. There were a few mispronounced footballers names so the narrator clearly wasn't a football man but to be honest it didn't bother me a whole lot. Finished the book in 2 sittings. Great stuff.

first half was great.....but

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-06-20

It could have been alot shorter. The first half of the book was really good, going through all the crimes and Ramirez' life. But once he was caught the story moved to the court case and the court case went through all the crimes again, like I understand why the court case is a huge part of the story but I really struggled to stay with it and even fast forward an hour or 2 to get the court stuff out of the way. The last couple of chapters really returned to form then with great insight from the author on Ramirez and the "fans" of Ramirez, some of whom were quite shocking!! Performance was ok.
Overall a good listen could have been great if there was maybe 4/5 hours shaved off.

Not a bad story but hated author/narrator

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-20

Have to start with the narration, usually narration by the author is guaranteed to be good but this guy for some reason put on accents for all the other people that appeared in the book...French, American, Irish, South African....it got really really irritating, there was absolutely no need for it, just needed to read the story as any normal person would.
The story itself was fine, it's not the most exciting mountain story, or even K2 story but it was ok. I wouldn't be in a hurry to recommend it. Go get Ascent in to Hell by Fergus White instead would be my recommendation.

Just ok I thought.

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

Reviewed: 08-06-20

Mike is a great narrator, very passionate and engaging but I expected a bit more "Space" stories from Spaceman. It essentially only covers 2 trips that he made to the Hubble telescope, granted they were 2 great stories, but being a huge fan of all things space and NASA I guess I just wanted a bit more. Rated 3 out of 5 but without the narration that would be down to 2.

Best mountain book i've listened to

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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: 19-05-20

I have read and listened to an awful lot of mountain (in particular Everest) books over the last 4/5 years and this tops the lot. Into Thin Air, No Way Down, Ghosts of K2, Ascent, Left for Dead, One Mans Everest, K2, Alone on the Wall, Dark Summit, Eiger Dreams, The Beckoning Silence.......I have it above them all. It starts at the trek in to Everest and brings you on a step by step journey through a full 2 month expedition. It is so brilliantly descriptive that i could picture each moment as it was being described. The narration was excellent, couldn't fault it. And after so many years of hearing stuff like "Anyone can get to the top of Everest, you just need to be reasonably fit" this book completely dispels that myth and tells the true story of climbing the worlds tallest mountain. I didn't want the book to end........So i am currently listening to it again!!! The only book that comes close imo is Touching The Void.

Great book

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-20

A few slightly frustrating parts where certain names cannot published due to "legal reasons" but overall a great listen. Fultons story is thoroughly fascinating and I could have listened to it for hours on end.

Excellent narration & story

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-20

Was very impressed with Megan's narration. She puts as much of her emotion in to reading as i'm sure she did writing. All i'd known about the family/church was what i'd seen on Louis Theroux's (who gets a few mentions) documentary's so i was very interested to learn more about what it was all about and how strange it all seemed. Megan's insight puts a more human touch on it and her journey through the church and then leaving it and her family behind is fascinating. Would highly recommend this book.

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 21-04-20

A good insight in to Ronnie.I knew he liked his running but didn't realise how much in to it he was. I found myself at times more intrigued about his running exploits than his snooker. Still, a pretty good listen, not brilliant or anything but certainly worth getting if you are a fan.