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like an episode of the Dollop just longer

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Reviewed: 07-02-2019

like an episode of the Dollop just longer like an episode of the Dollop just longer

Not as interesting as I thought it would be

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-2019

A solid investigation into the scam that was Thanatos. I found Elisabeth so banal I just felt overwhelmingly annoyed by her. She's no interesting character - just a calculating & quite boring person. Good read for anyone in Science or Biotech.

Thoroughly researched exposé

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Reviewed: 07-02-2019

Excellent investigative journalism whether you're interested in Scientology or not; as a piece of journalistic writing this is a good book.

Well researched but narration good for insomniacs

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Reviewed: 07-02-2019

I usually really enjoy Alison Weir's books; but this one is quite boring if thorough. Maybe, tyrants not matter how brilliant are just kind of....boring characters. The narrator has a pleasant, calm voice but it's quite an unexceptional narration (as in, not particularly engaging). I found this boring & good for sleep...others might find the narrator keeps herself out of the way of the author's work.

A powerful, overwhelming story of healing

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Reviewed: 03-01-2019

I found this story incredible, compelling but heartbreaking. It's a challenging listen as the author shares her difficult journey from isolation and abuse to self-realisation; with no education, she somehow caught up, completed University and eventually a PhD. She freed herself from the mental chains of abuse and paranoid indoctrination. Many parts of the story are very difficult to read/listen to, and would not recommend for those vulnerable to triggering as the book discusses family violence and abuse frequently and in detail. However, the author writes in a compelling way, this is a story of escape, triumph and healing but it never slips into over simplification - no happily ever after - but more, life goes on, in spite of our pasts. Worth listening to just to bear witness to Tara's journey and courage.

Excellent introduction to Medieval History.

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Reviewed: 13-11-2018

Thorough and interesting look at Medieval Europe not just from the big personalities but also the broader social, economic & political developments. Lecturer is passionate about subject and communicates beautifully with an expressive and engaging manner.

A must read for foundlings, misfits & blacksheep

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Reviewed: 27-09-2016

Semi auto biographical novel read by the author on growing up a misfit, adoptee in England's north. Her story of self discovery, her evangelical upbringing and her lesbian identity combine with a keenly inquiring mind to create this wonderful, curios tale. Rarely does a book range elegantly, sweetly, sorrowfully over the complexity of love & belonging and the quest to make peace with it all and still win a life for oneself.