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A house that shaped lives.

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Reviewed: 14-02-2021

Tom Hanks does such a great job of narrating this story. It was like hanging out with Tom and getting into a great story about a family history. I imagined the house and all the characters. It was very real in terms of the relationships and the times of regret letting go and redemption. Yet it was also with elements of mystery and magic because of the house and all its history gave such depth to the story. Traversing almost 6 decades through the characters it was a journey through American social history as well. Very good.

Dearest Eddie xx

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Reviewed: 30-01-2021

I am very thankful to Eddie for sharing his story. This is an important story that so many people need to hear. We must remember those who lost their lives and work everyday to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again. A story of hope and potential. One of transcendence. One of love. One of transformation. We have so much to learn from Eddie. A friend of us all. xxx

Lovely and sad short stories.

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Reviewed: 23-01-2021

I love the performances of Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig. The little match girl is such a sad story.

An insight into the world of writing.

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Reviewed: 21-01-2021

As a writer myself I enjoyed this story. very long lots of characters and twists but generally a good story for relaxing and listening to in your spare time. The narrator made it come alive. .. she is fantastic. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much with out her performance and all the accents.

The return of hope

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Reviewed: 28-11-2020

VERY GOOD. I enjoyed this book and the narration. A story of its time.

Intriguing

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Reviewed: 22-10-2020

Fascinating to learn about this story. Very well put together . An insight into the cold war through the context of one family's experience and exploration of their own father's secret life. Answers some questions but also leaves you wanting to know more and learn more about tit for tat under cover workings of the CIA and the KGB since the 1950s and how this has influenced political moves in the middle east since.

A great story to get hooked on.

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Reviewed: 15-10-2020

11 hours is not wasted on this story. it's in depth insightful and entertaining. Unexpected turns. You go on a journey with the characters. I had a movie going on in my imagination. Loved it.

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Wow!

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Reviewed: 27-08-2020

What a mystery this is. Fascinating. Lots to take in and think about as the mysterious series of events unfold. Twists and turns. Kept me hooked right to the end.

Great storyteller.

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Reviewed: 22-08-2020

Wonderful listening to Anne Glenconner talk about her incredible life. Her book is great too.

Lovely Anne.

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Reviewed: 21-08-2020

What an incredible life story. I want to meet Anne and give her a big hug. So generous of her to share this remarkable series of events trials and celebrations. So wonderful to hear her read it too made all the more intriguing. What a wonderful awesome woman she is. A great peice of oral history here.