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Clare Cotton

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the narrator spoiled it for me

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-2021

What a pity that an Australian book is narrated by an Englishman making an attempt at an Aussie accent. Shame on you Audubon. Surely your readers deserve an authentic Aussie voice.

Oh, really!

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-05-2020

A great concept, time travel, but the "love story" was teduous. I don't
know what all the fuss was about Outlander the TV Series but I would not recommend this book.

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Oh, really!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-05-2020

A great concept, time travel, but the "love story" was teduous. I don't
know what all the fuss was about Outlander the TV Series but I would not recommend this book.

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beyond my expectation

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-03-2020

Totally gripping and the narrstor was a perfect match for the story if you will pardon the pun.

Hard to put this book down

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-2019

A must read for anyone interested in human behaviour. Stephanie tells her very personal story with gut wrenching honesty. The stories of otbers similar to hers are skilfully interwoven with well-researched knowledge of behavioral characteristics of narcissistic sociopaths. This reader came away with a greater understanding of how and why otherwise smart people are susceptible. Some beautiful lyrical passages of prose shine in what might have been heavy reading. I love the final chapter, The Getting of Wisdom which makes for a very positive ending for the author as it is for her readers.

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a fable of our times

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-2017

These people were all credible. living at the time of the failure of banks which precipitated what became to us the Global Financial Crisis I thought the author assumed the reader would understand how this affected the main players. The interaction and contrast between the lives of rich and poor was cleverly depicted. on many levels. In the end dreams do not always turn out as we hoped

disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-2017

If there was a point to this tedious book i
I missed it entirely .Brevity can be a virtue.
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Thanks for the birthday treat

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

Reviewed: 18-11-2016

What made the experience of listening to Girt the most enjoyable?

Audible sent me this book to celebrate their birthday. How good is that? What a great choice. There is something in this irreverant historical narrative for everyone. I have been listening whilst pulling weeds in my garden. It has certainly put a smile on my face. I love the humour and the author/narrator's voice is just right.

What did you like best about this story?

The humour. The lightheartedness. Ability to laugh or gently poke fun at all sorts of Australia "icons" and long held and long believed historical un-truths whilst setting the record straight. The author has done a lot of research.This is dry self-depracating Aussie humour at its best with a sense of purpose behind it.

Have you listened to any of David Hunt’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The history they never taught you at school.

Any additional comments?

Will certainly buy the sequel True Girt also by David Hunt

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A confronting story

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-2016

The bottom line is that this could be a true story. A chilling hought. It was completely ruined for me by the narrator's often harsh and abrasive voice. Either give me a person who reads well or if you want a dramatic effect a series of appropriate voices for the multiple characters. Ms Franklin was a poor choice making too much effort to dramatise the narrative. The male voices were strained. This is the first time for me that an audible book has failed to deliver.

Ian Mcewan never fails

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-2016

I particularly loved the narrator voice - a wise yet innocent and unknowing, unborn baby in the womb, hearing all and interpreting for us what he heard and surmised, A clever device that really worked for me.