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So very disappointed

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Reviewed: 21-01-2020

The weakest of Georgette Heyer’s story lines. Not helped by some irritating voices by the narrator. Very disappointing.

Superb in every way

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-2020

The narration of this book is the best Is superb in every way. If there was an Oscar for narration this would be the winner. I had only seen the movie of Sense and Sensibility. I now marvel at the brilliant adaption for the movie by Emma Thompson. She kept every vital nuance. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book and highly recommend it.

It is the truth

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Reviewed: 15-06-2019

This book is the truth in huge sky written letters, every bit of it. The 5 second rule is a gift that anyone can change their lives with. The universal truth will applaud when you take up this gauntlet and run with it.

Don’t be afraid to listen, everyone is awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-2019

I downloaded this a while ago but I wasn’t brave enough to listen to it. Sometimes hearing about these health issues can trigger off anxiety or panic. I’m so glad I gave it a go. I gained everything and lost nothing. Thank you everyone who gave of yourselves to help others. You helped me.

Terry Pratchett full of wisdom

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Reviewed: 08-04-2019

Terry Pratchett must have been as wise as Granny Weatherwax and Tiffany combined. Another great book and so much wisdom to take away.

Making violence toward woman seem okay 😳

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Reviewed: 05-04-2019

I read all of Georgette Heyer’s books when a teenager 50 years ago. I remembered this one as romantic. Thank goodness times have changed. When the Hero threatens to beat the heroine I realised that this normalised such violence against woman. At the end he says he was tempted to beat her several times during his guardianship. She doesn’t love him any less for it. Omg! None of Georgette Heyer’s books mention this and most are delightful.

Brilliant, original and totally captivating

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-03-2019

I haven’t read a children’s book this original and captivating since The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I loved every second of it. The story is superbly read by Simon Shepherd. A perfect choice.

Great story line

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

Reviewed: 05-02-2019

This is one of Georgette Heyer’s great story lines. A pity it is let down by the orator. Someone should have told him how to pronounce ‘ton’ properly, and the Ajax voice interpretation is irritating.

One of Terry’s best books

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Reviewed: 31-10-2018

I enjoy this book so much I can’t wait until I’ve forgotten it enough to listen all over again. There are some wonderful gems of wisdom that sneak up on you while your being entertained.

Depressingly sad

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

I read the book many years ago and don’t remember it being this full of sadness. Some how the audio made it even more despairing. I usually listen to my audio books several times but this story is so full of struggle I could hardly finish it.