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Sticky

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-2021

What a conceited twat. I'm sure his attitude is common but seriously, "the OTHER palace wedding', "missing only the 9 corgies". Does this guy realise he is a servant, not a member of the family. I'm a monarchist, in as much as I respect the work the Queen has dedicated her life to, and I listened to this only to balance it with the scathing records of Paul's behaviour in most other publications, but it really does paint a world that is pithy, shallow, antiquated, and so socially rude in a world where people are suffering.

The guy also glided past the fact that the downstairs quarters were a well known fuck-fest, largely kept in keeping with the men-only quarters name above the door. This guy has even been recorded as taking the party out to Hamstead Heath, probably for the fresh air... Wife and boys not in toe, well not his kids anyway...

Sticky fingers Paul Burrell, waste of $14.95

HATCHET JOB 101

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-2020

I honestly couldn't listen to more than 3 chapters. Im neither a monarchist or republican, but what i appreciate is balance in a book like this, but this my friends is nothing short of a hatchet job. In this day and age it's origin is obvious, and lame to be honest.

To make matters worse the narrator is a painful, marbles in her mouth snob, which I assume was done to reflect the character of the Author. Passive-agressive rudeness! This book paints the monarchy in a terrible light, which I'm sure was not its intended purpose.

Don't waste your time of money!

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Deeetailed Dahling!

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

Reviewed: 24-12-2020

One would be hard-pressed to find a more detailed, authentic peek into the elusive world of fashion. I take my hat off to Andre' for his courage in revealing the hurt from his childhood, and I hope doing so provided him with some measure of therapy, if not closure. We all crave love, but it can often be found in less than conventional places, and we do reap what we sow, and the love Andre' has shown for the industry and its characters has obviously been repaid throughout his career.

Delivered with the Authors unique sense of humour, and will have you in fits of laughter in part.

I wish you health and happiness Andre'.

Emoji hhmm

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

Reviewed: 04-11-2020

Interesting insight but could have been half the length. While she has every reason to whinge, the reader can commiserate quickly enough, the second half of the book was just a narky whinge. Warranted as it was in her retelling of the core facts.

Maybe someone else as narrator would have made sense, Stephanie runs her words together, rushed New Yorker style.

And do you really need to note every emoji in every sms msg you sent and received?? It really doesn't play well in an Audio book format! It sounded childish, and became simply annoying.

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 25-09-2020

What a beautiful performance and story. Not conventionally laid out but more a series of meaningful snapshots. Goldie presents the material in a soft, genuine, easy on the ears manner, which I was delighted to learn provided numerous life lessons which anyone, no matter how young or old, can find value in. I could have listened to hours more.

Boo Hoo

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

Reviewed: 24-07-2020

Incredibly difficult to listen to as the gentleman reading speaks so quickly that he gobbles up words regularly. His pace changes dramatically when he resumes reading after an obvious break. The recording environment is 'tinny', as if he was performing from his garage.

Content-wise, the story is told from a management perspective, but goes further to reinforce just how narrow-minded a professional who spends most of their career at the senior executive level, is. There is little to suggest that the author understands or is in any way empathetic with the views of the thousands of staff who plugged away in the lower rungs of the company, and practically no understanding of, or appreciation for the customer in all of this.

For anyone interested in the reality of chapter 11 and how a company in this industry can use it to not just avoid their obligations but to actually come out the other side better off because of it, you will enjoy this yarn (it is noted however that all pre bankruptcy debts we're repaid).

Note to anyone considering joining AA management; it's all about tall, skinny, conservative men!

Go figure...

drama drama drama

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

Reviewed: 24-07-2020

The gentleman reading the book has a tendency to deliver each paragraph as if it requires a dramatic climb toward a crescendo, over and over again. It's painful after a while and isn't helped by the fact that the author favours very long sentences before pause

Painful

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

Reviewed: 28-03-2020

Great story, but awful to listen to more than even the opening few paragraphs of a performer who sounds like he has lock jaw, and the worlds worst blocked nose. Amazingly it sounded intentional!!!

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