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Really enjoying this series

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Reviewed: 18-01-2020

The "click click" thing that others have written about did not annoy me - which surprised me because I'm usually easily irritated about that stuff. I was already two chapters into the book before I clicked (see what I did there?) that it was even happening. So don't let it put you off purchasing. It's another ripping tale and this time there's two really likeable characters and a bit of humour, which was great!!

Another gripping story!

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Reviewed: 30-12-2019

One of my fav authors for when I feel like an escapist story. I've read a few now and enjoyed them all equally. I think the narrator is great - despite the inflection which seems to bug others. We all have dislikes and preferences but I actually enjoy his narrations. I do understand the criticism though- I have other pet dislikes which make it impossible for me to listen to some narrators, such as harsh or nasal or high-pitched voices but this guy has a very comfortable tone and pace for me. I also find him believable. Still haven't forgiven him for using an Aussie accent for Mark the Kiwi, in the last book though! :)

Another great book by fav author

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Reviewed: 27-12-2019

If you're looking for an author who is an excellent storyteller, you'll enjoy this. I particularly like it that he is ex-SAS so he has authentic experience and that shows in his writing. Gripping reading!

Great story (but Mark the KIWI!??)

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Reviewed: 18-12-2019

An incredible story of resilience and courage. The narrator thinks Kiwis are the same thing as Aussies because that's how he voiced Mark the Kiwi. Really got my goat. Kiwis are no more Aussie than Canadians are American. We're not even the same country! Jeez! Marked the performance down for that.

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Completely enjoyable

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Reviewed: 11-12-2019

I'm getting through all of David Sedaris' books. I don't know what I'll do when I'm done!

I took stars off because of the mouse story

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Reviewed: 10-12-2019

Until the last chapter about the mouse. I loved this book as much as all of David Sedaris' books! Poor mouse.

Don't make the same mistake as me, with this book.

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Reviewed: 08-12-2019

Don't listen to it while applying mascara. I laughed so hard that I nearly stabbed myself in the eyeball.

The worst part of this book is that it ended. I am off now to try to find more by this author. He is brilliant and I love him.

I don't like self-help books

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Reviewed: 06-12-2019

But this isn't like that. The author doesn't purport to be a guru, just a regular bloke with a message.

I can tell you this book will change you. That's all I can say. You need to download it. Now.

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Highly recommend this book

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Reviewed: 19-10-2019

A relatively brief book but it said what needed to be said. My thoughts are with this poor lady.

Why was this a free book??

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Reviewed: 13-10-2019

I would have paid for this! It was so well written and produced and is such an interesting case. Sad subject matter but sensitively handled.