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Daniel Stockwell

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Absolutely Devoured

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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: 29-05-2017

I devoured this book. Cranston has plenty of interesting stories and events throughout his life that make this book thoroughly enjoyable - some hysterical, others unbelievable. He delves into each of these stories with significant detail and humour which make the book very easy to listen to.

The insight into how he prepares for roles is are great as are the behind the scenes stories, which change the way you view particular scenes in Breaking Bad.

Cranston himself is wonderful to listen to. His voice is soothing and he approaches each chapter with incredible clarity.

I cannot recommend this book enough.

Great sci fi thriller

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

Reviewed: 08-02-2017

The concept is great and it is explored in a variety of ways which I appreciated. Quinto is delightful to listen to. My only negative would be the book tends to be dialogue heavy but this is hardly affects the enjoyment. I wouldn't be surprised to see this adapted to film one day.

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Returned in favour of Hard Copy

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

Reviewed: 12-08-2016

I returned this audiobook in favour of purchasing a hard copy - there's a lot of info and i feel it'd be easier to take in if read, rather than listened to. I listened to approx. 3 hours and it was in depth which I liked but yeah, hard copy for me and this title

Pretty good

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-2016

It's a good book about WW1 from British perspective - great intro, if you don't know much else.

Too much info

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-2016

Short books such as this tend to be hit and miss. Particularly when there is too much information to include. Rather than providing a summery of WW1, the author attempts to cram everything into the hour.

The performance is fine but sometimes rushed.

No Elizabeth

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

Reviewed: 07-04-2016

Like the previous book (The Wives of Henry VIII) - I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Weir is a great writer and really brings life to her books and those she discusses. Simon Prebble is a wonderful reader too and is very easy to listen to.

My only complaint is the lack of information on Elizabeth - I intended to purchase Weir's bio on Elizabeth regardless but I expected this to have some information on the Queen's reign - if you want an overview of all of Henry's children then I feel this is not it but rather just Edward and Mary.

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Prefer the book.

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

Reviewed: 06-03-2016

I have read this book and loved it, but I struggled to feel the same about the Audio version.

The content is still amazing but the benefits of reading the book and having the ability to quickly skip back a sentence was something I preferred. Particularly as some sections require a little more attention.

Hitchens as a reader has a lovely voice but can be quite sleepy and he does mumble every so often. I think this contributed to my preference of the hard copy

Engaging

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

Reviewed: 06-03-2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this book - it was well written and the narrator was excellent. Weir pays close attention to each wife and gives great detailing about Henry - the book has encouraged me to read other titles by the author.

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Great Audio

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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: 13-02-2016

I really liked this book - it had plenty of info and covered an extensive period of history between the USA and USSR. Phillip Franks was great to listen to and his different accents/voices made it very enjoyable. There were a few moments where I wished for more detailing but these weren't essential to the story so it's a minor gripe - overall, if you're interested then I highly recommend this title.

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