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Ditsy

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-05-2020

Couldn't finish this book. Dreadful narrator aside, the story just goes nowhere. None of the characters develops into anything credible. Hope I can return it for a credit soon.

Captivated from the first word

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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: 11-03-2020

What a magnificent writer. He knows grammar. He knows great sentences. He knows cricket inside and out. I was drawn in by Darren - little brother of Wally. Both utterly addicted to cricket as young boys. His life gets better before it gets much worse.
Jock Serong's descriptions of the likes of Lillee's and Thomo's bowling (to name a few) are unsurpassed. His insight into the batsman is perfectly insightful.
Such a pity this couldn't have been more appropriate for youngsters who love cricket. I've played the bowling and batting parts to my grandson and of course he wanted to know more. Who wouldn't.
Robert Degas is the best narrator I have every listened to . Masterful. He deserves as much as Serong for any awards this book will bring. And may they be many.

The full Monty

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

Reviewed: 12-02-2020

Warts and all we see these killers in their true unfeeling perspective. This book was a bit disjointed but certainly made me look around me when my grandchildren are playing in a park!

Enchanted

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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: 18-11-2019

I had no idea who this woman was until I started listening to her book. Illuminating insight into the inner sanctum of Royalty and her own family. She tells her story so well - for a person with no tertiary education per se, she is remarkably eloquent, knowledgeable and entertaining. What a cad she was married to, but persevered to the end. Her heartbreak at the death of not one, but two sons was palpable. A clear message comes across, maybe unintentionally, that money does not make one happy, at any level of society.

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So unlike Theroux

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-2019

I have enjoyed all Paul Theroux' other books but this one is all over the place. I will persist for a few more hours only.

7 out of 10

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-2019

I would rate this book even higher than 5 due the narrator. Great story line except I could have done without Sophie - too much info there. The rest of the book was informative and entertaining. How she gets into an East European head is a feat not many manage, but Rose Tremain is there from Page One. Very listenable.

Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant

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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: 12-11-2019

I needed to listen to this to understand a huge gab in my knowledge of computing. Would recommend this to all who need to understand the nuts and bolts of initial computing.

Best Listen I Have Had

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 30-09-2019

I listened to this book three times. Found MM so motivational and rational. Can't argue with the facts. Thank you MM

Who would not be enchanted

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

Reviewed: 20-01-2019

What an interesting book. Almost incredible but worthy of recognition as a true story. Charles Fletcher Lummis wrote in the same vein as Mark Twain and John Steinbeck and I would rate him as equal master. Completely capable physically of overcoming any obstacle that confronts him on his "tramp" from Missouri to California, I was entranced at his descriptions of the landscapes, people and his day to day living. The narration is difficult to follow in places for a non-American and I'm sure many might find it impossible. But worth the effort of re-running the difficult to follow places. Lovely book. Mentioned in The Library Book by Susan Orlean which in itself is a masterpiece.

Gripping, marvellously well told.

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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: 02-12-2018

Not a sentence I did not enjoy. Great read. Karin slaughter is on my list of very listenable authors now.

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