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Oh but this book does go on and on. Ad nauseam

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Reviewed: 07-10-2020

I assume readers of these types of book will have some lingering attachment to mental health. Poor Martha. Poor Patrick. Was she ever taught any logic? How could be endure her behaviour? Picking up after her time after time. No. This would not occur in the normal world. And what would the purpose be of calling her diagnosis x? I simply skipped to the end and found basically I could have read the book in five minutes.

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Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant

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Reviewed: 30-09-2020

Thank goodness I pursued with this book - after the first few pages I was a bit put off by the swearing - but I was very soon hooked. Could not put it down. The narration is the best I have ever heard. How Stig Wemyss gets every character so perfect is a miracle. The story was riveting. Not sure how credible the last bit was, but I was reeling at the conclusion. I have actually started listening to it again. Bravo Brisbane.

South America, Cycling and Scenery

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 16-09-2020

I read Anna McNuff's book on New Zealand and found it reasonably entertaining. Bought the Audible version Llama Drama but should have stuck to reading her work. I wished I could have taken her Audio book and edited it myself, leaving out all the unnecessary bits. I did not need to hear about poo, tantrums, poo. donkey poo, any sort of poo. Once in a book is enough. Every chapter, too much. Be that as it may, her account of the terrain they cycled through is good. I was struck by how she and Faye were never too fearful of the normal life in South America, Spiders, snakes and the like. She must be an extrovert to say the least but some ease and grace would have gone down in place of the shrieking when she had something good to yell about. Sorry Anna, not everyone's style, but kudos to you and Faye for a great accomplishment.

India India

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Reviewed: 16-09-2020

I was so looking forward to this book but could not get into it. Disjointed, grim in places. Believable? Not sure. Depressing? Yes.

Just a little farfetched

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 16-09-2020

Anybody who has read a great deal will have come across a huge amount of psychological information. I don't know what J P Pomare's background is but her rendition of a practicing psychologist is quite weak in my view. Her story was unbelievable for the most part, and where on earth would any woman go out into the night on her own. Especially in the knowledge that her tormentor was waiting in the shadows. No. Didn't cut it for me.

Minus 100 - Should have negative rating available

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Reviewed: 31-08-2020

I would never never never recommend this book - can't wait to delete it from my library. I listened in disgust for five minutes and then tried to delete. What a load of disgusting porn.

If only

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Reviewed: 20-08-2020

This is a book that every child should have in school And every child would have to write an essay on war, and why aggressors need to be taught when to withdraw from conflict. Yes, the Japanese did not deserve to nearly be wiped out by two bombs, but they were the perpetrators. Learn from this. Thank goodness this man kept notes so we can all read how awful the aftermath was, and should never happen again.

Every person on the planet should listen to this

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-2020

This is a wake-up call to those of us who take life for granted. The story of a man with a debilitating disease of the muscles and his friend who undertakes to push him from one end of the El Camino to the other. The hard, hard, hardships of the road. The people who help. The friendship. Lucky friends. God Bless You. I did feel though that your editor could have left out much of the inconsequential details about your youths. Not important. Detracted from the story. But the kernel remains. Life is about Love.

Ditsy

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1 out of 5 stars
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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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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.