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James F.

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Dubious levels of detail

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

Reviewed: 28-06-2019

The level of detail in this memoir is extraordinary - and therein lays the problem. German soldiers were not allowed to keep a diary, so the author's vivid descriptions of locations, foliage, and in depth conversations serve only to make the listener doubt the accuracy of the depicted events. Excellent narration though.

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Brilliantly read, gripping true story.

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

Reviewed: 05-02-2019

Terrifying account of life in a Thai prison. A fascinating mix of characters. Very well narrated, with a great range of accents.

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Great for non-fans as well.

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

Reviewed: 17-01-2019

I've only watched a handful of Shatner's vast catalog of performances in my lifetime. But his is a personality that transcends his output and enters into the shared social conscious. I found his stories interesting and his narration delightful. At turns funny, fascinating, and deeply moving. Highly recommended.

Terrific first half, then tedium sets in

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

Reviewed: 06-06-2018

Superb narration couldn't save this from turning from a fascinating backstory to a tedious soap-opera.

Dull second half

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

Reviewed: 22-05-2018

Loved the first half of this book. Full of fascinating snippets and insights. Surprisingly, things get dull and bloated once Cranston reaches the Breaking Bad period of his life.

At times nauseating in over the top praise

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

Reviewed: 25-12-2017

Maynard is undoubtedly a fascinating and influential figure. But the incessant praise quickly becomes nauseating.

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The amazing Mr Dickinson in his own words

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

Reviewed: 07-12-2017

Superb narration as Bruce puts all of the emotion and humour into his amazing story.