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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-2019

Surprisingly deep and harrowing

I started reading this on a whim expecting nothing more than a book for kids. Boy was I surprised! This book has given me goosebumps, the chills and taken me to Neverland. I did not expect to see through the perspectives of various characters in such a way either. I used to see Peter through the Disney lens, but now I cannot see him any other way than the ways he's portraited through this book. He's cruel and a cunning manipulator who terrifies most of the characters in this story. Aside from this, I really enjoyed how the characters forget their previous lives and are in constant danger. It's really refreshing to read something so short, yet to vivid! A lot of longer books drone on and can't accomplish what Peter Pan does. A must read for anyone!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-2019

wonderfully insightful a must read!

I am studying psychotherapy and this was a wonderful insight into the human condition. There are many points made that resonate with me and I feel this book is a great resource for others studying psychotherapy and/or logostherapy. This book had solidified my own meaning in life and I'll be recommending it to my friends

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-2019

Pure gold

I just started my degree in Arts Therapy and this is a perfect companion. The stories and reflections make sense. Through this book I've been able to understand why I've chosen to pursue Therapy as a professional. I'm sure I'll be reading this again and again.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-2019

Was OK

There were some really amazing insights and some that I already knew. There were times when enjoyed listening and others where I was being berated. Overall the book is a bit choppy and could stay on topic better (especially the chapter about cats). The author goes off on tangents and for me I find that a waste of my time.
It's still a good read, but I've read better.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-2019

Loved it

Just like the movie, but better! I love that the novelisation expands on characters and story. However the narrators execution of female screaming is pretty funny! He's got a strange idea of what a female sounds like when in distress (you'll know when you hear him). Otherwise a good book to expand the universe

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-2019

Wow!

I discovered this through a YouTube review of the movie 1408 and the depths the "psychological horror" can delve. It spoke of the parallels between the movie and the divine comedy (which I had never heard of). I went on Wikipedia to learn more about its origins, which led me here to listen to the dramatisation.

This being written in 1308 is mind blowing! The divine comedy is rich in imagination which I did not expect. It makes a lot of literature and modern movies seem pretty sub-standard by comparison.

Despite the heavily Christian undertones (ever present) this epic is brilliant. I can see a lot of this being reflected/copied in today's works, which shows how impactful it is and will most likely continue to be.

The actors in this are amazing and the sound effects are great. I started questioning myself after reading this so I guess it's now left it's mark on me too.

If you're not religious and can put aside the religious nature of this story (like me), you will be rewarded by it's structure, story, characters and it's intended purpose (hopefully). What a wonderfully beautiful epic!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-12-2018

This is SO GOOD

I was hesitant thinking this won't be great because it's set 200+ years after the nostromo events. But somehow the spirit of the franchise is kept alive. If only the movies could have been as good as this!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-12-2018

Bloody brilliant!

Love these dramatic re-enactments so much! They are not only great to listen to and put you in the action, they fill in the gaps between movies.
Absolutely great voice acting!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-12-2018

F@$KING AWESOME!

This is so good! Why can't all books be like this? No 'he said /she said/she felt' etc. Just a bunch of great voice acting with sound effects.

This style of audio book was perfect for my long drive over the holidays. It turned a 4 hr drive into a thrilling and fast experience!

Great acting, superb sound effects and really cool story. 10/10 would recommend!

Now I'll be disappointed with every other book I read.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-2018

The best book in the series!

Sure Wicked was a great interpretation of OZ before Dorothy, but Out of OZ left me with goosebumps. There's not much else to say. The conclusion to the series is gripping. It's got plenty of twists and what I love is that our protagonist doesn't buy into the drama surrounding her. She's unique and powerful, and she never quite understands that, though she understands a lot of things others don't. The narration was great and draws you back into OZ. I'm sad the series has come to an end, but I know have a beautiful memory of the story. What a great way to re-invent such a treasured classic!

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