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Holly Priddis

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Interesting corporate crime story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-2019

Overall this was enjoyable but a little flat at times. The level of deception involved in stories like these is always fascinating and worth a listen if you enjoy this type of book

Morbidly fascinating!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-2019

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The author did a wonderful job narrating and the book itself was full of stories, facts, sadness and surprisingly a few laugh out loud moments. I was sad when it ended, I felt it could have been longer!

Wish it was longer!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-2019

I loved this and even the better for Oprah reading this herself. I loved the use of interview clippings and I only wish it was longer! Many A-Ha moments!

Really enjoyable!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-03-2019

Really enjoyable insight into mental illness and wellness. As someone who has travelled a similar journey (and apparently read all the same books as the author) I really resonated with this experience

Not for me sadly!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-2018

I chose this because it had excellent reviews but I just could not get into this book. I really tried my hardest and it does have potential, but I feel that this is best actually read rather than listened to as it is a whole new world with all these different names for different species which are hard to keep track of when listening to. I felt like I needed to keep flicking back a page so I could understand what was going on. Perhaps good for binge listening, but I found it too hard to follow.

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Alright but not as good as 10% happier

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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: 06-11-2018

I really enjoyed the authors first book so was excited to see this book released. Whilst it has good sections in it, I was overall disappointed. Dan reads this well but while it seems like there are sections that are meant to be humorous, they aren't really funny, and it really is just written like a friends trip away as they talk about their travelling meditation road show.


I took one or two things away from it, and did finish the book, but more because I was waiting for it to improve then anything else.

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I could not love this book more if I tried!

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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: 06-11-2018

I absolutely LOVED listening to this book and will listen to it over and over. Natalie Dormer is a beautiful narrator (although she pronounces Voldermort with a silent "t" which is annoying) and has a true magical way of weaving through this magical history. The story itself is a genuinely interesting insight into magical history and how it aligns with the world of Harry Potter.
Some of the interview recordings earlier in the book are at times a little hard to hear but this seems to improve and the book progresses.

For any history or harry potter fans I would highly recommend this book!

A brave exploration of the authors life

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-2018

This is a truly brave and courageous story by the wonderful Osher. He shares an insight into living with mental illness that pulls no punches and I really enjoyed the honesty. I gave 4 stars overall as I found the footnotes incredibly annoying however there is less of them as the book progresses and I am sure they are not annoying at all in the actual written copy!
Osher does a great job in narrating his own work which at times must have been challenging given the content. This is not a resource book however of how to recover from mental illness, more a personal memoir. Nevertheless definitely recommend.

A bit too similar to the authors earlier books

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-2018

I normally love Brene's work but I just couldn't stick this one out. I really enjoy that she narrates her own work which is why I gave 5 stars for performance, but it felt like I was just listening to one of her earlier books as they all have the same message. A real shame as I really enjoyed her other books.

Would no doubt be enjoyed by someone who is new to the authors work.

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Short but enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 06-11-2018

I enjoyed this book, and took a few little gems of insight away from the writings of Mr Frankl. The narrator did justice to the book and was easy to listen to.