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Another great Marc Fennell book

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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: 23-06-2020

I loved It Burns, particularly because I'm a half Sri Lankan chilli obsessive (chilli with peanut butter for breakfast!) So was super excited about listening to this. I think Mark Fennell is an awesome narrator, like a mate in a pub telling you a really compelling story. And this story is fascinating, if not only for hitting my wife with incredible facts why her weak tall almond milk vegan Mocha is perhaps not the best thing she could be drinking. I think I preferred the subject matter of It Burns, purely because I'm obsessed with chilli and not really that interested in nuts, but this story was fascinating and I was sad when it was over.

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Mad me mad but I loved it!

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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: 27-07-2017

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The story of the couple who were too late to marry, at the beginning, was incredibly moving.

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Insight into a great man, inspiration to live

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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: 27-07-2017

What made the experience of listening to Let My People Go Surfing the most enjoyable?

This is more than an autobiography of a great climber, surfer and environmentalist. Not just the story of one of the most succesful companies in the world. It is a call to arms. A manifesto to live a better, simpler, happier life. I haven't been moved by a book like this since Naomi Klein's 'No Logo'

What aspect of Yvon Chouinard and Christopher Grove ’s performance might you have changed?

I wish we had Yvon's gravely voice narrate this. The narrator does a good job, but I love hearing YC speak and if he'd narrated the whole book, not just the intro, it would be a masterpiece.

Good for climbers

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

Reviewed: 01-06-2016

I'm an avid climber so this book was of keen interest. Lots of descriptions of actual climbs, technical climbing details and places I've actually climbed. The story was decent. Kept me entertained for the duration but I wouldn't say I was particularly blown away by the plot. Narrator skilled but he had an annoying habit of weird word stresses, eg Head Torch not headtorch. But still an easy entertaining listen and I'd recommend.