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Gripping

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Reviewed: 23-11-2019

Loved this book. Accents were disconcerting at first but you get used to them.
So frustrating that a predator was protected by so many people for so long.

Bravery on show

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Reviewed: 08-11-2019

Loved this comprehensive account of the investigation and ultimate exposure of a predator. If ever there was an example of the standard you walk past being the standard you accept, this is it. That this man wasn’t stopped for 30+ years is a disgrace. Thank you to the authors for their tenacity and hard work.

The full story

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Reviewed: 09-06-2019

Listening to this book was a harrowing experience, but I am glad of it. Stories of clergy abuse and about Ballarat have been part of the back drop of my life in Melbourne for years, but as an atheist living in secular circles it was never a focus. The allegations against Pell changed that and this book is a thorough and painstakingly researched account of Pell’s life. More importantly however, Cardinal is a reminder of how power corrupts; and a reminder of the responsibility of every citizen to protect children, challenge authority and to look after each other.

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So much better than completely fine

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Reviewed: 29-10-2017

What a wonderful book and performance. I loved everything about the flawed Eleanor; sad, blunt and completely hilarious. A beautiful account of the power of friendship and healing, and our ability as humans to recover from trauma. Coupled with a sensational narrator I can’t recommend this highly enough.

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Great mystery well performed

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Reviewed: 16-10-2017

Loved this book, really good story, predominantly female characters and really well performed by multiple narrators.
Recommended.

Great 'page turner'

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Reviewed: 16-01-2017

I really enjoyed The Widow. Loved the different perspectives from the characters and the couple of "whoa" moments. Clare Corbett's narration was sublime.
Highly recommended.

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Wonderful performance and book

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Reviewed: 18-02-2016

I loved Oliver Wyman's narration of this profoundly human story. His characters were complex and consistent and perfect to my ears.
The story itself, harrowing, sad, funny occasionally, but mostly very very human. I loved every minute of it.

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Unknown Hero

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Reviewed: 18-12-2015

I loved this account of a brave and flawed woman who was a genuine hero of WW2.
A brilliant narration by Maggie Mash made this a thoroughly enjoyable biography of a woman that I had not ever heard of before The Spy Who Loved. I am glad I know about her now.
Recommended.

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Compelling

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Reviewed: 01-12-2015

As a newcomer to the story of the Groveland Boys and Thurgood Marshall I found this a compelling listen. Beautifully narrated by Peter Francis James, the disturbing recount of Florida's racial history is ultimately a triumph of humanity and courage. Comprehensive, detailed and entertaining this book is wonderful truthful storytelling.

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Another great mystery by this author

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Reviewed: 17-10-2015

This is the second title by this author I have listened to and I plan on listening to them all now.
Interesting and complex characters and great mysteries. My only issue with this title was that I got a bit frustrated that the characters hadn't worked out the main mystery when it was pretty clear much earlier. Other than that a really entertaining read.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great holiday reading.

1 person found this helpful