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Wow!

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Reviewed: 23-11-2018

Read this book! It’s brilliant and scary. This is the invisible working of government Amazing! Well-written & researched Michael Lewis’ trademark.

North Water shimmers & shines

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Reviewed: 24-05-2017

Haunting story. Absolutely gripping. Characters unforgettable, richly drawn, very human, all male cast but that's the whaling industry.
The reader is Irish, so works well with story line as Sumner is Irish late of the British army.
John Keating really made the story come alive. Book is a little bloodthirsty but again like the whalers

Wish this book wouldn't end!!

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Reviewed: 21-05-2017

The story is extraordinary & quite haunting. Set in the Civil War but very relevant to today's world. The characters of Thomas McNulty, john Cole & Winona stay in your head. This is a great story & the performance by Aidan Kelly is brilliant! He is a very gifted reader. I'm definitely going to listen to his other books.

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Hilarious 21st century Pride & Prejudice

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Reviewed: 24-04-2017

I'm sure Jane Austen would give her approval to this very clever, very witty and laugh-out-loud updating of her 1813 novel. I'm a big Jane Austen fan: her wit, language, and sentence construction are marvellous; Curtis Sittenfeld does her justice and keeps the characters true to their original author's intentions. I've read many "updated" Pride & Prejudices and they fail miserably unlike this clever jewel crafted by a terrific writer.

Cassandra Campbell does a great job narrating. I've not heard her before, but I will look for some of her narrations.

Fascinating & gripping

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Reviewed: 08-10-2016

Professor Dorsey Armstrong is one of those rare teachers & speakers who has an enormous wealth of valuable and interesting information and share it with her audience with humour, compassion and cadence. She really brought the period alive. Outstanding! I will definitely search for her other courses.

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Enjoyable, fun, & informative

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Reviewed: 11-04-2016

Bill Bryson has done a terrific job distilling Shakespeare scholarship into a very enjoyable 5 hours. He covers all the big issues & even the silly ones (did Shakespeare really write his plays?). His chapters on the life in London & theatre- going public were fabulous. We even learnt what people could buy for snacks (apples, pears, nuts, ale). Highly recommend this.

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Fascinating mirror of our 21st century

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Reviewed: 10-04-2016

Very well written & researched. Just the right balance of humour, facts, and his own experiences made for an enthralling journey into the Dark net. His nuanced & thoughtful insights gave me a real understanding of this parallel net. I'd recommend it. I listened to it in one sitting.

Fabulous journey with John Doe (Jun Do)

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Reviewed: 29-07-2015

Extraordinary insight into life of the people under the completely mad dictatorship. Much more compelling following the life of Jun Do. And in part 2 of the interrogator as well as the new jun do. Very clever. Could not stop reading/listening!!
Marvellous & imaginative.
Narrators excellent

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Learning from the Master

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Reviewed: 14-07-2015

The genius of audible books is to hear the cadence of the author: here Jon Kabat -Zinn explains mindfulness in his own words, literally. Quite an enhanced experience from reading the text; it's as if you are having a private workshop with this remarkable person.

I highly recommend this audible book & I look forward to hearing his other books

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Powerful story

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Reviewed: 05-07-2015

Bryan Stevenson is a remarkable person: inspirational, humble, devoted to the cause of helping those who most need help. His reading was masterful & heartfelt. Very moving.