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Crazy and disappointing

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Reviewed: 24-12-2020

This ended without an ending. So much hype, potential and excitement for such a flat ending. don't waste your time with this podcast. its obvious why it was free

don't waste 4 hrs of your life

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Reviewed: 22-12-2020

D grade appalling writing. repetitive to the point that a sharp edit would've reduced this boring mindless trudge to 90mibs rather than 4 hours. yes "unheard" was free. I should've been paid to listen to it. sadly, this is as low as audible could possibly get. all other free content has been thoroughly enjoyable. who ever wrote this trash should never have the nerve to tell others they're an author.

OTT

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Reviewed: 24-03-2020

Ridiculous. A lifetime of misfortune and misery happens within ten years to Charity, to the point I was rolling my eyes at the absurdity. Charity is a magnet. to the horrors the world has to offer. A sharper pencil should be been used by the editor. narrator was overly pompous

mind blowing riveting story

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Reviewed: 14-03-2020

Im not a fan of cricket, so I started this story our of sheer curiosity. Im so glad I did. A fascinating insight into the underbelly of the life of Australian top cricketers and the bottom feeders around them ie the media, the corporate bosses, the sponsors, the dodgy agents/lawyers, punters and gangsters. I got completely caught up in this book, so true to life sounding, that it's hard to believe it's fiction. the author took me on A thrill ride that I didn't want to end. And a blind sider finish that almost gave me what b palpitations! this outstanding novel is a worthy winner of all the literary awards it deserve to win.

very good but too long

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Reviewed: 01-03-2020

needs a sharper edit. Repetitive and meandering in parts. The narrator was surprisingly good here (usually Caroline Lee is a turn off, when she gets carried away and has whiney nasally tones to her voice. She acted profesdionally amd was easu to listen to in tbis story.

really great story, but kept repeating DAD was Bad

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Reviewed: 18-02-2020

Dad was treated like that by his Dad, so he treated you, like how his dad treated him, so not dad's fault. He had no other teaching/example of how to be a Dad really great story, but repetitive, kept repeating a lot of the same stuff again, to the point that I thought, I must've gone back 3 chapters by accident on audiobook but nup, we get the same thing again. I realise William kept wanting to do everything to please his Dad, even thought his mum told him when he was 16 yrs, whatever you will do, nothing will ever please him. so live your life, do what you want, stop seeking his approval. but William kept on trying to get his dad's approval, Im 5 yrs younger than the author and came from a similar family, and I had the same issues, but I got over it 25yrs ago,, with the help of booze sex and a psychologist, and understood, it was my dad's problem, not mine. and Ive thrived since, and now have none of the other stuff, , so for William to be so scared that he released the book after his father died, is sad, when HE KNOWS HIS DAD WOULDVE NEVER READ IT ANYWAY.

I wanted to shake the woman into sensibility

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Reviewed: 18-02-2020

The Main character was married to a child rapist, and protected him, put up with his physical violence, and enabled his child stealing and murder in a weird way. Uncomfortable listening, but because this was a novel of a real life stories of many people to create these characters, and because of my own community direct caring experiences, I'm the whistle blower that finds harm, incest and elder abuse, and I report them. These lead to people being arrested, and the wife beaters, and the kiddie fiddlers get some time, but the others get off, as lack of proof. I cant photo people for privacy reasons, so if there is no footage ""it didnt happen" yet my bosses and police need photo evidence to report a sex/elder abuse/ incest crime, but I'd be fired for impinging the criminals privacy, by furtively recording the crime on my phone. Yes the character of this book was weak and riddled with weird thoughts. she was a product of her bizarre parents. We need to get parents to start nurturing their kids, and stop treating them like precious property,, and give them life and coping skills

needs a sharp edit

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Reviewed: 10-02-2020

the story came to a natural ending. lovely but very long. Then ..... not an epilogue . But another 4 unnecessary chapters. now I'm simply bored and want the torture to stop. but after 21hrs. what's another 3?! the bonesetters daughter was one of best books I've ever read . since the any tan is just getting published due to her prior esteemed reputation, unless she gets a more realistic editor with a very sharp pencil. this book could've easily been culled down. instead of of letting a great novel turn into dreary waffle. Im no longer a fan. The actual hardback of this must have been heavy as a brick.. Big doesn't mean better

Hypocritical

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Reviewed: 11-01-2020

Boring, dull and repetitive . This isn't a novel, its a hectoring lecture to racists and climate change deniers. But as those people wouldn't touch this author, the book is a wasted opportunity when Pascoes's fans already think respectfully like he does. So what was the point in getting tress chopped down to sell this book about "not abusing the earth and respect for the land". Also the author shouldnt read his own work . Hire a professional

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I agree with everything you say!

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Reviewed: 03-01-2020

but Kitty, after hearing your Burning bridges audio last week, and then listening to this one over the past few days, and all you've done is rehash every point or statement you made in your previous book. Good on you for realising that you can rely on the people under 50 lack of attention span, who forget everything they read/heard yesterday, so the hoover it up like its new and shiny, but I'm the same age as you, and are "not happy JAN" with getting the same info again, albeit, you didnt go into the same detail about stinky popcorn experience when you did a show, as you did in your previous book or your ex pooey b/f who refused to used bidet's in Europe on the grounds that he was in denial of having a gross arse. I can imagine the dags. I wouldn't touched him either until he'd showered, or I would've introduced him to wetwipes AND MADE IT VERY CLEAR that so called flushable wipes are a lie! Duh, fatbergs in the sewers are made of cooking oil and so called flushable wet wipes, and why is Dave Hughes think its ok to flush or clear places down the toilet, rather than put f0od waste in the bin, or the green bin. Gross, plates, eating utensils, food in or near the toilet is ethically morally and hygienically wrong. It's so wrong on so many levels, my cringe level is cringing. When you write another book, please dont use new content, not rehashed stuff from you're previous books. The stupid may not notice, but the people that love your sense of humour and intelligent and well educated like you (I only had one good nun teacher, the rest wear violent wooden duster throwing or 1 metre ruler on the calves hitting for the small crime of having a smile on my face... for no reason - physical assault was the appropriate torture for happy face,

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