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really great story, but kept repeating DAD was Bad

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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: 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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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

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

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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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

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

I agree with everything you say!

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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

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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predictable, boring and drawn out.

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-2019

I hated France's, Daisy and Beth, a bunch of narcissistic but jobs. Don't waste your precious time on this audio. it needs a very sharp edit. should never have been allowed to become a novel. some publisher's must be desperate for material, as this drivel is pathetic.

LOVED it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-07-2019

Jo Brand's down to earth commonsense kind of humour ticks all the boxes for me. Sorry, sarcastic, hilarious and down right sadistic when appropriate!

her ongoing lifelong experiences of sexual discrimination/bullying (like mine) makes this current generation of snowflakes who want to sue men "he peered at me, I want him fired" more shallow and have no respect for women like Jo, who changed the world for today's young women, by no taking shit and telling them to fuck off, to her and my own detriment career wise.

women today wouldn't be taking the new world order for granted if it wasn't for us, the ungrateful bitches!

hilarious! Jo Brand at her wiitiest. loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-2019

Jo Brand at her wiitiest! love her humour. this show was brilliant,
laughing out aloud funny!

Not Sure her best work.

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-2019

A sharper edit would have saved this story from being extremely slow paced, dull and plodding.

If I hadn't listened too and enjoyed all her other novels, I would've dumped this novel after the first 10 pages.

I regret that I didnt. I wasted 9 hrs of my life being lulled to the point of stupor by its predictable well-trodden path of 3000 other so-so waste of time sleep-inducing novels.

Grace was a snobbish bore, a product of her prissy mother and Gene shouldve died. Rosie, Aiden and the doctor were the only likeable characters, but they played very minor roles.

Such a drudge of a novel. with a "too easy" end, like the author just wanted to stop the torture she was putting her readers through. A waste of Shreve's proven talent.

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  • It Burns
  • The Scandal-Plagued Race to Breed the World’s Hottest Chilli, An Audible Original
  • By: Marc Fennell
  • Narrated by: Marc Fennell

fascinating original story. A different world!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-2019

loved the raw honesty of the author /narrator. he has a fantastic voice. a well researched doco, it appealed to me immensely, even though I'm allergic to chilli's! I'd never hear of this group/cul, or the hottest chilli eating competitions held all over the world. Wow! I love learning about stuff people spend a lot of time doing, its amazing, so nice that the author just let me dip into that world for 5 hrs.

I loved how the other characters in this could be heard telling their own story (like a podcast), rather than it being read out to me to the 3rd person. Brilliant! The music/sound track was perfect, the author said it was by Deaf Robot?

Have been try to youtube it, but no luck, so if Mark reads this, please email me the name of the album and artist. a great choice to go with this audio book. It shows again and again, in the time of facebook, insta and twitter, that THE SPOKEN WORD is more powerful than pics and texts. Lets talk one on one people, it would stop so many arguments and squabbles created, when no offence was meant! Lets talk/listen to real voices. texting and reading/ liking, hasn't really done much for humanity. we've got trolls and people being able to anonymously bully others.

Highly recommended for those wanting something outside their usual audible listen