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A wonderful, evolving yarn

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Reviewed: 08-09-2020

The broad, flat Australian accent bothered me at first, then split and morphed into a rich cast. The voice provided the perfect backdrop for the interwoven story threads. A mesmerising balance of performance and story, I was captivated to the end. Terrific.

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I am seen!

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Reviewed: 15-08-2020

What a relief to know my experiences and worries are shared, is not widely discussed, by so many of my contemporaries. Initially, hearing that there was a clear, reasonable explanation that we're struggling make me angry - if the situation is so clear and the response is so reasonable, why isn't more done about it?! However, as the layers of research and personal stories built up into the complete picture, it was very soothing to realise that we're actually facing such an unprecedented and complex life phase that we're doing pretty darned well to be sleeping at all! Phew, and Cheers to us! I'll be recommending this audiobook to all my GenX friends.

Save time, Cover the Content

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Reviewed: 27-04-2020

Want to stop faffing around and cut to the chase?! Here's your answer. The summary of Fung's Complete Guide To Fasting lists the key points of the book, chapter by chapter, and in a fraction of the time. The other summaries, while still brief and sensibly structured, provide more detail on diabetes and obesity. I wrote down the info most relevant to me in a couple of pages so I can refer back regularly without having to search. I will look for more of these summaries on other topics, they're great!

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A ripping yarn!

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Reviewed: 21-03-2020

Fast paced, with a oh-so teenager-ish voicing to support the main protagonist, this is a whirlwind space adventure and a rollicking good listen.

Scintillating, Fascinating Characters

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Reviewed: 12-03-2020

Beautifully read, this was a wonderful picture of life for the common social outliers of Istanbul. Kinda dreamy to begin with, as the rhythm of introductions emerged, I was hooked. One of the best Audible books I've purchased.

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Didn't work for me.

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Reviewed: 02-03-2020

I've decided I prefer narrative than radio sketch shows. Will be returning this series.

Kick-Ass grew on me.

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Reviewed: 02-03-2020

At first I didn't think I was going to like this audiobook because the conversations were kinda short. While it wasn't scripted, are real problems so simplistic that they can be "solved" by one conversation? Gradually, however, I realised that the problems were like boils that had built up and needed to be lanced to allow the person to heal. That, and no doubt all the boring, irrelevant bits of the conversation were edited out! I began to see patterns in Mel's approach, and to look forward to the debrief after each conversation that guided the listener to reflect on using Mel's strategies for themselves. It was still a bit American psycho-babbly for my taste, but that's my cultural baggage rather than a fault of the audiobook per se. See what you think!

I Ought To Have Returned This Book

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Reviewed: 29-12-2019

I found the premise of a philosophy master lecturing a student to be dated, contrived and annoying. I'd have preferred the principles be clearly and succinctly enunciated for my own consideration. Instead, every idea was pompously exposed and then "interrogated" by the same author. The result was an irrelevant, drawn-out ramble that lessened the impact and clarity of the material. The narrator was OK given what he had to work with. If you're interested in Adlerian philosophy, save your money and look elsewhere.

As funny as expected, but also moving.

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Reviewed: 13-12-2019

Urzila Carlson is a fantastically funny comedian, possibly because of her uncanny ability to observe the world around her without pretense or wankery-pokery. Her (I hope first) memoir is by turns hilarious, fascinating, arresting, poignant and did-I-mention funny. Her delivery shines through the narration, or maybe the narration shines the brighter for her delivery. Definitely worth a listen. The time flies!

Such fun!

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Reviewed: 10-11-2019

Light listening peppered with amusing anecdotes, Miranda Hart's narration feels akin to chatting with a friend over a cuppa. I'd recommend it.