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I was bored

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-2020

I really don't know what I think. I am always perplexed when I read a book that comes so highly recommended, I keep wondering if I missed something everyone else got. It was okay but nothing that would stay with me. Well written just not very interesting.

Weak female character

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-2020

I dislike females written as weak people who make bad choices and do not know have to change their lives. Annoying and boring.

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Some good information

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-2020

I got a few bits of information out of it, some parts are wrong as new information has been discovered since it was written but that is common as doctors and nutritionist are learn so much so fast about the way our bodies work.
Didn't like the narration which always makes it difficult.

Difficult to review

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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: 24-12-2019

I spent much of the book thinking, do I like it or not. The story was confusing at times as the names are so unfamiliar to me and all sound alike, so often I was not sure who they were talking about. Very much like how I think other cultures would be reading a book with characters named John, Jim and Jack, they would also be easily confused. I persevered and in the end think I enjoyed it but need a second listen. A Russian Fairytale with a very different ending, all be it a good one.

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A great listen, I learnt so much

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-2019

I love learning and Bill Bryson relates information in such an easy to understand way that you not only enjoy learning but remember the information. The information is up to date, relevant and at times funny and at other times disturbing, especially when he talks about medicine and medical practises in the early days. I am glad I was not a patient in the 1800's.
I have read and listened to several of Bill Bryson books but this is my new favourite.

Very Helpful

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Reviewed: 16-12-2019

I listened to this book 3 times now and have completely changed my life. I have reversed my Diabetes (type 2) and lost 18 kilos. The book made sense and everything was easy to follow.

Couldn't get past the first 30 minutes.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-2019

As this is a memoir, I found it annoying that she starts every sentence with I remember. I lost count how many times she said this in the first 5 minutes. And then it continues the same for the next 25 minutes so I gave up. The stories may be good but so far the writing is not. I am returning this title.

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Good Conclusion

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-2019

I enjoyed this series, book 2 was my favourite and while book 3 was good I felt they could have gone into a few more stories of other characters.

Horror of a different kind

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-2019

All my favourite Stephen King books have not been his usual horror style.
The Green Mile is my all time favourite
The Stand
Needful Things
And The Institute was just as good if not better.

Lots of fun and a good history lesson

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-2019

This was a great tale, an interesting and fun group of people residing in Kings Cross in the early 60's.
Mrs Delvecchio Schwartz's is quite a character and has a plan for the house and its residents, even if they don't know it yet.
I learnt a lot about the Cross, and the changing times of the early 60's, the beginning of women coming into their own, without the need for a man. Enjoyed it immensely.