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I am Woman, Hear me Laugh

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Reviewed: 16-11-2018

Caitlyn Moran had me in stitches with her irreverent tale of a working class girl learning to become a woman in a world designed for and by men.

An Incredible Journey

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Reviewed: 16-11-2018

I love this book. I listened to it and then listened to it again. Bryson has the knack of creating anecdotes and analogies that enable the most complex ideas to be easily accessible. His love for knowledge shines through in his details as he takes the reader through a sweeping journey from the birth of the universe to contemporary human existence. Can't wait to listen again.

Winton joins the Dark Side

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Reviewed: 16-11-2018

Like other novels by Winton, this one contains quirky characters who dwell on society's fringes. As he has in the past, Winton uses the Australian landscape almost as another character in his story. This story, however, is much darker than any of his previous books. The characters are captivating and their narrative compelling as it unravels but they are not characters you want to like. They are prickly, uncomfortable and untrustworthy. Winton has set out to explore the disturbing and toxic masculinity that social expectations force many men into, and it is a very dark journey.

Page turner

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Reviewed: 20-10-2017

I loved listening to this on my daily commute. Tara Moss reads well and the crime thriller is well researched and executed.

Everyone Needs a Wife

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Reviewed: 14-09-2017

Annabel Crabb's sense of humour and ability to create a narrative make this a great book to listen to. Understanding how the Australian national psyche perceives male and female roles lends new insight into work-life balance and the gender pay gap. A great book for anyone interested in the future of working families.