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Gregory McNulty

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Bloody Hell

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-2019

I really did enjoy this. I knew absolutely nothing about this case or saga and only picked it by chance. It got bogged down with the technical/medical jargon at times but if you enjoy some quality investigative reporting then try this one.

So Honest.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-2019

Yes i loved it. Told with such honesty and humour. If you know nothing at all about Uncle Jack this book will inform you.

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The Cover Fooled Me (sort of)

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

Reviewed: 09-07-2019

I read this book blindly with no idea about the author or the subject matter. After the opening chapters that reflected on the Morton family history some interest was sparked. However, from then on each chapter became dedicated to events/periods in his life for example 'coming out', his violent battles with his brother over drug addiction,his own addiction and mental health issues. The book is not really written with any chronological fluency and a lot of what he has to say has been said before. It is however, written with good humour and a lot of gratefulness for his mum who really did it tough.

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I was so naive

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-2019

Very confronting. I recall when Pell was sentenced and saying to a friend "I hope they got this right". After three chapters i was so glad to see that Pell was locked up. Once I started a chapter i found myself driving aimlessly until the end. Great journalism showing the utmost respect for the victims. Well worth a read.

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Not Quite Idle

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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: 27-04-2019

This is the second autobiography I have read from one of the Python legends. And like the John Cleese memoir this one also falls a bit flat. It is written almost like a series of sketches but with a great deal more laughs. There is a lot of name dropping going on but if if he leaves all of the experiences with other celebrities out I guess it defeats the purpose of an autobiography. So consider that a moot point. What I did find pleasing was that Eric made a point of letting the reader know that the Python guys and gals were and still are good mates. His chapter on Robin Williams was very moving written with great compassion and humour. If you were/are a Python fan you should enjoy this.

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I'm Alan Partridge

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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: 27-01-2019

I wouldn't say that I loved it but it was enjoyable. It closely followed the brilliant I'm Alan Partridge series. If you were a fan of that you will enjoy this.

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 09-01-2019

I am only new to Audiobooks and I don't think this story would have the same impact via a book. I found myself sighing and groaning as the many disappointments were elaborated. It was so well compiled and informative. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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A good read

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-2019

Great read (listen). While I was a huge fan of The Smith's I was completely ignorant of the individuals. I read Set the boy free after reading Morrissey's autobiography so that I could get an opposing view of why The Smith's split. In this book Johnny Marr comes as across as not only a forgiving character but also as an incredibly passionate muso totally committed to his craft. Marr narrates the story and gets the message across succinctly and informative lunch.