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Ian Kelly

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  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 370

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen, once I found the PDF

  • By Darren on 12-12-2018

Reference Material

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-2018

Where is the Reference Material? The pdf’s cannot be found. How do I obtain them?

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  • Wilful Behaviour

  • By: Donna Leon
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

When one of his wife Paola's students comes to visit him, with a strange and vague interest in investigating the possibility of a pardon for a crime committed by her grandfather many years ago, Commissario Brunetti thinks little of it, beyond being intrigued and attracted by the girl's intelligence and moral seriousness. But when she is found murdered, clearly stabbed to death, Claudia Leonardo is suddenly no longer simply Paola's student, but Brunetti's case ...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some poor Italian pronunciation

  • By Ian Kelly on 29-08-2015

Some poor Italian pronunciation

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-08-2015

One of the enjoyable aspects of the Audible books is usually the excellent Italian pronunciation by English speaking narrators. In this case however, the hard c’s in the names Chiara and Tabaccaio are pronounced as soft c’s. I found this off-putting as I usually enjoy the Italian language when used in the Donna Leon books.

  • A Sea of Troubles

  • By: Donna Leon
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

The murder of two clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, draws Commissario Brunetti into the island's close-knit community, bound together by a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders worthy of the Mafia. When the Vice-Questore's secretary Signorina Elettra volunteers to visit the island, where she has relatives, Brunetti finds himself torn between his duty to solve the murders, concerns for Elettra's safety, and his not entirely straightforward feelings for her....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Incomplete

  • By Ian Kelly on 19-08-2015

Incomplete

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-08-2015

Stopped audio with 5 minutes remaining. Very frustrating ...
I received a refund, then purchased a Kindle book to read the concluding pages.

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