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Jan

Smiths Gully, Australia
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Irritating phrasing

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

Reviewed: 21-09-2019

I could only listen to this in bursts because I found the narrators phrasing and Speaking voice, the timing the pause between words incredibly irritating

this tended to overshadow the content which I can now barely recall despite finally finishing it. The second last chapter was quite good though and I more enjoyed the sharing of other people’s wisdoms and insights.

Not what I was expecting but that’s fine. I’m sure others may well enjoy her unusual “feel like I’m in a meditation class” narration style. I do.. in a meditation practice 😂

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Loved it!

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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: 20-07-2018

I was totally transfixed by this book. Couldn’t “put it down” so to speak. Will be listening again and again I’m sure.

Moving and magical

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

Reviewed: 25-04-2018

I have actually already read the print copy but I felt compelled to listen to it again on audible. The story is one that has profoundly affected my life previously and while the narrators Voice takes a little warming to, I was not disappointed at all that I spent the extra credit in revisiting this magical tale of an extraordinary woman‘s journey.
With her profound insights into so many things I hold dear, this book is more than just another adventure story.

I can highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys insights into the human spirit, independent adventuring or simply learning about other cultures that is seldom glimpsed in traditional travels.

Allow yourself to be swept away for hours and take forward with you an insight into your own possibilities.

A truly exceptional human being and a wonderful addition to any audiobook library.

Thank you Sarah!

Exactly the right book at the right time

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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: 20-06-2017

Had this book on the Wishlist for 4 years but only after a successful guided meditation experience with a friend who recommended this book did I actually download it.
Wish I had four years ago of course but perhaps then I would not of been ready to hear it so deeply.
Recommend it to all of my friends and wish it was compulsory reading it all schools.
I am going to listen to it again and also download the others.

Swept Away

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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: 28-12-2016

I cannot imagine anyone else narrating this story of Bruce.
His distinctive gravel tone lending an authenticity to a classic rags to riches and everything in between story that feels more like, at times, you are sitting with him crossing vast open landscapes in a battered Cadillac on a back country road..
I've a ticket to see him play in Australia in a few weeks, at hanging rock.
Having listened to this wonderful biography these past days the experience will resonate even more deeply. Thanks Bruce. You've taken me somewhere I've never been and I'm a little bit changed for it.
Honesty, authenticity and sharing our humanity, the good, the bad and the ugly, does that.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Kinda lame but nice

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

Reviewed: 02-10-2015

It's pretty well what I expected...lightweight, formula fluff....but I wanted something sweet, mindless and pleasant while traveling in Africa and it was all of those.
It's a bit long tho...the Ira and Ruth parts start and midway went on and on but the narrators did a good job.
I watched the movie on the flight home....and for once didn't find it secondary to the book. Shoes the book wasn't much!
No better or worse than anything else of that genre.