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Absolute rubbish

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

Reviewed: 21-11-2019

I listened to the first episode and this is really just the bottom of the barrel. The show is all over the place. Safran is not a narrator of my choice. His voice is jerky and unappealing. The content is not enough to capture my attention.

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Great trilogy

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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: 09-08-2019

I really enjoyed this trilogy. It’s nice to read a post apocalyptic story from New Zealand. Fast moving story. Characters are nicely developed.

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  • It Burns
  • The Scandal-Plagued Race to Breed the World’s Hottest Chilli, An Audible Original
  • By: Marc Fennell
  • Narrated by: Marc Fennell

Good thing it’s free

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

Reviewed: 01-07-2019

This was quite good until the end of chapter 4 when it spiralled off into the deeper psychological and spiritual reasons people eat ultra hot chilli. It became the epitome of searching for something that wasn’t there. I wouldn’t pay for this

Extraordinary story

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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: 29-05-2019

This was easily one of the best audiobooks I’ve listened too. It’s quite the story about evil behaviour and at the same time provides a really strong description for what life was like for poorer Australians in the 1900’s to the 1960’s. The narrative is so well co stricter that you almost feel like you’re there living by the banks of the Murray river. Really powerful stuff and quite saddening at the same time. This is a story that spans the past all the way through to recent years and in that sense is a saga.

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Some insight into the far right

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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: 02-04-2019

I listened to this hoping to gain some insight into the minds of far right terrorists following the New Zealand terror attacks. The whole matter turned on the psychological assessment of the offenders mind and the various arguments back and forth regarding this are very interesting. They speak more of the far right terrorists mind set than discussing finding nazi memorabilia.

Fascinating content poorly executed

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

Reviewed: 06-03-2019

There’s two books doing the rounds about Le roux at present. The other is by Evan Ratliff. I would recommend that work above this. In the closing credits, Shannon states this book took six years and thousands of interviews to compile. I wonder if those six years could have been better spent. Very little time is devoted to discussing how Le roux came to be in the position of power he was in when he truly dedicated himself to criminal misdeeds. There’s a lot to be learnt about Le roux and his criminal empire from the formation of Rx limited. There is even more to be learnt about Le roux from his early days of tech work. There’s a pivotal moment in Le rouxs life in his early tech days where he decides to stop being screwed over and start becoming a powerful figure. None of this is present in this book which is really disappointing because it is very informative in the process of Le rouxs evolution to a criminal mastermind. Perhaps I missed the point of this book but this is important information. Had I not read Ratliff’s book I would not have known it.

Well developed plot

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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: 30-01-2019

I like the zombie post apocalyptic genre a great deal and this series was a good find. The story is well developed as are the primary characters. I’m looking forward to finishing the series

Excellent recount of a difficult experience

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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: 31-12-2018

Simply put this is an excellent telling of a horrendous life experience in the Vietnam war. You can’t pilot a gunship in a two firing range every day for 12 months and not come out altered. It’s a great telling of one mans experiences. The narrator is perfect.

Average - gets lost in itself

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

Reviewed: 13-09-2018

It started off well and was on a downward sliding scale from there. Some of the day to day details of being an actor are interesting and the book pulls the curtain a little bit on the life experiences of an actor. It doesn’t go into enough detail of the actors life unfortunately.

There’s no doubt a struggling working actor would be a tough life. Fisher covers this well. The day in day out grind of rejection would be tough and the need for persistence is well discussed. I found some of the technical aspects of an actors daily routine on set interesting too.

There’s a series of oddly placed interviews in the last few chapters. I didn’t enjoy these at all. The narration is good at times but the ‘doe eyed’ girl voice grows a bit tiresome after a while.

I wouldn’t recommend the book.

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Probing first rate writing

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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: 28-08-2018

What a great piece of investigative journalism converted into a book. Exceptionally researched yet concise with a balanced approach to the characters particularly Phillip green. Great narration. I’ve been lucky to listen to this and John Carryrou’s ‘Bad Blood’.