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Brilliant insight!!

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Reviewed: 23-02-2020

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s quite open and does not, in my view, demonise men but gives a lot of food for thought. Stick with it to the end and you’ll find out that she is objective in her views.

Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 28-06-2019

Ben Aaronovitch is once again brilliant at writing a totally entertaining experience. This production is as good as the Peter Grant series. Great choice of narrator to suit the story. If you like this genre, it's one of the great audiobooks to listen to as the presentation is wonderfully done. Highly recommend it if you want to lose yourself in a book, this is it.

Not impressed!

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Reviewed: 13-03-2018

I started and restarted this book many times, until I finally made myself persist and finish it. Finally, three years after I purchased this audiobook, I have come to the end. I just don't get the astral references and the pre-setting of the scenes. The narrator was great but the structure of the story really did irritate me at times. And though it was well written, did not entertain me as much as I think it should have. I know it won the Booker Prize but I was not impressed.

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 01-12-2016

This was a very entertaining audiobook. The story itself was engaging and the narrator was clear and had a very easy voice to listen to. I will be reading the rest of the series. A well written and well delivered fantasy, crime fiction. Loved it!!!

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Cannot be compared to Emma

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Reviewed: 10-10-2016

I downloaded this book as an audiobook and the performance by Angela Lin did justice to the story. Its not a book you can compare to Emma because it is a book that stands alone and should be considered on its own merits.
I found it very interesting, because I understood the culture and the language. I think it would be a bit difficult to "get it" if you did not have some prior knowledge or experience of the way of life in Singapore in particular and Asia in general.
It was brilliantly written and very insightful although a little bit sad. If only more women felt empowered to think and value more about themselves.
Overall, recommended reading and maybe some research beforehand into the culture, you will be very entertained.

Entertaining

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Reviewed: 08-06-2016

I enjoyed this audiobook. The narration was great and the book was well written and funny.

Great

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Reviewed: 08-06-2016

Stephen Fry's narration does credit to a wonderful book, and brings it to life. Great audiobook.

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Totally engrossing!

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Reviewed: 12-05-2015

Did not expect to be as entertained by this book. Fully recommend it, in its audio version, it was a good listen!!!

An entertaining listen

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Reviewed: 08-03-2015

I usually try not to listen to thrillers on audiobook simply by personal choice but this one is good. Nicely narrated and with enough action to keep me interested. Enjoyed it!

Terrible performance, unfortunate for the book!!!

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Reviewed: 30-11-2014

I was looking forward to listening to this book until Carrie Bickmore started her narration... then I couldn't get past the annoyance of listening to her. So, that was that for the book. I will probably have to read it for myself to do it justice.

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