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Just my cup of tea!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-2020

This audio book was very satisfying. The content and writing were well-researched, and well-narrated. I particularly appreciated the added clarifications or updates with regards to current events (COVID 19, Black Lives Matter). This resulted in great historical documentation, linked to the realities we are living through now - the best sort of writing in my opinion.

Infuriating at times

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-07-2020

Somewhat tedious, even frustrating at times, with the impossibly naive and inept Don enraging both his daughter and this exasperated listener. I appreciated the excellent narration, though, and listened to the end (despite switching it off at particularly tedious moments). I do like to hear Australian stories and the setting is timely, but I doubt this story will stand the test of time.

Boring, depressing

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-2020

Disliked it, I didn't struggle to finish it, I just stopped. The only thing I liked was the narrator's voice, pleasant and astringent but pity she had such poor content to present. At least I didn't pay for this one.

Great Story Fantastic Michael Caine 🌟

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Reviewed: 23-07-2020

5 Stars overall! But extra stars for Michael Caine - marvelous narration 🌟🌟🌟🏆🏆👍I
I enjoyed all the tales but Mr Caine's voice took it to an even higher level of enjoyment. Thank you, Audible.

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Great "read"but *ouch* no Yank accents please!

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-07-2020

I really enjoyed listening to the book over recent weeks, particularly enjoyed the obvious research and thoughtful creative reflections which support the historical facts. But, oy veh, the attempts at American accents by the male narrators hurt my ears and made me cringe! Whether the quoted lines were from a New Yorker, Californian or Southerner, what we hear is a uniform drawled sort of Brooklynese. Kate Robbins did a much better job with the female voices (Yoko's lines really did remind me of her accented form of US English).

The real books are so much better!

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Reviewed: 13-02-2020

I have admired the Martin Beck series for decades, I disliked these abridged versions.

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Masterpiece!

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Reviewed: 08-02-2020

The storytelling is masterful. The narration excellent. I appreciated Dowd, Atwood and Jacobi's contributions particularly.

Great American classic

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-2019

Delighted to "read" this classic again. Franco did a good job but must learn to pronounce the word "cavalry" correctly. It was a Calvary hearing his mispronunciation- twice.