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Great Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-08-2017

I loved this book, I could definitely listen to it again. An entertaining slice of GOT history

As an aside, I wish the GOT books had a narrator at least as good as Harry Lloyd. I really want to revisit those books in audio, but I have not yet been able to finish the first one as the narration is so terrible.

Not just for fans

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-2017

I listened to this as a lover of rock music, not really a fan purely because the music is before my time. However I do appreciate good music and a good artist. Anyway, this book is well written, and very well narrated. He tells you his whole life story from start to present, and an interesting story it is. I highly recommend this book to anyone - Fan or not, it is a great story.

PS - because of this book I have bought 3 albums :)

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Excellent Production

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-2016

The story was entertaining enough, pretty good for a freebie. But Sean Penn! My God what a fantastic narrator! I could listen to him for hours. I really hope he narrates more books, I'd get them purely because he read them

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Brilliant Performance

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Reviewed: 26-02-2016

For some reason, I didn't finish the print version of this book but decided to give it another go in Audio. Thank you Anne Flosnik! The story is wonderful, and the narrator does a beautiful job of acting out all the scenes - happy, sad, erotic - I swear I felt every emotion Moirin did

Yep, I hear ya Corey

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-2016

Listened to this in one shift at work. Very entertaining - a little vomit in my mouth straight up, 7 hours of laughs, and heaps of "me too!" moments

Great Lecturer, Easy Listen

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Reviewed: 02-12-2015

This is the first time I have tried an educational book. I chose this one purely to help with life skills and communication with my work mates. I was surprised at how easy this was to listen to, the lecturer really held my attention throughout. Each lecture has an acted dramatization, and the characters progressed as the key points in the lectures where applied to their conflict. This made it easy to hold my attention, as (like any good book) I wanted to know how the stories ended. I will definitely listen to this again, and can already think of situations in my own life where I can apply this information. Also, this book comes with a 100+ page PDF file with lecture notes. Happy listener :)

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Exciting story, great characters

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Reviewed: 26-10-2015

It's not very often that I pick up a Sci Fi book, but this story has me hooked. The characters are all very interesting, the story line is unique and had me constantly trying to work out what was going to happen - and getting it wrong which is great. Unpredictable, I like it.

The narrator I found nice to listen to, she acted the story out well, and was very expressive and easy to follow. Every character had a distinctive voice, yes some where annoying, but it really was only the unlikable characters that had annoying voices which didn't bother me at all.

I highly recommend this series, I hope Mr Howey continues on with a new series in this world after Dust...

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Loved it

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Reviewed: 03-09-2015

I have been re-visiting the Gunslinger series in audio format, and what a treat to have it read by Stephen King himself. To be honest, I preferred Frank Muller narrating as he is much more lively and does great voices. However Mr King does a pretty good job, and I enjoyed listening to him.

As for a review on the story itself, as a Gunslinger fan, I very much enjoyed this one - but best you look at the other reviews or Goodreads for a more thorough insight into the story :)

Scary Spooky

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Reviewed: 05-06-2015

Well I had absolutely no idea whatsoever what this book was going to be about before I started listening. I got it purely because I enjoyed listening to the 7 Deadly Sins. Must admit I was a bit nervous that this was going to be another angry rant - don't get me wrong, I enjoyed 7DS in the end, but I was worried this book would be a continuation of his ranting. It was not. Not really.

Corey speaks about paranormal experiences that has happened to himself and his friends, and you hear some really cool stories of pieces of his life. I listened to this on night shift at work (I'm a truck driver) and I got scared! I was spooking myself with ghostly reflections in my windows, it was great. I gave the story, performance, everything 5 stars because of the range of emotions I experienced from listening to this book. Also, as usual, The Great Big Mouth is excellent at narrating his own story.

He does share his strong opinions about religion and stupid people, but this felt more like an intelligent, informed discussion with a like-minded person rather than the preaching and ranting I felt we got in the last book. I am an atheist, and I have had paranormal experiences so I totally related to this book. I got scared and teary eyed over the buried memories that resurfaced. As a side note, I'm glad we have a celebrity atheist out there prepared to share their non religious views. Great book.

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Entertaining

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Reviewed: 31-05-2015

I gave the story 4 stars as I found the story was very preachery and ranty. I actually bought this book about 2-3 years ago and couldn't read past the first couple of chapters because I found this really irritating despite the fact I share his views. If you have ever watched the Henry Rollins show, the little rant he does at the end of each show is pretty much how this book is but with Corey's life woven throughout (so called) 7 deadly sins.

I got the audio version solely because The Big Mouth himself narrated it - and only after I listened to the sample. I'm so glad I did. He tells is story in a very original and clever way. I loved the way he narrated it, everything that irritated me in the print version came across funny and entertaining the way he tells it. Not sure if he did it intentionally or not, but he's dropped a few song lyrics into the text (or could be he always drops phrases like manchurian candidate in his conversations?) anyway it made me lol to myself when I recognised some of the phrases.

In the end, even though I still mildly resent the preachy rants, I found the book inspiring and fckuing hilarious!

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