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Absolutely fantastic!

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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: 18-12-2020

After the last few audible stories I listened to being a bit go hum, I was absolutely taken with this series. The acting was superb with full dramatisation and the actors/actresses so believable. The soundtrack..everything really made you feel like you were in the scene.

You’ll either love it or hate it

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-11-2020

The story itself is pretty interesting listen and very raw at times.

What I couldn’t stand was the narration. More specifically when male narrators put on female voices. Why do they feel the need to do this? The narrator would put on this irritating & sarcastic tone, a bit like a 16 year old whining “gurrrllll frand” kind of speech. Just read it in a normal voice. It really made connecting with the female lead very difficult.

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Random & frustrating

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

Reviewed: 06-11-2020

I didn’t know what this was but thought I’d give it a go as others rated it highly. Firstly it was incredibly frustrating...the characters were incredibly annoying and some of the acting over the top. Would no recommend.

Good narration..but lost me at the end

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

Reviewed: 25-10-2020

There’s something about an audiobook narrated by the author..it just sounds right. And it helps that Jon Ronson has one of those voices you can listen to forever.

I’ve listened to The Butterfly Effect so I was keen to listen to this new offering from JR. Honestly the first three or so case studies were great but I felt the ending/conclusion just didn’t feel tight or convincing...as in I’m still not dyed what the end conclusion was. Still a good listen and got me thinking about my own actions on social media

Great examples to explain the concepts...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-2020

I really enjoyed this series. It tackles those awkward things about money we really don’t like talking about. Real life examples that I could connect with and wasnt preachy about things. Until...the last episode about death & life insurance let this series down. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen the financial burden life insurance can do to someone (come on it’s insurance...and unless you die...you’re losing $$$), I felt like the last episode was pushing life insurance as a miracle product. It doesn’t give enough explanation about its risks & what it really involves.

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Not for all tastes

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

Reviewed: 28-09-2020

Overall I learnt a lot about colonial Australia but by the end I was wishing the book would finish. The narration was both good & bad...I found some of the humour funny but it did get tiresome by the end especially the accents were just overdone. Had the sequel in my Wishlist but I won’t be listening to that.

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Fantastic insight & great performance

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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: 29-08-2020

Royal history is always intriguing but can get a bit bogged down. This series was fantastic - short ad stuck with the relevant bits. I learnt a lot. The narration was easy to follow and the additional performances well timed. 10/10, gave me a lot more perspective to the royal family.

A must listen

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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: 27-08-2020

I wasn’t shes what to expect, ‘girl power’ isn’t really a word that interests me but I downloaded episode 1 and finished the whole series in two days! I loved it, hilarious, sad, happy and angry at times but I learnt a lot about what being indigenous & female means to many. I Nakkiah & Miranda they do more of these!

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What did I just experience?

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-2020

I had no idea what this was but was curious to check it out. It’s designed to help relax and sleep but honestly it was just creepy. The narrators voice was really creepy. I had to stop and I’m listening to it during the day!

Slow but gets there

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

Reviewed: 22-08-2020

Not a genre I’d normally choose but as the monthly editors pick I decided to give it ago.

Started off rather slow & really wasn’t sure where it was heading but once it got going I couldn’t stop listening. Lots of twists & a fairly satisfying finish. The authors description of rural Australia was captured well.

Performance wise the narrator was great except I found the male impersonation of female characters really irritating. The female characters (except for dodgy ‘Sheila’ type characters) all had this posh British style accent, like they all went to boarding school or something. One major character had a really soft (sometimes a bit hard to hear) breathy and sultry tone...all the time. It would have been better if the narrator just used his normal voice instead of putting on a really odd female voice that did not suit the rural Australian setting. Personal preference though, might not annoy anothers.