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Mrs. J. C. Bodnarchuk

Sydney Australia
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Very moving

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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: 18-09-2019

I found this book compulsive to listen to and at times brought me to tears. It is a powerful story of a very brave a strong man who endured terrible years of capture. It has left a big impression on me. He is an impressive man.
The book is easy to listen to.

Very good 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: 10-07-2019

I enjoyed the story and how it developed very much. Interesting characters and it had me eager to hear what was going to happen next. Can thoroughly recommend.

Thoroughly enjoyed

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-2019

A great story with lots of interesting people with twists and turns and well researched about Southwold and the local area in Suffolk it took me back to my childhood home.
Nice ending too.

Could not stop listening and

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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: 27-05-2019

The story is so full of interesting people and stories of her life and listening to Magda reading her story is both sad and funny. Sometimes it moved me to tears of emotion. I learned a lot about Poland during WW11 as well. The book is wonderful to listen to. I throughly enjoyed it.

A great story beautifully read

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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: 12-05-2019

What a wonderful way to hear this moving and heartfelt story of a true Guernsey man. I loved every minute of it. At times it’s sad and then it’s laugh out loud funny. The island comes alive like a picture with descriptions of so many places that brings it all to life.
The main character is so real and hearing the Guernsey patois is also fun. Listening to the Guernsey accent is a beautiful way to submerge into the story. I want to listen again and enjoy it all over again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Depressing and dark obsessed with darkness

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

Reviewed: 30-03-2019

I think this book is fixated on racism and has some very angry attitudes towards certain film makers and tv sit coms. There are good reasons for her anger but it was all too much for me.
I’m not interested in American tv sit coms. This has lots of dark and depressing content.
This is not for me. Maybe I’m not the target audience.
I found the majority of it totally depressing.
I like to be uplifted by what I read.
This book is written well but is definitely depressing.

Excellent and uplifting

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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: 10-12-2018

This book is interesting and at times inspiring well worth listening to. I found the background to her life fascinating and the warmth of her character came streaming through.

  • Aware
  • The Science and Practice of Presence - a Complete Guide to the Groundbreaking Wheel of Awareness Meditation Practice
  • By: Daniel J Siegel
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding

Tough going

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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: 28-10-2018

This book is hard to listen to as the content is very technical at times. Has lots of new made up words, is an academic approach to meditation and perhaps is more suitable for a university study.
The sentences are very long and sometimes I found myself having to take a breath to enable to me to listen and get through to the end of them.
There are so many elongated explanations of simple things that I found it all too much.
There are lots of very good points in the book, some helpful, but he uses ten words when two would work perfectly.
I’m sure he is extremely knowledgeable and possibly helpful to some readers. I found it wasn’t easy to listen to.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-10-2018

Inspiring and very beautiful. Words that uplift, I didn’t want it to end. The book takes you into a beautiful world of green hills and mountains. Words that comfort and hold you and give you strength.

Riveting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-2018

A truely beautiful work full of feeling depth and interest. Humour and tears. It carries you forwards and inspires and informs. A really good and at times a gripping read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful