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Dean

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Genuinely funny man and an extraordinarily interesting read.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-2019

I was a little surprised how funny this book was in parts - I shouldn’t have been, given John’s fame, but I found myself enthralled by John’s life and not just his wickedly funny sense of humour.

I liked that John told us in detail about his journey to Python - and kept us thoroughly entertained along the way with smatterings of his brilliant sense of funny.

Well worth the read and looking forward to part two!

A Fascinating Story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-2017

A fantastic glimpse into the beginnings of the mafia in New York, and the brave policeman who stem the flow of atrocities. The true story of just how horrific and heartless the mafia actually was. Well worth the read.

Terrible book - woefully narrated.

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-2016

This book is by far the worst book I have ever read. The story gets lost in unnecessary detail, and the narrator was absolutely terrible (Siri could have done a better job). I hung-in until about the last 30 minutes (in the hope it might have an interesting ending- it didn't).
Don't waste your money on this one folks.

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Benjamin Franklin

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-12-2015

Fascinating. Enlightening. Compelling. Well worth the time. He invented bi-focal glasses - who would have thunk it!

The Innovators is a Fantastic Listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-2015

The story was so compelling that I couldn't wait to drive to work each day, so I could get to the next chapter in the story.

Well written and obviously thoroughly researched, and the narrator brought the whole story to life.

I can wholeheartedly recommend this great book.

Churchill Factor is Worth the Time

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-2015

A great story, well written and pleasantly narrated. It went so fast I wish there was more! I've read books about Churchill before, but Boris Johnson has managed to capture the spirit of the man, and not just the historical facts. Well done all.

Best Autobiography You'll Listen to in a long time

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-2014

What made the experience of listening to When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead the most enjoyable?

The candid and precise story telling was captivating.

What was one of the most memorable moments of When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead?

Jerry having to find a million dollars in a couple of days, so he could take Elvis on tour.

Have you listened to any of Jerry Weintraub’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I'm not sure he has any other books?

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The Deal Maker.

Any additional comments?

If you don't enjoy this book, you have no soul.

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