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Mr. Bennet Survives

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

Reviewed: 21-11-2020

Nothing of importance happens but the old-style English is still easy on the ear. Mr. Bennet's character, surviving in a family of females, is memorable.

An Analysis of a Crime and a Criminal

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

Reviewed: 09-10-2020

I didn't think all that much happened in this story - there were few characters and the time period wasn't that long but somehow it managed to fill quite a number of pages/hours of listening - which I guess is why it is recognised as a classic.

Well done JK

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

Reviewed: 20-07-2020

Well done again J.K. Another set of delightful tales that I'm sure will not (and cannot) date.

Jerusalem Is Still Being Fought Over Today

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

Reviewed: 13-07-2020

A telling of the bloody history of the Templars and the bloody times they lived in. Religion v Religion.

Mother Russia

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

Reviewed: 13-06-2020

A common theme running through these reminiscences is the love for Mother Russia. The Russian/German conflict was often barbaric, but it was one of the turning points in the war, and these oral histories from the front line are valuable.

The Narrator Deserves Better Material

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

Reviewed: 29-05-2020

The story is uninteresting with too much time spent in the bedroom - so basically nothing of interest happens. The narration is commendable, however.

Not Everything About the Victorians is Out of Date

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2020

If not in-depth, this is an impressive social history, in breadth. As the history informs us more than once our way of life today owes a lot to the Victorians.

A Cockney Lad

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

Reviewed: 14-05-2020

The chapters on his working-class youth are one of the book's strengths as are the anecdotes of his acting career with some useful tips for aspiring actors.

An Intense Individual

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

Reviewed: 02-05-2020

Although his Seal training became a bit repetitive other segments on his violent father, the racism, his distance events, and the pull-up record attempt were interesting.

Nothing is New

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

Reviewed: 21-04-2020

Nothing is new. The story is very compactly told and yet you don't feel that anything is missing. Another interesting segment of Victorian history.