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The Coining of a Phrase

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

Reviewed: 12-11-2019

The novel comprises an unending number of examples of reverse logic and it is to be admired for its originality.

Hot Stuff

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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: 10-10-2019

On a first read/hearing there are parts that are hard to understand but there are also satirical gems.

A Bloody Era

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

Reviewed: 16-09-2019

Stephen Fry must be one of the top narrators - I normally don't find the Classical Gods and the heroes very interesting but with Stephen behind the wheel, he instills some enthusiasm for the subject not only through his academic knowledge but with his comedic bent. However, I must admit that at times I was more interested in his narrative skills than the story he was telling.

A Stepping Stone

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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: 20-08-2019

This short overview is a good introduction to Russian history and can be used as a stepping stone for deeper reading.

Some of it Was Over My Head

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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: 10-08-2019

Some of it was over my head but Neil's enthusiasm kept my interest up. There may well be no meatier topic.

Z is for Zimmermann

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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: 06-08-2019

A fascinating slice of World War I history including the events leading up to it and its repercussions.

So It Goes

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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: 06-08-2019

This book is hard to categorise but importantly it is anti-war among a lot of other things - So It Goes.

They Were Not Boring

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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: 24-07-2019

Mum and her girls were incapable of being boring. They also lived in interesting times.

Doom and Gloom

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

Reviewed: 04-07-2019

The storyline is unending gloom and doom and as such, it is wearing on the listener.

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Snapshot in Time

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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: 23-06-2019

Rebecca raises the important issues facing Australians prior to their general election in 2019 - they are presented concisely and in a reasonably balanced manner.