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Sally Athanassiou

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Far Too Abridged !

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

Reviewed: 09-08-2019

While I adore hearing the now-deceased McCourt reading his memoir in his own endearing Irish brogue... this abridged version is far too short. It's just over 2 hours long, while the original audiobook for the full length novel was 15 hours long. That gives you an idea of just how much has been removed. It's hard to appreciate the richness of the characters and story with so much left out, and it's not nearly as funny and poignant when McCourt's telling is distilled to a highlights reel. Do yourself a favour and track down the full recording, or read the book, because the UN-abridged Angela's Ashes really is a classic

Not exactly thrilling

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

Reviewed: 09-08-2019

Not a bad read. The book has a focus on speading awareness and appeals to the public for information about these cases. Many chapters were simply interviews with police and crime reporters about the nature of their job. A pretty good overview of some Australian mysteries, and it was nice to hear from the relatives of the missing and murdered. But often certain theories and details of the case were left out, and crime buffs might have a better time researching these stories online for an in-depth analysis

abridged version, too short!

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

Reviewed: 26-05-2019

Great book pity they only recorded about 50% of it for audio version.. not worth the expense. I was expecting the full novel