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Chris Pedder

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This is nothing but someone reading out recipes!

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

Reviewed: 23-02-2021

Unlike the excellent pop-sci books eg What Einstein Kept Under his Hat, this has no science or explanations in it.
I’m baffled why anyone would produce this as an audio book.

Enjoyable Book

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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: 19-11-2020

I really did enjoy the story apart from increasingly frequent descents into Mills & Boons “bodice ripper” romance and bedroom scenes. Not sure if I’ll get anything else by Ken Follet.

Perhaps if you’d grown up in UK it’d be ok.

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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: 13-10-2020

Only Bill Bryson book that I had absolutely no interest in finishing. Charming but utterly unsatisfying.

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Excellent stories of coppers in the bush

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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: 24-08-2020

I wasn’t expecting much but this is the best book I’ve read / listened to in ages. It helps having been a copper and living in Oz but I thoroughly recommend it.

Chilling Tale that Runs Parallel to Reality

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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: 06-02-2020

There are many parallels to be drawn, both from things and deeds in the past and, chillingly, in some parts of the world today.

Beware - it’s the same content as “Liquid Rules”

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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: 19-11-2019

Great book so bought the others by same author. Audible really must make this clear. Second time I have bought the same book repackaged in a fortnight.

Beware - it’s “to be continued...”

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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: 06-09-2019

Enjoyed the book but it’s not a complete entity. We have to wait for the next volume to get to (I assume) the main plot. Rather annoying and on principle won’t be buying the next one. And shall return this.

Narrator lets down his own book.

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

Reviewed: 25-06-2019

I am a huge fan of Chown’s books. His voice, however, is not one that lends itself to narration and detracts from an interesting story.

A good book let down by a poor narrator

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

Reviewed: 16-06-2018

Woefully underprepared narrator - utterly mispronounced words such as Eritrea, ancien régime and plenty of others. Not only confusing but destroys the credibility of the book. Narrator’s flat intonation makes this a good bedtime book as well.

Fascinating and a lot of fun

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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: 04-04-2018

If you could sum up New Scientist: The Origin of (Almost) Everything in three words, what would they be?

It’s a well-written explanation of a wide range of topics. Competently narrated, I look forward to NS doing a second volume.