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Timothy Llewellyn

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Genghis Khan is so underrated!

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Reviewed: 12-09-2020

Slightly slow start, but this book totally changed my understanding of this emporer and his empire!

Wordy and a bit overly detailed, but interesting.

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Reviewed: 14-08-2020

This book goes through a lot of names that can weigh down the listening, and is a bit like listening to a history textbook with heaps of similar sounding Russian names, but if you can make it through the first bit, it does have some quite interesting information about the ride of putin, and later on his relation to Trump!

Overall pretty good, but takes a while to get into

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Reviewed: 01-06-2020

It may just be the result of reading this right after finishing the life story of Malcolm Turnble, but the first section of this book was a real slog to get through, jumping right into the time as deputy prime minister, and then prime minister. This was probably fulfilled the purpose of explaining to the reader why Kevin Rudd needed to be deposed from the top job, but as a slightly less political reader I became bored with all the names and how they were involved.

Once this first section was over it became more interesting though, telling bits of our first female prime ministers life, issues with sexism in the press and Parliament, her roles in education policy and stopping boats and eventually bits about relationships with people like Wayne swan and other politicians.

All in all I think it could have been structured better to gain more interest first before being bogged down with details, and I don't know if I would recommend the whole book to people, or just chapters.

A good listen, interesting for about 75%

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Reviewed: 10-05-2020

I'm a labor or greens voter, but was really impressed by this guy, this might be because on the most part he is a great salesman for himself!

The lifestory prior to polotics is really interesting. Once he gets into politics maybe less so, but its only really towards the end that he spends a bit too much time standing up for his decisions and gets a bit boring mentioning all the people involved in political decisions. In the most part it is an informative account of political life from someone who really doesn't like Tony Abott.

I couldn't put this down!

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Reviewed: 12-03-2020

Maybe a book for a cyclist or someone interested in the big races, but his climb through the ranks, and all the training and big achievements made a great listen.

I had no idea how smart this guy is!

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Reviewed: 12-03-2020

It gets a little bit dry once he moved into polotics, and a story teller with an Austrian accent would have been nice, but I couldn't put this down! This lad is such a driven, smart and confident guy! I really learnt some life lessons from him!

Not what I expected.

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Reviewed: 12-03-2020

I think I just expected something different, more info about ocults etc. I'm a big fan of the author in all the TV series I have seen, but never got into this. It ends up being more of a detective look into some murders labeled the occult on the most part.

A good insight into borderline personality disord

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Reviewed: 12-03-2020

I was recommended this book by a mental health nurse at work. Its an easy to understand and listen to text book on borderline personality disorder. I've bought paperbacks for my friends!

Great listen.

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Reviewed: 12-03-2020

I'm not a runner, I just like biographies, and this was a really good book.

Some really funny bits, but not what I expected.

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Reviewed: 18-12-2019

I'm a big fan, and found bits to be hilarious, but based off of the title I expected more in depth looks at occult practices or people, and less criminal investigation.