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Melinda - YarnderWoman

Perth, Western Australia
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Fantastic!

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Reviewed: 24-11-2019

Incredibly inspiring and practical - I will be listening to it more than once, to get more and more inspiration for my own decluttering.

I love that the author is speaking from a place of experience of needing to declutter herself. Just like her previous book on cleaning, there are lots of specific examples and plenty of 'ah huh' moments.

The only slight issue I had is that she is directs her advice to women, and specifically mothers - and of course anyone can declutter, not just female homemakers. However, the advice she gives is definitely applicable to everyone, even if she mostly directs it to one group of people (ie the group she herself is in). Definitely don't let this put you off though, as the ideas and advice (and her delivery - pitch-perfect) is gold.

Less is Definitely More

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Reviewed: 24-11-2019

This is such a lovely book - very gentle, but with hard-hitting truths. I have previously read the physical book (a few years ago) and it was so lovely to re-read by listening to the author this time.

It's a very inspiring topic, and gave me lots of food for thought for simplifying in my own life. I am considering a shopping ban myself, so this gave me lots of great ideas.

Fantastic story of the drought and family horror

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 30-10-2019

Trigger warning - there is descriptions (though not graphic) of domestic violence and sexual abuse in this book.

Jane Harper is an incredible author - she has captured the feel of an Australian country town perfectly. (That is, the white man's country town - just to specify.)

Steven Shanahan is the perfect narrator - his voice, tone and emphasis is pitch perfect.

This is a really enjoyable mystery and very clever - very much enjoyed it. The only reason I have given it 4 stars overall is due to the fact that Jane's subsequent books were even better!

Incredible - outback noir at its finest

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Reviewed: 30-10-2019

I was engaged with this story from the beginning. The characters are well developed, the story/mystery builds beautifully and the ending was perfect.

Steve Shanahan is the perfect narrator - incredibly appropriate Australian accents, differentiating between characters well.

This was such a pleasure to listen to and I was so sad when it was over and there was none left. :-)

Listen to this book!

Great quick listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 27-09-2019

A very engaging story with outstanding narration - all the regional Irish accents and differentiation between characters was wonderful.

The story is resolved, though the ending comes quickly (but not surprisingly, given the length of the overall story).

I am definitely keen to listen to the books in the series now.

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Easy listen, quite amising

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-07-2019

Kerre is a gifted narrator and tells her story with humour and appropriate self-deprecation. This was a nice listen and I enjoyed it a lot.

Very persuasive

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Reviewed: 11-07-2019

The author makes solid points and I found the book very persuasive- it has definitely helped both my liminal and subliminal mind (as discussed in the book) see alcohol as more of a poison than a pleasure.

Two weeks on and I haven’t wanted to drink anything, at all.

Interesting with slightly annoying narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-2019

The narrator definitely gives feeling to her speech, but it’s a little OTT and sometimes the emphasis changes what I think was the original tone.

The different clutter types are very interesting to hear about and it definitely makes sense to me - I plan to implement some of the suggestions for my ‘type’.

But yeah, the narration is very “American” and annoying, at times. I still finished it though.

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Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-07-2019

A very easy-to-understand, practical guide to mindfulness and the benefits. I would definitely recommend it.

MIND BLOWING

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Reviewed: 20-05-2019

There is so much awesomeness in this book, I don’t know where to start.

We have all been kept in the dark about periods/bodies for far too long (thanks, Patriarchy) and this book is so informative and useful.

It is also brilliant in being so intersectional and inclusive - incredible to hear.

Everyone needs to read this book, especially if you are a person born with a uterus.

Thank you, Maisie!