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I’m still a fan, but wow this is wordy!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-04-2020

This is an insightful and interesting book. Malcolm Turnbull could have been one of Australia’s greatest PMs if the politics of jealousy and petty personal, destructive ambition within the liberal party - at the expense of the Australian community these politicians were being paid to serve - hadn’t prevented him delivering his big vision. Malcolm is a brilliant strategist and informed thinker - and unlike many of his fellow politicians he was there for the right reasons - he didn’t need the money or fame - he had those in spades - he just wanted Australia to fulfil its potential and for that I think many members of the Australian public will hold him in very high regard.

However - about the actual book. Do you remember how Malcolm was always criticised for being too wordy and detailed with his responses? Well, unfortunately so is this book which could be less detailed without losing the thread and so a lot more pacy and interesting. It’s beautifully read but I couldn’t get it to 5 stars because it ends up being a really weighty tome. I mean you don’t expect political memoirs to be exactly racy (although some are!) but this just wasn’t racy enough for me. Still - worth a look.

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Couldn’t put it down! Warm, heartfelt and amazing.

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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: 20-04-2020

A heartwarming, open story about an amazing man told with grace and candour. Taron Egerton’s warm and authentic performance along with a simply incredible story takes you on an unforgettable emotional roller coaster. I laughed, cried and loved every minute. Unputdownable!

Fabulous book! Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-11-2019

Thank you Mel Robbins. This is a fabulous listen and most helpful. Even though my background is so different to all the people presented I found something of myself in common with each of them, and got such a lot out of every story. I hope you do more of these Mel - a very powerful template for terrific real
life learning experiences for your listeners.

Perfect narration of a wonderful story

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-09-2019

I adore P.G. Wodehouse - he must be one of the worlds cleverest writers with the most amazing command of the English language. His works are witty and winsome - I enjoy every word. And as for Jonathan Cecil’s narration? How does one improve upon perfection? ❤️

A joy to listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 30-08-2019

A truly fabulous story with Jonathan Cecil’s absolutely perfect narration. ‘Joy in the Morning’ and ‘The Feudal Spirit’ are my two all time favourite Jeeves and Wooster books (so far). Highly recommended to anyone who loves charming stories, exquisitely written and superbly narrated. Whilst born generations apart, Wodehouse and Cecil are a splendid team who once again provide hours of marvellous, witty and laugh out loud escapism.

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Never so much fun was had!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-2019

I’ve rather enjoyed many of PG’s masterpieces bit this one is really laugh out loud. The book is wonderful and the performance by Jonathan Cecil perfect as always.

Fabulous story, unparalleled narrating, terrible audio

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-05-2019

As with all Jeeves and Wooster stories this is another beautifully written masterpiece, equally masterfully narrated by the perfect Jonathan Cecil. Terrible audio is the only negative and the publishers really should fix that. Surely the technology is available to do such a fix post production these days.

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From Deep Space with Love cover art

Disconnected

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-2018

I’ve read a lot of channeled works and there’s something about this one that just isn’t right. It feels odd to have a work dictated by beings from another planet who are so sophisticated spiritually that they can project to someone on earth, yet still have so many social and other issues in their own society. There’s such a disconnect here that makes me wonder about the level of veracity of the work. It feels at times like some not altogether very good creative writing.

Awful narration

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-2018

I couldn’t finish this - I didn’t get past the first chapter. The narration is breathy and awful. I hope someone else picks it up to read as I’m sure some pearls of wisdom are contained within!

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A bit whiny

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-2018

Hillary clearly got a rough deal during the 2016 election campaign. There are lots of reasons to rail - especially against a completely irresponsible media. But when she starts having a go at Bernie - which was just legitimate politicking - I turn off. In the end this book is quite repetitive and could have been half as long. Having said that, I like Hillary more having listened to this than before. For the 20+ odd years she has been in the public eye, she feels warmer and more human now. If she ever decides to run again I hope she brings more of this Hillary to her campaign. She’d be unbeatable.