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Frighteningly close to reality

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

Reviewed: 04-06-2020

I found this book to be frighteningly close to the reality of how quickly people lose grip on civilization. We got a taste of this with the corona panics.
I would recommend keeping a notebook with the characters with a short description of who they are and their background.
The only negative about this book, is that it doesn’t end satisfactorily. In fact it doesn’t end. You are almost “tricked” into having to buy the next book in the series. I am now expecting that there will be a third book, and so I’m questioning whether it’s worth starting on book 2, or calling it a day here. Shame.

“I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.”

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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: 16-05-2020

Stephen Fry‘s performance was exceptional, as was his personal opinions of Conan Doyle‘s writing. He is obviously a fan, and it shows.
The stories, of course, I very much enjoyed. The bite-sized short stories were wonderful, but I really appreciated the longer novels.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my immersion in Holmes and Watson, and can’t recommend this work highly enough.

If you love the guitar, this is a must read book.

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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: 15-01-2020


In all honesty, I was apprehensive about reading this book. I thought I knew all there was to know about the history of guitar and it’s glory days. Man, was I wrong.
What an enjoyable journey it was to read. If you love the guitar, either as a player or collector or listener, this is a must read book. Enjoy it

An important book but it didn’t give any how-to’s

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2019

The book could have been so much better. I believe it’s concepts are important but it was more about the history and development of brain plasticity than the background followed by exercises, which is what I was hoping for.
Personally I found the reader genuine but dull.
I can recommend the subject matter but not this book by an important contributor to the science.

An information packed introduction

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

Reviewed: 25-09-2019

I have always wanted to know more about these 4 great sages, and the book delivered. It is so information packed you can expect to want to “read” it more than once.
Even so, I would have liked more information, but that’s not the point. The book has whet my appetite for further exploration of the great teachers of whom I want to learn more.
I just discovered PDF that you can download which is handy to be able to focus in on certain topics and let them “settle in your mind” before moving to the next point.
In summary, in was a very worthwhile and enjoyable book.

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An excellent mystery. Faultless.

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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: 13-09-2019

It’s rare to read a book in which you can find no fault whatsoever. The story revealed clues and motivations and characters chapter by chapter leading to the ultimate truth. I cannot stand books where the author is of the style “hey look at how clever I am with words “. In this book the authors writing style was totally transparent.
The actor who read the book did so in the same transparent style as the author. I was not even aware of his presence. I can’t think of a higher compliment. Well done!!