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Thorough and Insightful.

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Reviewed: 17-01-2021

The Professor was clear, engaging, and kept all aspects of the topic interesting. I will certainly listen to the rest of his recordings on other subjects.

An Invaluable Resource

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Reviewed: 30-12-2020

The firsthand accounts give a perspective and humanity to the war that statistics and general facts cannot. From men in the trenches, pilots, artillery men, officers and women at home, this compilation of stories is guaranteed to stay with you. Must read. Note: a background knowledge of the main offensives and locations could be useful, or a map to reference while listening.

Absolutely loved it.

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Reviewed: 06-12-2020

As a fan of the movie - and being well aware that when reading a book for which a movie was made can potentially do either format a disservice, as expectations are raised - I was delighted to find the novel as vibrant and heartfelt as the movie. The book is beautifully phrased and a pleasure to listen too. I am certainly now also a fan of the novel.

Victorians Like You've Never Known Them Before

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Reviewed: 20-11-2020

Brilliantly narrated, with great production value in cast and use of effects. The information was enlightening, and at points amusing, sobering, and cringe-inducing. Highly recommended for anyone with curiosity about history and/or human nature.

Another Outstanding Book and Performance

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Reviewed: 11-11-2020

Doughty does it again with this series of questions answered in her signature witty way. Often taking unexpected turns down interesting little branches, her answers are juicy info nuggets.

Interesting information, but hard to follow.

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-11-2020

I learnt a lot I hadn't known, but the sameness of the cast made it hard to keep track of who was talking to who, and put it in context.

Interesting, but a little light on detail.

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Reviewed: 08-10-2020

While it was interesting, it didn't offer the depth of information and perspective I hoped for, perhaps because of the short length of the podcast series.

A solid adventure and action story.

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Reviewed: 25-08-2020

I quite enjoyed the mythology and creativity of the story. It was well thought out, but the delivery was a little too neat, in as much as the chances of things happening or being found in such a way broke the suspension of disbelief a little.

Can't say enough good things.

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Reviewed: 23-08-2020

One of the best books I've read in any genre. Doughty is respectful and introspective, while at the same time narrates with her trademark wit and heart. Did not disappoint on any level.

Loved the unconventional style.

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Reviewed: 12-08-2020

I got this book because it was recommended, and was delighted to find it was the basis for one of my favourite movies. If you are looking for a blow by blow of the movie plot you will be disappointed, but the spirit of both book and movie are in keeping. I feel McCormick's performance fits well with the persona of the biologist.