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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Terrible.

The accents are the worst I've ever heard on an audio book. I tried to ignore them but gave up at chapter 10. Beevor is great historian but the narration is absolutely terrible. I'm furious and will demand my money back.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-17

hilarious tale of the bright young things

interwar years filled with booze and parties and the impending doom of WWII. Robert Hardy is brilliant as ever.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-15

FRP's

The Britannia
The Albion

Just started watching Peep Show and it's brilliant stuff.

If it all caves in David can always do walking tours of London.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-15

Excellent unbiased account of Overlord

Great audiobook. Well read. It would be great if you could include a PDFs of the campaign maps.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-15

Everything comes in cycles

Loved this book. Was waiting to read it for ages and was delighted when it popped up in my recommendations. The hype associated to the Internet and the telegraph is uncanny.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-15

Sam was a bad man

Who lived interesting times. Wonderful acting by all. It really brings the restoration to light. Charles II seems like a cad 😃

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-15

Ellman breaths life into JJ

great to know more about She the penman. A true genius and life brilliantly told and narrated.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-13

Wolf Hall is a masterpiece.

What did you like most about Wolf Hall?

Seeing Tudor England from Cromwell's viewpoint really worked for me.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wolf Hall?

Cromwells interaction with Wolsey was riveting.

Have you listened to any of Simon Slater’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, first time.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed several times, and winced at the casual brutality many times.

Any additional comments?

Thank God beheading has been eradicated ;-/

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-13

What a genious Beevor is!

Would you listen to The Second World War, Part Two: Alamein to Nagasaki again? Why?

Absolutely. It is so well written and narrated, a masterpiece.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Second World War, Part Two: Alamein to Nagasaki?

The subtle use of accents really drives the narrative along.

Have you listened to any of Sean Barrett’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, first time.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Too many to mention really.

Any additional comments?

Fantastic audiobook.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-13

A load of old twaddle

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Absolutely nothing

Has Goodbye to All That put you off other books in this genre?

No, just anyone from the interwar years

Would you be willing to try another one of Martin Jarvis’s performances?

Yes, not his fault Graves' life is much less interesting than his novels ;-)

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Apathy

Any additional comments?

No

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0 of 10 people found this review helpful