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Nigel

Reading, United Kingdom
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-06-17

Fascinating but poor narration

The story of British intelligence is engaging throughout despite the robotic delivery of the narrator.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-15

Not a credible story

Heard much that was good of the book, but it didn't live up to its reviews. Far too many incredible coincidences to stomach. The final one made me groan with disappointment.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-15

Fascinating

If you're interested in modern history, politics and economics, this is an invaluable key to understanding the making of modern Europe.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-15

Fantastic story and storytelling

I absolutely love the complex plots and characters. All the books in the series are as satisfying as any novel I've read in any genre.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-15

Extremely useful

Addresses every aspect of writing with a structured and practical manner. Sol Stein writes with insight derived from his personal experience as a successful writer, editor and publisher. The narrator is a little dry at times, but the writing has clarity and humour.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-13

As gripping as a thriller, and a call to action.

Would you consider the audio edition of Treasure Islands to be better than the print version?

As much as I love reading, I can find more time to listen.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not applicable

Which character – as performed by Tim Bentinck – was your favourite?

Just the straight narration, which is very good. His 'character' voices are one the very the few weakness in an otherwise very good performance as narrator.

Any additional comments?

May change your perception of how our society is run, and of international politics too.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Delicious

The family member Jon Ronson most mercilessly portrays as pompous, delusional and subject to strange obsessions is himself. By comparison the subjects of his other articles, books and documentaries seem to have got off lightly.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

It's (honestly) great!

A fascinating study of human behaviour, that is also enjoyable for the humour with which Ariely delivers his insights: thoroughly accessible and well-narrated.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Lucid and deeply moving

Christopher Hitchens considers his life and his impeding death with an intelligence and humour that is admirable and inspiring. Simon Prebble is an excellent narrator.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Extremely interesting

Fascinating research into the malpractices of pharmaceutical companies. Its very accessibly written, well narrated, and a great companion to Goldacre's 'Bad Science'.

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