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Phoebe

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-18

Wonderful

A fascinating and very enjoyable re-telling of Jane Austen's life. I found the narration of the quotes of family and friends slightly jarring, but otherwise I loved it.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-17

Another wonderful book from Meik Wiking

I'm starting to think Meik Wiking is a modern day hero. This book is uplifting, inspiring and a joy to listen to.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-17

Outstanding

A superb book - fascinating, thought-provoking and entirely engaging. It held my attention all the way through. The amazing content is matched by high-class narration. Highly recommended.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-17

A bit dated

Lovely content but a bit dated now (written 35 years ago!) and the narration makes the author sound a bit smug. Grated on my nerves at times.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-17

Brilliant!

I loved this audiobook and couldn't switch it off! The characters are really strong and I was fully caught up in the story, genuinely concerned for the outcome. Juliet Stevenson is, I think, my favourite narrator. I listened to this over Christmas and New Year and it was a real treat.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-12-16

A new Christmas classic

A magical story from the wonderful Matt Haig - perfect Christmas bedtime listening for little kids and big kids alike! Full of clever links and jokes and the odd political comment on our times. Stephen Fry's narration is joyous and captivating.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-16

Not for me

I didn't find I learned very much about the culture of the places or could imagine myself there. It was just a lot of Alexander Armstrong describing the cold - more stand up comedy than good travel writing.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-10-16

Epic

I was surprised by how much I got caught up in the story. After a slow-ish start, I found I cared very deeply for these characters who survive across the centuries and who will stay with me for a long time.

Juliet Stevenson's narration deserves an Oscar!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-16

A little book of happiness

A lovely introduction to the concept of hygge that made me feel sheer happiness whilst I was listening to it. Highly recommended for a cosy listen.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-16

Just lovely

A moving and inspiring account of dog ownership (and gardening) told lovingly and beautifully by the wonderful Monty Don.

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