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Totally enjoyed Stoner. Finished it over a couple of days. I wanted him to be stronger.
Gripping and quite terrifying. An exploration into the dark reality of counter terrorism. None of the glamour or money you often think these brave people get. Great narratives.
As I listened it was quite amazing how what Ruby discussed could have been about me, in fact it felt like I should have written it but was pipped to the post. It was intelligent and absolutely clear in its complexity. I've always been a great fan and empathise with her journey. A must read/listen for the 'Frazzled'. Full of practical ways to tame the beast that is the mind/brain conundrum. Thoroughly enjoyable.
21 of 21 people found this review helpful
Heart warming, funny and exceptionally poignant. I could not put this beautiful book/audio down. Simply wonderful.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful
Reading a prayer for Owen Meany was a journey so powerful that I have thought about and missed him every day. I have now listened to this wonderful book and it moved me even more because I knew what was coming.
On beginning this audio book, I was unable to think of anything other than getting back to it. Solomon Northup's story is as heartbreaking as it is heartwarming in the knowledge that he was saved after 12 terrible years being degraded by unscrupulous white slavers. His fortunate meeting with Bass leads him back to his rightful place. The overriding sadness Is for all the many black people that were held in captivity and the injustice felt will stay with the reader. This is truly a masterpiece of immeasurable importance.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Is it me that's crazy or is it everyone else?
I perservered with this load of tosh for the first half hoping that I would find some reasoning as to why on earth it is on the BBC top 100. It was hideously tedious and although I had read the previous reviews that give this 5 stars for its clever humour, I just didn't get it. Nonsense I'm afraid, absolute nonsense.
5 of 14 people found this review helpful