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Shelley Barva

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Great lecture

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Reviewed: 2020-02-18

This prof is great to listen to. Very down to earth, with a but of humour here and there. Highly recommend if you like history.

Great story, and I would listen to John Lee recite the phone book

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Reviewed: 2019-12-20

I love European history, and love, love Ken Follet’s writing style. I have listened to/read many other historical fiction novels about the same time period, but Ken’s books incorporate the history from the perspective of lesser players in the presence of famous historical figures, providing a slightly different perspective.

Elmer Fudd?

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-24

I wefuse to listen to a nawwator who can’t pwonounce his awws. I lasted fifteen minutes. Seems so unprofessional Audible—not impressed

A fun read

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Reviewed: 2019-06-26

I live in Alberta and have some idea of what Nelson is like. THe author clearly knows her setting and it was fun to hear her descriptions of this unique town. The story flowed nicely and showed the characters evolving in a positive way—as we all hope to do. The reader’s voice was perfect and her laid back narration was very enjoyable. I would listen to other books based on Kyra Harper being the reader.

I love medieval history

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-18

This series is great. Philippa Gregory weaves a compelling tale of politics, intrigue and history. My one big complaint about these books is the narrator. She speaks in such a dreary, depressing, miserable monotone that I eventually start to feel the same way. I would like to listen to more of her novels but the thought of listening to Amato’s voice for hours on end stops me.

Old tales with an updated twist

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Reviewed: 2019-02-01

Modern language injected with humour. Great voices and dramatization. Now I want to listen to part two

Are you kidding me? What a waste of time

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2018-11-04

A book full of stating the painfully obvious. “Don’t exaggerate”. “ Project confidence”. “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind”. “Never say yes to the question “Does this make me look fat?”
Ridiculous.

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Worth a read

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Reviewed: 2018-11-02

Simple, straightforward, organized and repetitive. Repetition in this case is desirable in that one has a good grasp of the concepts by the time the book is over

Okay

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-02

I would have enjoyed it much more had it been read by someone with an Asian accent

Interesting ciew of history as seen through the lens of disease

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Reviewed: 2018-11-02

At first I found the humour interspersed among the horrific details of illness to be inappropriate. However the author’s deadpan jokes narrator’s perfect delivery was so spot on that I found the book to be more and more amusing as it went on. (The first chapters were very dark and descriptive mind you). Gabra Zackman could be a comedian or a sitcom actress, and I would listen to anything read by her