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John William Guise

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Surprised How Good This Was!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-06-17

I picked this up as a Daily Deal and read it on Ryan Holiday's recommendation. I know nothing about surfing but I was sucked into the story and Finnegan's life. Pick it up you will be too. Knowing nothing about surfing is probably a benefit for this book.

A Gripping Thriller

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-04-27

This is well worth reading - an amazing military thriller that is great escapist listening

Really interesting short biography

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-04-16

I've never been that interested in the fruit trade, but I picked this one up on Ryan Holiday's recommendation and got sucked in from the first page. It's a true story but reads like a novel. Pick up this book.

The Narration Killed This One for Me

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-29

I try to give every book an honest listen. This one is just the facts and I felt like I was listening to a textbook and it was just not enjoyable at all. I got about eight and half hours in before I gave up.

Great Story - Chinese Pronunciation Needs Work

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-09

I loved the story. I lived in Shanghai for 10 years and spent a lot of time on Changle Lu. The author does a great job of describing the street. The only downside is the Narrator's Chinese pronunciation is off - I had check a map to confirm what the road name was as he said it in such a way that sounded like four or five different roads in the area. If you can get past that you'll love the book.

Learned A Lot - Great for Non-Tennis Fan

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-03

I didn't know a lot about Arthur Ashe and learned a lot. I'm not a tennis fan so preferred the off-court parts of the book.

An Addictive Listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-29

I listened to this one in about 24-hours. It's got all the elements of a crime thriller and all the details of great journalism.

Overwhelming Info

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-28

Well researched, but I feel like I was drowning in information. That made the book hard to follow at times.

Good Story, but a Few Pronunciation Issues

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-13

This is a great balanced story, definitely worth a listen. A small complaint but the narrator isn't familiar with Canadian English and mispronounced Trois Rivere and toque amongst other words.

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More about the Spy then the traitor

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-30

This story is more about the Russian spy for MI6. Aldrich Ames feels like an afterthought. Still a decent listen