Ten Days

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86 Ratings

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anthony on 03-20-16

Thrilling political intrigue

Terrific read based on an imagined (but probably well researched) behind the scenes analysis of British politics and its sleazy underbelly alongside riots in London around 2011. Compelling reading built around players in this tragedy - politicians who will do anything to keep a step ahead, police leaders trying to cope with bureaucracy, politics, resource cuts, and community members feeling targeted, misunderstood and undermined. A great Audible listen... Atmospheric and impressive - has inspired me to read more from Gillian Slovo.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Martin on 06-01-16

Predictable and dreary

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story was predicable and dreary with two dimensional characters who I cared little for. This is my first review, I don't normally post anything but I thought my effort might save somebody else from buying this book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Gillian Slovo again?

Unlikely on this performance.

How could the performance have been better?

By not buying the book.

What character would you cut from Ten Days?

All of them.

Any additional comments?

Avoid and save your money.

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16 of 18 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Samantha Entwisle on 04-12-16

Excellent

Read this book. Obviously, meticulously researched, well written, and excellent narration. Palpable loathing of one of the politicians involved.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By A. McKechnie on 03-12-16

Awful stereotypes - silly story

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

No Londoner, that's for sure

Would you ever listen to anything by Gillian Slovo again?

I can't believe all her books are this bad - but I doubt I would try her again.

Did Joe Jameson do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

The narration was ok but the female characters were either posh or nasal sarth London.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

The book was a very slow starting story about nothing much. It might have been better as the play it originally was. As a Londoner I thought the description of the different characters was stereotypical and insulting, surprising given the author's background. Plot lines were obvious from a mile off. Nothing original or worth reading in this book. Hyped up book which I am returning for a refund.

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14 of 18 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Rose on 06-09-16

All in ten days

So far I have read about two hours of this book and already i can see what happened and how. It's a good plot by the sound of things but it reads like an extended newspaper article as if written by a journalist maybe a crime reporter or political correspondent or both. In that respect it's disappointing but it does raise some interesting questions such as what do we do when somebody with a mental health issue is targetted in order that somebody might provoke a situation. In some ways the book reads like something a social worker would write but it tries to use modern phrases. In summing up this title I'd say predictable but with a good plot badly executed. Too mmany 'saids' and not enough flair in terms of giving it the suspense the plot truly deserves. The narator doesn't help sounding throughout as though he has a speech problem.

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10 of 14 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By D. Clarke on 03-20-16

There are so many good people reading books...

Such poor narration. For me, it makes it almost unlistenable to.That is such as shame.

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8 of 12 people found this review helpful

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