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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (963 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Craig Taylor Narrator: Steven Crossley, Anna Bentinck, Sartaj Garewal, Jo Hall, Robert Slade Publisher: Essence Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN:
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Here are the voices of London - rich and poor, native and immigrant, women and men. From market traders to actors; squatters to pilots; from a dominatrix to a wiccan priestess - together, these voices paint a vivid, epic, and wholly fresh portrait of 21st-century London.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 2/17/2014

    " This book is a mixed bag. Some chapters I would award five stars and other would be lucky to get one. The book is divided into a relating subject with a few personal short stories about the particular area. My favorite transportation centric section talked about "The Knowledge" (test for driving a black cab) and the woman who provides the Voice of the London Tube. I could have skipped the dominatrix and ricksha client with a foot fetish etc... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 2/12/2014

    " The city is better than the book. The book still made me want to hop on a flight to Gatwick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 2/8/2014

    " Interesting, but not something that works well to sit down and read all at once. Would be better to flip through and read different sections at different times. An in-depth picture of London, both the good and the bad sides...Probably best for someone who currently lives there, used to live there, or is planning on traveling/moving there. Hard to relate to the different parts of town if you're not familiar with the city. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 2/1/2014

    " If you love London, you will enjoy reading this book. Taylor gives insight into the daily life of London by interviewing people from many different jobs (a trash collector, a taxi cab driver, a teacher, etc.) and many different perspectives (recent arrivals, etc.). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jule | 1/27/2014

    " I have to admit that most parts of this book made me feel really glad that I'm not living in London (which probably makes it my husband's favourite book ever), but it certainly is interesting and you get to know lots of funny, quirky bits and pieces about the city and its people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn Witt | 1/21/2014

    " I really enjoyed this read - having always been an Anglophile, it was right up my alley. I loved the first-hand accounts of Londoner's feelings about London - from SO many perspectives. I would love it if Craig Taylor (or an equally talented interviewer) would do one of these for every major (or even minor) city. If anyone knows of a comparable book about NY, Chicago or points elsewhere, I'd love to know about it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisa | 1/19/2014

    " I loved the wide range of people interviewed and the poetic way so many of them spoke about their beautiful city. Even when they were talking about less pleasant aspects of it, it was still completely fascinating. I did not want this book to ever, ever end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoe | 1/18/2014

    " I found it fascinating to read about all of the different experiences, thoughts, opinions and feelings that people have about London, particularly people who shared insight into the bits that you don't necessarily see - the tube driver, the market workers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Talli Roland | 1/16/2014

    " Interesting peek into the lives of fellow Londoners. Some of the interviews were just a *touch* lengthy, but I still really enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 1/2/2014

    " Very interesting, but about 200 pages too long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzette | 11/26/2013

    " A very enjoyable read. If you liked any of Studs Terkel, then you will like this. My only complaint is that all of the stories had the sound of the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy H | 11/21/2013

    " Not as good as it could easily have been "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 10/27/2013

    " Insightful & honest commentary on what it's really like to live in London - or any world city, for that matter. The feeling of being eaten alive by a place, of loving that place, of hating that place. Of knowing the city's idiosyncrasies. A book I wish I had written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jo Ann | 6/4/2013

    " I had a very difficult time getting through all of this book. I thought it might make me want to visit London, but it had the exact opposite effect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mo Evans | 5/30/2013

    " Masterpiece of individuals' voices, captured respectfully, as non-fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 5/27/2013

    " I'd like to see more books like this for other cities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlene | 5/14/2013

    " Fascinating accounts by a variety of London residents - from a dumpster diver to the crew who monitors the transportation system. Their narratives give a lively look at the city. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 3/20/2013

    " I absolutely loved all of the stories in this book and it is totally worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noel Rooks | 2/15/2013

    " Kind of obsessed with London lately. This starts out great, very much like classic Studs Terkel. Gets kind of repetetive by the end. But still quite readable, a slice of London as seen by its citizens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Steinhoff | 2/2/2013

    " I loved this book because I love London. It was so much fun to see how my impressions of the city matched up with all these different people. It was also really fun when someone talked about a road or a borough and I was like "I know where that is! I can picture it!" So much fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty Johnson | 12/29/2012

    " Very interesting, many points of view. I am getting book reviews from the Manchester Guardian on Google reader and that's where I found this. "

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