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  • History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective

  • By: Gregory S. Aldrete, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Gregory S. Aldrete
  • Length: 24 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    5 out of 5 stars 18
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The ancient world has cast a long shadow, influencing our customs and religious beliefs, our laws, and the form of our governments. It has taught us when and how we make war or pursue peace. It has shaped the buildings we live and work in and the art we hang on our walls. It has given us the calendar that organizes our year and has left its mark on the games we play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Passionately told, innovately written

  • By Jack on 20-03-2019

Passionately told, innovately written

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Reviewed: 20-03-2019

An incredible recount of what makes us who we are today with interesting insights and a little flair to keep you entertained.

  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 388
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    5 out of 5 stars 359
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    5 out of 5 stars 359

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the prudish but well written/read

  • By Carron on 11-08-2018

hilarious and touching

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Reviewed: 20-02-2019

a great reflection into the sacrifices made by those there for us in our darkest hours

  • An Anthropologist on Mars

  • By: Oliver Sacks
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 3

As with his previous best seller, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, in An Anthropologist on Mars Oliver Sacks uses case studies to illustrate the myriad ways in which neurological conditions can affect our sense of self, our experience of the world and how we relate to those around us. Writing with his trademark blend of scientific rigour and human compassion, he describes patients such as the colour-blind painter or the surgeon with compulsive tics that disappear in the operating theatre - patients for whom disorientation and alienation but also adaptation are inescapable facts of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful painting of atypical genius

  • By Jack on 13-02-2019

A wonderful painting of atypical genius

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Reviewed: 13-02-2019

A marvellous recount of miraculous people overcoming extraordinary challenges. Told in Sacks classic, magically descriptive style.

  • Heroes

  • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 548
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    5 out of 5 stars 512
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    5 out of 5 stars 509

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes, written and read by Stephen Fry. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils or outwitted scheming vengeful gods quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing from start to end!

  • By Anonymous User on 27-11-2018

I wish I could give it 6 stars

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Reviewed: 25-12-2018

Wonderful whimsical story telling by Stephen Fry at his best. I enjoyed it even more than Mythos and I cant wait to read the third installment.

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  • The Art of Raising a Puppy

  • By: The Monks of New Skete
  • Narrated by: Michael Wager
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    5 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Here is everything you need to know about the crucial first months of your puppy's life, from monks who have been breeding, raising, and training German Shepherds for more than 25 years. Their extraordinary grasp of every facet of puppy behavior has gained them worldwide attention.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well written but not sure about shaking your dog

  • By Jack on 27-11-2018

Well written but not sure about shaking your dog

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Reviewed: 27-11-2018

It's a good and passionately written/ read book but it is very punishment based training.

  • Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution

  • The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love
  • By: Zak George
  • Narrated by: Zak George
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    5 out of 5 stars 22

Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. His fresh approach puts a strong emphasis on the relationship with the individual dog - informed by breed-specific traits - allowing people to treat the root cause of behavior issues rather than the symptoms and teach their dogs faster without the use of punishments or stress. For the first time, George has distilled all the information from his hundreds of videos into one master guide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it. Thanks.

  • By Sylvia Reihana on 05-09-2018

Wonderfully short, simple and explanatory.

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Reviewed: 21-11-2018

Zak has a great compassionate take on dog training and goes through the process of getting and training your dog step by step

  • The Intelligent Investor Rev Ed.

  • By: Benjamin Graham
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

The greatest investment advisor of the 20th century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing" - which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies - has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market Bible ever since its original publication in 1949.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1.5x Speed and you're away and laughing...

  • By Campbell Burrowes on 02-03-2017

Simple, comprehensive and interesting.

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Reviewed: 14-11-2018

Biblical counsel on investing in the 21st century despite being 50 years old. Prerequisite reading for anyone who considers themselves an investor.

  • Hell Island

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Hell Island does not appear on any maps. It is a secret place where classified experiments have been carried out. Experiments that have gone terribly wrong. When all contact with the island is inexplicably lost, four crack Special Forces units are dropped in. Their mission is to land on Hell Island and discover what has happened. Nothing can prepare them for what they find there. You could say they've just entered Hell. Only that would be wrong. This is much, much worse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • disappointingly short.

  • By Anonymous User on 06-08-2018

Gorillas ain't thrillers

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Reviewed: 25-10-2018

great accents and well read. Cool story, probably could have done with more dragons and less gorillas

  • Invested

  • How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad)
  • By: Danielle Town, Phil Town
  • Narrated by: Danielle Town, Phil Town
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    5 out of 5 stars 14
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

In this essential handbook - a blend of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and The Happiness Project - the cohost of the wildly popular InvestED podcast shares her yearlong journey learning to invest, as taught to her by her father, investor and best-selling author Phil Town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Introduction to Investing Book

  • By Jack on 09-10-2018

Great Introduction to Investing Book

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Reviewed: 09-10-2018

A nice personal touch added to a well organized and simplified approach to investing. Thoroughly enjoyed.

  • 100 Minds That Made The Market

  • By: Ken Fisher
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1

Introducing the new Fisher Investment Series, comprised of engaging and informative titles written by renowned money manager and best-selling author Ken Fisher. This series offers essential insights into the worlds of investing and finance.Over the course of nearly two centuries, the innovations, mistakes, and scandals of different market participants have played an important role in shaping today's financial markets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting reflection on financial history

  • By Jack on 01-10-2018

Interesting reflection on financial history

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Reviewed: 01-10-2018

I think it makes a better coffee table than audiobook simply because it's stories dont flow into one another