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  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,841
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,979
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,919

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Eryn Bicker on 12-07-2018

A Family Legend

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

Reviewed: 05-12-2018

If only this advice was available 30 years ago we would be well ahead today .... A must for every beginner..

  • The Land Before Avocado

  • By: Richard Glover
  • Narrated by: Richard Glover
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

There’s plenty of nostalgia right now for the Australia of the past, but what was it really like? In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Australia. It’s a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: a place that is scary and weird, dangerous and incomprehensible, and now and then surprisingly appealing. It’s the Australia of his childhood. The Australia of the late '60s and early '70s. Let’s break the news now: they didn’t have avocado. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Far too long. Struggled to push past chapter 3.

  • By brook on 23-11-2018

Totally Brillant

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

Reviewed: 05-12-2018

For those who grew up with the Beatles, it's a must read. Enjoy the laughs and tears...

  • The Reckoning

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

Pete Banning was Clanton's favourite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbour and a faithful member of the Methodist Church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it - to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends and to the people of Clanton - was 'I have nothing to say'. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The most depressing book written by John

  • By Anonymous User on 12-11-2018

The Plot

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

Reviewed: 05-12-2018

Great lead up, well structured with an ordinary finish. Bit like a mediocre wine with a inspiring label...

  • The Guns of Navarone

  • By: Alistair MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Twelve hundred British soldiers isolated on the small island of Kheros off the Turkish coast, waiting to die. Twelve hundred lives in jeopardy, lives that could be saved if only the guns could be silenced. The guns of Navarone, vigilant, savage and catastrophically accurate. Navarone itself, grim bastion of narrow straits manned by a mixed garrison of Germans and Italians, an apparently impregnable iron fortress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless Thriller

  • By The Listener on 18-06-2018

Timeless Thriller

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

Reviewed: 18-06-2018

Read them as a kid..still great today.. Alistair never disappoints.. classic writing style.. very enjoyable.