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  • The Invisible Hook

  • The Hidden Economics of Pirates
  • By: Peter T. Leeson
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Gage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late 17th- and early 18th-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Garth on 31-01-2017

Great!

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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: 31-01-2017

Both entertaining and informative, the Invisible Hook was well paced and a great book for a long drive.I couldn't fault it

  • Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,586
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,578

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia.... In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are. Girt introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock", and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Blue History of Australia - Addicted

  • By Nelson C on 25-05-2015

I want that 45 min of my life back

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-2017

Girt is a series of annoying gags strung together around the thinnest pretext of an historical narrative. Any explanatory power is assumedly consigned to the foot notes.. I don't know.. it's an audiobook so I didn't check.
It's made worse by the author's narration. "Comedic" (and at times perhaps playfully racist) accents used by the narrator for quotes of foreign characters are both annoying and unintelligible... Mark Twain as some sort of camp Colonel Sanders is just the beginning.
A far better execution of irreverent Australian history (with some actual historical rigour) can be found in something like Leviathan by John Birmingham. But what do i know? It's on the best seller list

  • The Power of Storytelling

  • Captivate, Convince, or Convert Any Business Audience Using Stories from Top CEOs
  • By: Jim Holtje
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
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    0 out of 5 stars 0
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    0 out of 5 stars 0

A guide to crafting unforgettable, attention-grabbing business communications – from speeches and letters to business plans - using stories from the world's top business leaders. The world's foremost business leaders are also great storytellers. For example, industry titan Jack Welch has told how his mother instilled enough tough love and confidence in him to overcome the fact that he was the shortest kid in his class and had a severe stutter.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Pointless as an audiobook

  • By Garth on 02-02-2016

Pointless as an audiobook

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-2016

This is a dry reference book for speech writers. Not really in line with the description nor of any use in audiobook format