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  • Ghost Stories: Original Tales & Ghostly Urban Legends

  • By: Seth Andrews
  • Narrated by: Seth Andrews
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
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    5 out of 5 stars 7
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    5 out of 5 stars 7

Producing an immersive audiobook experience (with narration, actors, music, and sound effects), Seth Andrews has drawn upon his decades-long experience as a broadcaster and storyteller to conjure an eerie otherworld of ghosts, spirits, devils, and supernatural beasts. A mix of original tales and popular urban legends, these 14 freestanding chapters favor ghouls over gore, providing easily digestible vignettes of supernatural fiction, ghostly lore, and creepy fun for anyone who has ever enjoyed a scary film, haunted house, or Halloween campfire story. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fan freaky tastic

  • By Ken on 24-04-2019

Fan freaky tastic

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Reviewed: 24-04-2019

Great collection of stories with excellent production. Hope he does more one day if he can find the time.

  • The Clash of Civilizations?

  • By: Samuel P. Huntington
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Ken on 11-12-2018

Very interesting

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Reviewed: 11-12-2018

Short and informative. The predictions are proving to be remarkably accurate. If this book tells us anything its how we need to stop finding what separates us, and start focusing on what brings us together. It seems we have been moving toward a potentially catastrophic clash that no one is going to enjoy.

  • Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith

  • By: Richard Carrier
  • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    5 out of 5 stars 5
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    5 out of 5 stars 5

Dr. Richard Carrier, world-renowned philosopher and historian, explains the four reasons he does not accept the Christian religion, describing four facts of the world that, had they been different, he would believe. Those four reasons are God's silence, God's inaction, the lack of evidence, and the way the universe looks exactly like a godless universe would, and not at all like a Christian universe would, even down to its very structure. Dr. Carrier addresses all the usual replies to these claims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Ken on 28-11-2018

Excellent

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Reviewed: 28-11-2018

Some truly compelling arguments made succinctly. Very informative, and thoughtful. It is also accesble to anyone.

  • The Strange Death of Europe

  • Immigration, Identity, Islam
  • By: Douglas Murray
  • Narrated by: Robert Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
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    5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone needs to read this as soon as possible!

  • By Anonymous User on 02-06-2017

Excellent.

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Reviewed: 29-04-2018

Douglas Murray is not a racist as many would have you believe. in fact, throughout this book he promotes a genuine and sincere attitude of compassion toward genuine minorities and people who are suffering regardless of their skin tone. He also speaks of issues that must be eventually managed with either words and reason or at the barrel of a gun. Douglas Murray is working hard on the first option.

  • The Remaining

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker 20 feet below the basement level of his house, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a plague ravages the planet, infecting over 90% of the populace. The bacterium burrows through the brain, destroying all signs of humanity and leaving behind little more than base, prehistoric instincts. The infected turn into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. Someday soon, the soldier will have to open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into this new wasteland, to complete his mission....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't start, it will get you hooked.

  • By Andy on 16-11-2015

Best Fiction I've heard in ages.

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Reviewed: 25-10-2017

Hardly ever bother with fiction any more. I am very glad I made an exception for this. it's just a great story, that doesn't get bogged down, but still really delivers.

  • The Righteous Mind

  • Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
  • By: Jonathan Haidt
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 218
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • everyone needs to listen to this book

  • By Ken on 02-05-2017

everyone needs to listen to this book

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Reviewed: 02-05-2017

I'm convinced that the way forward lies in the ideas and attitudes raised in this book. the left and right are becoming more and more hostile and distant from one another and no good could possibly come from it. within this book are some very important insights that may help is all be a little more open to discussion and compromise

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  • The Truth About Muhammad

  • Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion
  • By: Robert Spencer
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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In The Truth about Muhammad, New York Times best-selling author and Islam expert Robert Spencer offers an honest and telling portrait of the founder of Islam -- perhaps the first such portrait in half a century -- unbounded by fear and political correctness, unflinching, and willing to face the hard facts about Muhammad's life that continue to affect our world today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Educational

  • By John Robinson on 08-02-2017

Excellent Resource

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Reviewed: 25-11-2016

great book. a lot of work and research has gone into the book, and while I am sure some will see it a biased, as some always will, any opinions expressed by the author seem to be well grounded in fact. once you know this much about the founder of Islam, it's hard not to form a strong opinion.

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  • How to Eat Like a Rebel

  • The Science of Being Vegetarian
  • By: Amir Shakir
  • Narrated by: Amir Shakir
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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This book introduces you to the science of healthy eating and the benefits of having a plant-based diet. Diseases associated with meat consumption are on the rise and so is genetically engineered food production. Find out how to select healthy foods and what you should be looking for. Scientific studies are providing some answers and solutions to food-related disease, but food production is still behind the curve. Find out about some of the chemicals in our foods and learn to avoid them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Ken on 16-08-2016

excellent

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Reviewed: 16-08-2016

great deal of information, in a concise form. very, very interesting things to know, and well worth the investment if you don't want to research this stuff yourself.

  • How To Be A Successful Vegetarian Bodybuilder

  • By: Trevor Clinger
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Ann
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

This short book will be the most beneficial for any vegan bodybuilder wanting to make it to the stage. I cut to the chase and define the proper training and diet a vegetarian must have based on how strict they are. I recognize the discipline involved in the vegetarian diet, and there's no reason that the same discipline can't be applied to supplementation and specialized training, which is significantly different form the meat-eater-type bodybuilder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Useful

  • By Ken on 15-08-2016

Useful

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Reviewed: 15-08-2016

narration was robotic, but information was clear and concise.
it cuts straight to the point which is very handy on an audiobook like this.