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Miss Amy V

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  • The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine

  • By: Thomas Morris
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley, Thomas Morris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Blending fascinating history with lacerating wit, The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth will take you on a tour of some of the funniest, strangest and most wince-inducing corners of medical history. This fascinating collection of historical curiosities explores some of the strangest cases that have perplexed doctors across the world. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved it!!

  • By Miss Amy V on 17-03-2019

Absolutely loved it!!

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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: 17-03-2019

Well researched and full of humour. I enjoyed every gory part. Definitely worth the purchase.

  • Unhinged

  • By: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Narrated by: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

Few have been a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned 15 years - through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • One of the poorer stories I've heard.

  • By Miss Amy V on 05-09-2018

One of the poorer stories I've heard.

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-2018

I went into Newman's book with no expectations which was for the best. I found her story quite boring and narcissistic. Newman is clearly a very intelligent and articulate person, which makes it even harder for me to believe that she actually trusted Trump. Throughout the book she was more focused on her own ego (like Trump) and how she was a reality TV star. The story was shallow, seemed to be based more on anecdotes and I wonder if she truly cares about all the causes she mentions. I will give her credit for narrating her own book though, very well spoken and relaxing to hear.

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  • The Hidden Life of Trees

  • What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries From a Secret World
  • By: Peter Wohlleben
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

A forester's fascinating stories backed by the latest scientific research illustrate how trees nurture and talk to each other. Are trees social beings? In this international best seller - which has sold more than 320,000 copies in Germany alone - forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll never look at trees the same!

  • By K1W1Jax on 26-01-2019

Beautiful and eye opening

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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: 06-06-2018

As a lover of nature, I always knew trees were more than just 'things', but this book really opened my eyes about the life of trees and the ecosystems they're a part of.
I had no idea some species of trees protect eachother, and parent trees 'teach' their offspring to grow in a manner that will increase the likelihood of their future survival.
The author is wonderful and explains complex concepts in a way anyone can understand. The narrator was perfect for this book too. An overall enjoyable and enlightening listen.

  • It's Even Worse Than You Think

  • What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America
  • By: David Cay Johnston
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

No working journalist knows Donald Trump better than David Cay Johnston, who first met the 45th president in 1988 and has tracked him ever since. Featuring Johnston's renowned skill in bringing government policy to life, this crucial book explains how our daily lives will be affected by the actions of the Trump Administration. This book is essential listening for all Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lancing the Trump boil.

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-06-2018

It really is worse than anyone thinks!

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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: 23-05-2018

Brilliantly written and narrated. Johnston has used in-depth research and real life experience to produce this fantastic, yet terrifying book. I knew the Trump administration was bad, but I had no idea just how bad! I hope that others take this information with them when they need vote.

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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 436

In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Insights into Ethical Leadership

  • By PAUL W. KELLY on 11-05-2018

An eye opening listen, loved every minute

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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: 14-05-2018

I had no idea how articulate and interesting Jame Comey is. This isn't just a book about Comey's relationship with Trump, but an in-depth and enlightening look at his life, family and the lessons he's learned along the way. His writing is fluent, and his voice addictive. And it's not all serious - Comey certainly has a great sense of humour. If you're looking for an honest, professional and beautifully written book, I wholeheartedly suggest 'A Higher Loyalty'.

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  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

  • By: Oliver Sacks
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting insight

  • By Amanda on 04-04-2016

Amazing stories and beautifully narrated

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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: 11-02-2018

An amazing book by the famous neurologist Oliver Sacks. Some tales are full of hope, others full of sadness; but all were thoroughly interesting and beautifully written. The narrator also does this book so much justice. I'm certain you will not be disappointed by this audiobook.

  • I Contain Multitudes

  • The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
  • By: Ed Yong
  • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It's an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behaviour and bombard us with their genes. They also hold the key to understanding all life on earth. In I Contain Multitudes, Ed Yong opens our eyes and invites us to marvel at ourselves and other animals in a new light, less as individuals and more as thriving ecosystems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and very interesting

  • By Miss Amy V on 22-01-2018

Enjoyable and very interesting

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

Reviewed: 22-01-2018

A really fantastic and eye opening book, about the overall importance of bacteria and other microbes for all living things. Young discusses how new gene technologies are revealing the ways in which we are essentially controlled by our bacteria, and how to use these in the prevention of diseases and overall environmental management.

  • Fire and Fury

  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 548

The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous - and absolutely mesmerising. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, best-selling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself. In this explosive audiobook, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Steve Bannon's Revenge!!!

  • By yshoraka on 11-01-2018

Loved it. Wolff is a fantastic writer.

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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: 17-01-2018

Whether you like the Trump Presidency or not, this audiobook is entertaining and eye opening! Wolffe's style of writing is addictive, and the narrator is just perfect for quoting those in the Whitehouse. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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  • Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies

  • By: Robert J. Allison, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert J. Allison
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The history of colonial America is a story of extraordinary scope, with Europeans, Africans, and the native peoples of North America interacting in a drama of settlement and conflict that lasted nearly three centuries. Go back in time and relive this epic story in 36 spellbinding lectures. While concentrating on British North America, Professor Allison also covers developments in the colonial outposts of Spain, France, the Netherlands, and the all-important British possessions in the West Indies, which were the source of the most lucrative crop in the New World - sugar - and the reason for the enormous growth in the slave trade.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great course, fantastic lecturer

  • By Miss Amy V on 07-12-2017

Great course, fantastic lecturer

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

Reviewed: 07-12-2017

Being an Australian, I had limited knowledge of American history. This course really opened my eyes to how complex American society was back in colonial times. The lecturer is great, and stays mutual throughout, whilst telling the stories of Native Americans, slaves and the European settlers. I recommend this audiobook to any history buffs.

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  • The Butchering Art

  • Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
  • By: Lindsey Fitzharris
  • Narrated by: Sam Woolf
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

In The Butchering Art, historian Lindsey Fitzharris re-creates a critical turning point in the history of medicine, when Joseph Lister transformed surgery from a brutal, harrowing practice to the safe, vaunted profession we know today.

Victorian operating theatres were known as 'gateways of death', Fitzharris reminds us, since half of those who underwent surgery didn't survive the experience. This was an era when a broken leg could lead to amputation, and surgeons were still known to ransack cemeteries to find cadavers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Miss Amy V on 14-11-2017

Loved it

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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: 14-11-2017

It was great to hear the story of Jospeh Lister, his family and all his contributions to medicine and surgery. Beautifully narrated, and well written. I'm only sad about the short length - I really didn't want the story to end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful