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  • The Sialkot Saga

  • By: Ashwin Sanghi
  • Narrated by: Sagar Arya
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

The trajectories of Arvind and Arbaaz, both businessmen of a kind whose lives are unwillingly intertwined, ricochet off one another while they play out their sinister and murderous plots of personal and professional one-upmanship, all the while breaking every rule in the book. Both are unaware that what they seek and fight over is the very obstacle in realising an ancient secret that dates back to a time long forgotten. And yet, at the heart of it all, there lies tenderness...and pathos...and blood...and rare moments of an almost exalted happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent plot.. Great narration.

  • By Bhavik on 02-05-2019

Excellent plot.. Great narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-2019

Story gets predictable in some parts but overall plot and characters are well developed. Great read..

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688

When an 11-year-old boy is found murdered, forensic evidence and reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town's popular Little League coach. But the jailed suspect, arrested in a public spectacle, has an alibi, and further research convinces Detective Ralph Anderson that the coach was indeed out of town. So how can he have been in two places at the same time?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book. Awesome narration.

  • By Gregory Chijoff on 01-06-2018

Stephen King special

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Reviewed: 05-02-2019

This was an absolute Stephen King special. great story and fantastic performance. Story was gripping right till the end

  • A Column of Fire

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald. Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful immersion in history.

  • By Lauren Nelson on 11-10-2017

Good Read.

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Reviewed: 29-10-2018

Not as good as the previous 2 in trilogy but quite gripping... Great narration by John Lee

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • my favourite book!

  • By Matt on 09-01-2016

Story of epic proportions

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Reviewed: 25-01-2018

Fantastic narration. kept me captivated right till the end which is hard in a book which is nearly 44 hours long..

  • The Shining

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control. As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217, and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best listen yet

  • By Cords Mortimer on 19-09-2016

Scary all right!

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Reviewed: 28-12-2016

Awesome book.. The part where the dead woman walks out of the tub was by far the scariest moments in any book I have read in this genre..

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime

  • By: MJ DeMarco
  • Narrated by: MJ DeMarco
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

Since you were old enough to hold a job, you've been hoodwinked to believe that wealth can be created by blindly trusting in the uncontrollable and unpredictable markets: the housing market, the stock market, and the job market. I call this soul-sucking, dream-stealing dogma "The Slowlane" - an impotent financial gamble that dubiously promises wealth in a wheelchair. For those who don't want a lifetime subscription to "settle-for-less", there is an alternative.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book was awesome

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-03-2016

Should be part of Uni syllabus

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Reviewed: 13-09-2016

MJ DeMarco has done an excellent jobs in defining what needs to be done to be a success. There is no secret formula. The advice provided in the book is pretty darn logical, practical and very useful. He calls spade a spade. Loved it. Definitely worth a read

  • The Intelligent Investor Rev Ed.

  • By: Benjamin Graham
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

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

Ideal for paperback

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-2016

Content is absolutely fantastic. Graham teaches you how to be a rational investor in any market which is irrational by nature. Best to read the hard copy as done if the illustration don't come across well in audio book.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Short

  • Inside the Doomsday Machine
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs, Michael Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

The long-awaited follow-up to the global best-seller Liar's Poker, The Big Short tells a story of spectacular, epic folly. It has taken the world's greatest financial meltdown to bring Michael Lewis back to the subject that made him famous. His international best seller Liar's Poker exposed the greed and carnage of the City and Wall Street in the 1980s; he wrote it as a cautionary tale, but people seem to have read it as a how-to guide. Now, he wants to settle accounts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the movie

  • By Robert Barwick on 17-09-2018

Mind blowing!!!

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Reviewed: 15-05-2016

Fantastic account of what actually went down in 2008 financial crisis. It provides with tell tale signs that we need has to be looked out for even today. I am sure that financial crisis in the future would bet riggers by financial institutions rather than ordinary people not knowing how to manage finances.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Now

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love this book

  • By Estelle on 14-03-2016

Superficial and complex terminologies

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-05-2016

I was not too impressed by this book. The tone is condescending and content quite complex. There are few good points about living in present but that's where it ends.

  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finished rather abruptly but otherwise a nice book

  • By Anthony on 08-12-2017

Heavy reading for a small book!!

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 18-04-2016

Beautiful message in the book. Great read and it surely should be part of anyone's collection!!