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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson’s quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An aptly titled book.

  • By Anonymous User on 23-12-2018

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Reviewed: 16-03-2017

As entertaining and informative Carl Sagan/Neil Degrasse Tyson's cosmos in audio form. If i could have one person narrate the rest of my life to me, it would very much be bill.

  • The 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very deceptive in nature

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-08-2016

Very deceptive in nature

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Reviewed: 21-08-2016

a guide to decieve and manipulate ruthlessly solely for personal gain. if thats your thing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • On Combat

  • The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace
  • By: Dave Grossman, Loren W. Christensen
  • Narrated by: Dave Grossman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 82
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    5 out of 5 stars 74
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    5 out of 5 stars 75

On Combat looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle and the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, memory - then discusses new research findings as to what measure warriors can take to prevent such debilitations so they can stay in the fight, survive, and win. A brief, but insightful look at history shows the evolution of combat, the development of the physical and psychological leverage that enables humans to kill other humans, followed by an objective examination of domestic violence in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for anyone dealing with "warriors"

  • By Andrew on 29-01-2017

really good

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Reviewed: 14-08-2016

awesome insight into psychology aspects of combat and law enforcement read exceptionally well by the author. should be mandatory readong for any conflict related position.

  • The Noble Art of Seducing Women

  • My Foolproof Guide to Pulling Any Woman You Want
  • By: Kezia Noble
  • Narrated by: Lynsey Frost
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

For years, men have been puzzling over what it is that women find attractive in a man. Now, the world's leading female pick-up artist trainer, Kezia Noble, is here to unlock the mysteries of what women really want in a man. Unlike male pick-up artist trainers, Kezia doesn't make assumptions about what women want - she knows exactly what it is they find attractive in the opposite sex.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By Robert on 26-02-2017

meh

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Reviewed: 30-07-2016

the reader did an exceptional job! i was hoping for a noble insight into courting a female, dating and behavioral advice from a womans perspective that kind of thing. instead there are cheap parlour tricks that will not work i promise you and advice told from the perspective of men as if written by a man. top points. women are subordinate and only respond to you if you think little of them, nag them until they give you their number, cold call women in bars til youre a pro and dont cry when they break up with you.

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  • A Guide to the Good Life

  • The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
  • By: William B. Irvine
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good introduction

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-02-2016

great example of stoicism

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Reviewed: 25-07-2016

A little bias at times, although it is extremely informative and intriguing. worth a read/listen.

  • SPQR

  • A History of Ancient Rome
  • By: Mary Beard
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This excellent history of Ancient Rome

  • By David on 07-12-2015

informative

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Reviewed: 19-07-2016

really in depth look at a vast array of ancient roman topics, told from most angles never presuming anything just facts. really good quality audio

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

  • One of the Best-selling Mythology Books of All Time
  • By: Bernard Evslin
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    5 out of 5 stars 34

Having sold millions of copies in print, Bernard Evslin’s classic retelling of the Greek myths captures the excitement and enchantment of these stories that have influenced many of today’s popular films and novels. Easy to understand and fun to read for both adults and children, it is no wonder this book has been taught in schools all over the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-07-2016

Epic

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Reviewed: 04-07-2016

short stories explaining the greek mythologies with great narration, laughed a few times. highly recommend

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Complete Book of Five Rings

  • By: Miyamoto Musashi, Kenji Tokitsu (editor and translator)
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi's classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Core strategy

  • By Bradley on 31-03-2019

great

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Reviewed: 01-07-2016

in depth with great explanation of musashi's life and point of view. includes other vital writings by him and translates the japanese words carefully and clearly.

  • History's Greatest Military Commanders

  • The Brilliant Military Strategies Of Hannibal, Alexander The Great, Sun Tzu, Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, And 30 Other Historical Commanders
  • By: Barry Linton
  • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    3 out of 5 stars 2

Armed conflict has produced many of the great leaders in human history. Some fought purely for glory, others waged war out of desperation, and even more were driven by a sense of duty. Every leader has human qualities that transcend time and culture. The lessons taught, tactics used, and losses suffered stand as a testament to their lives and accomplishments.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not bad

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-06-2016

not bad

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Reviewed: 29-06-2016

good little history lesson of multiple generals from all times and nationalities, goes into details of key battles and is completely subjective. reader is a tad whistly