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  • 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 1,712
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,591

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

This book is a must have.

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Reviewed: 08-12-2018

I've never really liked history, because high school made it boring. This book is not boring. I'm listening to it again and again. read by the author, which is most often a draw card, this book needs to grace your library with its presence.

  • Exploring Metaphysics

  • By: David K. Johnson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David K. Johnson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

This mind-bending tour of metaphysics applies philosophy to the forefront of today's knowledge. Over the course of 24 fascinating lectures, Professor Johnson thinks through the big questions about humans and the universe: The relationship between the mind and the brain, how consciousness emerges from neurochemical processes, the existence of God, human free will, the possibility of time travel, and whether we live in a multiverse or even a computer simulation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Jesse on 04-03-2018

fantastic

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Reviewed: 04-03-2018

ever studied metaphysics? if you have, then this is a great refresher course. if not, then this may be a challenge, but fantastically fascinating!

  • Stone of Tears

  • Sword of Truth, Book 2
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 38 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
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    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 99

The veil to the underworld has been torn, and Rahl, from beyond the veil, begins to summon a sinister power more dreadful than any he has wielded before. Horrifying creatures escape through the torn veil, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting world above.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, poor performance

  • By Stephen Darragh on 25-03-2015

Pronunciation

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-08-2017

Accent aside, the narrator of this particular audiobook pronounces several words incorrectly. This is a failure of the core purpose of narration. Honourous is not a word.

  • The Art of Thinking Clearly

  • Better Thinking, Better Decisions
  • By: Rolf Dobelli
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Have you ever...Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn't worth it? Overpayed in an Ebay auction? Continued doing something you knew was bad for you? Sold stocks too late, or too early? Taken credit for success, but blamed failure on external circumstances? Backed the wrong horse? These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unofficial textbook

  • By Jesse on 12-02-2016

Unofficial textbook

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Reviewed: 12-02-2016

This has been an unofficial textbook (for me) in my analytical thinking class at uni. If there is a book you should read/listen to more than once, this is the book. Get it in your library and then get it in your head.

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