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  • Vietnam

  • The Australian War
  • By: Paul Ham
  • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
  • Length: 31 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Drawing on hundreds of accounts by soldiers, politicians, aid workers, entertainers and the Vietnamese people, Paul Ham reconstructs for the first time the full history of our longest military campaign. From the commitment to engage, through the fight over conscription and the rise of the anti - war movement, to the tactics and horror of the battlefi eld, Ham exhumes the truth about this politicians' war - which sealed the fate of 50,000 Australian servicemen and women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grippingly engaging and enthralling

  • By The Nautrual on 02-04-2019

Grippingly engaging and enthralling

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Reviewed: 02-04-2019

This is a truly inspiring piece of writing that takes the reader on an insightful journey of discovery of the history of Vietnam both ancient and modern, a journey that helps the reader understand the proud Vietnamese peoples struggle for independence. It traces the origins of the Vietnam war, and provides a refreshingly insightful unbiased and comprehensive account of Australia’s role in the war and the experiences of the diggers that fought it. The author explores both the causes and the cost of the war to all countries both in dollar and human terms in a way that is both sensitive and illuminating. It’s a read that should not be missed by any one who wants a deeper understanding of this devastatingly tragic period of Vietnam’s and Australia’s (and America’s) history.

  • Gotham

  • Wisdom Tree
  • By: Nick Earls
  • Narrated by: Rhys Muldoon
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Gotham tells of the encounter between music journalist Jeff Foster and 'boy pharaoh' Na$ti Boi. It reveals how hollow celebrities cast their spell. Think Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story made me cry.

  • By Amanda on 19-05-2016

Builds slowly to a great story

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Reviewed: 05-08-2017

It's a moving coming together of culture, cultures and humanity in a pithy short story that has depth, breadth and almost squeezes out a palette of emotions from the reader by tale's end!

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes!!!

  • By Charles on 15-03-2017

Great entertainment

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Reviewed: 16-06-2017

This is a great way to get to know the wonderful gods and giants and dwarves and serpents of Norse mythology with all the characters and their grand adventures. We know many of the names, now we can appreciate them in full colour, beautifully narrated real-life-like tales from a magical land far far away and long ago!!

  • Peak

  • Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
  • By: Robert Pool, Anders Ericsson
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying the special ones - the geniuses, sports stars and musical prodigies. And his remarkable finding, revealed in Peak, is that their special abilities are acquired through training. The innate 'gift' of talent is a myth. Exceptional individuals are born with just one unique ability, shared by us all - the ability to develop our brains and bodies through our own efforts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outliers barely skimmed the surface.

  • By Joshua on 22-01-2017

Awesome, liberating, inspiring

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Reviewed: 28-05-2016

This book put to the sword many of the myths that have held me back and allowed me not to try. It enabled me to start challenging myself to at 53 to start learning mandarin and write a book. Let's see what it helps u do. Listen to what Anders says and U too will believe in ur ability too revolutionize yourself and the world of those who surround you. Listen enjoy, practice and just watch what happens! 😳😊

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  • Far From the Madding Crowd

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of female independence and self-reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Sergeant Troy, she shows a reckless capriciousness that threatens the stability of the whole community. Published in 1874, and an immediate best seller, Far From the Madding Crowd established Thomas Hardy as one of Britain's foremost novelists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always wonderful!

  • By Anonymous User on 02-02-2019

Wonderful

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Reviewed: 06-04-2016

This is a great gripping page turning story that takes u into 19th century England. Thomas Hardy brings the characters and land scape to life, and Jamie Parker does the same in voice, exceptionally good book and so well narrated by Jamie Parker. A must hear 😊