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  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: Sue Smethurs, Katherine X
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Four children by her father. Thirty years of horrific sexual abuse. In March 2009, Joseph Fritzl was sentenced to life in jail for the systematic imprisonment, torture and rape of his daughter, Elisabeth, over 24 years, fathering seven children. The case shocked the world. But just a month before, the story of Australia’s own house of horrors was emerging in a Victorian country town.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sad series of events should never have happened!

  • By Sara Paton on 27-06-2016

Don't buy.

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 19-03-2019

boring, repetitive, full of holes, narrator is terrible, i question the validity of this story

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,644

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Read

  • By Christopher on 21-01-2018

preachy Christian nonsense.

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Reviewed: 10-10-2018

A waste of time for anyone who knows that religion serves no purpose in the modern world.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beyond Bad

  • By: Sandra Lee
  • Narrated by: Kate Hood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Here is the shocking, true story of Australia's most horrific crime. Katherine Knight showed no mercy when she butchered her lover in a crime that put her behind bars in an Australian prison for a record life sentence. Knight, a 44-year-old abattoir worker, had stabbed father-of-three John Price 37 times, skinned his body, cooked his head, and served him up as a meal for his children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • some holes in the research.

  • By luke on 31-10-2017

some holes in the research.

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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: 31-10-2017

Well written except for a couple of errors. Example: Anita Cobby's parents were Grace and Gary Lynch. Not cobby. Cobby was her married name.

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  • America 51

  • A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside "The Greatest Country in the World"
  • By: Corey Taylor
  • Narrated by: Corey Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world. He examines the way America sees itself, specifically with regard to the propaganda surrounding America's origins (like a heavy-metal Howard Zinn) while also celebrating the quirks and behavior that make a true-blue American.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another amazing book from Corey Taylor!

  • By Aaron Elliott on 23-08-2017

white hating diatribe

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Reviewed: 14-08-2017

This is hate speech against the white population. Plain and simple. Badly written. Poorly researched.

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  • The Strange Death of Europe

  • Immigration, Identity, Islam
  • By: Douglas Murray
  • Narrated by: Robert Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone needs to read this as soon as possible!

  • By Anonymous User on 02-06-2017

brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-2017

The most important book regarding the migrant crisis in europe I've ever read. Amazing read

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Because They Hate

  • A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America
  • By: Brigitte Gabriel
  • Narrated by: Brigitte Gabriel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Because They Hate is a political wake-up call. Brigitte Gabriel, who lost her childhood to militant Islam, warns that the United States is threatened by fundamentalist Islamic theology in the same way that Lebanon was - that radical Islam will stop at nothing short of domination of all non-Muslim countries. Fiercely articulate and committed, Gabriel both tells her own story and outlines the history, social movements, and religious divisions that have led to this critical historical conflict.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening yet somewhat biased

  • By luke on 10-03-2017

Enlightening yet somewhat biased

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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: 10-03-2017

her views on islam are justified yet the constant painting of Israel as an angelic savior is misguided.

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  • Diaries 1969-1979

  • The Python Years
  • By: Michael Palin
  • Narrated by: Michael Palin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

In this first volume of his diaries, Michael Palin tells for the first time how Monty Python emerged and triumphed. Perceptive and funny, it chronicles not only his struggle to find a niche in the world of television comedy, but also the extraordinary goings on of the many powerful personalities who coalesced to form the Python team.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great stories. Abrupt, disappointing ending

  • By luke on 23-02-2017

great stories. Abrupt, disappointing ending

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

Reviewed: 23-02-2017

A must for any python fan. Ending could be better. A last and final word would've been good.

  • Radical

  • My Journey from Islamist Extremism to a Democratic Awakening
  • By: Maajid Nawaz
  • Narrated by: Maajid Nawaz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38

Born and raised in Essex, Maajid Nawaz was recruited into politicised Islam as a teenager. Abandoning his love of hip-hop music, graffiti and girls, he was recruited into Hizb ut-Tahrir (the Liberation Party), where he played a leading and international role in the shaping and dissemination of an aggressive anti-West narrative. While studying for his Arabic and law degree, he travelled around the UK and to Denmark and Pakistan, setting up new cells.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true story with significant impact

  • By Anonymous User on 30-07-2017

an important book for these times

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-2017

an amazing book. Brilliantly written and spoken. This is a must read for all those concerned about islamist ideology and the spread of this amongst the west.

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven

  • By: Corey Taylor
  • Narrated by: Corey Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Corey Taylor has seen a lot of unbelievable things. The Grammy Award-winning singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour's curiosity has drawn him into situations that would’ve sent most people screaming scared and running for the hills. Corey’s ballsy enough to go into the darkness and deal with the consequences though. As a result, he’s seen ghosts up close and personal, whether it be while combing through an abandoned house in his native Iowa as a child or recording an album in the fabled Houdini Hollywood Hills mansion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary Spooky

  • By Lori on 05-06-2015

Superstitious nonsense

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

Reviewed: 07-11-2015

i love corey but he has a very over active imagination. The stories in this book, whilst being entertaining, could certainly all be explained logically given the chance.