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  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

The inside story on President Trump, as only Bob Woodward can tell it. With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched, but Trump is a boring topic.

  • By Maria S. on 26-10-2018

unbiased factual account of trumps first years

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-05-2019

this was my first woodward book. id been aware of him as one of the most respected political journalists and im glad he lives up to it. the book is importantly to me - unbiased. a trump supporter and detractor will both walk away from this saying its fair and accurate. which is what i expect from my journalism as a consumer of the australian abc reporting. theres plenty of dirty details that you will wonder how he got such good surces and how many there must be willing to leak. the book is revealing for myself at least and i can say personally there are areas i both overestimated and underestimated trump. though the story telling is a littlw dry.

  • The Cave

  • The Inside Story of the Amazing Thai Cave Rescue
  • By: Liam Cochrane
  • Narrated by: Liam Cochrane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

When a team of soccer players from the Wild Boars Academy Football Club - a scrappy club of undocumented migrants and outcasts - became stranded behind rising water in a labyrinthine Thai cave system, they set in train a drama that would captivate the world. Nine days later, still trapped in the dark without food, and with only water leaking through the walls to drink, their survival seemed unlikely. Yet against the odds a team of determined divers traversed floodwaters and narrow cave-ways to locate the boys - alive and hopeful.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • in depth on the thai cave rescue

  • By Anonymous User on 12-05-2019

in depth on the thai cave rescue

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

Reviewed: 12-05-2019

liam cochrane, abc correspondent, reveals the behind the scenes story and goes in depth into the details of the rescue. its a captivating story and the book does well to capture that. theres not much from the perspective of the boys, and for good reason, but its interesting all the same.

  • Necronomicon

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia, Bronson Pinchot, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were when first released.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not the infinitive collection.

  • By Attila on 28-09-2017

not my cup of tea

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-2019

thought i would love lovecract as i enjoy sci fi. love king and poe and all the classical gothic romantics from that period. but not for me. out of the 20 odd stories there was only 1 or 2 i somewhat enjoyed. obviously others like him a lot who knows i might like him later. i didnt love hitchcock the first time i watched his movies.

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

From the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. "It's about the terror, isn't it?" "The terror of what?" I said. "The terror of being found out." For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world, meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made jokes on social media that came out badly or made mistakes at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite the experience

  • By K. Ryan on 10-12-2015

jon ronson puts a spotlight on shaming

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

Reviewed: 24-04-2019

jon ronson is for me, the david sedaris of journalism. brutally honest his examination of our condition of beinf human leads to revelations. im not much for social media but he puts it into context we can all understand.

  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed. Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle, the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago. Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an intrusive threat. But behind the house and far away from the road: that was safe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As a parent, a horrifying story

  • By Todd on 20-09-2018

phenomenal

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-2019

michael c hall is an incredible aurator. only james marsters is on par in my experience. the book itself is perhaps kings best work. a gothic and romantic masterpeice. and an ending that is as good as the story! frightening when it needs to be I wont be able to get the imagery of the hidden semetary from my minds eye for a while

  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

A superb novel set in classic Stephen King territory - a small new England town about to be engulfed by terror. Turn off the television - in fact, why don't you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favourite chair? - and we'll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them. Stephen King, from the introduction. Salem's Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By daniel on 24-12-2016

King's take on Stoker's classic

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

Reviewed: 20-03-2019

king tranposes dracula into modern 1970's america - though thats nearly 50 years ago now. king loses the romantiscm that made dracula and classic for a more literal story. now we are flooded with vampire mythos' but at the time such stories were more scarce. its quite refreshing to imagine vampires more true to the og dracula. it is only rices' that are perhaps on a par with the original.

king chooses for dracula to remain a monster with no apparent emotions or humanity. it is mortals that are heros. the post script ending tranforms a typical anticlimatic king ending into a finish worthy of the journey. ive made my way through perhaps half of kings catalogue and i would put this somewhere amongst the top third of his works.

  • Doctor Sleep

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Stephen King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting Doctor Sleep picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, and the very special 12-year old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best

  • By Raymond on 12-01-2015

not my favorite from kings world

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-2019

some things are better left untouched and perhaps dannys story was one of them. king himself addresses the issue post script expressing the trepidation around continueing the lore of one of his most beloved stories. (although he cant help another passive aggressive dig at Kubrick's film). this story doesnt resonate as well as his early works and I'm beginning to see a lot of recycling with kings new work. it is possible I'm a bitter cynic of course; too precious to allow things I hold dear to change. danny is a very flawed hero in this repeating many of the mistakes of his father. it's not a direction i saw the kid going and king writes overtly about alcoholics anonymous- a personal issue for himself but one I can't relate. at least not as well as to jacks spiral in the shining.

  • The Shining

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

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

king and kubrick classic

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-2019

back when king was good. really good. i still love him now but theres no denying he had more fire in his lead when he wrote this. probably one of the few films just as good as the book, maybe thats why king disliked kubricks take on it so much. kubricks ending slightly better but kings journey cancels that out

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668

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

another strong start and weak finish from king.

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-2019

first 60% of the book is unable to put down writing. last 40 is less so but still enjoyable enough.

  • Back to Blood

  • A Novel
  • By: Tom Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay - with officer Nestor Camacho on board - Tom Wolfe is off and running. Here is a big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous best-selling novels, Back to Blood is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • race in america

  • By Anonymous User on 31-01-2019

race in america

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-2019

this is my first tom wolfe novel. I've heard plenty of great things and to be honest I was left a little flat by this story. its a clever fictional story examining racial tensions and the place different ethnicities have in america. but it was a little obvious where the story was going and the protagonist was top cookie cutter, no flaws. it was alright I would give wolfe another chance