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  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Read

  • By Dianne Henderson on 26-11-2017

A clever and enjoyable SciFi listen

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Reviewed: 22-04-2019

The author studied zoology and it shows in this book. The result borders at times on horror for arachniphobes but is a unique and enjoyable tale.

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 596
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 596

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Perfection

  • By The Lazy Book Reviewer on 17-05-2015

Brilliant. Just brilliant.

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Reviewed: 10-03-2019

Red Rising is great. The clipped style, links to ancient Rome and Greece all set in sci-fi make this a great listen.

  • The Shepherd's Hut

  • By: Tim Winton
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulvany
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

Jaxie dreads going home. His mum’s dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. And then, in one terrible moment, his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. There’s just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands on a trek that only a dreamer or a fugitive would attempt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody ripper!

  • By Jan on 02-04-2018

Wonderful. Just wonderful.

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Reviewed: 11-02-2019

Winton has turned Ocker Aussie into poetry in this exploration of masculinity. A wonderful listen.

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  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

  • The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns, 10th Anniversary Edition
  • By: John C. Bogle
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effective investment strategy for building wealth over the long term: buy and hold, at very low cost, a mutual fund that tracks a broad stock market Index such as the S&P 500.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book on stock market investing

  • By Anand Kumar Singh on 04-05-2018

An elegant and rational approach to investing

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Reviewed: 31-01-2019

Bogle articulates a realistic investment strategy that reflects the realities of the market- almost no one can outperform the market over the long term. This is how you get your fair share of returns in spite of this.

  • The Art of the Argument

  • Western Civilization's Last Stand
  • By: Stefan Molyneux
  • Narrated by: Stefan Molyneux
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

The Art of the Argument shocks the dying art of rational debate back to life, giving you the essential tools you need to fight the escalating sophistry, falsehoods, and vicious personal attacks that have displaced intelligent conversations throughout the world. At a time when we need reasonable and empirical discussions more desperately than ever, The Art of the Argument smashes through the brain-eating fogs of sophistry and mental manipulation, illuminating a path to benevolent power for all who wish to take it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just excellent. Share this book!

  • By Beth on 07-10-2017

Nasty, vile alt-right rubbish

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Reviewed: 21-11-2018

I saw the title and got excited. I should have looked up the author. While he addresses logic and argumentation, he quickly descends into a snide monologue against anything feminism has ever influenced. In you want insight into the minds and worldview of men's rights activists and their efforts to scale back women's rights to the mid 1800s then this is the book for you. I was reminded, for example, that they take themselves and their project to hurt women very seriously. But don't expect to hear the author apply the logic or argumentation he occasionally mentions because, well, he just doesn't do that.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Firestarter

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

"You're a firestarter honey.... just one big zippo lighter." A year ago, he was an upstanding instructor of English at Harrison State College. Now Andy is on the run with his daughter, a pigtailed girl named Charlie. A girl with an unimaginably terrifying gift. A gift which could be useful to corrupt authorities. Soon Charlie will be caught up in the menace of a fateful drug experiment and a sinister government ploy….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-11-2018

A wonderful listen

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Reviewed: 01-11-2018

I saw the movie in the 80s or 90s as a kid and just listened to the book. It didn't disappoint. Nostalgic fun. Enjoy.

  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

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

Vietnam and vampires

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Reviewed: 28-10-2018

I read On Writing and King daid something about Salem's Lot being a story about the US coming to terms with the aftermath of the Vietnam War. That isn't central to SL, but it's a great listen nonetheless. It's more modern day Dracula. The narration is great. Enjoy.

  • Brave New World

  • By: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432

When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth revisiting

  • By Nienke Lucas on 17-07-2015

This is (kind of) how Trump got in

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Reviewed: 26-09-2018

Forget 1984; this is more relevant to our current predicament. This is a wonderful and very readable prediction. Enjoy and tremble.

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Joanna David
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, not sure about the choice of narrator

  • By Anna on 12-04-2017

Dystopian prophecy

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Reviewed: 29-08-2018

I read a review which said this book was prophetic rather than fictional. After reading it I am all the more inclined to agree. It's a dystopian prophecy of what the world could become if just a few things come to pass. Afterall, the seeds for gender inequity are already sown....

  • How to Be a Woman

  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Moran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
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    5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

1913 - Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse. 1969 - Feminists storm Miss World. Now - Caitlin Moran rewrites "The Female Eunuch" from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There's never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain.... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should you get Botox? Do men secretly hate us? What should you call your vagina?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Proper good bab' (as they'd say in Wolverhampton)

  • By Kai1 on 14-12-2016

Great book for men and women alike!

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Reviewed: 16-08-2018

Caitlin is funny, emphatic, and compelling. This is her take on feminism and it's a good one for men and women alike.