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  • 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 542
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

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.

  • 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 37
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

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 73
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    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

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.

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  • Firestarter

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

"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 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

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 443
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

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 1,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450

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 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

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.

  • The Science of Mindfulness

  • A Research-Based Path to Well-Being
  • By: Ronald Siegel, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Ronald Siegel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Ever noticed that trying to calm down often produces more agitation? Or that real fulfillment can be elusive, despite living a successful life? Often, such difficulties stem from the human brain's hardwired tendency to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Modern science demonstrates that this survival mechanism served the needs of our earliest ancestors, but is at the root of many problems that we face today, such as depression, compulsive and addictive behaviors, chronic pain, and stress and anxiety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive

  • By John Robinson on 29-12-2016

A very thorough text on Mindfulness

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Reviewed: 18-06-2018

A wonderful listen. Siegel explains Mindfulness in plain language, gives a good overview of its roots in the East as well as its incorporation into Western medicine.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308

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

A beautiful book!

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Reviewed: 10-04-2018

This is a great book! I bought it to tell my children these stories (albeit in a slightly sanitised variant). Well read and and entertaining in all respects!