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  • Total Recall

  • My Unbelievably True Life Story
  • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 800

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Motivation in a book!!

  • By Tom Reilly on 10-07-2015

Unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 15-07-2018

I knew the story but amazing to hear all the details of his life. Candid and funny along the way

  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
  • Length: 52 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d'If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • my favorite book performed brilliantly

  • By Michael on 29-12-2014

Good story but way too long

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

Reviewed: 14-06-2018

I felt like i lived every hour of his time in jail and that was only a quarter of the story

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  • The 8th Habit

  • From Effectiveness to Greatness
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

The 8th Habit is the answer to the soul's yearning for greatness, the organization's imperative for significance and superior results, and humanity's search for its "voice". Profound, compelling, and stunningly timely, this groundbreaking new audiobook of next level thinking gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the Knowledge Worker Age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy reinforcing sequal

  • By Ashley on 13-01-2019

Good message, needs a professional narrator

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

Reviewed: 14-06-2018

The presentation is a bit dull. like going to an important class with a boring teacher

  • Extreme Ownership

  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745

In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership - at every level - is the most important thing on the battlefield. Now they teach these same leadership principles to companies throughout the business world that want to build their own high-performance, winning teams. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding, an actual 'Good Times' read

  • By SIMON on 28-12-2016

Powerful story, a bit boastful

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

Reviewed: 14-06-2018

The opener is they dont want to take credit for events then the whole book is about taking ownership of events??? It comes off like an interview or a promotional read rather than a self help book. Good message and stories within but clouded by the testoterone

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  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding, an actual 'Good Times' read

  • By SIMON on 28-12-2016

Powerful story, a bit boastful

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

Reviewed: 14-06-2018

The opener is they dont want to take credit for events then the whole book is about taking ownership of events??? It comes off like an interview or a promotional read rather than a self help book. Good message and stories within but clouded by the testoterone

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the '30s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Transported to the wold of Scout and Jem.

  • By Frances on 18-05-2015

Lived up to the expectation

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

Reviewed: 14-06-2018

An interesting look at racism in America for what is scarily only 50 years ago and sadly still around today. Very progressive for its time but a little common place now so must be taken in context of the read

  • Catch 22

  • By: Joseph Heller
  • Narrated by: Trevor White
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

At the heart of Joseph Heller's best-selling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Stuart on 15-02-2015

Great performance, hard read

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

Reviewed: 14-06-2018

Interesting topic and very well performed by the narrator. The book itself was hard to read and had a lot of "filling", whether done to bulk out the book or get the catch 22 point across? The jury is still out.

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  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Oscar Wilde’s classic story of a young man who sells his soul in exchange for eternal beauty and youth continues to thrill generations of readers. Written by a man who was every bit as flamboyant and unconventional as its hero, The Picture of Dorian Gray is as haunting today as when it first shocked the British public in 1891. Dorian Gray, young, intelligent, sophisticated, gazes on his freshly painted portrait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A view from the top

  • By paul on 14-06-2018

A view from the top

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

Reviewed: 14-06-2018

In the same way the character puts himself into the painting you get the feeling Wilde was saying a lot about himself in writing this book about the way he lived

  • Fromelles and Pozières

  • In the Trenches of Hell
  • By: Peter FitzSimons
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

On 19 July 1916, 7,000 Australian soldiers - in the first major action of the AIF on the Western Front - attacked entrenched German positions at Fromelles, in Northern France. By the next day, no fewer than 5,500 were wounded and just under 1,900 were dead - a bloodbath that the Australian War Memorial describes as 'the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history'. Just days later, three Australian divisions attacked German positions at nearby Pozières, and over the next six weeks they suffered another 23,000 casualties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • incredible account. .. not to be forgotten.

  • By Robert on 07-05-2016

A glimpse the horrors faced in the Western Front

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

Reviewed: 14-06-2018

Some interesting stories and horrific details of what life at war was like for those fighting in World War 1 with the industrialisation of war

  • The Memory Code

  • The Traditional Aboriginal Memory Technique That Unlocks the Secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and Ancient Monuments the World Over
  • By: Lynne Kelly
  • Narrated by: Louise Siversen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

In the past the elders had encyclopaedic memories. They could name all the animals and plants across the landscape and the stars in the sky, too. Yet most of us struggle to memorise more than a short poem. Using traditional Aboriginal Australian songlines as the key, Lynne Kelly has identified the powerful memory technique used by indigenous people around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, this book changed my thinking

  • By Jo on 23-08-2016

fascinating topic, a bit pretentious

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

Reviewed: 14-06-2018

Comes across as more of her life story in writing on the subject rather than it being about the subject itself. I'd rather hear about the culture than your trips here and there to learn the culture in each chapter.

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