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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,149
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,150

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn' want it to end (I know that seems ghastly)

  • By Sarah on 30-04-2018

Sickingly Good

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

Reviewed: 01-02-2019

Told as a personal experience from an Auschwitz survivor rather than as a historical extract. The experiences are so moving and extordanery that at times I felt nauseas from the inhumanity of it all. I could not recommend this book any higher. A must read to go straight to the top of your que.

  • Ned Kelly

  • The Story of Australia's Most Notorious Legend
  • By: Peter FitzSimons
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 29 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Love him or loathe him, Ned Kelly has been at the heart of Australian culture and identity since he and his gang were tracked down in bushland by the Victorian police and came out fighting, dressed in bulletproof iron armour made from farmers' ploughs. Historians still disagree over virtually every aspect of the eldest Kelly boy's brushes with the law. Did he or did he not shoot Constable Fitzpatrick at their family home?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Sean on 22-01-2017

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 01-01-2017

A thrilling and immersive account of the life of the great Edward, Ned, Kelly. Whether you believe that Ned was right or wrong, with this, you can agree that he was just.

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  • Finding Ultra

  • Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
  • By: Rich Roll
  • Narrated by: Rich Roll
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you reassess so much

  • By Sean on 20-07-2017

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 30-10-2016

An enjoyable and enriching story that speaks truth, in relation to ultra sports, the capcity and resolve of the mind, body and spirt. No real evidence about eating vegan is used beyond anecdotal but it only becomes a bit preachy in the appendix.
Beyond the often dramatized language surronding eating vegan, this is an incredible account on the triumph over the human mind and body.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful