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Paul Bartley

Perth, Australia
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  • My Promised Land

  • The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
  • By: Ari Shavit
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 20 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Not since Thomas L. Friedman's groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family's story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fair - thoughtful and passionate

  • By Layla Sacker on 10-07-2016

Well narrated

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-12-2016

Good to get a bit of the picture of the history of the modern state of Israel.

  • The Unshakable Truth

  • How You Can Experience the 12 Essentials of a Relevant Faith
  • By: Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell
  • Narrated by: Jon Gauger
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4 out of 5 stars 3

Know why you believe. Pass on what you've experienced. Many Christians are unsure about what they believe and why. They may wonder if their faith is meaningful and credible. Because of this, they struggle with passing on a relevant Christianity to their families and friends. That’s why Josh McDowell and his son, Sean, have created this comprehensive yet easy-to-understand handbook.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed it.

  • By Paul Bartley on 27-10-2016

Enjoyed it.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-10-2016

I liked the movement from 'truth' to 'evidence' to 'experience' in each of the twelve truths.

  • Far From the Madding Crowd

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of female independence and self-reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Sergeant Troy, she shows a reckless capriciousness that threatens the stability of the whole community. Published in 1874, and an immediate best seller, Far From the Madding Crowd established Thomas Hardy as one of Britain's foremost novelists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always wonderful!

  • By Anonymous User on 02-02-2019

Fantastic narration by Jamie Parker

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-2016

Loved the book, it had a good balance of poetic description and plot development... Made me wish I could express myself in such magnificent language. Some great laughs in it too. Favourite character was the maltster, largely because of the way Jamie narrated him- I could just the crusty old man with no teeth.