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  • No Go Zones

  • How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You
  • By: Raheem Kassam
  • Narrated by: Ruairi Carter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

No Go Zones. That's what they're called. And while the politically correct try to deny their existence, the shocking reality of these No Go Zones - where Sharia law can prevail and local police stay away - can be attested to by its many victims. Now Raheem Kassam, a courageous reporter and editor at Breitbart.com, takes us where few journalists have dared to tread - inside the No Go Zones, revealing areas that Western governments, including the United States, don't want to admit exist within their own borders.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Warning : Annoying narrator.........

  • By hans on 15-08-2017

Warning : Annoying narrator.........

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

Reviewed: 15-08-2017

How could the performance have been better?

get a good narrator - what is so difficult ? iT is going right back.. and only 10 minute listen..

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Trial of Adolf Hitler

  • The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany
  • By: David King
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

February 26, 1924 was the first day of the greatly anticipated high treason trial that would galvanize Germany - but few in the courtroom that morning anticipated that the leading defendant, General Erich Ludendorff, whose risky offensives during World War I doomed Germany to defeat, would soon be eclipsed by the private first class at his side, Adolf Hitler. Hitler was charged with treason after unsuccessfully trying to seize power in the notorious Beer Hall Putsch in Munich in 1923.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and finally a great narrator !!

  • By hans on 06-06-2017

Great book and finally a great narrator !!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-2017

What made the experience of listening to The Trial of Adolf Hitler the most enjoyable?

the story is great and well researched. The narrator is a pleasure to listen to - not distracting from the story at all !!!

Any additional comments?

Hey - Audible listen up - this is a great example of a great all - around book. THIS Narrator is invisible - does not distract from the book at all. So many bad narrators at audible...
Great to have this book that I will surely listen to again !!

  • A Woman in Berlin

  • Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary
  • By: Anonymous, Philip Boehm - translator
  • Narrated by: Isabel Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

For eight weeks in 1945, as Berlin fell to the Russian army, a young woman kept a daily record of life in her apartment building and among its residents. "With bald honesty and brutal lyricism" ( Elle), the anonymous author depicts her fellow Berliners in all their humanity as well as their cravenness, corrupted first by hunger and then by the Russians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great all around, even the narrator !

  • By hans on 16-05-2017

Great all around, even the narrator !

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

Reviewed: 16-05-2017

Where does A Woman in Berlin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This has been the best all around I have in months !

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The story and great narrator,

Mein Kampf: The Ford Translation
    
    
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        Adolf Hitler,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Michael Ford (translator)
    
    


    
    
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        James Smith
    
    


    
    Length: 27 hrs and 30 mins
    50 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Mein Kampf: The Ford Translation

  • By: Adolf Hitler, Michael Ford (translator)
  • Narrated by: James Smith
  • Length: 27 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

For the first time in 65 years, a modern, easy to understand, truly complete and uncensored edition of Mein Kampf has been released which reveals more than any past translation. This is also the first translation available in an English language audio format. Older translations altered passages, omitted passages, mistranslated Hitler's words, and made some parts more sensational while concealing the true meaning in other parts of the book.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great historic insight

  • By Aaron on 31-03-2016

Horrible narrator,

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-2016

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Possibly interesting book - but the narrator and his British accent - takes away lots from a neutral feel for the book. Dont waste your time with this one.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No value whatsoever - it is going back !

0 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Hitler

  • Ascent 1889-1939
  • By: Volker Ullrich
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 34 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

For all the literature about Adolf Hitler, there have been just four seminal biographies; this is the fifth, a landmark work that sheds important new light on Hitler himself. Drawing on previously unseen papers and a wealth of recent scholarly research, Volker Ullrich reveals the man behind the public persona, from Hitler's childhood, to his failures as a young man in Vienna, to his experiences during the First World War, to his rise as a far-right party leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, occasional whistling

  • By Christian R. Unger on 06-01-2017

Great Author, Dead narrator.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-2016

Would you try another book written by Volker Ullrich or narrated by Don Hagen?

This Author is a great man, well researched book, but you may not be able to stand the narrator more than 5 minutes - I could not. I was filled with instant hate -at this waste of a great book. I will read it myself, in a book form... Why does this needed to happen.... So unfortunate.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He is a living dead - does not seem to breath, or have ANY intonation.... horrible. A CRIME !

What character would you cut from Hitler?

DON HAGEN

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fed Up!

  • Our Fight to Save America from Washington
  • By: Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Ric Reitz
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

"Now, do not misunderstand me, America is great. But we are fed up with being over-taxed and over-regulated. We are tired of being told how much salt to put on our food, what kind of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kind of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what we are allowed to do to elect political candidates, what kind of energy we can use, what doctor we can see. What kind of nation are we becoming? I fear it's the very kind the Colonists fought against."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • By now very outdated

  • By hans on 14-06-2016

By now very outdated

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

Reviewed: 14-06-2016

Where does Fed Up! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

By now very outdated by a great author. Should be reviewed. Rick, it is time for an update!

  • Khrushchev

  • By: Edward Crankshaw
  • Narrated by: John Mawson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

This is the story of the rise and fall of one man against the background of his country’s history - bloody, tumultuous, yet immensely significant - since the revolution in 1917. Nikita Sergei Khrushchev was born in 1894 at Kalinovka where Great Russia borders the Ukraine. He was the child of peasants driven from the land by poverty. His grandfather had been born a serf; his father was a landless worker travelling to the coal fields of the Donetz Valley in the winter, in spring returning to the land.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Smart author - horrible narrator

  • By hans on 14-06-2016

Smart author - horrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 14-06-2016

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

you would love this book if you read it... horribly narrated - sorry to say

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

ssssmart author - well respected.

  • Hiroshima Nagasaki

  • By: Paul Ham
  • Narrated by: Robert Meldrum
  • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 100,000 instantly, mostly women, children, and the elderly. Many hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries later, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Yet the bombs were "our least abhorrent choice", American leaders claimed at the time - and still today most people believe they ended the Pacific War and saved millions of American and Japanese lives. Ham challenges this view, arguing that the bombings, when Japan was on its knees, were the culmination of a strategic Allied air war on enemy civilians that began in Germany.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pronunciation

  • By Dale Wark on 05-05-2018

Dry - and lackluster

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

Reviewed: 29-05-2016

What would have made Hiroshima Nagasaki better?

Write it with the reader in mind...

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Narration did not match the pace of the story - and then again, one wonders why would this happen anyways... the book is mismanaged from the very first word

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Furious Love

  • Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century
  • By: Sam Kashner, Nancy Schoenberger
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

He was a tough-guy Welshman softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman; she was a modern-day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Mark Antony. For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty, and their fiery romance - often called "the marriage of the century" - was the most notorious, publicized, and celebrated love affair of its day.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Sample on Audible just the credits 25 seconds..../

  • By hans on 28-05-2016

Sample on Audible just the credits 25 seconds..../

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

Reviewed: 28-05-2016

What disappointed you about Furious Love?

Audible only lets you hear the opening lines of the front page and author's information - you are not hearing the book, well I bought it, and it is horrible. Audible certainly did not bother to check what excerpt they are letting people sampling - just unprofessional ! Sorry I did.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When Money Dies

  • The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar, Germany
  • By: Adam Fergusson
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 3

When Money Dies is the classic history of what happens when a nations currency depreciates beyond recovery. In 1923, with its currency effectively worthless (the exchange rate in December of that year was one dollar to 4,200,000,000,000 marks), the German republic was all but reduced to a barter economy. Expensive cigars, artworks, and jewels were routinely exchanged for staples such as bread; a cinema ticket could be bought for a lump of coal; and a bottle of paraffin for a silk shirt....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This sbook is meant to be READ only..

  • By hans on 11-05-2016

This sbook is meant to be READ only..

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

Reviewed: 11-05-2016

What disappointed you about When Money Dies?

Horrible book to listen to, all accounting really - Audible should be a bit more careful when transferring these books into audible book... Can certainly not recommend this style of book for this purpose