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  • Michael Jordan

  • The Life
  • By: Roland Lazenby
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas-until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable!!

  • By Vivek dsilva on 18-10-2015

Meh

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

Reviewed: 20-06-2018

The whole book is just a bunch of stats and genric stories about Jordan assembled in sequential order. the author has put effort into assembling this but there's no insight you couldn't get with some spare time and access to Google. I learnt nothing about Michael Jordan that Wikipedia couldn't teach me.

  • Lazarus Rising

  • By: John Howard
  • Narrated by: John Howard
  • Length: 34 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

John Howard is the second longest serving prime minister in Australia's history. His tenure lasted almost 12 years. His autobiography is essential reading for those interested in contemporary politics, in Australian history or the craft of practical politics. John Howard spent decades under media scrutiny, and while his credentials as a political leader, devoted family man and sports tragic are beyond dispute, in this autobiography he reveals much more about himself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Educational but lacking personal connection.

  • By Andrew on 31-08-2015

Educational but lacking personal connection.

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

Reviewed: 31-08-2015

An interesting, albeit highly curated, look into the life of a great Australian leader.

This book is mainly a collection of political anecdotes and recollections of events that occurred during his career.
It really doesn't delve too deeply into his motivations, personal life or family etc. Even as a major supporter and fan of Howard I felt this book ran very long, often focusing on the minutiae of events that hold little interest.

I think I took away some greater knowledge on the political environment during his years in Canberra, and it was an interesting look at how major policy was developed and implemented, but I don't walk away from this feeling I got to know Mr Howard at all well due to how curated this book was, a disappointing feeling after 54 hours of listening.

Still well worth a listen for anyone interested in Australian politics.

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