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  • Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,604

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia.... In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are. Girt introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock", and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Blue History of Australia - Addicted

  • By Nelson C on 25-05-2015

Best history book on Australia ever!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-2017

There are many history books I would re-read but I'm now on my second listening. This book is full of hilarious jokes and David Hunt's accented impersonations of characters make listening to the audiobook version better than reading the text. I bought a copy for my family for Christmas.

  • Laugh Tactics

  • Master Conversational Humor and Be Funny on Command
  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Laugh Tactics is full of strategies that dissect, break down, and analyze all of the types of humor that you'll encounter in daily conversation - stuff you can really use with people you talk to. We're not all trying to become standup comedians, and this isn't a book about ha-ha jokes with setups and punch lines. Learn to simply make a better impression on people, put them at ease, charm them, and make them smile with you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Leon on 09-05-2018

A book about being funny from someone who really isn't.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-2017

This book swapped between common sense, absurdity and formulating corny jokes. Making it It feel like a book about being funny from someone who really wasn't. I believe this book was well written, however the only content of real value came at the end and I have read the same content in another of the authors books.

  • How to Talk to Anyone

  • 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
  • By: Leil Lowndes
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean, Leil Lowndes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

What is that magic quality that makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow Wow Wow!!!

  • By Stuart on 01-02-2017

Wordy and trite

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

Reviewed: 02-08-2017

This is a book that would have been improved greatly from cutting down on wordy explanations fraught with alliteration, slang, gendered case and unnecessary synonyms. These made the audio-book dull and feel trite. For the majority of the book I felt that 92 was too high a goal for the author and that the number of techniques should have been compressed into 40 "worth while reading" techniques rather than watering down the quality with quantity.

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  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Please put me out of my misery.

  • By Damon on 15-03-2017

Great story, average portrayal.

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

Reviewed: 27-01-2017

This story is considered a timeless classic for a reason. However, this audio rendition may not have portrayed it in its best light. There were often odd switches in the voices of characters, sometimes being portrayed by a voice actor, sometimes by the narrator. This was very jarring and caused lots of confusion towards the beginning of the story.

I, Robot
    
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    75 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • I, Robot

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities, and unforeseen risks.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • bit boring to be honest

  • By Anonymous User on 30-07-2018

Audio a little scratchy

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

Reviewed: 01-11-2016

Great story, the only complaint being the audio is a little scratchy. Throw away the movie and read the book.

  • The Colour of Magic

  • Discworld 1
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. An eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet, encountering dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course, "The Edge" of the planet.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not convinced

  • By D. Hill on 08-03-2017

Poor sound quality

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

Reviewed: 18-09-2016

Poor sound quality and the story seemed to get lost with each new chapter. This was my first Terry Pratchett book, the story was entertaining but I doubt that I could sit through another book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Superintelligence

  • Paths, Dangers, Strategies
  • By: Nick Bostrom
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but might be better in print

  • By mokajo on 17-12-2016

Interesting but long winded in some areas.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-2016

Interesting but long winded in some areas I felt by the 16th chapter that I had an in depth knowledge of something important with no one to share it with.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful