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  • The Last Days of August

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Donna on 15-02-2019

brilliant, insightful and profoundly sad

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Reviewed: 13-03-2019

another great piece by Mark Ronson. an excellent refection on the impact the porn industry has on the young women working in it. an excellent piece that is better understood within the context of the #metoo movement

  • The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague

  • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Many of us know the Black Death as a catastrophic event of the medieval world. But the Black Death was arguably the most significant event in Western history, profoundly affecting every aspect of human life, from the economic and social to the political, religious, and cultural. In its wake the plague left a world that was utterly changed, forever altering the traditional structure of European societies and forcing a rethinking of every single system of Western civilization: food production and trade, the church, political institutions, law, art, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating & gripping

  • By Ballina Beach on 08-10-2016

highly recommend!

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Reviewed: 14-09-2018

this course was clever, insightful but easy to engage with. I loved every lecture and could easily listen to another thirty on this subject.

  • The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

  • How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    5 out of 5 stars 15

The Mongol queens of the 13th century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: “Let us reward our female offspring.” Only this hint of a father’s legacy for his daughters remained of a much larger story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I absolutely loved this book!

  • By Anonymous User on 17-05-2018

I absolutely loved this book!

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Reviewed: 17-05-2018

I am about to listen to this book over in case I missed anything the first time.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes!!!

  • By Charles on 15-03-2017

great read!!

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Reviewed: 22-03-2018

This is another fan book by a master of storytelling. Norse mythology from a unique and accessible perspective.