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  • The Crossroad

  • By: Mark Donaldson
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 877
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 814

On 2 September ,2008, in a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life. His display of extraordinary courage that day saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the first Australian to receive our highest award for bravery in wartime since Keith Payne in 1969.Yet Mark's journey to those crucial moments in Afghanistan was almost as exceptional as the acts that led to his VC.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By craig on 07-01-2016

Great book, couldn't put it down.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-2019

This was a great book. Great narration and emotion carried through the story. Told like we sitting around the dinner table.
Mark Donaldson's story is great. The story made me feel like I was with him on his journey.
I really enjoyed this read, I will read it again.

  • The Laws of Human Nature

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 249

Robert Greene is a master guide for millions, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • highly recommended. Greene's best work so far

  • By Ed on 10-11-2018

full of detail

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-2018

great book, will read again. so much to knowledge in one place. it really makes you think about gut instincts and trusting your sixth sense.

  • Jupiter's Travels

  • By: Ted Simon
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Ted Simon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said good-bye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles round the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger and a curiosity

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great travel story.

  • By Colin on 23-05-2018

fascinating read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-2018

great story, what an experience. the narration was excellent. recommended for all the frustrated travelleres tied to desks around the world.

  • Long Way Round

  • Chasing Shadows Across the World
  • By: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bonnar, Rupert Degas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs, their troubles started. Exhaustion, injury and accidents tested their strength. Treacherous roads, unpredictable weather and turbulent politics challenged their stamina. They were chased by paparazzi in Kazakhstan, courted by men with very large guns in the Ukraine, hassled by the police, and given bulls' testicles for supper by Mongolian nomads.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By Dan on 08-09-2018

great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-2018

great story about the challenges two friends face during a major journey around the world.

  • 1971 - Never a Dull Moment

  • Rock's Golden Year
  • By: David Hepworth
  • Narrated by: David Hepworth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The '60s ended a year late - on New Year's Eve 1970, when Paul McCartney initiated proceedings to wind up The Beatles. Music would never be the same again. The next day would see the dawning of a new era. Nineteen seventy-one saw the release of more monumental albums than any year before or since and the establishment of a pantheon of stars to dominate the next 40 years - Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Marvin Gaye, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Rod Stewart, the solo Beatles and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • full of music history

  • By Dan on 22-10-2017

full of music history

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-2017

good story, well read. full of facts and info on music in the early 70s

  • Clancy's Crossing

  • By: Evan Green
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 19 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

They say no one from the convict settlement of Sydney Town crossed the steep ranges of the Blue Mountains until 1813. But the quick-witted convict Clancy Fitzgerald did it in 1798, dragging with him the proud - but reluctant - Eliza Philips. Faced with constant danger and wrenching isolation, Clancy and Eliza found themselves pale-skinned strangers in a land of ancient traditions and spiritual beliefs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story based around early Sydney life

  • By Dan on 29-08-2017

great story based around early Sydney life

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-08-2017

Read the paperback when it was released. great story based around early Sydney. good characters and storyline.

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  • A History of the World

  • By: Andrew Marr
  • Narrated by: Andrew Marr, David Timson
  • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

From the earliest civilizations to the 21st century: a global journey through human history, published alongside a landmark BBC One television series. Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey, Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed it, especially earlier on.

  • By Paul on 09-07-2016

top read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-2017

great story. couldn't stop listening. the story flowed well without getting too weighed down with detail.