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  • Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this!

  • By bridget Huolohan on 28-11-2018

Quirky and Informative

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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: 02-01-2019

Quirky and Informative. It paints a vivid picture of what life was back in Victorian times.

  • The History of Ancient Egypt

  • By: Bob Brier, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bob Brier
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 102

Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. It lasted 3,000 years, longer than any other on the planet. Its Great Pyramid of Cheops was the tallest building in the world until well into the 19th century and remains the only Ancient Wonder still standing. And it was the most technologically advanced of the ancient civilizations, with the medical knowledge that made Egyptian physicians the most famous in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Anonymous User on 05-08-2018

what can I say. It was Yuge!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-2018

Outstanding in every way. Such a pleasure to listen to such an intelligent and passionate scholar. This far exceded my expectations.

  • DMT: The Spirit Molecule

  • A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences
  • By: Rick Strassman
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

From 1990 to 1995, Dr. Rick Strassman conducted U.S. government–approved and funded clinical research at the University of New Mexico in which he injected 60 volunteers with DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. His detailed account of those sessions is an extraordinarily riveting inquiry into the nature of the human mind and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. DMT, a plant-derived chemical found in the psychedelic Amazon brew ayahuasca, is also manufactured by the human brain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting and detailed insight

  • By Justin on 11-05-2016

Fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-05-2018

Loved it, lived it. I Long for more. Guess I'll need to just do more.

  • Fingerprints of the Gods

  • The Quest Continues
  • By: Graham Hancock
  • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
  • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of listeners throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society. An intellectual detective story, this unique history audiobook directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal!

  • By Thomas on 21-07-2016

It felt like a chore

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-2018

I've heard Graham Hancock interviews that left me thirsting for more. This did not. In fact I didn't finish it. Dull and lifeless in performance which for me at least killed any real chance of engaging with the content.

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  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,366
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,665
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,641

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought-provoking

  • By Anonymous User on 30-08-2017

Overall an interesting book

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-2017

Overall an interesting book that I felt compelled to keep listening to. The narrator was excellent.

  • True Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

First there was Girt. Now comes... True Girt. In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier. This was the Wild South, home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, directionally challenged explorers, nervous indigenous people, Caroline Chisholm and sheep. Lots of sheep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such an interesting conversation with history

  • By Courtney on 03-01-2017

Hilarious

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-2017

This was even better than Grit was and that was a five star book.

  • 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 1,714
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,601
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,593

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

Brilliant and hilarious.

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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: 12-06-2017

How Aussie history should be taught. The back stories are where the real history lesson lies.