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  • Bad Blood

  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 959
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    5 out of 5 stars 960

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar start-up, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up ‘unicorn’ promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is why journalism matters

  • By MR P HAYES-ST CLAIR on 15-08-2018

Intense, eventful and intriguing audible

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Reviewed: 28-02-2019

This was an intense audible with many emotions running. Half the time you're just left wondering how a company like this lasted so long! The author has done remarkable work in his investigation into Theranos and Holmes. I also enjoyed the way the story was told - it kept you listening non-stop!

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  • Grit

  • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  • By: Angela Duckworth
  • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 918

Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a passionate persistence. In other words, grit. MacArthur Genius Award-winning psychologist Angela Duckworth shares fascinating new revelations about who succeeds in life and why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply excellent

  • By Alan on 08-07-2017

Eye opening and life changing

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Reviewed: 03-12-2018

This is a book for anyone looking to improve their life. It's well written and thoroughly researched! A must listen for all ages

  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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    5 out of 5 stars 128
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Alec Leamas has ended his time in Berlin. Or his time has ended him. The last of his Eastern agents has been killed, like the others, by the Abteilung. Back at the Circus, Leamas is put on the shelf. He turns to drunkenness and dishonesty and finally disappears from view, a seemingly broken man. But unknown to anyone except George Smiley and his master, Control, Leamas has been given his toughest mission ever. He will have to be himself but more so.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Third reading and listening ....still most brilliant.

  • By david x kelly on 09-03-2016

A classic Carré

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Reviewed: 02-05-2018

The narrator was brilliant at setting the tone. I couldn't stop listening to this clasic novel - highly recommended.

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like 'Serial' done in Ireland

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-02-2018

Thrilling investigation

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Reviewed: 09-04-2018

This is a very detailed and thought out investigation. The audible was well orchestrated and thrilling to listen to. Anyone that mysteries and true crime can't give this a miss.