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  • The Right Side of History

  • How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great
  • By: Ben Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Ben Shapiro
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

America has a God-shaped hole in its heart, argues New York Times best-selling author Ben Shapiro, and we shouldn't fill it with politics and hate.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The West is the best

  • By JayJay Baggins on 01-04-2019

Good stuff

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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: 08-04-2019

Worth it just to hear Shapiro put on different voices to read extended quotes from historical figures.

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  • Stalin

  • The Court of the Red Tsar
  • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Narrated by: John Nettles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

There have been many biographies of Stalin, but the court that surrounded him is untravelled ground. Simon Sebag Montefiore, acclaimed biographer of Catherine the Great's lover, prime minister, and general, Potemkin, has unearthed the vast underpinning that sustained Stalin. Not only ministers such as Molotov or secret service chiefs such as Beria, but men and women whose loyalty he trusted only until the next purge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Which is better? Bergerac or the story?

  • By James on 09-01-2019

Which is better? Bergerac or the story?

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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: 09-01-2019

Mercifully erudite and hard hitting. I would definitely recommend this especially after watching "The Death of Stalin."

  • Dark Imperium

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Guy Haley
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Fell times have come to the galaxy. Cadia has fallen, destroyed by the onslaught of Chaos. A Great Rift in the warp has opened, and from its depths spew daemons and the horrors of Old Night. But all hope is not lost.... A hero, long absent, has returned, and with him comes the wrath of the Ultramarines reborn. Roboute Guilliman has arisen to lead the Imperium out of darkness on a crusade the likes of which has not been seen since the fabled days of the Emperor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well read and written.

  • By Anonymous User on 10-01-2019

This is just silly.

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-2019

The instructions for putting together a Games Workshop set of Space Marines contains more drama and narrative than this "story". There are great 40k novels. This isn't one of them.

  • Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

  • By: Jaron Lanier
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

 In Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Jaron Lanier draws on his insider's expertise to explain precisely how social media works - by deploying constant surveillance and subconscious manipulation of its users - and why its cruel and dangerous effects are at the heart of its current business model and design. As well as offering 10 simple arguments for liberating yourself from its addictive hold, his witty and urgent manifesto outlines a vision for an alternative that provides all the benefits of social media without the harm. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I feel 5 star reviews were inflated by algorithm

  • By James on 14-12-2018

I feel 5 star reviews were inflated by algorithm

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-2018

Jaron's interview for the promotion of the book offered more insight. I would recommend those over this audiobook.

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  • The Dichotomy of Leadership

  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 237

In The Dichotomy of Leadership, decorated former US Navy SEAL officers Jocko Willink and Leif Babin show you how to walk the fine line of being a true leader to accomplish missions in your personal and business lives and achieve the goal of every team: victory. Using lessons learned from the authors' elite combat and training experiences, Willink and Babin reveal how the use of opposing principles - leading while following, focusing and detaching, being aggressive yet prudent - will heighten your awareness, deepen your understanding, improve your dexterity and hone your ability to lead and win. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen with practical application

  • By Anonymous User on 21-03-2019

Great addition.

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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: 31-10-2018

This audiobook is a great follow up to "Extreme Ownership" and complements the core messages from the previous work. Now with added gunfire!

  • Blitzed

  • Drugs in Nazi Germany
  • By: Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside - translator
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 114

The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping best seller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops; resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A new perspective

  • By Adam Webb on 25-03-2018

Incredible history.

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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: 12-09-2018

An intense reading of a compelling narrative around the use of drugs in the Third Reich.

Extreme Ownership
    How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
    
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    Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    1,325 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding, an actual 'Good Times' read

  • By SIMON on 28-12-2016

Fine performances of a compelling narrative

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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: 09-03-2018

I would absolutely recommend this audiobook. The concept of extreme ownership sounds impractical or even impossible but then you realise that, much like the concept of "discipline equals freedom", it actually makes life so much easier.

  • Extreme Ownership

  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525

In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership - at every level - is the most important thing on the battlefield. Now they teach these same leadership principles to companies throughout the business world that want to build their own high-performance, winning teams. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding, an actual 'Good Times' read

  • By SIMON on 28-12-2016

Fine performances of a compelling narrative

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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: 09-03-2018

I would absolutely recommend this audiobook. The concept of extreme ownership sounds impractical or even impossible but then you realise that, much like the concept of "discipline equals freedom", it actually makes life so much easier.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,428

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Read

  • By Christopher on 21-01-2018

Unique delivery - could only come from the author.

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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: 10-02-2018

A powerful and emotional performance of superb content. I would also recommend reading the book.

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