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  • The Damage Done

  • Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison
  • By: Warren Fellows
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

In 1978, Warren Fellows was convicted of heroin trafficking between Thailand and Australia. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in the notorious Bang Kwang prison - better known as the Bangkok Hilton. It was the beginning of 12 years of hell in a place where sewer rats and cockroaches are the only nutritious food, where prison guards laugh as they deliver pulverising blows, and where the worst punishment is the khun deo - solitary confinement, Thai style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book and top narration.

  • By Anonymous User on 19-02-2019

A tough life for the crime

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

Reviewed: 11-02-2019

It certainly should be a deterrent for anyone considering the path of smuggling drugs in third world countries.
Tough to listen to at times and super well narrated (as all books read by David are...)

I suggest reading some background reports on Warren and his life after returning back to Australia. The impact it had on his son made this story stick more than the book itself did.

  • Able

  • Gold Medals, Grand Slams and Smashing Glass Ceilings
  • By: Dylan Alcott
  • Narrated by: Dylan Alcott
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

 

The astonishing life story from one of Australia's most inspirational athletes. Dylan Alcott has never let his disability get in the way of what he wanted to achieve. His family treated him no differently to any other kid, and it was the best thing they ever did. Growing up, Dylan always had a positive attitude to life. So when he discovered sport, he’d have a go at anything and could always be found at the centre of the action, giving his best and playing to win. Then he tried wheelchair basketball and tennis and was hooked. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Darren Lockyer sure can write a book!

  • By Anonymous User on 06-02-2019

Stay off the strepsils!

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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: 24-01-2019

An incredible and inspirational story, Dylan will make you giggle and marvel at his accomplishments and inspirational attitude towards life....and with no self importance!

Dylan, please don't eat a single strepsil ever in your life. Your voice is sexy AF!

  • Dancing with Demons

  • By: Tim Watson-Munro
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

As Australia's most distinguished criminal psychologist, 'Doc' Tim Watson-Munro has assessed over 30,000 'persons of interest' in some of the nation's most notorious court cases, including Hoddle Street gunman Julian Knight, corporate fraudster Alan Bond, Melbourne gangster Alphonse Gangitano and, in recent years, Australia's first terrorist convicts. But the front line of psychology is no place for the fainthearted. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen!

  • By Theres on 24-01-2019

A great listen!

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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: 24-01-2019

An intense life story with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. A candid insight to a professional's perspective with the real life battle of addiction.
Very well narrated. David was the perfect choice for this (and many other!) books.

This story will linger with me for quite a while.

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

  • By: Harriet Ann Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Mia Ellis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Harriet Ann Jacob's autobiography documents her life as a slave and how she attained freedom for herself and her children. Harrowing in its descriptions of sexual abuse, Jacob's slave narrative is notable for the appeal it made to abolitionist women to open their eyes to the realities of slavery. Deemed too shocking for reading audiences at the time, the book was shelved before it was published in 1861 near the start of the Civil War. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A unique insight and well narrated

  • By Theres on 15-01-2019

A unique insight and well narrated

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

Reviewed: 15-01-2019

A book of general interest. It never really captured me and drew out any emotion for a life that was quite profound and well beyond anything we in today's day and age could really comprehend. Interesting and well presented though.

  • Brutally Honest

  • Mel B’s tell-all memoir
  • By: Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
  • Narrated by: Melanie Brown, Phoenix Chi Gulzar Brown, Andrea Brown, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice, has been an international star since the age of 19. And yet there are sides of Mel that no one has ever seen, or really known. Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success. With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and Melanie’s trademark Yorkshire humour, this audiobook removes the mask of fame and reveals the mother, wife and daughter behind the Spice Girl everyone thinks they know. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • hadn't kept up with media, very interesting

  • By Anonymous User on 29-01-2019

A mind blowing and raw insight. Superbly narrated

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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: 05-01-2019

An incredible insight to a larger than life ... life. It starts off with an unknown attempted overdose that only occurred recently... who would have known?! The narration was absolutely spot on and a story that will hit you in many different ways.

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,814
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,562
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,554

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, heart wrenching, inspiring true story

  • By gary c compton on 07-01-2019

a book to listen to over and over

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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: 21-12-2018

some of the most solid and coherent, non BS, strategies to life and absolutely dominating yourself to your full potential. this book will definitely be in my repeat listen collection

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  • Eggshell Skull

  • By: Bri Lee
  • Narrated by: Bri Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

A well-established legal doctrine that a defendant must 'take their victim as they find them'. If a single punch kills someone because of their thin skull, that victim's weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime. But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal system, who will not back down until justice is done? Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Queensland District Court as a bright-eyed judge's associate. Two years later she was back as the complainant in her own case. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A moving listen

  • By Kindle Customer on 16-09-2018

Compelling and tedious

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-2018

Bri's candid account and insight to the Australian ....'justice' system, especially the sexual assaults courts, is fascinating and compelling. The eyeopening recollections of the gender biases and prejudices women face in the legal system when reporting sexual assault is astounding, disheartening, frustrating and scales are tipped in the opposite of their favour. A must listen for this account.

When Bri comes to telling her own story and speaking of her own struggles, her self indulgence in to her own self hate, pity and despair is absolutely tedious. The self gratification of immersing herself and expressing the deep feelings she harbors about herself (albeit negative, but that's one side of the same coin), resulted in parts of the book being fast forwarded because it was incredibly self centered.

  • How to Be a Bawse

  • A Guide to Conquering Life
  • By: Lilly Singh
  • Narrated by: Lilly Singh
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 85

From actress, comedian and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman) comes the definitive guide to being a BAWSE - a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they've fought through it all and made it out the other side. Told in her hilarious, bold voice that's inspired over nine million fans, and using stories from her own life to illustrate her message, Lilly proves that there are no shortcuts to success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It should be a text book in high school !!!

  • By Dilkash on 08-05-2017

Some pretty damn good mainstream self help advice

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-2018

Says the word "BAWSE" an insane amount of unnecessary times.

Does provide some pretty good advice in a way that appeals to the mainstream and makes sense. Can't fault that.

Light hearted and pragmatic. Bemusing. Worth a listen through.

  • American Sniper

  • The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • By: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. what an inspiring legend.<br />Honor your Heroes!

  • By Anonymous User on 05-12-2018

Killing. Guns. God. Patriotism. Yeah, 'MERICA!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-2018

As title says.

Everything you would expect from the book's title is in there. Guns, patriotism, killing, bible bashing, entitlement, family and some serious dedication to the cause of all those.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,731
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,567
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,561

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As you’d expect

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-11-2018

A hard act to follow

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-2018

What an amazing human being. A life story from humble beginnings and full of integrity and diversity. Articulate, classy and a go-getter...and a realist to boot. Is there anything she can't do? The narration is by Michelle herself. Articulate and a pleasure to listen to. I hope she continues her incredible work on impacting the world for the better.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful