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  • Escape From Jonestown

  • By: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Forty years ago, on Nov. 18, 1978, 914 members of a ‘utopian’ society deep in the Guyana jungle, known as Jonestown, drank a lethal elixir of Flavor-Aid and cyanide. Tim Carter was in the inner circle of its charismatic leader, Jim Jones. He escaped into the jungle. This is his story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good

  • By Anonymous User on 15-03-2019

Pretty good

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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: 15-03-2019

It started a bit slow but was really fascinating to hear a first hand account in some depth. The narration reiterating the beginning of every episode as if they were independent was annoying though.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,647
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,623

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

Interesting but overhyped

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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: 18-02-2019

It's cool to take an overall look at history and particularly the perspective on humanity that Yuval takes, but ultimately it's still little more than baseless conjecture, conjured up to satisfy the insecurity humans feel at the prospect of not knowing their ancestral past.