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  • Vietnam

  • The Australian War
  • By: Paul Ham
  • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
  • Length: 31 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Drawing on hundreds of accounts by soldiers, politicians, aid workers, entertainers and the Vietnamese people, Paul Ham reconstructs for the first time the full history of our longest military campaign. From the commitment to engage, through the fight over conscription and the rise of the anti - war movement, to the tactics and horror of the battlefi eld, Ham exhumes the truth about this politicians' war - which sealed the fate of 50,000 Australian servicemen and women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Vietnam book I’ve heard

  • By Mick Rose on 06-07-2019

very very good book very very insightful

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-2019

very very good book great insight into the and The Machinations of that war but again the reading of the book really let sit down with stupid accents just read the book but if you can listen through the stupid accents it is a really really good book

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  • The Amazing SAS

  • By: Ian McPhedran
  • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

For the soldiers and officers of Australia's Special Air Service (SAS) Regimentâ¿¿ this is not just their professional mottoâ¿¿ but a creed that shapes their lives. The SAS is among the world's most respected special forces unitsâ¿¿ a crack team of men from the Australian Defence Force who can be relied upon to handle the most difficultâ¿¿ strategically sensitive and dangerous of military tasks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Anonymous User on 05-12-2018

very good story great insight into the SAS

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-06-2019

very good book very well written it's just a shame the narrator felt the need to do accents just read the book and read the stories interesting enough without xx

  • Last King of the Cross

  • By: John Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Alan King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

John Ibrahim's incredible life story told in his own words. Last King of the Cross lays bare Australia's most notorious underworld figure. In the mongrel tongue of the streets, John writes of fleeing war-torn Tripoli with his family and growing up in Sydney's rough and tumble west - before establishing himself as a tough guy and teen delinquent, then a bouncer, enforcer and nightclub king on the Golden Mile. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed it a lot.

  • By JBO on 09-08-2018

To anyone who frequented The Cross READ THIS

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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: 29-10-2018

to anyone born around 1972 he frequented the cross hung around the cross and loved the cross this is a must read must listen this story with his descriptions will remind you of smells and sights and just what we have lost in Sydney long live Kings Cross

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  • Saving Private Sarbi

  • The True Story of Australia's Canine War Hero
  • By: Sandra Lee
  • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Lost for 13 months in the wilds of Afghanistan, this is the dramatic, heart-warming and truly amazing story of Sarbi, the Army's most famous explosives detection dog - the miracle dog of Tarin Kot. Powerful, dramatic, heartwarming, this is the true story of Sarbi, the scruffy black Labrador-cross trained by the Australian Army as an explosives detection dog for the most dangerous combat mission imaginable. Thirteen months after Australia's most famous canine warrior went missing in action in 2008, she was found by an American Special Forces officer patrolling a village....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Anonymous User on 03-08-2018

Great story

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-2018

a great story very interesting great survival the reading terrible attempt to imitate impersonate and copy accents really takes away from the story

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly Emotional

  • By Anonymous User on 14-11-2017

Great read

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-2018

It doesn't matter what side of politics you are this is a great book. It is admittedly one side of the story but what a great story to have told as I am sure everyone will get a lot from it.

  • Lazarus Rising

  • By: John Howard
  • Narrated by: John Howard
  • Length: 34 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

John Howard is the second longest serving prime minister in Australia's history. His tenure lasted almost 12 years. His autobiography is essential reading for those interested in contemporary politics, in Australian history or the craft of practical politics. John Howard spent decades under media scrutiny, and while his credentials as a political leader, devoted family man and sports tragic are beyond dispute, in this autobiography he reveals much more about himself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Educational but lacking personal connection.

  • By Andrew on 31-08-2015

Brilliant

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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: 29-04-2018

this book should be read my every current and future politician to show what leadership and believe in an ideal is all about John Howard was the last of Australia's political leaders absolutely a brilliant book about a very distinguished political career

  • I'm the Man

  • The Story of That Guy from Anthrax
  • By: Scott Ian, Jon Wiederhorn, Kirk Hammett - foreword
  • Narrated by: Scott Ian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

I'm the Man is the fast-paced, humorous, and revealing memoir from the man who cofounded Anthrax, the band that proved to the masses that brutality and fun didn't have to be mutually exclusive. Through various lineup shifts, label snafus, rock 'n' roll mayhem, and unforeseen circumstances galore, Scott Ian has approached life and music with a smile, viewing the band with deadly seriousness while recognizing the ridiculousness of the entertainment industry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen - very honest and very entertaining

  • By robert goncalves on 11-03-2019

must NOT skip I'm The Man

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-2018

one of the if not the greatest book about the musician and the band I have loved from day one Scott not Ian I am that guy from anthrax shows the soul and passion lacking in music today and The Heartless greed of the record industry

  • What Does This Button Do?

  • By: Bruce Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Bruce Dickinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Pioneers of Britain's nascent Rock and Metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second, but twice-longest-serving, lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden's front man - first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present - Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superbly Entertaining

  • By David on 19-06-2018

Awesome wonderful funny surprising enlightening <br />

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-2017

An incredible insight into the world behind the lights glitz leather that is Iron Maiden

  • One Thing Led to Another

  • By: Mark "Chopper" Read
  • Narrated by: Dan Wyllie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Never get too close to anyone, because you might have to kill them. Meet Mark ‘Chopper’ Read. You think you know him. His books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in Australia. He's been the subject of an internationally successful film. His one-man shows have toured Australia to sell-out crowds. He's the most recognisable criminal brand name in Australia. But the truth is... you don't know him at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Anonymous User on 30-11-2017

Great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-2017

Great book great Read and very very well narrated. Sadly Mark didnt get those extra years

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  • Chopper 2

  • Hits and Memories
  • By: Mark Brandon Read
  • Narrated by: Dave Ferguson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Underworld standover man and executioner Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read was released from Pentridge Prison in November, 1991, vowing never to return. He became an instant celebrity when his autobiography Chopper: From the Inside hit the best-seller lists (it also holds the record as Australia's most shoplifted book). Six months later, he was back in jail charged with the shooting of a biker, and busy writing his second volume of memoirs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By Anonymous User on 29-11-2017

Narrator

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-2017

The narrator detracted from the book trying to impersonate Chopper making the narration more the focal point than the story