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  • Monash

  • The Outsider Who Won a War
  • By: Roland Perry
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 25 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 105

Australian General Sir John Monash changed the way wars were fought and won. When the British and German High Commands of the First World War failed to gain ascendancy after four years of unprecedented human slaughter, Monash used innovative techniques and modern technology to plan and win a succession of major battles that led to the end of the Great War.But Australia's greatest military commander fought as many battles with those on his side as he did with his enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very detailed and inspiring

  • By Paul Davies on 05-07-2017

A wonderful book of an inspiring life

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Reviewed: 18-02-2019

I have read/listened to this book 3 times and get more from it each time! This book should be a school text - my kids think Monash is the name of a uni in VICTORIA and know nothing of the man who lent his name to it. Read this book and be inspired!

  • 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 3,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,226

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

A book of challenge

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Reviewed: 23-02-2018

This is a book that is worth reading or listening to many times It’s message resonates as clearly as a bell on a clear still night

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The War in the West - A New History

  • Volume 1: Germany Ascendant 1939-1941
  • By: James Holland
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 26 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Are you ready for the truth about World War Two? In the first of an extraordinary three-volume account of the war on land, in the air and at sea, James Holland not only reveals the truth behind the familiar legends of the Second World War but he also unveils those lesser known events which were to have the greatest significance. The first book to consider the economic, political and social as well as the military aspects of World War Two, this is a unique retelling of a monumental event in all its terrible and majestic glory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well presented and argued

  • By Samuel Peacocke on 21-01-2018

Well presented and argued

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Reviewed: 21-01-2018

This is a well presented and argued book. The author certainly questions the accepted reasons for German success early in WW2 Well worth a read!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ancient Maya

  • By: My Ebook Publishing House
  • Narrated by: Matt Montanez
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

The Ancient Maya creates a portrait of life in the ancient Mayan civilization. Describes the history, language, social classes, customs, culture, religion, and warfare of the ancient civilization of the Mayas.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been more exciting

  • By Samuel Peacocke on 10-07-2017

Could have been more exciting

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-2017

What did you like best about The Ancient Maya? What did you like least?

It got a little bogged down with detail

What will your next listen be?

Unknown

What about Matt Montanez’s performance did you like?

Pleasant narration but the book was too detailed

  • Churchill's Secret Warriors

  • The Explosive True Story of the Special Forces Desperadoes of WWII
  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

In the bleak moments after defeat on mainland Europe in winter 1939, Winston Churchill knew that Britain had to strike back hard. So Britain's wartime leader called for the lightning development of a completely new kind of warfare, recruiting a band of eccentric free-thinking warriors to become the first 'deniable' secret operatives to strike behind enemy lines, offering these volunteers nothing but the potential for glory and all-but-certain death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Anonymous User on 18-02-2019

An unbelievable true story

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Reviewed: 06-04-2016

This is an eminently readable story of the special boat service in ww2 that takes you to the major actions that were undertaken by this unit over the period. If you love a good adventure, especially a true one, you will love this book