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Samuel Peacocke

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  • 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 2,774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good stuff but...

  • By Alex on 11-07-2018

A book of challenge

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

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

3 of 3 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 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

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!

  • 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 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just okay

  • By Scott on 03-09-2018

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