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  • Eureka

  • The Unfinished Revolution
  • By: Peter FitzSimons
  • Narrated by: Robert Meldrum
  • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it, its symbolic flag is still raised, and even the nineteenth-century visitor Mark Twain called it: "a strike for liberty". Was this rebellion a fledgling nation’s first attempt to assert its independence under colonial rule? Or was it merely rabble-rousing by unruly miners determined not to pay their taxes?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Australian history which put me to sleep

  • By Geoff Alford on 22-09-2018

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 10-12-2016

Fantastic book. A book of this length delivered in an audio format is hard for me to stay connected to but the reading was so good that it was easy to follow. I will definitely get more books with the same author and reader combo. Well done Fitzsimons, another masterpiece.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    
    
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        Robert M Pirsig
    
    


    
    
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        Michael Kramer
    
    


    
    Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    69 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

  • By: Robert M Pirsig
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

One of the great novels of the 1970s and a multi-million copy best-seller. Against astonishing landscapes, a father and his troubled teenage son journey together by motorcycle from Minnesota to California through shifting climates and changing moods. Behind this literal journey lies a turbulent philosophical one; an attempt, in the face of despair and insanity, to rediscover the fundamental nature of ‘quality’ in a world where it no longer exists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Polarising Book of Philosphy

  • By JOHN W on 01-10-2017

Absolutely loved it

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

Reviewed: 10-08-2016

Would you listen to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance again? Why?

I would listen to it again. A lot of the Chautauqua's that we listen to during the story are extremely hard to follow. In the end I just resigned myself to the fact that I wouldn't understand properly. This wouldn't happen as a regular book as you could re-read a page quite easily if you needed to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I didn't have a favourite character, but I must say that Silvia and John irritated me. Silvia in particular felt light and hopeless. This isn't a criticism of the book, just the character. If I had to pick a fave, it would have to be the star, Phaedrus.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed the description of any motorcycle mechanical work. It was so rich and clear and flowing with nothing left untouched. It was beautiful to listen to.

Any additional comments?

The narrator should be praised. This book is as good as it is due to 1) the book, and 2) the narrator. I think Michael did an outstanding job and I'm keen to hear his other readings. I rated the performance down because I don't think this story really lends itself to be a fantastic audible book due to the complexity of the Chautauqua's.

  • The Pema Chodron Audio Collection

  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Pema Chodron, one of the West's most beloved teachers of Buddhism, makes the Tibetan vajrayana tradition accessible in today's world. Now three of her most popular teachings are available in one audiobook set.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST LISTEN

  • By Zencat on 14-10-2015

I love Pema

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

Reviewed: 25-05-2016

I love listening to her and reading her books. But, this was a little different. It's not a book, it's a collection of teachings which means it doesn't read (or sound) like a book. The three teachings overlap each other so there is quite the duplication of content and over explanation. There is background noise and moments where Pema is working out what to say next.

Don't get me wrong, she's amazing and as a teaching series this is great. But it's not a book. It's not trying to be a book and I bought it as a book.