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  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

  • A Spiritual Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
  • By: Robin Sharma
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Now published in over 70 languages, this number one international best seller gently offers answers to life's biggest questions as well as a practical process to help you create prosperity, vitality, happiness and inner peace. This is the incredible story of Julian Mantle, a superstar lawyer whose out-of-balance lifestyle leads him to a near-fatal heart attack in a packed courtroom. His collapse brings on a spiritual crisis, forcing him to seek answers to life's most important questions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Gawd.. please make it stop!

  • By elena collins on 20-07-2018

Boring and Preachy

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Reviewed: 11-03-2019

I found the book to be rather boring, lacking in substance and a bit preachy. I thought the characters were lacklustre and felt very flat.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,453
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,349

The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audiobook I've listened... Ever!

  • By Nyasha on 18-12-2016

A great read!

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Reviewed: 08-07-2018

I was a huge fan of Trevor Noah before this book, but now I am completely smitten! The book is very well written and gives some seriously deep insight insta apartheid South Africa and the continuing impact of that on the people there. The book’s narration is open and you really feel like you get to know who Trevor Noah is as a person. His mother is by far, my favourite character. What a woman! This book is almost like a beautiful tribute to her strength and bravery. Also, the childhood stories are laugh out loud funny, embarrassing and honest. A wonderful book! I highly recommend it- also it’s better as an audiobook because Trevor Noah’s accents are great and they really lend authenticity to his experiences.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighbourhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Sophie on 20-05-2015

A captivating and wonderful story!

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Reviewed: 12-06-2018

This is a great book. It was very captivating and swept me off into its world. The non-linear narrative adds suspense and builds so much tension until the climax. It's a beautiful story that reveals so much about humanity. Our flaws and our strengths. It's a German perspective of WW2 I have never come across before. The characters are very well rounded and so easy to relate to. I highly recommend this book!

The Handmaid's Tale
    
    
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        Joanna David
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    1,644 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Joanna David
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,511

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, not sure about the choice of narrator

  • By Anna on 12-04-2017

A great read! I highly recommend it!

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Reviewed: 12-06-2018

I wanted to listen to this again before watching the Handmaids tale television series. I don't want to watch it anymore because I am afraid it will ruin my experience of the book! I highly recommend reading it. It is confronting but reveals some serious flaws with or society and acts as a cautionary tale about our dependence on technology and the inability of people to accept the changing role of women in our society. This book will leave you with more questions than answers and will really force you to rethink and reconsider your world view. It's the kind of book that has the potential to change your life.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,649
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,649

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn' want it to end (I know that seems ghastly)

  • By Sarah on 30-04-2018

A touching and well written story

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Reviewed: 12-06-2018

This was a wonderful read. It was confronting to read at times but is a true testament to the power of the human spirit. I highly recommend this book.