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Mrs. A.M. Andrew

Castle Cove, NSW Australia
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  • Bill the Bastard

  • The Story of Australia's Greatest War Horse
  • By: Roland Perry
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Bill was massive. He had power, intelligence, and unmatched courage. In performance and character he stood above all the other 200,000 Australian horses sent to the Middle East in the Great War. But as war horses go he had one serious problem. No one could ride him but one man - Major Michael Shanahan. Some even thought Bill took a sneering pleasure in watching would-be riders hit the dust. Bill the Bastard is the remarkable tale of a bond between a determined trooper and his stoic but cantankerous mount. They fought together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant book

  • By Eric on 17-08-2015

Excellent

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Reviewed: 03-05-2018

I loved this story and learned so much about Australian history at the same time.

  • Critical Thinking Junkie

  • How to Develop Critical Thinking
  • By: Howie Junkie
  • Narrated by: How-To Junkie
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1

Critical thinking is a skill you can use and have to improve your day-to-day function and productivity, by allowing you to think sharply and clearly to easily solve problems, and make better decisions within your life. If you are still wondering why you would need critical thinking skills, then you aren't thinking critically enough to see how much your life could improve when you start having more "aha" moments and better.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was expecting

  • By Mrs. A.M. Andrew on 17-01-2018

Not what I was expecting

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Reviewed: 17-01-2018

I was very disappointed with the brief overview of the topic. I would not recommend this book.

  • You Are Free

  • By: Rebekah Lyons
  • Narrated by: Heidi Petak
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 4

We all want to know exactly what we were made for. Yet a calling feels like something for an exclusive few. You Are Free by Rebekah Lyons reminds us that God has plans for each and every one of us, and that abiding in God's presence is how we run free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • life changing

  • By Anonymous User on 23-07-2018

Inspirational

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Reviewed: 08-11-2017

This is a wonderful challenge to truly comprehend all that was purchased for us at the cross.... Our freedom to live loved and work with God to set others free one person at a time, starting with ourselves.

  • I Quit!

  • Stop Pretending Everything Is Fine and Change Your Life
  • By: Geri Scazzero, Peter Scazzero
  • Narrated by: Connie Wetzell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Do you ever think, 'My soul can't take this anymore?' Geri Scazzero discovered real life and joy with Christ really begins when we stop pretending everything is fine. Summoning the courage to quit that which does not belong to Jesus' kingdom launches you on a powerful journey -- one that will change you and everyone around you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging

  • By Mrs. A.M. Andrew on 24-10-2017

Challenging

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Reviewed: 24-10-2017

This is a life altering book. If you follow the God inspired writing. Highly recommend

  • The Crossroad

  • By: Mark Donaldson
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 744

On 2 September ,2008, in a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life. His display of extraordinary courage that day saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the first Australian to receive our highest award for bravery in wartime since Keith Payne in 1969.Yet Mark's journey to those crucial moments in Afghanistan was almost as exceptional as the acts that led to his VC.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By craig on 07-01-2016

Amazing story

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Reviewed: 11-10-2017

A wonderful inspiration. Thanks for sharing your life, which is full of loss and challenges. Thanks also for giving insight into the modern war and its costs and consequences.

  • I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

  • By: Maggie O'Farrell
  • Narrated by: Daisy Donovan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. Shocking, electric, unforgettable, this is the extraordinary memoir from Costa Novel-Award winner and Sunday Times best-selling author Maggie O'Farrell. It is a book to make you question yourself. What would you do if your life was in danger, and what would you stand to lose?   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written so moving

  • By Cassandra on 20-11-2017

Captivating

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Reviewed: 04-09-2017

This memoir is beautifully written and read. It is a gripping account of life and near death on too many occasions for one life.

  • Finding Gobi

  • The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey
  • By: Dion Leonard
  • Narrated by: Brad Channer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name 'Gobi', proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for nearly 80 miles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome story!!

  • By Amiee on 08-01-2019

Uplifting

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Reviewed: 30-07-2017

A truly heart-warming story of courage and kindness. It reminds me that there is so much good in the world.

  • Still Alice

  • By: Lisa Genova
  • Narrated by: Lisa Genova
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
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    4 out of 5 stars 144
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world - forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still Alice promotes understanding and not pity.

  • By Philip on 17-07-2015

Captivating

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Reviewed: 30-05-2017

A powerful story. Very impacting and compassionate to everyone who is affected by a loved one's diagnosis of this disease.

  • Miracles & Mayhem in the ER

  • Unbelievable True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor
  • By: Dr. Brent Rock Russell
  • Narrated by: Al Kessel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
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    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

In Miracles and Mayhem in the ER, Dr. Brent Russell shares true-life stories of his early days as an emergency room doctor. Contemplative and oftentimes hilarious, Dr. Russell leads the listener through the glass doors and down the narrow halls of the ER where desperate patients, young and old, come to get well. Occasionally heart wrenching and always fast-paced, Miracles and Mayhem in the ER will have listeners holding their breath one second and celebrating the next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest stories, well told

  • By Jill Gillmore on 27-12-2016

Fascinating

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Reviewed: 21-05-2017

A story of life in the raw and the daily struggle of a human being who chooses to put himself on the front line of life and death.

  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • By: Paul Kalanithi
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 618

The New York Times number-one best seller. At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • When breath becomes air

  • By Carol on 09-07-2016

Mesmerising

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Reviewed: 04-04-2017

This book is an unforgettable tale of life and death. Completely captivating and wonderfully written.