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  • Nancy Wake

  • By: Peter FitzSimons
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Daniel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a naive, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis. What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinary. 🐭 #TheWhiteMouse

  • By Anonymous User on 12-04-2018

Nancy Wake the White Mouse

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Reviewed: 12-02-2019

Peter FitzSimmons is a great story teller and researcher bringing to life the characters in his book. As a matter of fact his books never disappoint.
I shook my head in wonder to discover how Nancy could be her 'own woman'; rebel; socialite; leader among men; opportunistic; compassionate; ruthless and yet display that wonderful Australian larrikinism.
I thought the narrator Stephanie Daniel was superb particularly her various inflections and pronunciation of foreign names. Nancy Wake was a page turner for me and it saddened me to see her non recognition from the Australian Government. Quite possibly the war could've taken a different route without her!

  • The Other End of the Leash

  • Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
  • By: Patricia McConnell PhD
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
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    5 out of 5 stars 15
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The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing book!

  • By Anonymous User on 20-02-2019

Conrad the Maremma

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Reviewed: 07-02-2019

I have read Patricia's book in conjunction with doing basic dog training and this has facilitated Conrad's learning.

I was blown away with the practical advice and tips Patricia McConnell gave in this book. Her knowledge and innate judgment has enhanced both our lives. Instead of becoming frustrated I know now how to counter with good commands that are willingly complied with.

Bad habits like barking and 'play fight' have been sorted and best of all recall is improving week by week. Conrad is very stubborn but he is now changing into a joyful, dutiful hound.

A must read if you want to get into the psyche of your 'best friend'.

  • The Kite Runner

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
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    5 out of 5 stars 221

Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening and Sorrowful

  • By Jakki on 28-12-2018

A page turner to the end

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Reviewed: 09-05-2018

Hearing the book narrated by the author made it all the more special. It was deeply moving and amazing to see how one coped with life because of their ethos, heirachy and social standing. The human spirit is triumphant in the end but only after it has been sorely tested.