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  • The Last Days of August

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
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    5 out of 5 stars 99
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Donna on 15-02-2019

Edgy and provoking

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Reviewed: 05-01-2019

A courageous and riveting exploration of a short life and the complexity of ascribing any singular reason for its end.

  • The Football Solution

  • By: George Megalogenis
  • Narrated by: George Megalogenis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

A sport unlike any other in the world, football has always been Australia's bellwether. But at a time when politics is increasingly conducted like sports, football is the one institution that's more relevant than ever. And it's Richmond that's out in front of the pack. Before it could win the 2017 premiership, the club had to change how it thought about good leadership. By weaving together the game's conflicted history, a sharp-eyed analysis of Richmond's off-field turbulence and his own love of the Tigers, Megalogenis reveals just how Richmond found a new way to win - and how Australia might do the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling for thinking tigers

  • By David on 11-08-2018

Enthralling for thinking tigers

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Reviewed: 11-08-2018

Nicely constructed social history of the RFC, with some apt cameos from magpies, pollies and the NRL.

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  • Why We Sleep

  • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • By: Matthew Walker
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 471

Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you value your own health, listen to this book.

  • By Anonymous User on 15-01-2018

Perfect bedtime listening

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Reviewed: 30-05-2018

Fabulous - although animal hibernation would have been interesting to have had unpacked a little.