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  • Mastery

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a Masterpiece

  • By Erica Dibden on 18-05-2015

This is a Masterpiece

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-05-2015

For all of you out there struggling to find your life's purpose, this is the book for you.
I can clearly map out what I want, when I want it and more importantly why I want it.
This book is gold...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Matthew Flinder's Cat

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

The story of a drunk, a boy, and a cat. Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the street where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Above him on the window sill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' cat, Trim. Ryan is a 10-year-old, a near-street kid heading for the usual trouble. The two form an unlikely bond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Pam on 25-07-2017

Bryce does it again

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-05-2015

I sailed on the boat with Mathew Flinders cat, experienced the agony of alcoholism and stood side by side with Billy who drew deep for the strength to fight child abuse.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful