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  • Monash's Masterpiece

  • By: Peter FitzSimons
  • Narrated by: Michael Carman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. A largely Australian force, commanded by the brilliant Sir John Monash, fought what has been described as the first modern battle - where infantry, tanks, artillery and planes operated together as a coordinated force. Monash planned every detail meticulously, with nothing left to chance. Peter FitzSimons brings this Allied triumph to life and tells this magnificent story as it should be told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story.

  • By Ian Martin on 08-07-2018

a truly excellent book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-2019

I really enjoyed reading this excellent rendition of Australia greatest general and if not the greatest in World war 2. shows true tribute 2 not only a great man general Monash but also to the great Australian diggers they carried forth his vision of Southern ports that'll help and the war fast then expected.

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,158
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,773
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,760

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, heart wrenching, inspiring true story

  • By gary c compton on 07-01-2019

a powerful book on seeing a new way to improve you

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-2019

I really like this book although at times I felt like there was contempt at anyone who didn't do as good or thought that they should pursue the same interest. outside of that I found this book to be a very powerful motivating even though he hates that word, a great piece of material to enhance even to improve ones life, mind, and spirit.

  • International Relations

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Paul Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1

In the post-September 11th arena of growing political tension and unease, it is more important than ever that we understand the changing world of modern international relations. With this comprehensive and accessible book, Paul Wilkinson covers the topics that are essential to our knowledge of this complex subject. He explains the theories and the practices that underlie international relations, and investigates issues ranging from foreign policy, arms control, and terrorism, to the environment and world poverty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great book on international relations

  • By Kevin on 19-01-2019

a great book on international relations

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Reviewed: 19-01-2019

I must read if anyone is interested in national relations, as a covers topics very well.

  • Soldier Spy

  • By: Tom Marcus
  • Narrated by: Jason Langley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

In the boot were six homemade pipe bombs, all linked to detonate at the same time from a single call on a brand-new pay-as-you-go phone found on the target. Special Branch also found Chinese Type 56 assault rifles with eight full magazines of ammunition. His target was a local school. He planned to attack two coaches of teenagers returning home after a school trip to France. Approximately 60 children, their accompanying teachers and their waiting parents. He was going to kill them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story. Superb narrator.

  • By Anonymous User on 26-07-2017

excellent read

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 18-01-2019

I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to all as a tribute to the secret World few know.

  • Operation Relentless

  • The Hunt for the Richest, Deadliest Criminal in History
  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

The new best-seller from the author of Zero Six Bravo. By 2007 Viktor Bout had become the world's foremost arms dealer. Known as the Merchant of Death, he was both public enemy number one to the global intelligence agencies and a ruthless criminal worth around $6 billion. For years Bout had eluded capture, meanwhile building up a labyrinthine network of airlines selling weapons to order to dictators, rebels, despots and terror groups worldwide.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • just don't

  • By Anonymous User on 29-05-2018

an excellent book on criminal history

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-11-2018

I really enjoyed this book and found the information and the research to be excellent and must read for anyone interested in criminal history and history in general.

  • Finish

  • Give Yourself the Gift of Done
  • By: Jon Acuff
  • Narrated by: Jon Acuff
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Acuff knows the reason why many writers' novels go unfinished - it's the same reason why gyms are filled in the first week of January and empty by the end of the month and why people stop learning a new language once they get past the easy parts. It's not just that people lose momentum or get distracted. People give up on projects when they fail to live up to their own high expectations and decide that if they can't do something perfectly, they won't do it at all. If you're going to finish, you have to kill perfectionism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No bullsh@#

  • By Anonymous User on 03-07-2018

An excellent read to help change a life

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Reviewed: 24-10-2018

I would highly recommend this to anyone who is stuck I've tried many things but yet can't find the way or the reason that they have not changed yet.

  • The Commando

  • The Life and Death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG
  • By: Ben Mckelvey
  • Narrated by: Nick Farnell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 176
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    5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 158

From his early life as an up-and coming AFL player to his tours of duty in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan and his final battle in the dusty Ghawcha village in the Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan - the powerful biography of Cameron Baird, VC, MG, one of Australia's most decorated modern soldiers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Jen Hofman on 22-11-2017

a wonderful book about a Australian war Hero

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-2018

I believe that this is a wonderful book and anyone interested military history of great men should read.

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  • The Best of Les Brown Audio Collection

  • Inspiration from the World’s Leading Motivational Speaker
  • By: Les Brown
  • Narrated by: Les Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Study the science of achievement through the wisdom of the world's leading motivational speaker, Les Brown. In this collection of live keynote speeches, Les Brown's straight-from-the-heart approach will change your belief in what you can achieve. This popular collection of audio recordings includes Les Brown's most powerful speeches. You'll have unlimited access to his timeless insights and discover how to live the life of your dreams. You have greatness within you; it merely takes persistence to let it unfold.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shame

  • By George on 20-02-2017

a great book for motivation

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Reviewed: 08-07-2018

adviceos book for anyone who wants to make a difference in their life and being more effective person in our community.

  • Climbing Everest

  • By: Bear Grylls
  • Narrated by: Tom Patrick Stephens
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 4

Released to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of the first ever ascent of Mount Everest.On the 29th May 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made history as they took their first triumphant steps on the top of the world.On 16 May 1998, Bear Grylls followed those same footsteps, achieving a childhood dream and entering the Guinness Book of Records, as the youngest Briton, at 23, to summit Mount Everest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book

  • By Kevin on 23-06-2018

I love this book

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-06-2018

this book shows how determination and willingness to succeed overcome all. no matter what if you have a dream keeps looking at it and you will succeed.

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Dramatised)

  • By: Robert M. Pirsig
  • Narrated by: James Purefoy
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

James Purefoy stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Robert M. Pirsig's multi-million best-selling philosophical novel. One of the most important and influential books of the past half-century, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance tells the iconic story of a father and son's motorcycle trip across America in the 1960s. Yet it also describes a personal and philosophical journey. Now dramatised for the first time by Peter Flannery and starring James Purefoy, this full-cast drama adds a new and original dimension to a true modern classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is immersive.

  • By Alice on 11-09-2015

What a wonderful book

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Reviewed: 12-06-2018

A truly wonderful book, the dialogue is unexpected and amazing. This book is penitrating, and lasting into one's soul.