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Nigel

Nigel Reading, United Kingdom Member Since 2007
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  • "Illuminating (with a not so saintly..."

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    A brilliant revelation of a bizarre life, and the even more odd strivings of the Catholic church and the deluded to make her a saint, despite all evidence.

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    The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    "A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word." Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than The Missionary Position, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa.

    Nigel says: "Illuminating (with a not so saintly light)"
  • "Brilliant and revelatory"

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    Never less than a pleasure to hear such brilliant writing. Interesting that, on investigation, so many successful politicians are found to be corrupt, and sad that we are so easily taken in.

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    No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Brinkley (foreword)
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In No One Left to Lie to, a New York Times best seller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost. With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right.

    Dominic says: "Great book - slightly soporific reading!"
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A Peek at Patrick's Bookshelf

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Patrick's greatest hits:
  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

    "Brillianr explanation of the World we see today!"

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    Why Nations Fail is one of the most thought provoking books I've ever listened to.

    This book explains in detail the reasons why we see the world as it is today. British, and in particular English creativity and entrepreneurism are at the heart of the story and describes how the actions of those people who wrestled power away from English elite society in the 17th century changed the face of the world for ever.

    Well worth a read if you want to know why the USA succeeded to become the most powerful country in the world and didn't end up as just another failed state.

MR

MR BROMSGROVE, United Kingdom 09/01/2012
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  • "What a cracker"

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    Really enjoyed this book, the author also narrates and his accents are very good, an excellent listen I would recommend this to anybody

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    My Friend the Mercenary

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Brabazon
    • Narrated By James Brabazon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (65)
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    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    James Brabazon is narrating this story of war, violence, and political intrigue. He wanted a war. And, for his sins, he got one. James Brabazon was an ambitious young war reporter when he entered the chaos of the Liberian Civil War in 2002. Running with the infamous LURD rebels, he survived numerous deadly ambushes, the privations of dysentery and a dramatic two hundred-mile escape from Government troops through dense equatorial jungle. He even had a bounty put on his head.

    Amazon Customer says: "Gripping"

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  • 4.6 (40 ratings)
    Zero Six Bravo: 60 Special Forces. 100,000 Enemy. The Explosive True Story (






UNABRIDGED) by Damien Lewis Narrated by Michael Fenner

    Zero Six Bravo: 60 Special Forces. 100,000 Enemy. The Explosive True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Damien Lewis
    • Narrated By Michael Fenner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling modern classic: A Bravo Two Zero for the Second Gulf War. They were branded as cowards and accused of being the British Special Forces Squadron that ran away from the Iraqis. But nothing could be further from the truth. Ten years on, the story of these sixty men can finally be told. In March 2003 M Squadron - an SBS unit with SAS embeds - was sent 1,000 kilometres behind enemy lines on a true mission impossible, to take the surrender of the 100,000-strong Iraqi Army 5th Corps.

    Ross says: "Gripping account of a special forces op"
  • 4.8 (12 ratings)
    Even the Sun Will Die: An Interview with Eckhart Tolle (






UNABRIDGED) by Eckhart Tolle Narrated by Eckhart Tolle

    Even the Sun Will Die: An Interview with Eckhart Tolle

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle
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    (12)
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    When Eckhart Tolle agreed to be interviewed on September 11, 2001, he could not foresee the historic nature of this date or the suffering that would follow. As the day's events unfolded, in real time, he responded with a calm and clear voice, helping to make sense out of the fear and chaos that will forever define this date. Even the Sun Will Die documents this historic meeting with Eckhart Tolle and the comforting wisdom he revealed that day.

  • 4.5 (104 ratings)
    Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (






UNABRIDGED) by Barbara Demick Narrated by Karen White

    Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Barbara Demick
    • Narrated By Karen White
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    Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over 15 years - a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung and the unchallenged rise to power of his son, Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed one-fifth of the population.

    Eileen says: "Great book - dreary reader"
  • 4.4 (65 ratings)
    My Friend the Mercenary (






UNABRIDGED) by James Brabazon Narrated by James Brabazon

    My Friend the Mercenary

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Brabazon
    • Narrated By James Brabazon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (65)
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    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    James Brabazon is narrating this story of war, violence, and political intrigue. He wanted a war. And, for his sins, he got one. James Brabazon was an ambitious young war reporter when he entered the chaos of the Liberian Civil War in 2002. Running with the infamous LURD rebels, he survived numerous deadly ambushes, the privations of dysentery and a dramatic two hundred-mile escape from Government troops through dense equatorial jungle. He even had a bounty put on his head.

    Amazon Customer says: "Gripping"
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  • 4.3 (49 ratings)
    The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred (






ABRIDGED) by Niall Ferguson Narrated by Sean Barrett

    The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    The world at the beginning of the 20th century seemed, for most of its inhabitants, stable and relatively benign. Globalizing, booming economies married to technological breakthroughs seemed to promise a better world for most people. Instead, the 20th century proved to be overwhelmingly the most violent, frightening and brutalized in history with fanatical, often genocidal warfare engulfing most societies between the outbreak of the First World War and the end of the Cold War.

    Niall says: "Brilliant and Eye Opening"
  • 4.3 (47 ratings)
    The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood (






UNABRIDGED) by James Gleick Narrated by Rob Shapiro

    The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By James Gleick
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
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    James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and GeĀ­nius, brings us his crowning work: a revelatory chronicle that shows how information has become the modern era's defining quality-the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.

    jeremy says: "Fascinating, compelling and listenable"
  • 4.6 (34 ratings)
    Hellfire (






ABRIDGED) by Ed Macy Narrated by Ed Macy

    Hellfire

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ed Macy
    • Narrated By Ed Macy
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    May 2006. Pilot Ed Macy arrives in Afghanistan with a contingent of Apache AH Mk1. It's the first operational tour for the deadly, difficult machines and confidence in the cripplingly expensive attack helicopter is low. It doesn't help that for their first month 'in action', Ed and his mates see little more than the back-end of a Chinook.

    Iain says: "Flying Soldiers reach the 21st Century"
  • 4.4 (37 ratings)
    Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World (






UNABRIDGED) by Nicholas Shaxson Narrated by Tim Bentinck

    Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nicholas Shaxson
    • Narrated By Tim Bentinck
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    (37)
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    (9)
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    Most people regard tax havens as being relevant only to celebrities, crooks and spivs, and mistakenly believe that the main offshore problems are money laundering and terrorist financing. These are only small parts of the whole picture. The offshore system has been (discreetly) responsible for the greatest ever shift of wealth from poor to rich. It also undermines our democracies by offering the wealthiest members of society escape routes from normal democratic controls.

    M says: "To pay, or not to pay tax ...?"
  • The Undercover Economist Strikes Back (






UNABRIDGED) by Tim Harford Narrated by Cameron Stewart, Gavin Osborne

    The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Tim Harford
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart, Gavin Osborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (55)
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    (43)
    Story
    (45)

    A million listeners bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all the time. But how does this large-scale economic world really work? What would happen if we cancelled everyone's debt? How do you create a job? Will the BRIC countries take over the world?

    Alistair says: "The perfect book for that business flight"
  • Bad Science (






UNABRIDGED) by Ben Goldacre Narrated by Rupert Farley

    Bad Science

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated By Rupert Farley
    Overall
    (494)
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    (150)
    Story
    (146)

    We are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory and sometimes misleading information - until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the dubious science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases and missed opportunities of our time. He also shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves.

    Marcus says: "Making science truly entertaining"
  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty (






UNABRIDGED) by Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson Narrated by Dan Woren

    Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
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    (68)
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    (38)
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    (41)

    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

    judith says: "History made science"
  • Zero Six Bravo: 60 Special Forces. 100,000 Enemy. The Explosive True Story (






UNABRIDGED) by Damien Lewis Narrated by Michael Fenner

    Zero Six Bravo: 60 Special Forces. 100,000 Enemy. The Explosive True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Damien Lewis
    • Narrated By Michael Fenner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
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    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    The No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling modern classic: A Bravo Two Zero for the Second Gulf War. They were branded as cowards and accused of being the British Special Forces Squadron that ran away from the Iraqis. But nothing could be further from the truth. Ten years on, the story of these sixty men can finally be told. In March 2003 M Squadron - an SBS unit with SAS embeds - was sent 1,000 kilometres behind enemy lines on a true mission impossible, to take the surrender of the 100,000-strong Iraqi Army 5th Corps.

    Ross says: "Gripping account of a special forces op"
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  • Storming the Falklands: My War and After (






UNABRIDGED) by Tony Banks Narrated by David Monteath

    Storming the Falklands: My War and After

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Tony Banks
    • Narrated By David Monteath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Tony Banks and his comrades of the 2nd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment were highly trained, but nothing could prepare them for the intensity and ferocity of fighting to liberate the Falkland Islands. Plunged into a war of night attacks and vicious close-quarters combat, Banks and his fellow soldiers' fierce bravery and determination saw them through the bloodiest conflict British troops had faced in decades. Seventeen men died at Goose Green, a hard-fought battle the paras came close to losing.

    Paul Uglow says: "Gritty, real, inspiring, tragic,sad and honest."
  • The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor (






UNABRIDGED) by Jake Tapper Narrated by Rob Shapiro

    The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jake Tapper
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    Overall
    (21)
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    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    At 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 3, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating was viciously attacked by Taliban insurgents. The 53 U.S. troops, having been stationed at the bottom of three steep mountains, were severely outmanned by nearly 400 Taliban fighters. Though the Americans ultimately prevailed, their casualties made it one of the war's deadliest battles for U.S. forces. And after more than three years in that dangerous and vulnerable valley a mere 14 miles from the Pakistan border, the U.S. abandoned and bombed the camp.

    M. WILLIAMS says: "An exceptional read"
  • The Reluctant Tommy: An Extraordinary Memoir of the First World War (






ABRIDGED) by Ronald Skirth, Edited by Duncan Barrett Narrated by Daniel Weyman

    The Reluctant Tommy: An Extraordinary Memoir of the First World War

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ronald Skirth, Edited by Duncan Barrett
    • Narrated By Daniel Weyman
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    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
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    (1)

    A moving and surprising memoir of an ordinary soldier in the First World War. 'Ella darling, There are things I have concealed from you up till now that I think you ought to know; things that have turned me from a different person from the Ronald you know.' So, in April 1918, Ronald Skirth, a non-commissioned officer in the Royal Artillery, wrote to his sweetheart, back in England. A year before, Skirth, then just nineteen years old, had been sent to fight on the Western Front.

    Mr. says: "The Reluctant Tommy"
  • Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts (






ABRIDGED) by Clive James Narrated by Clive James

    Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Clive James
    • Narrated By Clive James
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    (48)
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    (8)
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    From Anna Akhmatova to Stefan Zweig, via Charles de Gaulle, Hitler, Thomas Mann and Charlie Chaplin, this varied and unfailingly absorbing book is both story and history, both public memoir and personal record - and provides an essential field-guide to the vast movements of taste, intellect, politics and delusion that helped to prepare the times we live in now.

    Matt says: "Another great clearing in the jungle from CJ"
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  • At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA (






UNABRIDGED) by George Tenet Narrated by Arthur Morey

    At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By George Tenet
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    In the whirlwind of accusations and recriminations that has attended the post 9/11 world, one man's vital testimony has been conspicuously absent. Candid and compelling, At the Center of the Storm is George Tenet's memoir of his life at the CIA - a revelatory look at the inner workings of America's top intelligence agency and its dealings with national leaders at home and abroad.

    Gismo Fly says: "Real History"
  • The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword) Narrated by Simon Prebble

    The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (13)

    "A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word." Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than The Missionary Position, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa.

    Nigel says: "Illuminating (with a not so saintly light)"
  • The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred (






ABRIDGED) by Niall Ferguson Narrated by Sean Barrett

    The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (49)
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    (10)
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    The world at the beginning of the 20th century seemed, for most of its inhabitants, stable and relatively benign. Globalizing, booming economies married to technological breakthroughs seemed to promise a better world for most people. Instead, the 20th century proved to be overwhelmingly the most violent, frightening and brutalized in history with fanatical, often genocidal warfare engulfing most societies between the outbreak of the First World War and the end of the Cold War.

    Niall says: "Brilliant and Eye Opening"
  • Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Its Soul for Saudi Crude (






ABRIDGED) by Robert Baer Narrated by Robert O'Keefe

    Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Its Soul for Saudi Crude

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Robert Baer
    • Narrated By Robert O'Keefe
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    Robert Baer reveals how our government's relationship with Saudi Arabia and America's dependence on Saudi oil make us vulnerable to economic disaster and put us at risk for further acts of terrorism. Our addiction to cheap oil and Saudi petrodollars caused us to turn a blind eye to the Al Sa'ud's culture of bribery, and its financial support of fundamentalist Islamic groups that have been directly linked to international acts of terror, including those against the United States.

    steve says: "A real eye opener."
  • The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey into How the World's Poorest People Are Educating Themsleves (






UNABRIDGED) by James Tooley Narrated by James Foster

    The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey into How the World's Poorest People Are Educating Themsleves

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By James Tooley
    • Narrated By James Foster
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    Named after Mahatma Gandhi's phrase for the schools of pre-colonial India, The Beautiful Tree recounts Tooley's journey from the largest shanty town in Africa to the hinterlands of Gansu, China. It introduces listeners to the families and teachers who taught him that the poor are not waiting for educational handouts. They are building their own schools and educating themselves.

  • Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David (






UNABRIDGED) by Lawrence Wright Narrated by Lawrence Wright, Mark Bramhall

    Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated By Lawrence Wright, Mark Bramhall
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    A gripping day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day.

  • 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi (






UNABRIDGED) by Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team Narrated by Mitchell Zuckoff

    13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
    • Narrated By Mitchell Zuckoff
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    13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.

  • The Deadly Air: Genetically Modified Mosquitoes and the Fight against Malaria (






UNABRIDGED) by Christian Jennings Narrated by Matthew Waterson

    The Deadly Air: Genetically Modified Mosquitoes and the Fight against Malaria

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Christian Jennings
    • Narrated By Matthew Waterson
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    Hundreds of thousands of people die every year from malaria. No one's quite sure of the exact number. It's just too difficult to keep track of the disease as it tears through more than 200 million cases each year, many of them in countries wracked by war and blighted by other problems. In The Deadly Air, Christian Jennings mixes together his own experiences of suffering from malaria with a history of mankind's struggle with the disease.

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  • True Courage: A Trilogy of True-Life Survival of POWs from Vietnam, World War II, and Cambodia (






UNABRIDGED) by Made for Success, Gerald Coffee, Kelly Estes, Būn Yom Narrated by Gerald Coffee, Dan McGowan, Bill Chandler

    True Courage: A Trilogy of True-Life Survival of POWs from Vietnam, World War II, and Cambodia

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Made for Success, Gerald Coffee, Kelly Estes, and others
    • Narrated By Gerald Coffee, Dan McGowan, Bill Chandler
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    Full of action-packed experiences from world conflicts, this collection of war stories - some true, some not - tells tales of POWs surviving in Vietnam, World War II, and Cambodia. These stories of grit and strength put you in the middle of the action and will leave you with a respect for true war heroes. Beyond Survival is a journey into the invincible human spirit that unites heart and mind in a compelling and unforgettable experience.

  • Libya: Murder in Benghazi and the Fall of Gaddafi (






UNABRIDGED) by Martin Chulov, Luke Harding Narrated by Philip Rose

    Libya: Murder in Benghazi and the Fall of Gaddafi

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Martin Chulov, Luke Harding
    • Narrated By Philip Rose
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    The end for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi when it came, after 42 years of dictatorial power, was ignominious and violent. After months of bloody fighting, the Libyan revolutionary forces had driven their former leader from Tripoli before capturing him in a drainpipe in the city of Sirte. The gory images captured on the mobile phones of the victors were reproduced on newspaper front pages around the world, marking the end of a cruel regime. In the capital, ordinary Libyans explored the once forbidden compound that housed Gaddafi and his family.

  • Firestorm: Surviving the Tasmanian Bushfire (






UNABRIDGED) by Jon Henley Narrated by Cat Gould

    Firestorm: Surviving the Tasmanian Bushfire

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Jon Henley
    • Narrated By Cat Gould
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    The photographs stop you in your tracks. Five children and their grandmother sheltering under an old wooden jetty as the air around them burns a fierce orange. Seen around the world, these were the images from the heart of the inferno that showed the Tasmanian township of Dunalley fighting for survival. On the morning of 4 January 2013, the people of Dunalley had watched with caution as a bush fire burned slowly on top of the hill. It was not an unusual occurrence - fires are a part of Australian life - and Dunalley had never been troubled before.

  • The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security (






UNABRIDGED) by Ann Hagedorn Narrated by Laural Merlington

    The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ann Hagedorn
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
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    The urgent truth about the privatization of America's national security that exposes where this industry came from, how it operates, where it's heading-and why we should be concerned. Thirty years ago there were no private military and security companies (PMSCs); there were only mercenaries. Now the PMSCs are a bona-fide industry, an indispensable part of American foreign and military policy.