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Mr. R. Mallia

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  • Lying

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482

As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption - even murder and genocide - generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very good essay. Very short

  • By Mr. R. Mallia on 12-01-17

Very good essay. Very short

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-17

Really good topic very well written and narration was great. However very short with half taken up with answers to questions. I felt it left me with more questions than answers about the truth philosophy

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • One Summer

  • America 1927
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271

One Summer: America, 1927, is the new book by Britain’s favourite writer of narrative nonfiction, Bill Bryson. Narrated by the man himself, One Summer takes you to the summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and changed the world forever. In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day, a semi-crazed sculptor with a plan to carve four giant heads into a mountain called Rushmore, a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and a youthful aviator named Charles Lindbergh who started the summer wholly unknown, and finished it as the most famous man on Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bryson hits another Home Run

  • By Colin on 21-10-13

Almost perfection

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

This book is truly amazing. So well written, narrated and constructed. This must have been so difficult to research and write. It provides so much information of interest and manages to maintain a flowing, logical structure. My favourite non-fiction audiobook to date

  • Smoke Gets in your Eyes

  • And Other Lessons from the Crematorium
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347

From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, 23-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about, she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind, and found herself confounded by people's erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A New Perspective, thank you!

  • By Richard on 06-09-17

My first foray into Audible

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-17

This is the first book I purchased on Audible. What a great choice. This is really well done and I really love the subject matter and the passion with which the author narrated it. Really happy I chose this book and I look forward to many more.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • And Then There Were None

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662

Agatha Christie's world-famous mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N. Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still a superb read!

  • By Mr on 15-11-15

Brilliant

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-17

As I am sure you know the story is amazing. However I did not expect the performance to be this good. The narrator did a phenomenal job of doing different voices that perfectly fitted each character and none sounded forced or stupid. Bravo. Great production and one of my instant favourites.

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  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,660

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!!!

  • By Chris on 27-04-16

Outstanding Audioplay

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-17

This is the first audioplay I have listened to as I was quite dubious and thought they would be like those terrible over dramatized radio plays. How wrong i was. It was outstanding in almost every way. Plot was punchy and fits into the alien universe perfectly. The actors were great. The music and sound effects actually added to the production and there was a lot of suspense. Like a lot of others it was too short for my liking but only because it was such good quality. Why add unneccesary side plots when it may have lost some of the suspense. I really enjoyed this and will be looking out for something similar soon.