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  • Kim

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Kipling's masterpiece Kim is his final and most famous work and one of the first and greatest espionage stories ever written. It explores the life of Kimball O'Hara, an Irish orphan who spends his childhood as a vagrant in Lahore. When he befriends an aged Tibetan lama his life is transformed as he is requested to accompany him on a mysterious quest to find the legendary River of the Arrow and achieve Enlightenment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Splendid

  • By Sydney on 22-12-13

A tale you don’t want to end

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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: 28-09-18

Sam Dastur reads this so well. He really brings the story to louder. I hadn’t read it in an age and just loved this. Will listen again soon

  • Hue 1968

  • A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
  • By: Mark Bowden
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

By January 1968, despite an influx of half a million American troops, the fighting in Vietnam seemed to be at a stalemate. Yet General William Westmoreland, commander of American forces, announced a new phase of the war in which "the end begins to come into view". The North Vietnamese had different ideas. In mid-1967, the leadership in Hanoi had started planning an offensive intended to win the war in a single stroke.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Military History

  • By Stephen on 02-08-17

Brilliant and important history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-11-17

This is a gripping, well written and very important book. Defines that war so well but frightening how so many lessons learnt have been ignored since then. Perfect blend of narrative, observation and context - and from all sides. The narration is perfect. Can’t wait to start this again.

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