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  • Escape From Jonestown

  • By: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Forty years ago, on Nov. 18, 1978, 914 members of a ‘utopian’ society deep in the Guyana jungle, known as Jonestown, drank a lethal elixir of Flavor-Aid and cyanide. Tim Carter was in the inner circle of its charismatic leader, Jim Jones. He escaped into the jungle. This is his story.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but disjointed and confusing

  • By Sam Jones on 15-11-18

Terrible Narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Stunted narration, sounds like a teacher reading to a 5 year old. There is minimal fact checking or cross reference but the main interview is interesting.

  • Conspiracy

  • Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

In 2016, one of the giants of modern journalism fell: Gawker Media, infamous for saying what other outlets wouldn't say, was sued for publishing Hulk Hogan's sex tape, lost the case and went bust. After countless other lawsuits it seemed that Gawker had finally run out of luck. But luck had nothing to do with it. Peter Thiel, PayPal founder and billionaire investor, had masterminded the whole thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling!! Amazing story masterly told!

  • By G-Montoya on 13-03-18

Delivery lets it down

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

Reviewed: 16-05-18

This is a competently written insight into the fascinating decade long conspiracy to take down a media empire. However the audiobook is severely let down by the decision too allow the author Ryan Holiday to perform the reading. Typically I enjoy authors reading their work as the tend to provide additional insight, but this is certainly not the case here. Holiday reads like a child struggling through an unfamiliar text. The paused and emphasis are bizarre and disjointed. I tried playing at 1.5 speed which did improve delivery somewhat but this performance should have never been allowed to make it past a publisher.