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  • History of Scotland: A Captivating Guide to Scottish History, the Wars of Scottish Independence and William Wallace

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Duke Holm, David Patton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Three captivating manuscripts in one audiobook: Scottish History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Scotland, Wars of Scottish Independence: A Captivating Guide to the Battles Between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England, Including the Impact Made by King Robert the Bruce, and William Wallace: A Captivating Guide to a Freedom Fighter and Martyr Who Impacted Scottish History and Scotland’s Independence from England. Listen to learn more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional content marred by incompetent delivery

  • By Andy W on 02-01-19

Ok but far from great

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-19

As a Scot I can only say that some of the pronunciation of place names etc was terrible and far from accurate. There also seemed to be the same sections of audio repeated in various chapters. It’s ok to learn a bit more about Scotland’s history and I assume designed for American audiences. A few of the views on the SNP and Independence are somewhat skewed to sounding supportive even though Scotland actually rejected independence in a 2014 Referendum.

  • Break Point

  • By: Ollie Ollerton
  • Narrated by: Ollie Ollerton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 939

We all have break points to face - at the gym, in the office, in our personal lives - those moments of self-doubt where we have to dig deep, and find something within to grab hold of and push us through. Ex-Special Forces soldier Ollie Ollerton has faced his own break points and now he tells us the lessons he has learnt along the way. From survivor of a freak childhood attack to elite fighter, Ollie's incredible story features, high-speed shoot-outs, counter-terrorism and humanitarian heroics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible listen, highly recommend

  • By Anonymous User on 03-05-19

Best of the three books from SAS who dares series

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Reviewed: 20-05-19

Of the three this is the most entertaining, interesting and engaging. I was a bit mmm can I be bothered with another one (and I liked the first two books) but glad I did read this one. Good job Ollie and hope your business goes from strength to strength.

  • D DAY Through German Eyes

  • The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944
  • By: Holger Eckhertz
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780

Almost all accounts of D-Day are told from the Allied perspective, with the emphasis on how German resistance was overcome on June 6, 1944. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers and gun emplacements of the Normandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest seaborne invasion in history? What motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes - and how did they fight from one strong point to another, among the dunes and fields, on that first cataclysmic day?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed and frightening!

  • By Adam Turner on 04-01-17

Brutal but true to actual events

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-04-19

Shows that war does either side no favours and gives some horrific insights into what it was like for both sides.

  • Winter Dark

  • Audible's Thriller of the Year 2019
  • By: Alex Callister
  • Narrated by: Ell Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 673

GCHQ agent Winter has just 14 days to bring down a website before a teenager is tortured to death in front of an internet audience of millions. Winter has to go deep undercover, disguised as the paid assassin Snow White, to infiltrate the criminals’ organisation and bring down the man at the heart of the dark web. Winter is razor-sharp, quick-witted and sexy, an expert in all forms of combat, master hacker and the number one field agent of British Intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and charming

  • By Jennifer on 11-04-19

Pretty average at best

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-19

Ok but far from great, I’ll stick with Andy Mcnab I think from now on.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Basic Economics, Fifth Edition

  • A Common Sense Guide to the Economy
  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 23 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on commonsense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I promise you, this book will change your life.

  • By Francisco on 28-07-17

Should be compulsory reading

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Reviewed: 15-11-18

If every member of the public read and understood this book and held politicians to account based on its content we’d all live in a far more prosperous society. Well worth reading!

  • The Ice Man

  • Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer
  • By: Philip Carlo
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

Top Mafia hit man. Doting father. For 30 years, Richard 'the Ice Man' Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighbourhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Kuklinski was Sammy 'the Bull' Gravano's partner in the killing of Paul Castellano, John Gotti hired him to kill his neighbour and he was also intimately involved in the killing of Jimmy Hoffa. He conducted this sadistic business with cold-hearted intensity, never disappointing his customers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen for true crime fans

  • By Frank Cummins on 12-12-18

Gruesome and macabre

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Reviewed: 10-11-18

Interesting insight into the mind of probably one of the most cold hearted killers who ever lived. If you’ve any inclination to get into a road rage incident this book will make you think twice before doing so, you never know who you’re messing with.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You Are a Badass at Making Money

  • Master the Mindset of Wealth
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982

You Are a Badass at Making Money is the book you need if you've spent too much time watching money land in your bank account and then roll through your fingers. Jen Sincero went from living in a converted garage to traveling the world in five-star luxury in a matter of years and knows all too well the layers of BS one can get wrapped up in around money, as well as what it takes to dig your way out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Punchy..to the point.!

  • By Norfolkboy7 on 19-06-17

So so

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Perhaps if you’re lacking in the right attitude it might help but if you’re already working hard at your goals with a positive attitude it’s just ok

  • The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Philip Green Way

  • By: Liz Barclay
  • Narrated by: Tim Bentinck
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Want to be the best? The secrets of phenomenal success are in your hands. The highly acclaimed BIG SHOTS series is available in audio for the first time. This download highlights out the universal lessons and identifies 10 strategies that can be applied to any business. It's the unauthorized guide to doing business the Sir Philip Green way. A British billionaire business man who owns some of the UK’s largest retailers, Sir Philip was the ninth richest person in 2008.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting to read alongside damaged goods

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-09-18

Interesting to read alongside damaged goods

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Reviewed: 25-09-18

Gives a slightly different take on the book Damaged Goods. Worth reading both if interested in how Philip Green operates

  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,430
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,963
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,964

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. 10/10. A must for entrepreneurs...

  • By AJ the Tramp on 07-02-18

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-18

Interesting to hear how long Nike spent life on the edge of financial disaster. If it had one message above all others, for me it’s never give up and keep trying.

  • The Real-Life MBA: The no-nonsense guide to winning the game, building a team and growing your career

  • By: Jack Welch, Suzy Welch
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Business authors Jack and Suzy Welch return, nearly a decade after publishing their international bestseller, Winning, to tackle the most pressing business challenges in the modern world. From creating winning strategies to leading and managing others, The Real Life MBA acts as an essential guide for every person in business today - and tomorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indispensable business book ...

  • By GR on 03-03-19

Interesting read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Far from going to give you an MBA but it's still worth reading with some good no-nonsense advice in there