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  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435

Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grow your mind

  • By Paul Murphy on 07-09-18

awesome thought provoking stuff will listen again

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

Reviewed: 17-11-18

3rd book in series and whilst some info repeated enough new thoughts facts challenging concepts to keep me wanting more and thinking about life on a grander scale

  • Natural Born Heroes

  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters - starving, aging, outnumbered - tapped in to an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous book

  • By Gabrielle Dickinson on 25-08-15

brilliant book of adventure & so much more

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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: 11-08-18

loved it. adventure was superb with great historical references as well as healthy living and exercise advice. really inspiring read!

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,990
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,348

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of "wow, I never thought of it like that!"

  • By david on 17-03-17

thought inspiring

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

Reviewed: 29-06-18

superb book that made me think reassess and truly question some of life's meaning. Will listen again soon as know I need time to process and revist all of its themes

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,918

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

if you only ever read one book read this

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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: 16-05-18

an amazing tour of who we were are and could become. Informative and compelling with a huge number of jaw dropping revelations which challenged many of the ideas and concepts I believed in. Thank you to the author for creating this masterpiece!

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  • Long Walk to Freedom, Vol. 1

  • 1918-1962
  • By: Nelson Mandela
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Kofi Annan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his beginning in the Transkei to his being taken to Robben Island, this is the remarkable story of how a man rose so far, only to be sentenced to life imprisonment. Emotive and compelling, this is the story of an epic life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful Narrator, Great History

  • By Donn Edwards on 10-12-13

superb

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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: 20-04-18

memorable thought provoking and a window into a world we could live in if fear and anger are allowed to rule.

  • So, Anyway...

  • The Autobiography
  • By: John Cleese
  • Narrated by: John Cleese
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266

John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic homelife, with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work, as a teacher who knew nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh Out Loud!

  • By Rachel Redford on 29-11-16

superž

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

Reviewed: 16-03-18

Super listen so funęny and interesting definitely recommend it to all if you and more

  • Titus Groan

  • Gormenghast Trilogy
  • By: Mervyn Peake
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 21 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

As the first novel opens, Titus, heir to Lord Sepulchrave, has just been born: he stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that stand for Gormenghast Castle. Inside, all events are predetermined by a complex ritual, lost in history, understood only by Sourdust, Lord of the Library. There are tears and strange laughter; fierce births and deaths beneath umbrageous ceilings; dreams and violence and disenchantment contained within a labyrinth of stone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique

  • By K on 28-09-16

a story that goes no where slowly

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-18

terrible. awful voices that screech through your skin and a story that is boring Don't be tempted!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Godfather

  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,682
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,678

A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking 40 years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder, and family values is a true classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT MISS THIS!

  • By suze0501@aol.com on 26-02-15

Superb extra detail from film & awesome performanc

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

Reviewed: 21-05-17

What made the experience of listening to The Godfather the most enjoyable?

Superb extra detail from film & awesome performancE

What did you like best about this story?

All of it

What does Joe Mantegna bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Possibly the best performance from any auidible book I've listened to

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

It's already been done

Any additional comments?

No