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Prize Booker

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  • Cuckservative: How "Conservatives" Betrayed America

  • By: Vox Day, John Red Eagle
  • Narrated by: Thomas Landon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Fifty years ago, America was lied to and betrayed by its leaders. With virtually no debate, Congress passed the most radical change to immigration law in American history. Since 1965, America has endured the biggest mass migration of people in human history, twice the size of the great wave of immigration into the USA between 1870 and 1930. As a result, Americans are being displaced in their own land by an ongoing invasion that dwarfs Operation Barbarossa, is two orders of magnitude larger than the Mongol hordes, and is 1,000 times larger than the First Crusade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A surprisingly well researched and written book

  • By Prize Booker on 01-10-18

A surprisingly well researched and written book

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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: 01-10-18

I bought this after reading Why SJW's Always Lie by the same author. I was only expecting a Youtuber type experience but the book is superbly well written and researched. I should have realised as the writer I believe is also a science fiction author if I remember rightly.

The book outlines how the supposed conservative politicians of the west (although it focuses on the US) have been cowed by the name-calling and hysteria of the left aided by the corrupt mainstream media and influenced by corporate greed, to betray everyday people.

My only complaint is the book wasn't long enough. I was immensely enjoying the attack on the pathetic cowards that portray themselves as the conservers of our values, whilst handing our values and freedoms on a plate to those who wish to take them away from us.

Hopefully there'll be a Trump, Brexit, Salvini type follow up coming soon!

  • Climatopolis

  • How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future
  • By: Matthew E. Kahn
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

We have released the genie from the bottle: climate change is coming, and there's no stopping it. The question, according to Matthew Kahn, is not how were going to avoid a hotter future but how were going to adapt to it. In Climatopolis, Kahn, one of the worlds foremost experts on the economics of the environment, argues that cities and regions will adapt to rising temperatures over time, slowly transforming our everyday lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Some interesting opinions but lacks balance

  • By Prize Booker on 01-06-17

Some interesting opinions but lacks balance

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Would you try another book written by Matthew E. Kahn or narrated by William Dufris?

The book takes an glimpse into how cities might adapt to potential climate change. However it makes a complete assumption that this is actually happening and dwells too much on people movement and not enough on technological advances.

  • Shakespeare

  • The World as a Stage
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

Shakespeare's life, despite the scrutiny of generations of biographers and scholars, is still a thicket of myths and traditions, some preposterous, some conflicting, arranged around the few scant facts known about the Bard: from his birth in Stratford to the bequest of his second best bed to his wife when he died.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • cuts through the rubbish

  • By Emily on 12-10-07

A lively look at the Bard

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Shakespeare to be better than the print version?

Very interesting and thought provoking delve into the life of the world's finest playwright. Although the evidence of Shakespeare's life is thin on the ground it's still a fascinating insight into his career. The book could however look deeper into the historical background of the Elizabethan times. And there's also counter opinions on his life and works which might have been worth investigating more and looking at their strong and weak points. Overall a fully enjoyable book but a bit on the short side.

  • What You Need to Know About: Economics

  • By: George Buckley, Sumeet Desai
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Economics matters. But with confusing things like GDP and interest rates, it’s often hard to get you head around. So What do you really need to know about economics?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very good insight into economics

  • By Jacob on 26-02-15

A basic introduction

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Needs to a little more in depth and delve more into how mechanisms work and how they relate to each other.

  • Revolting!

  • How the Establishment are Undermining Democracy and What They’re Afraid Of
  • By: Mick Hume
  • Narrated by: Andy Cresswell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

A short, sharp intervention in the crucial debate about the future of democracy, which has been brought to a head by events from Brexit to the Trump phenomenon. In response to the emerging 'I'm a democrat, but...' consensus, this audiobook will argue for a forthright defence of democracy against its enemies and critics, old and new. As part of that argument, it will aim to show that the problem has not been too much democracy but too little.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • join the club

  • By Prize Booker on 09-05-17

join the club

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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: 09-05-17

More and more people of all political persuasions are recognising how the elite with the help of controlled media and useful idiots on the left are chipping away at democracy. the election of the establishment puppet Macron in France. portrayed by the media as a rebel outsider, is the latest example of the elite controlling democracy. wake up!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Real Global Warming Disaster

  • Is the Obsession with 'Climate Change' Turning Out to Be the Most Costly Scientific Blunder in History?
  • By: Christopher Booker
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

This original audiobook considers one of the most extraordinary scientific and political stories of our time: how in the 1980s a handful of scientists came to believe that mankind faced catastrophe from runaway global warming, and how today this has persuaded politicians to land us with what promises to be the biggest bill in history. Christopher Booker interweaves the science of global warming with that of its growing political consequences, showing how just when the politicians are threatening to change our Western way of life beyond recognition, the scientific evidence behind the global warming theory is being challenged like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful run through of the sceptical view

  • By David Jakobsen on 28-08-18

Refreshing look at the skeptic view

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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: 18-01-17

What did you like most about The Real Global Warming Disaster?

The book examines the skeptic view which has been outlawed by the climate warming orthodoxy. It explains how the many counter arguments put forward by academic scientists are ignored by politicians despite the logic of many of the arguments and shunned by broadcasters and news owners/journalists who seem to almost enjoy the lack of impartiality in reporting climate change, like as if it is a football team.

What did you like best about this story?

The book disputes that there is a man made climate change = catastrophe consensus.

Any additional comments?

The book adds some weight to the argument that our views about supposed AGW and the surrounding governmental policies need to be reconsidered.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Magic of Reality

  • By: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

What are things made of?What is the sun?Why is there night and day, winter and summer?Why do bad things happen?Are we alone?Throughout history people all over the world have invented stories to answer profound questions such as these. Have you heard the tale of how the sun hatched out of an emu's egg?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Book

  • By Guilio on 23-12-12

Great book for kids

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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: 11-07-16

Easy to understand and we'll narrated. Ideal for youngsters. Dawkins spells out how reality is more interesting than fiction.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Revolution

  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319

Russell Brand wants YOU to join the revolution. We all know the system isn't working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told there's nothing we can do - "it's just the way things are".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • man attacks corporations, man gets slated by media

  • By alex on 09-11-14

All aboard the long march and no red carpets

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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: 02-03-15

What did you like most about Revolution?

A thoroughly enjoyable and bubbly ride into the reasons we all need a revolution or at least a rethink on how we live as a society currently. There are no real surprising revolutionary ideas laid out in this book, but it is delighfully written and narrated and laugh-out-loud funny all the way. In terms of the seriousness of the content, it's hard to disagree with the main outline of his revolutionary theory, but most wouldn't go so far as to dip their wick in Buddhism or any of the wishy washy spiritual stuff Brand rather awkwardly tries to juxtapose alongside the revolutionary dogma. How far Russell has come, and grown up. The first time I ever saw him on tv he was presenting some dreadful Big Brother spin off show and it could not have been more pointless and lowest common denominator. There are many parts of the book which you could take issue with and lots of omissions, for example the distinct lack of the potential of technology to be used to facilitate and monitor the distribution of resources and a million other things. Technology will play a far bigger part in a future fairer society than hippy meditation that's for sure. Despite all that, I haven't enjoyed a book as much for a long time. All aboard, next stop parliament.

  • Bad Science

  • By: Ben Goldacre
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

We are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory and sometimes misleading information - until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the dubious science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases and missed opportunities of our time. He also shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Making science truly entertaining

  • By Marcus on 26-03-10

Weird science and wacky woo

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

Reviewed: 02-03-15

What made the experience of listening to Bad Science the most enjoyable?

Goldacre's take on this is spot on and he is right to challenge bad science as it is wasting a lot of people's time and worse in some cases, causing a health hazard as with MMR. The narration of the book is good and the voiceover becomes more appealing as the book moves on. I thought that too many points were laboured and some points a little trivial including the PR stuff pushed on reporters. How many people take notice of those silly little 8 out of 10 stories that take up a couple of column inches in a newspaper? Maybe some people do but I think people have generally more intelligence than to take such quirky stories seriously. Many chapters could have been shortened. After it's been established that someone is obviously a quack there's no need to keep hammering the point home. Overall it's an informative read, especially the serious stuff on the pharmacutical industry. Well worth a listen!

  • The Establishment

  • And How They Get Away With It
  • By: Owen Jones
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129

Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In exposing this shadowy and complex system that dominates our lives, Owen Jones sets out on a journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms, and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Won't do your blood pressure any good....

  • By Colin on 11-04-17

More shocking than you expect

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

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

The book provides an insight into the outrageous policies of the government and previous governments and their clandestine links with powerful moguls, the media and lobbying groups and the resulting domination of thought by the establishment, leading to more and more excess and greed while others struggle to live. The UK needs a new political party, this can't go on.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful