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  • The Moral Landscape

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

Sam Harris has discovered that most people, from secular scientists to religious fundamentalists, agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, science’s failure to address questions of meaning and morality has become the primary justification for religious faith.The underlying claim is that while science is the best authority on the workings of the physical universe, religion is the best authority on meaning, values, morality, and leading a good life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Third Horseman of the Apocalypse - Brilliant

  • By Mr. J. M. Ainsworth on 25-09-13

An impressive intellect

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Reviewed: 09-07-15

Harris' combination of neuroscience and philosophy worked wonders to convince me even more of the broad reach and importance of science.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heretic

  • By: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Narrated by: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 251
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
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    5 out of 5 stars 222

What happened to Islamic reform? Why have al Qaeda and Boko Haram become the faces of contemporary Islam? Why has the Arab Spring devolved into a battle over sharia law? Continuing her personal journey from a deeply religious Islamic upbringing to a post at Harvard and American citizenship, the New York Times best-selling author of Infidel and Nomad crafts a powerful call for an Islamic reformation as the only way to end the current wave of global violence and repression of women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitive

  • By S. Morley on 10-05-15

Excellent, as always...

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Reviewed: 23-06-15

Few are better qualified than Ali to comment on this topic. Well written and powerful.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Gestapo

  • By: Edward Crankshaw
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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The Grim story of the most vicious Terror Agency of all time-Its sinister Power and Barbaric acts, and the twisted men who led it-Hitler, Himmler, and Eichmann. This is the brutal expose of the rotten core of Nazi Germany. Here is revealed the true story of Hitler's terror police, the in-famous Gestapo-the madmen who headed it, the sadists who staffed it, the degenerate party that spawned it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Introduction to Evil

  • By Dan Rose on 09-02-18

Very good

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Reviewed: 09-06-15

Well written and well narrated but for the love of god, can you employ a narrator that has a thorough knowledge of the English language and knows how to pronounce words like "scourge"? Also, if they're going to be narrating a book to do with nazi Germany then can they also be able to pronounce German words and names too?!

  • The Third Reich at War

  • By: Richard J. Evans
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 35 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Evans interweaves a broad narrative of the war’s progress with viscerally affecting personal testimony from a wide range of people - from generals to front-line soldiers, from Hitler Youth activists to middle-class housewives. The Third Reich at War lays bare the dynamics of a nation more deeply immersed in war than any society before or since. Fresh insights into the conflict’s great events are here, from the invasion of Poland to the Battle of Stalingrad to Hitler’s suicide in the bunker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By crabbit101 on 30-04-15

Superb

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Reviewed: 30-04-15

The best history of the third reich I've read. Slightly annoyed by some poor pronunciation by the narrator at times!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Escape from Sobibor

  • By: Richard Rashke
  • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    4 out of 5 stars 23
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

On October 14, 1943, 600 Jews imprisoned in Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, revolted. They killed a dozen SS officers and guards, trampled the barbed wire fences, and raced across an open field filled with anti-tank mines. Against all odds, more than three hundred made it safely into the woods. Fifty of those men and women managed to survive the rest of the war. In this edition of Escape from Sobibor, fully updated in 2012, Richard Rashke tells their stories

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Let down by the narration.

  • By John Burns on 26-01-17

A superb and very moving account.

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Reviewed: 12-04-15

Excellent in every way. It combines horror with hope, dignity, determination and survival. This book has also stood the test of time. Highly recommended.