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  • Escape From Jonestown

  • By: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

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

Spellbinding and Horrifying

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

If you've ever wondered what might draw a person to join a cult like the People's Temple, or to participate in a 'revolutionary act' of mass suicide, then this is a must listen.

This is a heartbreakingly awful but hugely important look at group psychology, with some 'interesting' production choices that are more than outweighed by the impact of the survivors' and experts' testimonies.

If West Cork impressed you, this will blow you away.

  • Sister of Mine

  • A Novel
  • By: Sabra Waldfogel
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high - or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim - daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county - was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Tracey on 20-06-18

Could listen to this again and again.

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

Reviewed: 30-06-18

Beautifully written and beautifully performed, this mixes history and art to create something quite moving.