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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,045
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,566
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,525

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful!

  • By De-Ann on 03-12-18

absolutely superb in every way

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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: 10-03-19

One of the most inspirational stories of a life so well live, with more to come!

  • Citizen Clem

  • A Biography of Attlee
  • By: John Bew
  • Narrated by: Roger Davis
  • Length: 26 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Clement Attlee was the Labour prime minister who presided over Britain's radical postwar government, delivering the end of the empire in India, the foundation of the NHS and Britain's place in NATO. Called 'a sheep in sheep's clothing', his reputation has long been that of an unassuming character in the shadow of Churchill. But as John Bew's revelatory biography shows, Attlee was not only a hero of his age but an emblem of it, and his life tells the story of how Britain changed over the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding biography

  • By michael Billington on 11-09-17

Often a neglected figure of huge significance

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

Reviewed: 25-10-17

Attlee warrants more of our study and consideration as we seek to develop a revived Labour Party with integrity and not spin.

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  • On Tyranny

  • Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
  • By: Timothy Snyder
  • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

In the 20th century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary people can find themselves in unimaginable circumstances. History can familiarise, and it can warn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great and currently important

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-17

Essential reading for our current age

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

Reviewed: 28-03-17

An excellent, compact analysis of the lurch towards fascism in the West and what ordinary people should be doing to resist this tide. The lessons are familiar to anyone who has read any of the classic works on totalitarianism but Snyder introduces modern examples such as the Russian war against Ukraine and its attempts to destabilise Western Europe through disinformation and promoting right wing Islamophobes. Best lesson? Get off the Internet! Read a book and actually spend time talking to people outside of your bubble.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful