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  • The Koran

  • The Qu' raan
  • By: Trout Lake Media
  • Narrated by: Alec Sand
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 29

The Koran is not only one of the most influential books of prophetic literature but also a literary masterpiece in it’s own right. Universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as revealed to Mohammed by the Angel Gabriel nearly 1,400 years ago, the Koran still provides the rules of conduct fundamental to the Arab way of life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, but narration is challenging

  • By Abubakar on 21-04-11

Worse persevering

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Reviewed: 16-09-18

Odd, preacher like reading of the verses but worth a listen in this version. Not one for a traditional book review but definitely worth a read.

  • The Rape of Nanking

  • By: Iris Chang
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

In December 1937, in the capital of China, one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking and within weeks not only looted and burned the defenseless city but systematically raped, tortured and murdered more than 300,000 Chinese civilians. Amazingly, the story of this atrocity- one of the worst in world history- continues to be denied by the Japanese government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lest we forget

  • By Labrador with class on 10-04-17

heartbreaking and compelling

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Reviewed: 06-09-18

Good to read in the context of 20 years of economic and geopolitical change in the region.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,446

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to Heaven

  • By Matthew on 04-02-18

awesome and inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-18

Dr Peterson speaks to theology, philosophy, self development, history and politics in a way get rich quick and self development "gurus" could only wish.

  • Black Rednecks and White Liberals

  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Hugh Mann
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107

This explosive new audiobook challenges many of the long-held assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans and Nazis, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on the trendy intellectuals of our times as well as historic interpreters of American life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really interesting

  • By Adam Buckler on 23-07-16

Incredible, insightful, life changing

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Reviewed: 03-07-18

Amazing. This shifts thoughts and prejudice. A must read for all ages. Inspiring words from a true scholar.

  • The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Moira Fogarty
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
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    4 out of 5 stars 31
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    4 out of 5 stars 30

The Art of War is a classic Chinese military treatise, published in the fifth century BC. Lionel Giles' English translation was first published in 1910. It has remained popular to this day, finding use in business, the law, and negotiations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 78p

  • By Brennus on 27-05-18

good value for money

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Reviewed: 30-06-18

recording editing is a little off but for the price it's not an issue. great version

  • The Richest Man in Babylon

  • Six Laws of Wealth
  • By: Charles Conrad
  • Narrated by: Charles Conrad
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    3 out of 5 stars 4
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

The ancient Babylonians were the first people to discover the universal laws of wealth. The Richest Man in Babylon reveals their timeless secrets.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not the full book

  • By TC on 26-09-18

Meh story and uncharismatic narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Narrator with the charisma of a wet sock.

OK. basic rules for wealth. save 10%, Invest 20%, don't splurge or borrow excessively. be a good person

  • Confucius: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
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    4 out of 5 stars 52
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    4 out of 5 stars 51

Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Confucius in just one hour.

This is the perfect audiobook for people who are on the go and don’t have time to read philosophy books but wish they knew more about certain people and how they influenced history. This is a concise, expert account of Confucious’ life and philosophical ideas - entertainingly written and most importantly easy listening. Also included are selections from Confucious’ work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Confucious in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Bapir on 09-07-15

worth it just for the quotes at the end.....

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Reviewed: 03-06-18

Confucius.....Sage, philosopher, educator....and funnyman. Shame Twitter wasn't around in the Zhou dynasty..... #nocrimsoncollars .. ..