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S. Morley

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  • The Gulag Archipelago

  • By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson, Ignat Solzhenitsyn
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own 11 years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the story of those at the heart of the Soviet Union who opposed Stalin, and for whom the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enduring tale of humanity

  • By nev kidd on 03-07-19

An important book.

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

Reviewed: 14-07-19

Profound and moving book. While having Solzhenitsyn's son narrate it added a touching undercurrent, I'd have preferred the more animated and emotive narration of Jordan Peterson, particularly given the subject matter.

  • The Strange Death of Europe

  • Immigration, Identity, Islam
  • By: Douglas Murray
  • Narrated by: Robert Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very good, but do be careful

  • By julien on 06-08-17

A voice of reason

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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: 14-05-17

One of the most useful and insightful commentaries yet written, on how western Europe is embracing its own extinction.

Deserves to be widely read.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Way with Words

  • Writing Rhetoric and the Art of Persuasion
  • By: Professor Michael D. C. Drout
  • Narrated by: Professor Michael D. C. Drout
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Esteemed professor Michael D. C. Drout brings his expertise in literary studies to the subject of rhetoric. From history-altering political speeches to friendly debates at cocktail parties, rhetoric holds the power to change opinions, spark new thoughts, and ultimately change the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I ever listened to

  • By Christian on 10-09-11

To 'whom' it may concern.. ?

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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: 12-05-15

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Refreshing, entertaining, educational and.. expensive, but money well spent.

* Ignore the following.
Apparently the Audible app (not satisfied with brevity) requires that I write more. So, it was a pointless appendage to the comments above. Apologies for wasting your time.





  • Heretic

  • By: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Narrated by: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

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

Definitive

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

Reviewed: 10-05-15

A voice of reason on a subject that is more frequently monopolized by extremists on both sides. The author succeeds where other commentators like Robert Spencer fall short.
The proposition of this book is nothing less than a workable (and inevitable) solution to the threat posed by the unreformed Islamic faith.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Stealth Jihad

  • How Radical Islam Is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs
  • By: Robert Spencer
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Most terrorism experts agree: it is not "if" we are attacked again, but "when." Yet the assault has already happened. A silent battle is being waged on our nation every day. Not with guns and bombs, but via covert sources: Islamic charities, the ACLU, even presidential candidates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very portentous

  • By S. Morley on 18-01-15

Very portentous

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

Reviewed: 18-01-15

Described by some as a raving Islamaphobe, Robert Spencer is one of the few voices in the media providing a non sensationalist rational critique of the Muslim agenda, both radical and occult.

Also recommended by the same author - Islam unveiled.

"It's not Islamaphobia if they actually do want to kill you". - unknown.

  • The Fry Chronicles

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,005

This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of Fry's most turbulent and least-well-known years, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours of delighted listening

  • By Mary on 21-09-10

De profundis

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-11

Part two of a trlogy (number three presently in the writing). A beautifully presented and thouroughly absorbing insight. Fry's characteristic dry, wordy humour evident in every well turned phrase.