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Reginald pelle

Winchester, UK
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  • Erotic Capital

  • The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom
  • By: Catherine Hakim
  • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

In 2010, pioneering sociologist Catherine Hakim shocked the world with a provocative new theory: In addition to the three recognized personal assets (economic, cultural, and social capital), each individual has a fourth asset - erotic capital - that he or she can, and should, use to advance within society. In this bold and controversial book, Hakim explores the applications and significance of erotic capital, challenging the disapproval meted out to women and men who use sex appeal to get ahead in life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Remarkable

  • By Reginald pelle on 11-05-18

Remarkable

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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: 11-05-18

Theoretically remarkable. Insightful and deeply explores the issues of sex and gender on all levels. Worth a listen.

  • Into the Black

  • Odyssey One
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Captain Eric Weston and his crew encounter horrors, wonders, monsters, and people; all of which will test their resolve, challenge their abilities, and put in sharp relief what is necessary to be a hero. A first-rate military-science-fiction epic that combines old-school space opera and modern storytelling, Into the Black: Odyssey One is a riveting, exhilarating adventure with vivid details, rich mythology, and relentless pacing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unable to finish this (minor *spoiler*)

  • By Andrew on 29-10-12

Enjoyable!

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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: 20-01-18

Enjoyable to listen to. Sounds a bit like Star Trek. Worthy of a listen. Good!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Vengeance in Mind

  • By: N. J. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Sir Dan Blackwater, well known businessman and philanthropist is found dead one morning. Pinned to the kitchen table with butcher's knives, he has been castrated in what looks like a gruesome act of revenge. The only other person on the scene is his own PA, Sheena. But when DCI Charlie Trench brings her in for questioning, he discovers that she can't remember a thing about the events of last night - the shock seems to have caused her to lose her memory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful!

  • By Reginald pelle on 17-01-18

Insightful!

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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: 17-01-18

An insightful account of a character and her knowledge of forensic psychology. This is definitely worth the read.

  • Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life

  • By: Jonathan Bate
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

A magisterial life of Ted Hughes - identified recently as the only English poet since the First World War with a claim to true greatness and one of Britain's most important writers - to be published on National Poetry Day by prize-winning biographer Jonathan Bate. Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He is one of Britain's most important poets, a poet of claws and cages: Jaguar, Hawk and Crow. Event and animal are turned to myth in his work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible achieve

  • By ReadingWild on 31-10-15

Amazing!

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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: 17-01-18

As much as a classic poet, he is the complete teacher for us all, if and when we like to write creatively.

  • Tier One

  • By: Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

John Dempsey's life - as an elite Tier One Navy SEAL named Jack Kemper - is over. A devastating terrorist action catapults him from a world of moral certainty and decisive orders into the shadowy realm of espionage, where ambiguity is the only rule. His new mission: hunt down those responsible for the greatest tragedy in the history of the US Special Ops and bring them to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Same Skill Set - New Rules!

  • By Carôle on 06-03-18

Enjoyable!

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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: 27-12-17

Full of punch, fight and teeth-gritting paranoia. Definitely one of the best thrillers, I have ever listened to.

  • Foundation and Empire

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the first book

  • By Peter on 01-03-11

Outstanding

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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: 15-11-17

The joy of Asimov's work is both compelling, amazing and outstanding. Worth listening to, over and over again!

  • Second Foundation

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only 14 years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed, before it destroys them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superb conclusion to trilogy

  • By Peter on 05-04-11

Excellent

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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: 06-11-17

Scott Brick is great and Asimov is a genius. Isaac teaches us how to create and write science fiction. Amazing!

  • Dangerous Lady

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

Maura, the Ryan clan's youngest and only daughter, is the last person anyone expects to take on gangland London. But with her eldest brother Michael by her side she fast becomes the queen of organised crime. Smart, tough and beautiful, no one is a match for her. But with power comes a price, and Maura is forced to put her heart on the line. She might be a dangerous lady but everyone has a weakness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • crooks

  • By Amazon Customer on 31-01-18

Better and smarter

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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: 30-09-17

Smarter than EastEnders, smarter than any TV programme relating to Essex and a much better writer than Patricia Cornwell.

  • Jane Austen at Home

  • By: Lucy Worsley
  • Narrated by: Ruth Redman, Lucy Worsley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the world in which our best-loved novelist lived. This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her and the way in which home is used in her novels to mean both a place of pleasure and a prison. It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms; in fact her life was often a painful struggle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Gabrielle Harvey-Jones on 27-05-17

Incredible!

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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: 16-09-17

Incredible, exciting and insightful at the same time. Enjoyed every moment and chapter of Jane's history, like it was going through a time machine. Worth the read.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,560

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By katherine on 30-01-16

The best!

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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: 10-09-17

One of the best books of literature, I have ever listened to. A story of every real-life experience competing against each other, in a world, almost too self-absorbed.