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  • The Communist Manifesto

  • By: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
  • Narrated by: Frank Phillips
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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The Communist Manifesto was conceived as an outline of the basic beliefs of the Communist movement. The authors believed that the European...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heavily applicable within modern welfare states.

  • By Anonymous User on 20-04-19

marx

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Reviewed: 13-03-19

so accurate in many ways an amazing understanding of capitalism. a work of great relervance today

  • The Dogs of Riga

  • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
  • By: Henning Mankell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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    4 out of 5 stars 105

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell, read by Sean Barrett. Sweden, winter, 1991. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team receive an anonymous tip-off. A few days later a life raft is washed up on a beach. In it are two men, dressed in expensive suits, shot dead. The dead men were criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But what appears to be an open-and-shut case soon takes on a far more sinister aspect.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Good Story

  • By Hoskins on 03-09-11

Dogs of Riga

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Reviewed: 15-10-18

I found this story too predictable but enjoyed it nevertheless. The detail of Riga was exceptional. worth the read.

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  • Fascism

  • What It Is and How to Fight It
  • By: Leon Trotsky
  • Narrated by: Will Stauff
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 2
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Writing in the heat of struggle against the rise of fascism in Germany, France, and Spain in the 1930s, communist leader Leon Trotsky examines the class origins and character of fascist movements. Building on foundations laid by the Communist International in Lenin's time, Trotsky advances a working-class strategy to combat and defeat this malignant danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Trotsky on Fascism

  • By tim on 15-10-18

Trotsky on Fascism

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Reviewed: 15-10-18

a compelling inspiring read. I found the pace was hurried by the reader, this led to some errors and in parts I had to rewind. this books gives a in depth understanding of fascism and how to defeat it. A very important book.

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  • Going Off Alarming

  • The Autobiography: Vol 2
  • By: Danny Baker
  • Narrated by: Danny Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 457
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    5 out of 5 stars 430
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Danny Baker's first volume of autobiography, Going to Sea in a Sieve, was a Sunday Times best seller, acclaimed for its nonstop humour and anecdotal flourish. It told the exploits of Danny's extraordinary childhood and the wild living of his teenage years. Now he is 25, and it is 1982, and he embarks on an accidental and anxiety-induced career in television - going off alarming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danny Baker at his best and in his own words.

  • By Aidan on 07-12-17

No sauce at all

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Reviewed: 31-05-18

This was in interesting and very funny read. Also somewhat touching. The disciption of his family makes one leap back to your own experience and compare.

  • The Redbreast: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 3

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 855

Harry Hole, drunkard, loner and brilliant detective is reassigned to surveillance after a high profile mistake. He’s bored by his new job until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest because of its possible links to Neo Nazi activity. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. Next Harry’s former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night her head was smashed in?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow burner, but thrilling finish

  • By Steven on 06-09-11

Redbreast book three

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Reviewed: 21-04-18

Loved it , great historic detail with a modern twist. Enjoyed the reference to the previous books. This was a compelling listen from start to end. Which left me wanting to know more.

  • Marx: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 109
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Karl Marx's philosophical critique of capitalism and his solution of communism directly led to the formation of the communist state in the Soviet Union. Whilst this great venture has now all but completely failed, Marx’s philosophy has proved to be arguably the most influential of the 20th century; the influence of Marxism can be seen in subjects as diverse as the infamous policies of Joseph Stalin to many of the progressive humanitarian reforms of the 20th century. The audiobook is an expert account of Marx’s life and philosophical ideas - entertainingly written and above all easy listening.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Marx in an hour

  • By tim on 26-07-16

Marx in an hour

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Reviewed: 26-07-16

Showed a poor understanding of Marxism . I felt it was biased and written from a pro capitalist viewpoint. a somewhat dismissive and shallow read.

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