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  • Fatherland

  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,180

Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb. As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought Provoking

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-02-18

The truth is the most powerful weapon a man can ever wield

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

Reviewed: 09-04-19

One of the best audiobooks I’ve ever listened to. Thrilling, shocking, and sheer calmness of a submariner now a detective .No matter how dark the world gets , a simple truth once accepted will wipe out all evil. It is a very sound portrayal of how a blinded man(lies) gets a glimpse of light.

  • What Do I Do?: Mental Health and Me

  • By: Kelly Holmes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Having experienced her own difficulties with depression and self-harm, in What Do I Do? Mental Health and Me, Dame Kelly Holmes sets out to discover how other people cope, talking to TV personalities, writers, comedians, journalists and more about their mental health. Kelly’s guests include: TV presenter Davina McCall; journalists Jon Ronson and Alastair Campbell; author Philip Pullman; comedians Catherine Bohart, Eddie Izzard, Felicity Ward and Rory Bremner; transgender rights activist Munroe Bergdorf; musician Amanda Palmer; and mental health expert Dr David Crepaz-Keay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just brilliant

  • By J. Sutherland on 09-04-19

A Scripted chat of god know who?

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

Reviewed: 31-03-19

Very unprofessional production.
It’s more of a casual interview and also there is so much loud music in it you’ll immediately stop listening and delete it from your library. Half the time you don’t even understand what they are trying to convey because the interview doesn’t really know to interview and just when you think you have managed to grasp what they are telling , all of a sudden out of nowhere the music just explodes into your ears and guess what it’s not over it’s just a break between the parts. The production is totally unprofessional because I have to constantly change the volume depending on who is speaking and also again the music comes out of nowhere and it’s way louder than the actors voice. Some episodes the interviewer voice is loud and in some episodes it’s low, they are constantly laughing and expression like uhhh cheesy and stuff like that makes it just boring. I guess the mike was kept too close and in some you can tell that the actor is moving close or away from it and the mike guy seems to try too hard to capture every sound coming out of them and the music in between makes it worse . This book in no way will help you have a sound mind because it’s just pure agony from the start till the end of each episode.

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  • Inside the Kingdom

  • By: Robert Lacey
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Saudi Arabia is a country defined by paradox: it sits atop some of the richest oil deposits in the world, and yet the country's roiling disaffection produced 16 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11. It is a modern state, driven by contemporary technology, and yet its powerful religious establishment would have its customs and practices rolled back to match those of the Prophet Muhammad over a thousand years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting.

  • By M on 28-07-16

One of the best books you can ever listen to

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

Reviewed: 26-03-19

NO SPOILERS

Unbiased, very well detailed. This book is a Modern Epic. On the first day I listened to 9hrs straight. This book is very well documented. Will give you a very good Idea of how International diplomacy works.
If you are a beginner to listening books I would suggest you "1984 by George Orwell " The narrator is the same as this one Andrew Wincott . A very great voice. I loved his voice in 1984 so much that I SPECIFICALLY SEARCHED FOR BOOKS NARRATED BY HIM,THAT IS HOW I ENDED UP WITH THIS BOOK AND OH BOY I'M LISTENING TO IT EVEN AS I'M WRITING THIS REVIEW.

Being a millennial, I used to waste time watching YouTube, Instagram and other screen time. 1984 was my first book. Once i got into audio books I hardly open YouTube, signed out from Instagram. Now I finish 3 books a month and I'm eagerly waiting for my next Audible credits.