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Jim W

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  • Parliament Ltd

  • A journey to the dark heart of British politics
  • By: Martin Williams
  • Narrated by: Esther Wane, Luke Thompson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

In Parliament Ltd, investigative journalist Martin Williams reveals the true extent of greed and corruption in Westminster. Containing explosive new revelations about the activities of those at the top, this is a shocking untold tale that goes to the rotten heart of British politics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • painfully exposing the Parliament

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-09-16

A really important book

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Reviewed: 22-02-19

I had no idea second jobs and lobbying were such an important issue. Everyone should read this this book and then act. Very well written to keep the reader interested as well.

  • Adults in the Room

  • My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
  • By: Yanis Varoufakis
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 20 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 467
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
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    5 out of 5 stars 426

In Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis exposes the shocking reality of how power is wielded behind the scenes at the EU - and argues that only radical reform can save it from collapse. Yanis Varoufakis became globally famous when was elected finance minister of Greece with a specific mandate to say no to the EU: to reject the forced loans and crushing austerity forced upon his country by the Eurozone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most interesting political memoir I have read

  • By Nik Jewell on 02-06-17

An important book

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Reviewed: 13-11-18

Everyone should read this and know that we are doomed. The most in-depth profile of the workings of the establishment I have ever read.

  • From Bacteria to Bach and Back

  • The Evolution of Minds
  • By: Daniel C. Dennett
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

What is human consciousness, and how is it possible? This question fascinates thinking people from poets and painters to physicists, psychologists, and philosophers. From Bacteria to Bach and Back is Daniel C. Dennett's brilliant answer, extending perspectives from his earlier work in surprising directions, exploring the deep interactions of evolution, brains, and human culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent Dennett exploration

  • By G Douglas Whistler on 12-03-17

A lot of waffle

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Reviewed: 20-03-18

I’ve listened for a while now and heard a lot about these amazing theories that I will be hearing about, but he’s still yet to describe any of them. There is a lot of battling with himself and the voices in his head telling him he’s wrong for the various reasons (described at length), and a fair bit of off-topic discussion such as the ratio of male:female geniuses (spoiler: not the greatest revelation if you’re a woman), but I’m yet to hear anything about the mind. Who knows maybe the third hour is where all the revelations are. Sorry Dan, I’ve chosen ignorance.

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The Devil's Chessboard
    Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government
    
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    Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
    4 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • The Devil's Chessboard

  • Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government
  • By: David Talbot
  • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
  • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 4

An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful - and secretive - colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times best seller Brothers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book.

  • By Jim W on 12-03-18

Amazing book.

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Reviewed: 12-03-18

Fascinating from start to finish. A truly terrible story that describes Dulles’ personality and actions as head of CIA