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  • The Angry Sea

  • A John Carr Thriller, Book 2
  • By: James Deegan
  • Narrated by: Joshua Manning
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 293

Former SAS Sergeant Major John Carr is relaxing on a Spanish beach, when a man with dark eyes attracts his attention. Fixated on a group of young Britons, the man doesn’t notice Carr and soon moves on. Within the hour, the Costa del Sol will be plunged into one of the most audacious and horrifying terrorist attacks Europe has ever seen. In a co-ordinated strike, armed men storm both the beach and a cruise ship anchored further up the coast. But the terrorists - hiding personal greed under the veil of religious extremism - have an even bolder plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute Star Quality!

  • By Simon on 27-01-19

Even better than the first!

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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: 08-02-19

Amazing book. Couldn’t put it down. Narration was excellent. Can’t wait for the next Carr adventure

  • You Are Awesome

  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Matthew Syed
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

This positive and empowering guide, by best-selling mind-set author Matthew Syed, will help boys and girls build resilience, fulfil their potential and become successful, happy, awesome adults. I'm no good at sport.... I can't do maths.... I really struggle with exams.... Sound familiar? If you believe you can't do something, the chances are you won't try. But what if you really could get better at maths or sport or exams? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to? You Are Awesome can help you do just that, inspiring and empowering young listeners to find the confidence to realise their potential.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Reduced and regurgitate from previous books

  • By ARIEL MARCELL BRAVO AYALA on 07-06-18

Syed: one book pony

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-18

After Black Box Thinking, Matthew Syed has struggled to come up with any original thinking- every book is about his table tennis career. Tedious & boring - don’t waste your money on this book

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  • Once a Pilgrim

  • By: James Deegan
  • Narrated by: Joshua Manning
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653

John Carr has recently left the SAS, after a long and distinguished career, and is now working for a Russian oligarch in the murky world of private security. But an incident from his past - in which three terrorists were brutally killed - suddenly comes back to haunt him. Tracked by a hit man out for revenge, John Carr is forced to step over the line to defend himself and his family. It's a cruel and violent world - and one he thought he'd left behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don’t say this lightly but the best book I’ve read!

  • By Winston on 09-03-18

Awesome book

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-18

Storyline was epic, believable with lots of twists & turns. Well written. Narration was passable but could irritate. On the whole didn’t detract from how good this book is.

  • Mind over Money

  • The Psychology of Money and How to Use It Better
  • By: Claudia Hammond
  • Narrated by: Claudia Hammond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

A day doesn't go by without money coming into our interactions. But how much do we really understand it? We know we need money. We tend to want more of it. But why do we behave so strangely with it? And why does it have such a hold on us? Award-winning BBC Radio 4 presenter Claudia Hammond delves into the surprising psychology of money to show us that our relationship with the stuff is more complex than we might think.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched, very informative

  • By MR on 17-05-16

No original thinking

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

A re-hash of previously written papers. Lacking any original thought & purchased probably because of the author