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  • Learn German with Paul Noble: Complete Course: German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach

  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

An exciting approach to learning German with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. Over 12 hours of easy-listening. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure. This download contains the entire course. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adding to my knowledge

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-05-16

Excellent course. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed: 03-09-18

Once again, Paul Noble has made it easy to learn a language. I speak several languages, but for some reason I've always struggled with German. This course is brilliant and manages to explain even the notorious German grammar in an accessible and engaging way. I only wish there was more.

  • Blitzed

  • Drugs in Nazi Germany
  • By: Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside - translator
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
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The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping best seller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops; resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very interesting

  • By Sam on 12-02-17

Fascinating new dimension to WWII history

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Reviewed: 08-08-18

Fascinating account of the use of drugs during the Third Reich, adding another dimension to the history books. Most interesting is the drug intake of the Fuhrer himself, meticulously recorded by his unscrupulous doctor. It goes a long way to explaining Hitler's mood swings and rapid decline towards the end of the war as he relied more and more on hardcore drugs to continue with his terrible campaign of horror and death.

  • 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 434
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
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    5 out of 5 stars 397

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

Excellent book

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Reviewed: 01-08-18

A fascinating account by the former Greek finance minister of the struggles faced by Greece in trying to negotiate with the Troika during the second bailout programme. Even if Varoufakis is the hero in his own story and can come across as too perfect, the first hand accounts of meetings with powerful people and of political maneuvering behind the scenes give an insightful view of how democracy and power actually work in modern day Europe.

  • The Vietnam War

  • An Intimate History
  • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Ken Burns, Brian Corrigan
  • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
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    5 out of 5 stars 142

More than 40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today. Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens and dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give us the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • audio book better than documentary film

  • By Mr. Alan R. Jenkins on 01-11-17

A moving and eye opening exploration

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Reviewed: 19-07-18

As someone who didn't really know much about the Vietnam war, I found this book insightful and poignant. Using different points of view, from both sides, the book takes you on a journey through the Vietnam War, the reasons behind it, the action on the ground and it's end. I found the use of first hand accounts from both sides really moving, bringing to life the impact of the war on the people involved. The narration is excellent. Highly recommend.