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  • Us vs. Them

  • By: Ian Bremmer
  • Narrated by: Willis Sparks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    4 out of 5 stars 28

From Brexit, to Donald Trump, to extremist parties in Europe and the developing world, populism has dominated recent headlines. But what explains the rise of leaders who stoke nationalist anger in their countries, from Le Pen to Erdogan? How long will the populist wave last? Who will be the winners and losers in this climate, and how can we defend the values of democracy, free trade and international cooperation?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good

  • By Big gee on 25-01-19

Good Future Predictions

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-19

A good book that gives us some cause for concern in the future, not least because the very people we are electing to run our countries are a big part of the problem and they will have zero incentive to change the status quo.

  • Operation Relentless

  • The Hunt for the Richest, Deadliest Criminal in History
  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 267
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    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 244

The new best-seller from the author of Zero Six Bravo. By 2007 Viktor Bout had become the world's foremost arms dealer. Known as the Merchant of Death, he was both public enemy number one to the global intelligence agencies and a ruthless criminal worth around $6 billion. For years Bout had eluded capture, meanwhile building up a labyrinthine network of airlines selling weapons to order to dictators, rebels, despots and terror groups worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You know what you're getting

  • By Ben on 19-05-17

Superb book

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Reviewed: 11-12-18

Really enjoyed this book and it's often said that the truth is stranger than fiction!

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-enriching book

  • By Simon on 14-08-18

Fantastic book.

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Reviewed: 19-07-18

excellent handbook for any company that wants to grow or stay on top of their game.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,519

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to Heaven

  • By Matthew on 04-02-18

Not bad not great either

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

Reviewed: 30-05-18

I found the book fairly interesting but I can't help but think Peterson could have achieved the straightforward rules in about 20-25% of the time. Keeping it simple was not on the agenda here.

  • Agent Storm

  • My Life Inside al-Qaeda
  • By: Tim Lister, Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

He was the Western convert who would plunge deep inside al-Qaeda. He named his first son Osama after 9/11 and became a Jihadist. But then - after a sudden loss of faith - Morten Storm made a life-changing decision. He became a double agent and joined the CIA, MI6 and MI5. Filled with hair-raising close calls and deception, Storm's story builds to the climactic finale when he must betray his friend and mentor al-Awlaki - al-Qaeda's biggest threat to the West.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but...

  • By Mr on 18-07-17

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 27-01-18

Very enjoyable book, and well written. leaves me wondering where Storm is now and what he's doing.