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  • Why Vote Leave

  • By: Daniel Hannan
  • Narrated by: Daniel Hannan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 152

MEP and award-winning political writer Daniel Hannan argues for a British exit ahead of the coming referendum. Hannan demonstrates that the EU is past its sell-by date, rendered obsolete by technological advances, shrinking economically and less relevant to our economic needs than ever. Worse than that, he shows that the EU can’t reform, can’t be democratic and can’t be divorced from its goal of ever-closer political union.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By aa on 23-10-16

good information

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-16

Well presented, clear information. Nice change from the current noise from both leave and remain camps.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

By Royal Command
    Young Bond, Book 5
    
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        Charlie Higson
    
    


    
    
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        Gerard Doyle
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    16 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • By Royal Command

  • Young Bond, Book 5
  • By: Charlie Higson
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Following a treacherous rescue mission high in the freezing Alps, James Bond is preparing for life back at Eton. But James is under surveillance; his every move is being watched. He alone holds the clue to a sinister plot that will bring bloodshed and carnage to his school—and his country.

Forced to flee from Eton to Austria, James must leave behind everything he knows, with only a beautiful—and dangerous—girl by his side.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator not as good

  • By Buzzer on 18-02-16

Solid young bond stuff

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

i would recommend the story but unfortunately not the narration style; just about managed to relax into the performance by the end.

  • Letting Go

  • The Pathway of Surrender
  • By: David R. Hawkins MD. PHD.
  • Narrated by: Peter Lownds PhD
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494

Letting Go describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to enlightenment and become free of negativity. During the many decades of the author's clinical psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human suffering in all of its many forms. The inner mechanism of surrender was found to be of great practical benefit and is described in this book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece

  • By Paschal on 30-01-17

Time well spent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-15

If you could sum up Letting Go in three words, what would they be?

Get over it

Any additional comments?

Perhaps the examples recorded were a little one eyed - but space perhaps restricts further analysis here.

8 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Frozen in Time

  • By: Ali Sparkes
  • Narrated by: Glen McCready
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

It is 1956. Freddy and Polly have never minded helping their genius father with his experiments. Even when that means being put into cryonic suspension having their hearts frozen.... It is 2009. Ben and Rachel have resigned themselves to a long, dull summer when they find the hidden underground vault in the garden and inside it two frozen figures, a boy and a girl...Can Polly and Freddy adapt to the 21st century?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great adventure

  • By W on 27-06-14

Entertaining childrens book

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

Reviewed: 18-08-15

What did you like most about Frozen in Time?

Resolves well - works at different levels; well worth the listen, the kids enjoyed it on a long car journey.

  • Young Bond: Hurricane Gold

  • By: Charlie Higson
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

As the sun blazes over the Caribbean island of Lagrimas Negras, its bloodthirsty ruler is watching and waiting. Criminals come here to hide, with blood on their hands and escape on their minds. On the mainland, ex-flying ace Jack Stone leaves his son and daughter in the company of James Bond. But a gang of thieves waits in ambush. They want Stone's precious safe, and will kill for its contents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book

  • By Alison Thompson on 08-10-18

Classic adventure thriller

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

Reviewed: 18-08-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Follows on from the series nicely, good story well read.

What about Nathaniel Parker’s performance did you like?

Very easy to listen to - hit the right tone.

  • This Changes Everything

  • Capitalism vs the Climate
  • By: Naomi Klein
  • Narrated by: Liza Ross
  • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

We seem to have given up on any serious effort to prevent catastrophic climate change. Exposing the work of ideologues on the right who know the challenge this poses to the free market all too well, Naomi Klein also challenges the failing strategies of environmental groups. It's time to stop running from the full implications of the crisis and begin to embrace them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Naomi Klein's best book so far.

  • By Wood Smoke on 24-08-15

Essential reading well presented

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-15

If you could sum up This Changes Everything in three words, what would they be?

Actually left me with more hope than i had when i started reading it!

Who was your favorite character and why?

n/a

Which character – as performed by Liza Ross – was your favourite?

n/a

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

there is hope - but only just.

Any additional comments?

Read and enjoy

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Even Think About It

  • Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change
  • By: George Marshall
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Most of us recognize that climate change is real, and yet we do nothing to stop it. What is this psychological mechanism that allows us to know something is true but act as if it is not? George Marshall's search for the answers brings him face to face with Nobel Prize-winning psychologists and the activists of the Texas Tea Party; the world's leading climate scientists and the people who denounce them; liberal environmentalists and conservative evangelicals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indispensable

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-02-19

Fresh approach to the climate thing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-15

If you could sum up Don't Even Think About It in three words, what would they be?

Useful challenge to the way I previously thought about how to approach the climate change discussion.

  • Currency Wars

  • The Making of the Next Global Crises
  • By: James Rickards
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war, and this time the consequences will be far worse than those that confronted Nixon. Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Humanises a potentially dry subject

  • By Gerard on 17-05-15

Humanises a potentially dry subject

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-15

Any additional comments?

The narration style was perhaps more suited to a spy thriller - but once I had adjusted to that a very enjoyable listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Establishment

  • And How They Get Away With It
  • By: Owen Jones
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252

Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In exposing this shadowy and complex system that dominates our lives, Owen Jones sets out on a journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms, and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Won't do your blood pressure any good....

  • By Colin on 11-04-17

Excellent.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-15

Any additional comments?

Easy to listen, well presented, I am certain to listen to this again. First chapter slightly disappointing because I wanted to hear it from Mr Jones himself - but once I had tuned into the reader all good.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fragile by Design

  • The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit
  • By: Charles W. Calomiris, Stephen H. Haber
  • Narrated by: Basil Sands
  • Length: 20 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Analyzing the political and banking history of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil through several centuries, Fragile by Design demonstrates that chronic banking crises and scarce credit are not accidents due to unforeseen circumstances. Rather, these fluctuations result from the complex bargains made between politicians, bankers, bank shareholders, depositors, debtors, and taxpayers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Gerard on 04-05-15

Gripping

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-15

What did you like most about Fragile by Design?

Easily accessible information.

Any additional comments?

The narration was solid but could use a different 'font' for headings. It did feel a little like a lecture series rather than a book at times, over proving assertions on occasion.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful