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  • Treasure Islands

  • Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World
  • By: Nicholas Shaxson
  • Narrated by: Tim Bentinck
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Most people regard tax havens as being relevant only to celebrities, crooks and spivs, and mistakenly believe that the main offshore problems are money laundering and terrorist financing. These are only small parts of the whole picture. The offshore system has been (discreetly) responsible for the greatest ever shift of wealth from poor to rich. It also undermines our democracies by offering the wealthiest members of society escape routes from normal democratic controls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To pay, or not to pay tax ...?

  • By M on 25-05-14

Massive effort

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Stupendous undertaking by the author. Possibly the best book on economics that I've read. Never heavy or boring, lively and extremely informative about our utterly corrupt global financial system.

Narrator was excellent with great accents throughout, although there were probably twenty instances of poor editing - mistakes were kept in! Sentences restarted, and even one point where you could hear the narrator and his director/producer talk for a bit before going back into the recording. Hilarious, but unprofessional for the final product.

Don't let that put you off listening though. Brilliant book

  • 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 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

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

Worth it

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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: 28-06-18

Brlliantly read with multiple voice actors. amazing investigative with by the author. we all knew parliament is systemically corrupt. this gives some hard facts to bolster that conviction.

  • Modern Man in Search of a Soul

  • By: Carl Gustav Jung
  • Narrated by: Christopher Prince
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Modern Man in Search of a Soul is the classic introduction to the thought of Carl Jung. Along with Freud and Adler, Jung was one of the chief founders of modern psychiatry. In this book, Jung examines some of the most contested and crucial areas in the field of analytical psychology: dream analysis, the primitive unconscious, and the relationship between psychology and religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep, timeless and inspiring

  • By HJ Atum on 10-11-17

Incredible

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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: 31-01-18

beautifully read, beautifully written. I listened to Jung's autobiography first, and while it was excellent, this was probably a better and more relevant introduction into Jung's world. He is the only doctor to have diagnosed the spiritual malaise of the 20th century man correctly. Full credit to him.

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  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections

  • By: C. G. Jung
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

In 1957, four years before his death, Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist, began writing his life story. But what started as an exercise in autobiography soon morphed into an altogether more profound undertaking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Two souls in his breast'

  • By Rachel Redford on 06-06-16

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-18

Wonderfully read. It gets progressively more interesting too. Jung explains many of his concepts with a number of personal examples. I feel he is one of the west's greatest minds.

  • Knowing Too Much

  • Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel is Coming to an End
  • By: Norman G. Finkelstein
  • Narrated by: Tyler Crandall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Traditionally, American Jews have been broadly liberal in their political outlook; indeed African-Americans are the only ethnic group more likely to vote Democratic in US elections. Over the past half century, however, attitudes on one topic have stood in sharp contrast to this group's generally progressive stance: support for Israel. Despite Israel's record of militarism, illegal settlements, and human rights violations, American Jews have, stretching back to the 1960s, remained largely steadfast supporters of the Jewish 'homeland'.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration "Nuke-ular" and "Raison de entree"

  • By Flopadoo on 18-06-13

Good overview but narrator was terrible

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-17

Good overview of the salient points regarding the conflict.
the narrator should have made the effort to learn how to pronounce certain names and words correctly. very monotonous.