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  • Heroes

  • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,510
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,290
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,282

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes, written and read by Stephen Fry. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils or outwitted scheming vengeful gods quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ancient Myths from a Modern Legend!

  • By Simon on 02-11-18

Thoroughly entertaining

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Reviewed: 17-03-19

i thoroughly enjoyed this book.
retold in an accessible way and performed superbly by Stephen Fry with humour and drama.

  • 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 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

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

Great story

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Reviewed: 23-08-18

i really enjoyed thos book and never wanted to stop listening to the book.

my only complaint are the English accents were terrible.

  • The Butcher

  • Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath
  • By: Philip Carlo
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Written by the best-selling author of The Ice Man, The Butcher is a gripping and disturbing fly-on-the-wall account of the US Drug Enforcement Administration's four-year hunt to bring down Tommy 'Karate' Pitera, a drug-dealing, murderous capo in the Bonanno crime family. In 1992, Pitera was sentenced to life in prison for murdering six people and supporting a massive drug-dealing operation. Yet this covered only a fraction of the crimes he committed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • riveting

  • By Gray Wilton on 01-02-18

riveting

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Reviewed: 01-02-18

a very entertaining read.
gritty and captures the essence of the characters.
this is a mob story and a serial killer profile rolled into one.

  • American Desperado

  • My Life as a Cocaine Cowboy
  • By: Jon Roberts, Evan Wright
  • Narrated by: Christina Rooney, Erik Davies, Johnathan McClain, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

American Desperado is possibly the most jaw-dropping, event-filled, adrenaline-soaked criminal autobiography ever written. Like a real-life Scarface Jon was born into the upper levels of the Gambino crime family and witnessed his first murder at age seven. He became a one-man juvenile crime wave before joining an assassination squad in Vietnam.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Rhys on 13-04-15

epic story of good things happening to an evil man

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Reviewed: 03-11-17

a great listen, sickening and exhilerating in equal measure. thoroughly enjoyed will.be enjoyimg again. i would recommend this to anyone interested in the subject.

  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

  • Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

Based on seven years of ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we're all in this together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly the best self help book I have ever read.

  • By Alex on 09-02-16

not entirely universal

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Reviewed: 17-05-17

i really like the theme of this book. That said this book is clearly aimed at women. Many of the overall themes are universal and in that respect i found this book very useful, however, the case studies she uses to illustrate her points are very feminine and not relateable to my personal experiences and not experiences i can relate to. i would like to see Brene do something similar but with men and women in mind.