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  • Alamo in the Ardennes

  • The Untold Story of the American Soldiers Who Made the Defense of Bastogne Possible
  • By: John C. McManus
  • Narrated by: John Glouchevitch
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

At last, here is a book that tells the full story of the turning point in World War II's Battle of the Bulge - the story of five crucial days in which small groups of American soldiers, some outnumbered 10 to 1, slowed the German advance and allowed the Belgian town of Bastogne to be reinforced. Alamo in the Ardennes provides a compelling, day-by-day account of this pivotal moment in America's greatest war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rather unknown part of the battle of the bulge

  • By Amazon Kunde on 10-06-18

A rather unknown part of the battle of the bulge

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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: 10-06-18

The story is a rather unknown aspect of this famous battle and sheds some light as well on the battles that were fought in the second world War.

  • One of Us

  • The Story of a Massacre in Norway - and Its Aftermath
  • By: Åsne Seierstad, Sarah Death - translator
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb outside government buildings in central Oslo, killing eight people. He then proceeded to a youth camp on the island of Utøya, where he killed 69 more, most of them teenage members of Norway's governing Labour Party. In One of Us, the journalist Åsne Seierstad tells the story of this terrible day and what led up to it. What made Breivik, a gifted child from an affluent neighborhood in Oslo, become a terrorist?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Arduously Long and Shamlessly Airbrushed.

  • By Glen on 10-11-18

Absolutely gripping book

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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: 15-05-18

The book is well researched and one feels like getting to know the perpetrator but even more important the victims. The book makes one angry at times and really sad but it is an incredible book that I will listen to again very soon. The narrator is superb as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,031

In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A principled man

  • By Andy on 19-04-18

Fantastic book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-18

The book is read by the author himself who has a pleasant voice and style of narrating. Not only is he shedding some light into his background and how he got fired but provides some great life advice throughout the book. Will listen to it again!

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SUPERB, insightful and addictive - a must listen

  • By Miss on 15-11-16

So much more than just an autobiography

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-03-18

Absolutely love this interesting and inspiring book that comes with some value lessons. Great listen that is read by the author himself.

  • Brave

  • By: Rose McGowan
  • Narrated by: Rose McGowan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

In a strange world where she was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualisation. Rose escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really interesting.

  • By Tmck on 01-02-18

Very inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-18

The book is read by the author herself and she does a great job although she does swear considerably but her story is very moving and inspiring.

  • Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

  • An African Childhood
  • By: Alexandra Fuller
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Alexandra Fuller tells the idiosyncratic story of her life growing up white in rural Rhodesia as it was becoming Zimbabwe. The daughter of hardworking, yet strikingly unconventional English-bred immigrants, Alexandra arrives in Africa at the tender age of two. She moves through life with a hardy resilience, even as a bloody war approaches. Narrator Lisette Lecat reads this remarkable memoir of a family clinging to a harsh landscape and the dying tenets of colonialism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Post-colonial memories of a British girl

  • By Amazon Kunde on 14-02-18

Post-colonial memories of a British girl

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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: 14-02-18

The story is extremely interesting and the narrator is absolutely brilliant including the noises she makes imitating the animals that the author encounters. It is someone's memory so it does come with a little judgment but it makes the story even more authentic.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Built on Bones

  • 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death
  • By: Brenna Hassett
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

Imagine you are a hunter-gatherer some 12,000 years ago. You've got a choice - carry on foraging or plant a few seeds and move to one of those new-fangled settlements down the valley. What you won't know is that urban life is short and riddled with dozens of new diseases; your children will be shorter and sicklier than you are; they'll be plagued with gum disease and stand a decent chance of violent death at the point of a spear. Why would anyone choose this? But choose they did.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I had to give up on this one

  • By Flint on 07-09-17

Fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-18

Great story read by a great narrator with a pleasant voice. Many insights into city life that one wouldn't know or has heard of which are finally explained.

  • D DAY Through German Eyes

  • The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944
  • By: Holger Eckhertz
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780

Almost all accounts of D-Day are told from the Allied perspective, with the emphasis on how German resistance was overcome on June 6, 1944. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers and gun emplacements of the Normandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest seaborne invasion in history? What motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes - and how did they fight from one strong point to another, among the dunes and fields, on that first cataclysmic day?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed and frightening!

  • By Adam Turner on 04-01-17

The fake German accent is unbearable

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-17

I stopped after ten minutes as I can't stand the narrator making up the German accent, it is not even a good attempt which is very annoying when you are German...could have been a really interesting story but who would want to hear a book in English with such a terrible accent???

  • Beyond the High Blue Air

  • By: Lu Spinney
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

When Lu Spinney's 29-year-old son, Miles, flies up on his snowboard, "he knows he is not in control as he is taken by force up the ramp," writes his mother, "skewing sideways as his board clips the edge and then he is hurtling, spinning up, up into the free blue sky ahead.... " He lands hard on the ice and falls into a coma. Thus begins the erratic loss - Miles first in a coma and then trapped in a fluctuating state of minimal consciousness - that unravels over the next five years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very moving

  • By Amazon Kunde on 08-09-17

Very moving

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Reviewed: 08-09-17

The story is incredibly sad and moving but puts live in a perspective and makes you realise how precious life and good health is.

  • Jo Cox

  • More in Common
  • By: Brendan Cox
  • Narrated by: Luke Thompson, Heather Long
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

In the aftermath of Jo Cox's tragic death in 2016, her husband, Brendan Cox, urged us to remember Jo's life and what she stood for and not the manner of her death. In this moving and impassioned portrait of Jo - as daughter, mother, wife, sister, MP and activist - we see how much she gave and how much more she had to give, and her legacy of values and beliefs which will live on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Ms J. Anderson on 29-05-19

What a wonderful, moving but sad book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-17

Well written account of her life but also the aftermath of her murder and how her family is dealing with the grief. Great book about an incredible woman.