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  • Red Notice

  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 980

November 2009. Sergei Magnitsky is led to an isolation cell in a Moscow prison and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify against the Russian Interior Ministry officials involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million in taxes. Magnitsky’s brutal killing has remained uninvestigated to this day. Red Notice is a searing exposé of the Russian authorities responsible for the murder, slicing deep into the heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazement, disbelief and tears

  • By musiclover on 19-08-16

Completely enthralling and terrifying in equal measure!

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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: 02-10-18

Brilliant book, Bill is a seriously brave man as are all the people who worked alongside him, many of whom weren't as lucky! RIP

  • Dispatches

  • A Modern Thriller (Alex Fletcher, Book 5)
  • By: Steven Konkoly
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

On August 19, 2019, a rogue Chinese military cabal launches an opportunistic EMP attack against the United States, triggering a cataclysmic chain of events - with the potential to change world forever. With the United States crippled, belligerent powers rise to fill the void overseas, catapulting already volatile regions into chaos and war - hastening a worldwide collapse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best so far

  • By T R on 10-01-17

Best so far

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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: 10-01-17

I've enjoyed the first three of the series but this one was my favourite. The first part was exceptionally cool and slightly scary.

  • First Response

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019

From best-selling writer Stephen Leather comes an utterly addictive all-action thriller in which a huge terrorist threat to the capital can only be stopped by one man. From the best-selling author of the Spider Shepherd and Jack Nightingale series comes First Response, the utterly addictive new thriller by Stephen Leather. London is under siege. Nine men in suicide vests primed to explode hold hostages in nine different locations around the city, and are ready to die for their cause.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning and so expertly narrated. Oh the pace

  • By Gavingks on 14-03-16

Great twist

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

Reviewed: 19-08-16

I'm not sure if I would have made it through to the end had I been reading this. It's a little repetitive but the end makes up for this and a few other issues I had with it. Great twist, left my with a rye smile.

  • Royal Flash

  • The Flashman Papers, Book 2
  • By: George MacDonald Fraser
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

In volume II of The Flashman Papers, Flashman tangles with femme fatale Lola Montez and the dastardly Otto Von Bismarck in a battle of wits which will decide the destiny of a continent.

In this volume of The Flashman Papers, Flashman, the arch-cad and toady, matches his wits, his talents for deceit and malice, and above all his speed in evasion against the most brilliant European statesman and against the most beautiful and unscrupulous adventuress of the era.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flashy does it again!

  • By Hammerhead on 25-07-15

Solid Flashman

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

Reviewed: 22-06-15

Solid Flashman story, brilliantly narrated. Yadda yadda, annoying how we have to write a minimum amount of words.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,263
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,252
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,221

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

Fantastic

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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: 15-06-15

Brilliant story, excellently narrated. Very technical but that makes it engaging and helps you imagine the difficulties he's facing. I loved it.

  • Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

  • The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping - Now Revised and Updated
  • By: Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress. As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loads of info

  • By T R on 31-05-15

Loads of info

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-05-15

Well narrated, funny in places with loads of good info. I'll summarise for you; relax, don't sweat the small stuff, make friends, make love, exercised regularly and don't eat crap.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Warriors

  • Extraordinary Tales from the Battlefield
  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

With an introduction read by Max Hastings. An exhilarating and uplifting account of the lives of 16 ‘warriors’ from the last three centuries, hand-picked for their bravery or extraordinary military experience by the eminent military historian, author and ex-editor of the Daily Telegraph, Sir Max Hastings. Over the course of 40 years of writing about war, Max Hastings has grown fascinated by outstanding deeds of derring-do on the battlefield (land, sea, or air) - and by their practitioners.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly absorbing

  • By cjg on 11-09-15

Great stories

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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: 24-04-15

Exciting in parts, fascinating in others, Max Hastings has done it again. A great book with some surprising 'Warriors' as well as the classic type.

  • Eat the Yolks

  • By: Liz Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Liz Wolfe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Worry about cholesterol. Avoid red meat. Eat whole grains. Could it all be a lie? We live in an era of health hype and nutrition propaganda, and we are suffering for it. Decades of avoiding egg yolks, choosing margarine over butter, and replacing the real foods of our ancestors with low-fat, processed, packaged substitutes have left us with an obesity epidemic, ever-rising rates of chronic disease, and, above all, total confusion about what to eat and why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great facts

  • By T R on 02-04-15

Great facts

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-15

Some great facts and well worth a listen. A brave stance against the diet dogma. Highly recommended. Three words remaining.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Disease Delusion

  • Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life
  • By: Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland, Dr. Mark Hyman
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Contrary to conventional wisdom, chronic disease is not genetically predetermined but results from a mismatch between our genes and environment and lifestyle. What we call a "disease" is the outcome of an imbalance in one or more of the seven core physiological processes. Leveraging a lifetime on the cutting edge of research and practice, Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland lays out a road map for good health by helping us understand these processes and the root causes of chronic illness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Anonimo Nonlodico on 21-04-16

Fantastic detail

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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: 23-03-15

I highly recommend this book to health professionals from all walks of life. A really credible account of research and experience from a top MD and functional medicine practitioner. Well narrated also.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Fat Surprise

  • Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
  • By: Nina Teicholz
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Dish up the red meat, eggs, and whole milk! In this well-researched and captivating narrative, veteran food writer Nina Teicholz proves how everything we've been told about fat is wrong. For decades, Americans have cut back on red meat and dairy products full of "bad" saturated fats. We obediently complied with nutritional guidelines to eat "heart healthy" fats found in olive oil, fish, and nuts, and followed a Mediterranean diet heavy on fruits, vegetables, and grains. Yet the nation's health has declined. What is going on?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book. Easy listen.

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-08-14

Well researched

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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: 23-03-15

Fantastic book, flying in the face of the dogma we are subjected to daily. I highly recommend this to any and all who are finding out the truth.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful