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Mark Crabtree

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  • The Choice

  • Embrace the Possible
  • By: Edith Eger
  • Narrated by: Edith Eger, Tovah Feldshuh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 210

In 1944, 16-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. There she endured unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Over the coming months, Edith's bravery helped her sister to survive and led to her bunkmates rescuing her during a death march. When their camp was finally liberated, Edith was pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive. In The Choice, Dr Edith Eger shares her experience of the Holocaust and the remarkable stories of those she has helped since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing well written book :)

  • By Phillip on 04-05-18

Top draw

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-19

A game changing book that I would highly recommend. Nothing puts this woman down she’s truly inspiring

  • Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

  • By: Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Michael Caine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

With over 100 movies to his credit over five decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills for success in life that acting has taught him in his remarkable career. One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in everything from classic British films Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting The Dark Knight trilogy and much-loved movie favourites Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and The Quiet American. Caine has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Find what you love and do it as well as you can'

  • By Mark on 26-10-18

A fascinating read

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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: 06-12-18

Just because someone has grey hair doesn’t necessarily signify wisdom. However in the case of Mr. Caine I stand in awe. His book is full of insightful gems and wonderful anecdotes about life. A truly inspiring man. Thanks Mr. Caine

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,362
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,350

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story, sensitively narrated.

  • By bookylady on 01-03-18

The power of love

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Reviewed: 07-08-18

A splendid example of the power of love. It’s beyond measure and has no real adversary. love truly shines through in this gem of a book

  • Cross Roads

  • What If You Could Go Back and Put Things Right?
  • By: Wm Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

Multi-millionaire Anthony Spencer is trapped in a coma and finds himself in a surreal world that reflects the skewed priorities of the life he's lived on Earth where he meets a stranger who turns out to be Jesus and a grandmother who is the Holy Spirit. Pleading for a second chance, he is sent back to Earth to redeem himself. There he must fight to put right the mess he's created, experiencing events through others' eyes before deciding how to use the miraculous gift he's been given. Before his illness he had set events in motion that he now needs to undo - but will he have the courage to make the right choice?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Make sure you keep going

  • By Mark Crabtree on 22-01-13

Make sure you keep going

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-13

Having read "The Shack" I was excited to read Mr. Young's next book. And I have to say it does not disappoint. Although my only observation is as you reach chapter 2/3 the book slows a little but do bear with it as the story soon explodes. Excellent writing, really enjoyed the book

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