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Danny Shell

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  • Harry's Last Stand

  • How the World My Generation Built Is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save It
  • By: Harry Leslie Smith
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

As one of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression and the Second World War, I will not go gently into that good night. I want to tell you what the world looks like through my eyes, so you can help change it.... In November 2013, 91-year-old Yorkshireman, RAF veteran, and ex-carpet salesman Harry Leslie Smith’s Guardian article – "This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time" – was shared almost 60,000 times on Facebook and started a huge debate about the state of society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harry's last stand

  • By John Adams on 02-05-15

A life's lesson!

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Reviewed: 02-03-18

A heart-rending warning from the past to the younger generations, should be required reading in educational establishments! Harry's past is where you learn the lesson, your future is where you apply that lesson!

  • The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition

  • The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
  • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD, Thomas M. Campbell II MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 295
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found, when combined with findings in Campbell's laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind-blowing - changed my life

  • By Molly on 27-02-17

The truth about your diet and disease causation .

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Reviewed: 28-09-17

Scientist willing to sell their souls for advancement! Industry burying the truth to maintain profit!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No Is Not Enough

  • Defeating the New Shock Politics
  • By: Naomi Klein
  • Narrated by: Brit Marling
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

Trump, as extreme as he is, is less an aberration than a logical conclusion - a pastiche of pretty much all the worst and most dangerous trends of the past half century. A one-man megabrand, with wife and children as spin-off brands.... Remember when it all seemed to be getting better? Before Trump happened? Naomi Klein, internationally acclaimed journalist, activist and best-selling author, shows us how we got to this surreal and dangerous place, how to stop it getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can make things better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A manifesto for the rest of my life...

  • By benslaters on 06-08-17

A compelling survival guide!

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Reviewed: 28-07-17

An urgent timely handbook on resisting the neoliberal madness that will destroy the world as we know it! The chapter on the Standing Rock Sioux was very moving! Read and get on board, your children will thank you for it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Chavs

  • The Demonization of the Working Class
  • By: Owen Jones
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

In this acclaimed investigation, Owen Jones explores how the working class has gone from 'salt of the earth' to 'scum of the earth.' Exposing the ignorance and prejudice at the heart of the chav caricature, he portrays a far more complex reality. The chav stereotype, he argues, is used by governments as a convenient fig leaf to avoid genuine engagement with social and economic problems and to justify widening inequality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable study of modern Britain

  • By Lord Peridot on 30-01-19

A must read!

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Reviewed: 10-07-17

A book with more than a ring of truth about it! Read this book if you want to know how this country got into the mess it is in!

8 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,668
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,727
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,633

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First half interesting, second half meh

  • By P. Healey on 30-03-17

Relevant & laugh out loud funny in places!

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Reviewed: 21-04-17

Insightful, relevant & funny, with an easy to listen to narator. A book I will listen to again & again!