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  • The Path to Power

  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson
  • By: Robert A. Caro
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 40 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 120
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    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 106

This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal Washington, from his boyhood through the years of the Depression to his debut as Congressman, his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, at age 31, of the national power for which he hungered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling story of a complex man

  • By PauseToThink on 14-10-15

Soooo detailed

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Reviewed: 10-10-18

Fascinating, unparralled research. Took me months to finish this book. There is so much (too much?) detail about lbjs early life, but as a political biography it can't be faulted. You will become an expert on lbj. Can't wait to start on the next huge instalment.

  • Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

  • Adventures in Modern Russia
  • By: Peter Pomerantsev
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A chilling insight .into Putin's Russia....

  • By BigBear on 02-08-18

Very interesting, almost unbelievable

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-17

An entertaining, bizzare and often scary look into modern Russia. Originally I wasn't sure of the Narrator as his accents seemed very outlandish and comical but then when you listen to the stories, being outlandish and almost comical is exactly what this book's reader should be.

  • Stoner

  • A Novel
  • By: John Williams, John McGahern - introduction
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
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    5 out of 5 stars 430
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 434

Waterstone's book of the year. Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer - in 2013, translations of Stoner began appearing on best-seller lists across Europe. William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at 19 to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Probably one of the finest books I have listened to - why isn't this book better known?!

  • By ADRIAN M WATTS on 21-03-17

A Truley Great Novel.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-17

Utterly fantastic, moving and expertly composed. Everyone should read this book. The person who read this version was also flawless in his delivery.

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  • Animal

  • The Autobiography of a Female Body
  • By: Sara Pascoe
  • Narrated by: Sara Pascoe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603

Take a funny and illuminating tour of the female body with award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe. Women have so much going on, what with boobs and jealousy and menstruating and broodiness and sex and infidelity and pubes and wombs and jobs and memories and emotions and the past and the future and themselves and each other. Here's a book that deals with all of it. Sara Pascoe has joked about femininity and sexuality on stage and screen, but now she has a book to talk about it all for a bit longer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and conversation starting

  • By Kathryn on 05-05-16

Highly recommended.

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Reviewed: 17-01-17

This book is intelligent, witty, accessible and very informative. The points raised are serious and huge in scope. But it's never not engaging or entertaining. Also there are a lot of ideas here but Sarah Pascoe makes them all accessible and easy to understand with wit and honesty. A great book.