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  • The Battle of the Atlantic

  • How the Allies Won the War
  • By: Jonathan Dimbleby
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Dimbleby
  • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Battle of the Atlantic, written and read by Jonathan Dimbleby. The Battle of the Atlantic was - though often overlooked - crucial to victory in the Second World War. If the German U-boats had prevailed, the maritime artery across the Atlantic would have been severed. Mass hunger would have consumed Britain, and the Allied armies would have been prevented from joining in the invasion of Europe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant but faulty editing

  • By Paul J Day on 29-01-16

Excellent book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-16

Informative, well written, well read - just what you would expect from Jonathan Dimbleby.

Only thing that let it down a little was the editing - hadn't edited out his mid-readings ("sorry, I'll dead that again..." type moments), and at least one place where the reading actually seemed to have been garbled during editing.

  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 62 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452

In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • John Galt would have liked it

  • By Alan Michael Forrester on 25-12-12

Outstanding book, outstandingly read.

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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: 17-05-15

Everyone should read this book. It is very well written and thought-provoking, and wonderfully brought to life by Scott Brick.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,293

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Rachel on 04-03-06

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-10

Everyone should read this book - parents and children, managers and employees. Excellent and enjoyable.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Predictably Irrational

  • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyed each time I listened

  • By Graham on 14-07-08

Interesting book - well worth a listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-09

Really interesting insight to how we behave in certain situations and why. Well written and nicely narrated. I did feel it started to get a little repetitive towards the end of the book though. Still a good listen.