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  • Black Genesis

  • The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt
  • By: Robert Bauval, Thomas Brophy PhD
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Uncovering compelling new evidence, Egyptologist Robert Bauval and astrophysicist Thomas Brophy present the anthropological, climatological, archaeological, geological, and genetic research supporting a hugely debated theory of the black African origin of Egyptian civilization. Building upon extensive studies from the past four decades and their own archaeoastronomical and hieroglyphic research, the authors show how the early black culture known as the Cattle People not only domesticated cattle but were also an advanced civilization.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Africa uncovered

  • By FFCBADGER on 18-02-19

Africa uncovered

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

Reviewed: 18-02-19

What I love about this incredibly detailed and thorough book is the time and effort the authors have plied to their trade, which comes across on every page. This means their perspective and subsequent finds really carry weight. The narrative told to the world about the origins of African culture and civilization are disingenuous at best, but in reality just repressive.
Sometimes the science gets a little overwhelming and I did find myself skipping a couple of times but generally speaking it is easy to the follow and the narrative is faithful and interesting to listen to.

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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,096

Big Brother is watching you.... 1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three superstates. In Oceania, the Party’s power is absolute. Every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police. In the Ministry of Truth, the Party’s department for propaganda, Winston Smith’s job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent narration.

  • By Chris on 20-12-16

Simply excellent

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

Reviewed: 18-02-19

At points I couldn't listen anymore! This is a truly gripping and uncannily relevant story for a a book written so long ago. Surely and must read!

  • Raising Boys in the 21st Century

  • Completely Updated and Revised
  • By: Steve Biddulph
  • Narrated by: Damien Warren-Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

A word-of-mouth best seller which has become one of the best loved and most successful books in the parenting field. With around 20 percent new material, Steve Biddulph’s Raising Boys is to be rereleased this month with some startling new research on what helps - and what harms - boys.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great insights.

  • By ROBERTO SEGALA on 03-05-19

Incredible read for mums and dads

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

Reviewed: 18-02-19

This is a well narrated, information packed book giving some great insights and pointers on what works with raising boys. There are plenty of facts and anecdotes to back lots of the advice given and I've happily recommended this to friends.
One point I would make is that I think at times it gets a little repetitive, I'd rather it went deeper on fewer subjects