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  • Saving Britain

  • How We Must Change to Prosper in Europe
  • By: Will Hutton, Andrew Adonis
  • Narrated by: Will Hutton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Britain's Brexit voters are right. They have been shamefully neglected. But the answer is to change Britain, not to leave Europe. This book sets out how we can radically improve the lives of people and communities shut out from prosperity. The EU, despite its frailties and strains, is a success story. The advantages of leaving are illusory: no gains in trade from deals with protectionist China, and the United States can compensate for what is being lost in Europe. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To understand the U.K. future options this is a vital read

  • By H Newsam on 16-06-18

must read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

well researched and eye opening account of the consequences of Brexit and the chain of events that led to so many ill informed and misguided fools flushing us down the lavatory.

  • Koh-i-Noor

  • The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond
  • By: William Dalrymple, Anita Anand
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i-Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world. On 29 March 1849, the 10-year-old Maharajah of the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the great Fort in Lahore. There, in a public ceremony, the frightened but dignified child handed over to the British East India Company in a formal act of submission not only swathes of the richest land in India but also arguably the single most valuable object in the subcontinent: the celebrated Koh-i-Noor diamond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book, pronunciations a bit iffy

  • By 101 on 26-10-17

The most famous diamond in the world...

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-18

and it's glorious journey across the centuries. Learnt a lot and feel conflicted as a British Sikh. Angry at the cunning and underhanded procurement by The British East India Company, this is now a shameful reminder and its mutilation and ultimate presence in The Tower and insult to its formidable past.

  • The Runner

  • By: Markus Torgeby
  • Narrated by: Gunnar Cauthery
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Markus Torgeby was just 20 years old when he headed off into the remote Swedish forest to live as a recluse and dedicate himself to his one true passion: running.... He lived in a tent in the wilderness, braving the harsh Swedish winters - for four years. This is his story. A best seller in Sweden, the audiobook is a powerful exploration of running and personal well-being.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and motivating

  • By dave_m on 11-09-18

Less is bliss!

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Reviewed: 04-09-18

Perfect and awe-inspiring account of one man's journey away from the maddening crowds and into the sublime solace of the wilderness. Craziness can bring peace of mind and a break down can be a breakthrough!

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  • Nonviolent Communication

  • Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values
  • By: Marshall Rosenberg PhD
  • Narrated by: Marshall Rosenberg PhD
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459

On Nonviolent Communication, this renowned peacemaker presents his complete system for speaking our deepest truths, addressing our unrecognized needs and emotions, and honoring those same concerns in others. With this adaptation of the best-selling book of the same title, Marshall Rosenberg teaches in his own words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I instinctively distrust self help books. This book is different.

  • By S.Flood on 05-12-17

Powerful message, softly and slowly spoken!

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Reviewed: 30-07-18

Excellent discourse on this powerful topic, the implications of which are enormous. This challenges fundamental assumptions that have been in place for most of my life and opens up new possibilities in understanding, communication and deepening relationships. Who couldn't do with some of that in their lives and world?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Auschwitz

  • A Doctor's Eyewitness Account
  • By: Richard Seaver (translator), Tibere Kremer (translator), Miklos Nyiszli
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, the prisoner Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared death for a grimmer fate: to perform "scientific research" on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the man who became known as the infamous "Angel of Death" - Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele's personal research pathologist. In that capacity he also served as physician to the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners who worked exclusively in the crematoriums and were routinely executed after four months.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-04-18

Chilling

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-05-18

Detailed first hand account of the horrors and debauched psychology of the infamous Nazi doctor with chilling accounts of the pseudo-science behind his research.

  • The Pharmacist of Auschwitz

  • The Untold Story
  • By: Patricia Posner
  • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

The Pharmacist of Auschwitz is the little-known story of Victor Capesius, a Bayer pharmaceutical salesman from Romania, who, at the age of 35, joined the Nazi SS in 1943 and quickly became the chief pharmacist at the largest death camp, Auschwitz. Based in part on previously classified documents, Patricia Posner exposes Capesius's reign of terror at the camp, his escape from justice, and how a handful of courageous survivors and a single brave prosecutor finally brought him to trial for murder 20 years after the end of the war.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Towser T

  • By Stephen Timms on 05-04-18

Shocking

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Detailed account of the horrors of this infamous Nazi death factory. Chilling and factual. Adds a layer of detail to what is commonly known. Shines a spotlight on this depraved and opportunistic coward of a man who squirms and ultimately gets away with genocide.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,939

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Wonderful journey through history

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Fascinating and thought provoking account of how we arrived at this fine mess and how things may transpire in the future.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,893
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,881

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
  • Superb

  • By Claire on 21-02-18

Touching and horrific

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Based on a true story, this heart wrenching tale of ensuring love against all the odds was a truly memorable listen worthy of your credit.

  • The Four Agreements

  • By: don Miguel Ruiz
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tools For Life

  • By clivemac28 on 15-01-10

Good basis for a life of filfillment and growth

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-18

Excellent manual. Short and sweet and informative with nice flutes. Would recommend to anybody following a spiritual path or even curious.

  • Leaders Eat Last

  • Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work. This is not a crazy, idealised notion. In many successful organisations, great leaders are creating environments in which teams trust each other so deeply that they would put their lives on the line for each other. Yet other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? Today's workplaces tend to be full of cynicism, paranoia and self-interest.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some new ideas

  • By JedHoll on 27-08-17

inspirational and insightful

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-17

Refreshingly reassuring that being nice works and is effective. This mechanism is explained and broken down to a biochemical level with many great examples and illustrations. Well worth a read.