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  • The Old Man and the Sea

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Donald Sutherland
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal, a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great reading of greater work

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-01-17

Just wonderful....

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

Reviewed: 31-01-16

The endurance and persistence of the human spirit, the injustice and brutality of life, facing mortality, take your pick! A classic, economically written and melodically and soothingly narrated.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Winners

  • And How They Succeed
  • By: Alastair Campbell
  • Narrated by: Alastair Campbell, Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885

The Sunday Times number-one best seller. How people succeed and how you can, too. Alastair Campbell knows all about winning. As Tony Blair’s chief spokesman and strategist, he helped guide the Labour Party to victory in three successive general elections, and he’s fascinated by what it takes to win. How do sports stars excel, entrepreneurs thrive, or individuals achieve their ambitions? Is their ability to win innate? Or is the winning mind-set something we can all develop?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights

  • By MarkPT on 18-02-16

Never liked these political types but......

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

This really is a great listen. Alistair Campbell provides wonderful, concise and thoughtful leadership insights from himself and through others that really strike a chord and stick in your brain. Excellently narrated. I like Alistair Campbell a little bit more now.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret

  • By: Rhonda Byrne
  • Narrated by: Rhonda Byrne
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,004

Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. Fragments of this Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. In this audiobook you will discover the Secret, and you will learn how to have, do, or be anything you want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By LadyDavenport on 21-01-16

Simply Painful

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-16

What would have made The Secret better?

The Secret could only be improved if it were never written. At first this complete mumbo jumbo was faintly amusing then it became weird and then, well , I stopped listening concerned that I may wake up in a commune or be consumed by the very universe itself. Although I must confess to sending out positive thoughts for a new HD14K TV and muscular legs.........I'm still waiting?!