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  • The World in a Grain

  • The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
  • By: Vince Beiser
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other - even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from sand. And, incredibly, we're running out of it. The World in a Grain is the compelling true story of the hugely important and diminishing natural resource that grows more essential every day, and of the people who mine it, sell it, build with it - and sometimes, even kill for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An eye opener on the most underrated commodity on earth

  • By Paolo on 12-10-18

An eye opener on the most underrated commodity on earth

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Vince Beiser does an amazing job in describing the multiple uses of sand in our daily lives. Filled with research results and many encounters with people involved in this crisis, this is a master piece that hopefully will help us to understand the crisis and do something about it. Worth reading 100%

  • Winter of the World

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275

Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war in the mid-20th century. Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil step her mother’s formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Winter of the World

  • By Rachel on 06-10-12

An autentic masterpiece

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-18

One of those books that you'd listen over and over again.. another masterpiece from a genius..

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,750
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,433
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,401

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Ollie Chapman on 22-09-15

Very helpful if you want to know something more about yourself

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-15

This is the recording of one of Brené workshop, it is going through many aspects of vulnerability, from Shame to Joy.

It is amazing how our behaviour is predictable.

I'd definitely suggest listing it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Game

  • By: Neil Strauss
  • Narrated by: Neil Strauss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634

The Game recounts the incredible adventures of the everyday man who transforms himself from a shy, awkward writer into the quick-witted, smooth-talking Style, a character irresistible to women. But just when life is better than he could have ever dreamed (he uses his techniques on Britney Spears, receives life coaching from Tom Cruise, moves into a mansion with Courtney Love, and is officially voted the World's Number One Pickup Artist), he falls head over heels for a woman who can beat him at his own game.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A noughtys hit I missed and now caught up.

  • By MR on 21-03-16

A crazy yet very human story

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Reviewed: 08-06-15

There is something to learn here.. Passing from the excitement of the beginning till the realizations in the end this book is a very well writter human experience.

  • Learn French: Ultimate Getting Started with French Box Set, Lessons 1-55

  • Beginner French #33
  • By: Innovative Language Learning
  • Narrated by: FrenchPod101.com
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

Start speaking French in minutes, and grasp the language, culture and customs in just minutes more with Ultimate Getting Started with French Box Set, a completely new way to learn French with ease! Ultimate Getting Started with French Box Set will have you speaking with proper pronunciation from the very first lesson and arm you with cultural insight and other information to utterly shock and amaze your French friends.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was looking for

  • By Joshua on 16-01-13

Good start

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

Reviewed: 10-05-15

The couse is very good, the only thing I found uncomfortable is that there are some sentences you are supposed to repeat that are too long, they should brake them in pieces. For the rest it is an excellent course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • La casa de los espíritus

  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by: Javiera Gazitua, Senén Arancibia
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

La primera novela de Isabel Allende narra la saga de una poderosa familia de terratenientes. El despótico patriarca Esteban Trueba ha construido con mano de hierro un imperio privado que empieza a tambalearse con el paso del tiempo y un entorno social explosivo. Finalmente, la decadencia personal del patriarca arrastrará a los Trueba a una dolorosa desintegración.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterpiece

  • By Paolo on 09-04-15

Masterpiece

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-15

This is one of those books that you read and stays with you forever.. Isabelle Allende is a magician who can mix reality and fiction like the best of the alchimists.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Open

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Andre Agassi
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court - but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game. Coaxed to swing a racket while still in the crib, forced to hit hundreds of balls a day while still in grade school, Agassi resented the constant pressure even as he drove himself to become a prodigy, an inner conflict that would define him. Now, in his beautiful, haunting autobiography, Agassi tells the story of a life framed by such conflicts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Get the full version

  • By davidstone28 on 01-05-10

Amazing sweet and sour story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-15

Few months ago I could beat him with a spatula..

Very funny and moving. Amazing narrative and good warm voice.