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Carl Chivers

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  • ICP: Behind the Paint

  • By: Violent J, Hobey Echlin
  • Narrated by: Violent J
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

Hear the incredible and unbelievable-but-true story of Insane Clown Posse's journey from Detroit scrubs to underground icons in this long-awaited, unabridged audiobook of Violent J's best-selling memoir Behind the Paint! In this all new and updated version, Violent J reads his classic autobiography that stands as one of the most uncompromising and uncensored memoirs ever told!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you violent J

  • By mr liam clarke on 16-11-16

utterly brilliant

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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: 29-03-18

an amazing, informative and inspirational story. just listen to it. even if you have no interest

  • The Legend of Ragnar Lodbrok

  • Viking King and Warrior
  • By: Christopher Van Dyke
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Millions love the hit television show Vikings - but how many fans know that its main character, Ragnar, is based on an actual Viking king whose ambitious and terrifying exploits have been legend since the ninth century? The Legend of Ragnar Lothbrok presents fascinating new translations of ninth, 12th, and 13th-century writings - including sagas, poems, and historical accounts - that describe, in vivid detail, the adventures of Ragnar, his sons, and his formidable wives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3 versions of the same stories

  • By Carl Chivers on 16-01-18

3 versions of the same stories

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

Reviewed: 16-01-18

is very good but comes down to repeats of the same stories with conflicting facts. shows how unreliable some old sources are

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Anatomy of Malice

  • The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals
  • By: Joel E. Dimsdale
  • Narrated by: J. Paul Guimont
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

When the ashes had settled after World War II and the Allies convened an international war crimes trial in Nuremberg, a psychiatrist, Douglas Kelley, and a psychologist, Gustave Gilbert, tried to fathom the psychology of the Nazi leaders using extensive psychiatric interviews, IQ tests, and Rorschach inkblot tests. Never before or since has there been such a detailed study of governmental leaders who orchestrated mass killings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • insightful

  • By Carl Chivers on 22-08-17

insightful

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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: 22-08-17

Very technical but insightful. only worth a listen if you are into the deeper psychology. but a great listen.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,482

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First half interesting, second half meh

  • By P. Healey on 30-03-17

Interesting and helpful

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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: 27-07-17

An Interesting perspective on life and all of it's issues. Not the usual self help nonsense, but also a good book for everyone not just those feeling like they need help.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,568

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Norseome

  • By AnnG on 03-03-17

Amazing

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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: 20-07-17

Absolutely brilliant, really brings the tales of the gods to life, with the fact that he narrates it himself really helping his version of things come to life. A great listen for anyone with interest in the Norse gods or just some good stories.

  • Body Building Basics

  • The Beginner's Guide to Body Building and the Simple Secrets to Build a Bigger Leaner and Stronger Body
  • By: Jason Scotts
  • Narrated by: Chris Brinkley
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

If you want to have that amazing bigger, leaner, and stronger body, then body building is for you. The Body Building Basics will show you how to attain the wonderfully built body without breaking the bank. Safe but serious workouts, food plans that will help in your progress, supplements that are healthy and will help attain your goal and many more!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It is what it says

  • By Carl Chivers on 20-03-17

It is what it says

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-17

This is indeed a short and basic introduction to bodybuilding (despite getting very scientific at a couple of points which will confuse a lot of people). FO the most part it is a good and informative introduction. Although large parts if the book are wasted being in audio format due to a regular use of long lists when discussing workouts or meal prep, which as an audiobook drag in and become hard to follow. And allow no way for quick reference in the future

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ice Man

  • Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer
  • By: Philip Carlo
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Top Mafia hit man. Doting father. For 30 years, Richard 'the Ice Man' Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighbourhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Kuklinski was Sammy 'the Bull' Gravano's partner in the killing of Paul Castellano, John Gotti hired him to kill his neighbour and he was also intimately involved in the killing of Jimmy Hoffa. He conducted this sadistic business with cold-hearted intensity, never disappointing his customers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen for true crime fans

  • By Frank Cummins on 12-12-18

An eye opener

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-17

This book really demonstrates just what some people can be capable of. In rather graphic detail. A very interesting listen that will make you question it's believability.

  • Look Who's Back

  • By: Timur Vermes
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,233

Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed – no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman. People certainly recognise him, albeit as a flawless impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable, the inevitable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own T.V. show, and people begin to listen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb satire on modern life

  • By Evolutionary Artefact on 16-09-14

Very good and deep book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-17

A very good and humorous book. With a good representation of hitler. But touches on many serious issues affecting modern society

  • Mein Kampf: The Ford Translation

  • By: Adolf Hitler, Michael Ford (translator)
  • Narrated by: James Smith
  • Length: 27 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

For the first time in 65 years, a modern, easy to understand, truly complete and uncensored edition of Mein Kampf has been released which reveals more than any past translation. This is also the first translation available in an English language audio format. Older translations altered passages, omitted passages, mistranslated Hitler's words, and made some parts more sensational while concealing the true meaning in other parts of the book.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My Understanding

  • By Paula on 23-12-12

Amazing

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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: 08-03-17

There is a lot that can be learned from this book. Much of it is even relevant now. It should not be dismissed as just history nor ignored because of the author.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Nothing Holy About It

  • The Zen of Being Just Who You Are
  • By: Tim Burkett
  • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

According to legend, when the founder of Zen Buddhism was asked about the main principle of his holy teaching, he replied that there was "nothing holy about it!" Now, a millennium and a half later, Tim Burkett reveals how and why the wisdom of nonholiness is the key to a joyful heart. You don't need to go looking for something sacred - the happiness you seek is right where you are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thoroughly enjoyed this book.

  • By zenja on 29-01-16

Insightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-17

One of the better Zen books I've ever read/listened to. Well presented and written in my opinion.