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Australia | Member Since 2014

  • 12 reviews
  • 475 ratings
  • 846 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2015

  • Black Like Me

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Howard Griffin
    • Narrated By Ray Childs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Writer John Howard Griffin (1920-1980) decided to perform an experiment in order to learn from the inside out how one race could withstand the second class citizenship imposed on it by another race. Through medication, he dyed his skin dark and left his family and home in Texas to find out.

    Carol says: "What a glorious accident to find this book..."
    "Black Like Me"

    Excellect, the best book i have read for years. It shows how far we have come in such a short time but it also shows how much further we have to go.

    The book is a must not only for Americans (I am not American) becuase the world must stop judging and start embracing.

    21 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeff Jarvis
    • Narrated By Jeff Jarvis

    A visionary and optimistic thinker examines the tension between privacy and publicness that is transforming how we form communities, create identities, do business, and live our lives. The Internet, he argues, will change business, society, and life as profoundly as Gutenberg’s invention, shifting power from old institutions to us all.

    Simon H. Morris says: "An important read"
    "It is not black and white but a shade of grey!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Jeff Jarvis has written a provocative book that will force us to have a serious conversation about the trade-offs between enhanced privacy rights and

    Have you listened to any of Jeff Jarvis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


    Any additional comments?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Dan Brown's immensely popular New York Times best-selling The Da Vinci Code is one of the most successful books of recent history. It has captivated millions the world over with its enthralling suspense and its provocative questions about the true nature of Jesus' life.

    John Mertus says: "A historian's approach to the Da Vinci code"
    "Both Books Are Excellent"

    I loved this book. I read this book before I read The Da Vinci Code but after reading it I was compelled to read The Da Vinci Code (which I loved as a fiction novel).

    This book, to my view, is written is a very non-biased way. It is impossible to tell if the author is Christian of non-Christian. He just tells it the way it is according to current records. Unfortunately for The Da Vinci Code, current recordes do NOT match with its story.

    But lets be real.... both books have a purpose and that is that they get the Christian and non-christian population talking about the life of Jesus Christ.

    Works for Me!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Nancy Leigh DeMoss
    • Narrated By Lisa Helm

    The lies Christian women believe are at the root of their struggles. In Lies Women Believe, Nancy Leigh DeMoss exposes areas of deception common to many Christian women: lies about God, sin, priorities, marriage and family, emotions, and more. She deals honestly with women's delusions and illusions and then gently leads them to the truth of God's word that leads to true freedom.

    Demisme says: "Well worth the read"

    This book is the biggest waste of money and full of lies. I think it was written in the forties by a man who thought that a womens place was in the kitchen or bedroom and not standing next to her partner or by herself.

    If you dont read the bible and dont have a brain you might like this book but for me...I ripped it up and put it in the rubbish. For my mother..she did the same.

    Dont waste your money.

    18 of 54 people found this review helpful
  • Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated By Melissa Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on the women who have wielded power, revealing their feats - and flaws - for all the world to see. You'll hear about 20 of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. And what were they really like?

    Leerkkee says: "Very disappointing"
    "Very disappointing"

    The title promised so much but the content did not deliver.

    The review read: "As with her other deliciously gossipy biographies in this series, author Kathleen Krull tantalizes us with a feast of information that lets the listener peek behind the scenes of these extraordinary lives."

    NOT TRUE. There was not tantalizing and no feast of information; at best it was a petty gloss over of these incredible women of history.

    Some of these women acted in ways that could be considered weak or stupid into today's terms but the author does not give this insight. This oversight detracts from the lives these women lived and the times in which they lived them.

    Also, the way it is read is in a very condescending manner which I found even more annoying than the content.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By John McCain, Mark Salter
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    "Courage," Winston Churchill explained, is "the first of human qualities...because it guarantees all the others." As a naval officer, P.O.W., and one of America's most admired political leaders, John McCain has seen countless acts of bravery and self-sacrifice. Now, in this inspiring meditation on courage, he shares his most cherished stories of ordinary individuals who have risked everything to defend the people and principles they hold most dear.

    Brad says: "Great Read with no Politics"
    "A waste of money"

    This is a great book if you are a man who loves war and thinks that courage is only about acts of war.

    Courage is not only a ?man? thing and it is not only an ?American? thing.

    The title should read ?Why War Matters?.

    2 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Man's Search for Meaning

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Viktor E. Frankl
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

    Samantha says: "Touching Story of Resilience"

    All the other people that have reviewed this book have captured the content of the book very well. The only thing I have to add is that this is a book about an extraordinary man, with all of the horror he was subjected to he still remained a wonderful human. He is not bitter and does not hate the people who subjected him to these unspeakable acts, instead he tries to find the good or humor in their acts.

    This book humbled me; I used to get upset when someone took my parking spot, or cut into my queue but now I smile as I have never had to endure real horror or injustice.

    34 of 36 people found this review helpful
  • Re-imagine!: Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Peters
    • Narrated By Tom Peters

    What, according to Tom Peters, Chairman of Tom Peters Company, is the problem with the way people do business today? Well-intentioned people who like to get things done are being thwarted at every step of the way by absurd organizational barriers and by the egos of petty tyrants.

    A User says: "not that great"

    A must read for anyone in business (any type of business). It is read by the author, which adds to the impact. It is honest, eye opening and really make you think. Listen to this book and it WILL change the way your business markets its product and services and if it does not you will soon be out of business.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Pilgrim's Progress

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Bunyan
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield

    This is the enthralling account of a Christian's epic journey. With a burden on his back, Christian reads a book that tells him that the city in which he and his family dwell will be set ablaze. Christian flees from the City of Destruction and journeys through the Slough of Despond, the Interpreter's House, the House Beautiful, the Valley of Humiliation, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanity Fair, Doubting Castle, and the Delectable Mountains, and finally reaches the Celestial City.

    Tobin says: "A good Audio Book"
    "Need the hard copy"

    I could not get into to this book due to the 'old world' english. This is the first book that i could not listen to, and i have listened to over 70. After 15 mins I turned it off. Maybe if I had the time to sit down and listen to it but i listen to my audio on the go so I found this book too heavy for this stlye of listening. I have heard it is a great book but i think it is not a good book for audio.

    6 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Woman: An Intimate Geography

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Natalie Angier
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir

    With the clarity, insight, and sheer exuberance of language that makes her one of The New York Times' premiere stylists, Pulitzer Prize-winner Natalie Angier lifts the veil of secrecy from that most enigmatic of evolutionary masterpieces - the female body - exploring the essence of what it means to be a woman.

    David Bach-y-rita says: "Natalie Has Won Me Over"

    A book EVERY woman should read, and for that matter evey man. I will never look at my body in the same way agian and for that I am glad.

    I have a very young daughter and this is the first book I will share with her when she is a little older. I feel that if every girl read this we would truly have a lot less confused teenage girls who grow into selfconsience women.

    It made me honoured to be a woman.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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