katoomba, Australia | Member Since 2010
This book is deceptively advertised in English but is infact in Arabic [or whatever].
Australia's most popular and entertaining story teller.
Don't look for deep and meaningful philosophical content with Robert Barrett, just vintage enjoyment Basically, the formula is 3 great sex scenes plus 3 great fight scenes set in a recognizable Oz landscape; with a story line connecting the dots.
Robert Barrett has a turn of phrase that makes me laugh out loud, which is actually a rare event. Thus, his new books always went to the very top of my reading pile, and the audios are right up there aswell.
Unfortunately he passed away but his writing hasn't...
I was transfixed by the detail and honesty in this book. The flying stories were wonderful and hair raising at times. This man is a true master of his art and his story needs revisiting... and revisiting.... an aviation classic!
I was tranfixed by this remarkable and blisteringly honest story about the banking industry. Grossly overpaid and incompetant sleezebags and scumbags at the controls of the banking industry with OTHER PEOPLE"S MONEY.
I noticed he jumped ship just before the banking bubble burst and I wish him well in his next career- because he has surely burned his bridges by his frankness....
I didn't finish this audiobook because I got depressed. Faust is a legendary jerk and I wanted to understand the story behind the legend.
I suppose that I may go back to it sometime when I have a stronger stomach.
We all have computers and we have all had malware, which I have never understood. This story concerns a worm/ virus/ or whatever that panicked everyone, but came to very little harm in the end.
There were huge efforts to sort it out without particular success. Actually, I still don't understand this stuff and the worm malware certainly vexed the people who do understand it - so I suppose we are all in for a very big kicking in the future.... we will just have to wait and see.
A bit depressing at the end of the day!
I was annoyed at the compromising attitude of this book. Basically it understates a very serious form of bad parenting and child abuse.
Narcissism, is a serious form of Personality Disorder and is a lesser form of Psychopathy. Such people are grossly destructive by choice and should in no way be indulged! Infact, like the Terminator, they can't be taught, or bargained with. Use the propositions in this book 'they will be back'! Oh the pain....
This boof didn't really answer many questions for me, nor did it hold my interest.
Covert Aggressive Personality Disorder: Sometimes you get the key to a code which gives an AHA! moment. We have ALL dealth with difficult people and wondered how to handle them, but like a ghost in the night they can be very elusive and very tricky.
Firstly one has to get over self doubts and realize that these creatures exist. After that one has to identify who they are and how they play their games. And their games can be very nasty and toxic indeed and build up to a fatal destructive level. This really is a pernicious relationship destroying problem, which needs to be recognised and controlled post haste whenever it arises, if harmony is going to be restored.
The point is to realize it and recognise it. I gratefully thank the author and also recommend "Working With Monsters' by Dr John Clarke as an enlightening source of further reading.
This is an extraordinary account of the history of what I thought was ordinary. I was unaware of much of what goes on in the world and for example went straight to my computer to look up Amsterdam and it window women. It is nothing less than a closer look at history, motivations and the world of people. The last chapter was particularly enlightening!
It's about time that we heard about Viet Nam- Afghanistan nexus and got some insight into what has been going on. It gives all of us some insight into the future consequences of much information that has been denied to us.
The story of the defeat of the Russians in Afghanistan and the end of the Cold War was very well told and most interesting, but the consequences of the resultant rise of the current Muslim troubles remains largely unexplained. Like a dark cloud gathering...
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