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Simon

Yeppoon, Australia

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  • The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Andrew Scott Cooper
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (85)

    Struggling with a recession... European nations at risk of defaulting on their loans... A possible global financial crisis. It happened before, in the 1970s. The Oil Kings is the story of how oil came to dominate U.S. domestic and international affairs. Brilliantly reported and filled with astonishing details about some of the key figures of the time, this is the history of an era that we thought we knew, an era whose momentous reverberations still influence events at home and abroad today.

    Lynn says: "Surprising, Sad, Sacry"
    "good detail."
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    This book was interesting and very detailed. What amazed me most is that governments continued to pursue oil as a primary means of energy when such disputes and turmoil was taking place. The Shar did a remarkable job of luring Europe and the USG (Nixon, Ford) into continued reliance on oil.

    The stone age didn't end because we ran out of stones - Sheik Yamani

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2141)
    Performance
    (1468)
    Story
    (1477)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    russell says: "Endurance"
    "Incredible will to live"
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    This is a phenomenal feat of survival and astonishing achievements, brilliantly told. Their mission to cross the Antarctic continent was abondoned for a new mission of survival by whatever means available. Nearly 500 days without touching land 28 men were forced to sacrifice total preparedness for speed while dining on cold dog meat and penguin. Amazed by the positive outlook on the team when in times of near death they talk of the immense beauty of the scenery surrounding them.
    An incredible story that is recognised as the greatest survival story of all time.

    If you like this book you'll also enjoy the Dig Tree.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Goulston
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1132)
    Performance
    (895)
    Story
    (884)

    You’ve got a business colleague who’s hostile...a client who’s furious...a staffer who’s deeply cynical—how do you get people to do what you want in tough situations like these? In Just Listen, veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals the secret to how to get through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible.“Here's the challenge,” Mark says.

    Joseph says: "Not for everyone"
    "boring"
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    this book provides the kind of bordem that makes you want to cap yourself. Fortunately it discusses such realistic situations as to how to negotiate with terrorists and stopping people from committing suicide, Cause I encounter these things everyday.
    Basically you say 'i bet it must be really difficult not having anyone understand the problems that you are going through...' and thats the book.

    Try not to fall asleep at the wheel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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