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James

An Ansett Airlines Refugee from Melbourne in Australia, living in Dubai and flying for Emirates. Author of ON TOUR, TravelsWithAnAirline Pilot.

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  • How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Peter D Schiff, Andrew J Schiff
    • Narrated By Peter D. Schiff, Andrew J. Schiff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (444)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (344)

    How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes uses illustration, humor, and accessible storytelling to explain complex topics of economic growth and monetary systems. In it, economic expert and bestselling author of Crash Proof, Peter Schiff teams up with his brother Andrew to apply their signature "take no prisoners" logic to expose the glaring fallacies that have become so ingrained in our country's economic conversation.

    AC says: "Educational and Entertaining"
    "Painful"
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    What would have made How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes better?

    Lose the fish analogies.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Peter D. Schiff and Andrew J. Schiff ’s performances?

    I read a review saying that they were (a) humorous and (b) interacting as they discussed the topic. The review was wrong.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes?

    Everything relating to the FISH economy.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy Peter's other book CRASH 2.0 and read that. It's instructive, and whilst being a promotional ad for his business - it's worth the listen. As for THIS BOOK? I am gonna ask for my money back.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Accident Man

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Tom Cain
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    When Samuel Carver is called to do a hit at very short notice, he believes the target to be a terrorist. The job is to organize a car crash in a Paris underpass. But Carver is being set up - his victim is the world's most famous woman.

    C. Kuschel-Toerber says: "Pretty violent, but enntertaining"
    "What Would Happen If...?"
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    Would you listen to The Accident Man again? Why?

    I have. Twice. I can't spoil it for you ... the revelation of the plot is one of the niftiest pieces of writing. It's a classic to refer people to who have never listened to an audio book ... you know the type ... when you say "I listen to audio books when I go to the gym ... I hate the gym so much, only audiobooks and podcasts make it bearable". They look at you smugly and say" I could never listen to an audiobook .. I like to sit and read ... blah blah". Yeah right. They read three books a year. Give this book a gym session and they'll be hooked. On exercise, on audiobooks and on The Accident Man.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I can tell you .. but I'd ruin it for you. So I won't.


    Which character – as performed by Steven Crossley – was your favorite?

    All of them. Stupid question.


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

    It gave me a few ideas on how to get rid of someone...


    Any additional comments?

    Don't think about it. Buy it. I guarantee - if you like a thriller - you won't be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rape of Nanking

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Iris Chang
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (113)

    In December 1937, in the capital of China, one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking and within weeks not only looted and burned the defenseless city but systematically raped, tortured and murdered more than 300,000 Chinese civilians. Amazingly, the story of this atrocity- one of the worst in world history- continues to be denied by the Japanese government.

    Douglas says: "Powerful"
    "A Must LISTEN"
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    Would you listen to The Rape of Nanking again? Why?

    Yes, with a pen and paper to get the facts written down.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The incredible research that has gone into the work.


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

    It astounded me


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone living-with or dealing with the Chinese should listen to this to gain an understanding into their intense distrust of their neighbours.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Beatles: The Biography

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Bob Spitz
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    Overall
    (303)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (79)

    Even before the Beatles hit the big time, a myth was created. This version of the Beatles legend smoothed the rough edges and filled in the fault lines, and for more than forty years this manicured version of the Beatles story has sustained as truth, until now.

    James says: "Put Away Your, Hunter Davies"
    "This is a MUST"
    Overall

    For those of us who thought they knew the true story of The Beatles, think again.

    You've heard all the tripe: " get this... it is the definitive version, rah rah" well, believe the hype - it's true. A truly remarkable piece of journalism.

    I wished the story hadn't concluded so quickly - but then I feel the same way about The Beatles. On one hand they should have done another few albums; on the other they had each out grown the other, so we are lucky that Abbey Road and Let It Be were ever created.

    These days, if a band has more than three hit songs they are Legends. And more often the New music is a rehash of OUR music.

    Just how lucky were we to have had The Beatles as OUR music?

    And how lucky are we to have this book to fill in all those gaps. Do yourself a favour and have a listen.

    But first fill your IPOD with Beatles songs and listen to them as they are mentioned.

    Unreal.



    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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