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Kent

Guildford, Australia | Member Since 2008

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  • Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (675)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (613)

    Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

    smartchickdina says: "Read by the author, my eye!"
    "Vintage Schwarzenegger - open and honest"
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    What did you love best about Total Recall?

    It was a fantastic journey for the listener to get a fully perspective on the incredibly varied life lived by Schwarzenegger. From humble beginnings to being one of the most successful body builders in history, into the political fray and showing the very human side of a man that many have admired. The classic story of someone living the American dream and doing what they can not only to better their own lives but to give back to many others. It gives you glimpses of not only his incredible strength, drive and discipline but also his fragility and weaknesses.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The only character really is Arnold himself and this is a true autobiography showing the tremendous tapestry of his life from the life of a humble rural background to the Governor of the State of California. Arnold is someone who has not only thought of himself but wanted to give back to others as well.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have been a fan of Schwarzenegger either because of his movie career, his body building career or his political career then this is a must listen. It helps the listener to understand the complexity that is Arnold as well as the true simplicity in his outlook on life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By James Kerr
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (5)
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    (4)
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    (4)

    The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. What is the secret of their success? And what can we - as individuals, companies and teams - learn from them? The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years.

    Kent says: "A life changing book"
    "A life changing book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Legacy the most enjoyable?

    Being an All Black fan makes this book of immediate interest to me but the gold is contained within the pages... These Lessons in Leadership will help transform any team, organisation or company if they are adapted to the particular environment.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is just so inspiring and it is already proven in the sensational record within the All Black team. The way that the book relates with many traditional Maori proverbs adds an incredible extra dimension.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The sweeping of the sheds where two senior players simply get up and get the job done.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste another moment just download and prepare to be transformed and inspired...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

    • UNABRIDGED (53 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By William Manchester, Paul Reid
    • Narrated By Clive Chafer, Paul Reid
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (539)
    Performance
    (457)
    Story
    (458)

    Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, Defender of the Realm, the third volume of William Manchester’s The Last Lion, picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister - when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill portrayed by Manchester and Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning-fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action.

    Mike From Mesa says: "A worthy final volume in a great biography"
    "Outstanding in every regard"
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    Would you listen to The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3 again? Why?

    I most certainly would as at each listening there would be more detail gleaned from the amazing amount of material presented.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3?

    Getting an understanding for the incredible delicacy of the relationships between Britain, United States and Russia during the Second World War. Being able to see the human side of so many of the great leaders of that era.


    Which character – as performed by Clive Chafer and Paul Reid – was your favorite?

    Without a doubt Winston Churchill - such a complex yet simple man. Someone who was so dedicated to the ultimate cause and was not afraid to take the difficult steps when required.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have loved to but simply didn't have 56 hours available but it did make for six weeks of riveting commentary whilst walking the dog..


    Any additional comments?

    A great volume and it gives a detailed account for what was one of the most critical times in recent history.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Dig Tree: A True Story of Bravery, Insanity, and the Race to Discover Australia's Wild Frontier

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sarah Murgatroyd
    • Narrated By Catherine Milte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (17)
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    (17)

    > In 1860, an eccentric Irish police officer named Robert O'Hara Burke led a cavalcade of camels, wagons and men out of Melbourne. Accompanied by William Wills, a shy English scientist, he was prepared to risk everything to become the first European to cross the Australian continent. A few months later, an ancient coolibah tree at Cooper Creek bore a strange carving: 'Dig Under 3ft NW'. Burke, Wills and five other men were dead.

    Kent says: "The race to cross the Australian interior"
    "The race to cross the Australian interior"
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    This is a fascinating glimpse at early Australian history. The race to cross Australia and some of the characters and personalities involved. Extremely well written and narrated. Left one wondering about the pursuit of progress at any cost and the ego's of some of the early players in Australian history.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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