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  • Tomorrow I’m Dead

  • How a 17-Year-Old Killing Field Survivor Became the Cambodian Freedom Army’s Greatest Soldier
  • By: Bun Yom
  • Narrated by: Bill Chandler
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

After three years as a killing-field slave, seventeen-year-old Bun Yom escaped from the Khmer Rouge and became a freedom fighter. Using his wisdom, courage, and infinite compassion, Bun rescued thousands of Cambodian people and soon became the Cambodian Freedom Fighters’ greatest soldier. Tomorrow I’m Dead is the only known first-person account of the freedom fighter’s heroic liberation of slaves from the Khmer Rouge killing fields.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible story, extremely well told.

  • By Mark on 02-09-14

Incredible story, extremely well told.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-14

An amazing real-life insight into one of the most horrific recent world events told through the eyes of a clearly smart and resourceful kid. An amazing story which I am sure I will listen to again and again

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • First They Killed My Father

  • A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
  • By: Loung Ung
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554

One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An eye-opening look into an unknown world

  • By Daryl on 07-31-12

Amazing, heartbreaking - A must read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-12

The atrocities surrounding events in this book sound like they should be deep in our past; however they were merely 30 years ago. This is an amazing and heartbreaking story told from the inside through the eyes of an intelligent young girl. I have recommended this book to many family and friends. It really does show all sides of human nature and opens your eyes to what people are capable of. A must read!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking

  • By: Allen Carr
  • Narrated by: Duncan Wells
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Allen Carr's 100-cigarettes-a-day addiction drove him to despair, but after countless attempts to quit he discovered what the world had been waiting for: the easy way to stop smoking. Now recognised as the world's leading expert on helping smokers to quit, Allen Carr's informative, no-scare-tactics methods and techniques are a revelation for those desperate to kick the habit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Anonymous User on 04-08-08

It worked!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-12

It has been one month since I listened and I have not had a single smoke. After 15 years of heavy smoking and scores of failed attempts to quit, I never thought I would be able to quit cold turkey so easily. I listened to the whole book in one sitting across a full day while on holidays. Even half way through the book I didn't expect that it was going to work for me, however I stuck with it, and it did. I plan to listen to it again over the next week to cement its messages. There is no turning back for me.. I am a non-smoker YAY!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Kite Runner

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,539

Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Goodness, What a Audiobook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Andrew Covington on 11-02-07

A great listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-10

An engaging tale that took me deep into a culture I knew little of. The book is very well written, even if the amount of detail can slow it down a little at times. Great listen and well read by the author.

  • Memoirs of a Geisha

  • By: Arthur Golden
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,420

In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Linda on 02-01-03

just.... WOW

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-10

I am a mid 30's male and didnt think I would enjoy it but I found myself hoping to get stuck in traffic so that I could listen for longer...Narator done a fantastic job and the story was nothing short of captivating...just perfect!