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  • Coined

  • The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us
  • By: Kabir Sehgal
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

In Coined, author Kabir Sehgal casts aside our workaday assumptions about money and takes the listener on a global quest to understand the relationship between money and humankind. Coined is not only a profoundly informative discussion of the concept of money, but it is also an endlessly fascinating take on the nature of humanity and the inner workings of the mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything you never knew about money.

  • By Clare on 05-15-15

History of Money

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Reviewed: 06-05-18

Fascinating look into the history of Money. Both biological and sociological. worth the read for sure

  • Ardennes 1944

  • The Battle of the Bulge
  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched his "last gamble" in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in Belgium, believing he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp and forcing the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beevor excellent as always

  • By Reed on 11-30-15

Lots of new insights

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Reviewed: 05-21-18

really enjoyed this book. I am an avid reader of WW2 and found this to be engaging and full of new information and detail. loved the narrator too

  • Behold a Pale Horse

  • By: William Cooper
  • Narrated by: William Cooper
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
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    4 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

William Cooper, a former U.S. Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals his theories on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, and UFOs. Cooper draws his information from the top secret documents he had access to while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 20 years of research.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The truth starts here...

  • By Jeromie on 05-04-04

interesting listen

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Reviewed: 10-14-17

some really interesting topics, some or more crazy than others but this is the kind of book people should listen, just so that they have these thought processes present. Believing them or not is up to you but knowing the premise is life changing.

  • The Killing Zone

  • My Life in the Vietnam War
  • By: Frederick Downs
  • Narrated by: Barry Press
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It dont mean nuthin.

  • By John OBrien on 06-21-17

Vietnam experience

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Reviewed: 10-05-17

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adn't read a Vietnam era book in ages and this one will take you for a brutal and unrelenting ride. brutality of war abounds in this book and demonstrates the bravery of the Americans who served and died in that conflict. Highly recommended

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • At Leningrad's Gates

  • The Combat Memoirs of a Soldier with Army Group North
  • By: William Lubbeck
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

This is the remarkable story of a German soldier who fought throughout World War II, rising from conscript private to captain of a heavy weapons company on the Eastern Front. >William Lubbeck, age 19, was drafted into the Wehrmacht in August 1939. As a member of the 58th Infantry Division, he received his baptism of fire during the 1940 invasion of France. The following spring his division served on the left flank of Army Group North in Operation Barbarossa.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great German Soldier's Memoir

  • By Erik on 12-19-14

Great insight into the German Wehrmacht experience

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Reviewed: 07-23-17

Awesome listen. Great narrator who tells the story of a German soldier who made it from start to finish. He delves into what it was like after the war that I found very interesting. Turned out to be more American than most Americans today. enjoy the read

  • Fur Volk and Fuhrer

  • The Memoir of a Veteran of the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
  • By: Erwin Bartmann, Derik Hammond
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

Like many Germans, Berlin schoolboy Erwin Bartmann fell under the spell of the Zeitgeist cultivated by the Nazis. Convinced he was growing up in the best country in the world, he dreamt of joining the Leibstandarte, Hitler's elite Waffen SS unit. Tall, blond, blue-eyed, and just 17-years-old, Erwin fulfilled his dream on Mayday 1941, when he gave up his apprenticeship at the Glaser bakery in Memeler Strasse and walked into the Lichterfelde barracks in Berlin as a raw, volunteer recruit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sehr gut.

  • By Jeffrey on 07-19-17

Insight into Waffen SS

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Reviewed: 06-10-17

Interesting autobiographical look into the life of a loyal Waffen SS soldier who fought to the end of the war in the Liebstandarte. Gives a unique look from the perspective of a soldier uninvolved in anything around the einsatzgruppen or murder squads. The majority of the Waffen SS were men who just wanted to be a part of Germany's elite fighting formations. This book tells the story of one of those men and I absolutely inhaled it. Great listen, check it out.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • By: Erich Maria Remarque
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,147

Paul Bäumer is just 19 years old when he and his classmates enlist. They are Germany’s Iron Youth who enter the war with high ideals and leave it disillusioned or dead. As Paul struggles with the realities of the man he has become, and the world to which he must return, he is led like a ghost of his former self into the war’s final hours. All Quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Choice for Frank Muller's Best

  • By Alan on 10-13-12

Great look into other side

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Reviewed: 06-02-17

Great story from the perspective of the Germans. refreshing to have a different angle on a war mostly covered by the victors. Great Narrator

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,009
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,845
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,832

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Burnin', I'm Burnin' for You

  • By W Perry Hall on 10-22-14

Great quick read

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Reviewed: 05-25-17

At only 5 hours long, this is an awesome classic that you can get through quickly. Great story, reminds me of 1984. definitely one for the bucket list

  • Passchendaele

  • Requiem for Doomed Youth
  • By: Paul Ham
  • Narrated by: Robert Meldrum
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 72
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    5 out of 5 stars 64
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    5 out of 5 stars 65

From Paul Ham, winner of the NSW Premier's Prize for Australian History, comes the story of ordinary men in the grip of a political and military power struggle that determined their fate and has foreshadowed the destiny of the world for a century. Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. The photographs never sleep of this four-month battle, fought from July to November 1917, the worst year of the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very compelling - good story, good narration

  • By David P. McGivern on 11-25-16

Great insight

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Reviewed: 05-22-17

I just got done reading "a world undone" and wanted to learn more a out passschendaele. this book was an incredible dive into an unbelievable massacre and I would suggest it to anyone

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A World Undone

  • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
  • By: G. J. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,789
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,581
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,566

The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed 20 million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. World War I is unique in the number of questions about it that remain unsettled. After more than 90 years, scholars remain divided on these questions, and it seems likely that they always will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Overview of the "Overshadowed" War

  • By Andrew on 12-14-12

Comprehensive WW1 saga

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Reviewed: 05-06-17

I've read alot about WW2 but have now really started to seek out WW1 books. This book does an incredible job talking about the background, the why's and the hows behind everything. Absolutely fascinating how complex European stage was before this happened which ultimately led to it kicking off. A must read for any history fan.