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  • Sapiens

  • De : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Lu par : Derek Perkins
  • Durée : 15 h et 18 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 184
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Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book

  • Auteur(s) : william von kohler le 15/03/2017

wonderful

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Rédigé le : 12/02/2019

What an absolutely stunning and wonderful book! I learned a lot, it s so rich yet very accessible. And so funny! Makes you think long after you finished the book. I recommend this to anyone!

  • To the Bright Edge of the World

  • De : Eowyn Ivey
  • Lu par : Christine Lakin, John Glouchevich, Kiff Vandenheuvel
  • Durée : 13 h et 27 min
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Lieutenant Colonel Allen Forrester receives the commission of a lifetime when he is charged to navigate Alaska's hitherto impassable Wolverine River with only a small group of men. The Wolverine is the key to opening up Alaska and its rich natural resources to the outside world, but previous attempts have ended in tragedy. Forrester leaves behind his young wife, Sophie, newly pregnant with the child he had never expected to have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautyful

  • Auteur(s) : Gringo le 15/01/2019

beautyful

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Rédigé le : 15/01/2019

I bought this audiobook because of the promising title and was not deceived! It s a beautiful and mafical story with much surprises but that goes on a sweet rhythm, the differnt narratives and storytelling make a nice listening experience and all the caracters are so very touching! A dream of Alaska, a love story and historic aventures.

  • The Book Thief

  • De : Markus Zusak
  • Lu par : Allan Corduner
  • Durée : 13 h et 55 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 12
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents at 33 Himmel Street, she refuses to get out of the car. Liesel has been separated from her parents, "Kommunists", forever, and at the burial of her little brother, she steals a gravedigger's instruction manual, which she can't read. It is the beginning of her illustrious career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • Auteur(s) : Gringo le 12/12/2018

Beautiful

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Rédigé le : 12/12/2018

A different and beautiful take on History through this girl’s story. The whole thing is very surprising, the caracters touching, the telling special. It’s also beautifully read, and I will carry that new sweet taste of the word Saumensch on. Wonderful!

  • Winter of the World

  • De : Ken Follett
  • Lu par : John Lee
  • Durée : 31 h et 43 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    5 out of 5 stars 20

Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war in the mid-20th century. Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil step her mother’s formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Montage

  • Auteur(s) : Leticia C. le 04/08/2016

Great history but feable feelings

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Rédigé le : 19/07/2018

A good fly through the main developments of the period. The intertwined caracters and families represent different perspectives, though I found that much more clumsy and overstated in this book compared to the first. Some representations were unexpected and interesting, worth looking up. The political descriptions were always interesting and rich. But... the sentimental stuff is really bad! The main description of caracters (especially women - except one descripted as rather ugly and that never even speaks though close to her main caracter!) is "sexy", which, apart from being rather annoying, seems like quite an anachronism at that level of use. The (many) sex scenes are ridiculous, very much man-Fantasie. They are only topped by every single detail regarding pregnancy, birth (omg those scenes!!) and motherhood, for which apparently the author did not bother to do any research.
The reading was ok, though the accents of the reader often seem very random. One fat mistake bothered me though, and it goes throughout the entire book - he mispronounced Gestapo, how can that happen in such a story?!
In short: I can recommend the book for the history lesson, but the sentimental clumsyness of the too-male writing really put me off. I enjoyed the first book better and will probably not buy the third.

  • War Brides

  • De : Helen Bryan
  • Lu par : Tavia Gilbert
  • Durée : 13 h et 36 min
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As war moves ever closer, the sleepy English village of Crowmarsh Priors settles into a new sort of normal: Evacuees from London are billeted in local homes. The nightly German air raids become grimly mundane. Rationing curtails every comfort. Men leave to fight and die. And five women forge a bond of friendship that will change their lives forever in this engrossing novel of loyalty, loss, and love in the shadow of World War II.With the hardships of war intensifying every day, the women band together to defeat formidable enemies and find remarkable strength within themselves to help one another. It is a war-forged loyalty certain to endure years and distance. When four of the women return for a celebration fifty years later, their mission is not simply to commemorate or remember. They’ve returned to confront a traitor whose actions cost countless lives — and to avenge one of their own at last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, touching and so rich!

  • Auteur(s) : Gringo le 09/05/2018

Wonderful, touching and so rich!

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Rédigé le : 09/05/2018

A wonderful trip into WWII England (and some other parts of the world). The caracters are very rich and touching, the stories finely intertwined, the storyline gets very exciting and the end has a great twist or two. I learned so much about how that period was experiences in England! The reading in the beginning was a bit strange to the ear with what I found a bit extreme accents, but later on that became easier on the eye and helped identify the different caracters. I highly recommend this, and will probably listen to it soon again.

  • The Last Tudor

  • De : Philippa Gregory
  • Lu par : Bianca Amato
  • Durée : 19 h et 10 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days. Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king's half sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block. There Jane turned her father's greedy, failed grab for power into her own brave and tragic martyrdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • Auteur(s) : Gringo le 27/04/2018

Wonderful!

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Rédigé le : 27/04/2018

I have read and enjoyed all Philippa Gregory's books. This one is wonderful, and I especially enjoyed the different and so distinct perspectives of each sister. The reading is great!

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • De : Margaret Atwood
  • Lu par : Claire Danes
  • Durée : 11 h et 1 min
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Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lenghy

  • Auteur(s) : Gringo le 07/04/2018

Lenghy

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Rédigé le : 07/04/2018

I was quite impatient to hear this story I've heard much good about. The story unfolds irregularily, but is understandable. The idea of the story is interesting but then ... it just goes on and on and on! Maybe that is consistent with the waiting in the story, but I found it repetitive and boring. The insights and thoughts of the narrator often felt shallow to me, and the very "young-American" accent of the reader goes with that. So I would have given just 1 star were it not for the quite surprising ending which I found really good!

  • Longbourn

  • De : Jo Baker
  • Lu par : Emma Fielding
  • Durée : 13 h et 31 min
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    1 out of 5 stars 1
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    1 out of 5 stars 1

In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. When a mysterious new footman arrives, the orderly realm of the servants’ hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Sooo boring!

  • Auteur(s) : Gringo le 24/10/2017

Sooo boring!

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Rédigé le : 24/10/2017

The story's idea is not too bad, but it's soo slow and boring, forever repeating, with lifeless characters. I stopped the hearing after half of the book, which I've yet never done. Bad writing, too.

  • The Forgotten Garden

  • De : Kate Morton
  • Lu par : Caroline Lee
  • Durée : 20 h et 39 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful storytelling

  • Auteur(s) : Gringo le 22/06/2017

Beautiful storytelling

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Rédigé le : 22/06/2017

A beautiful story around several women of different times, of one family, with some magic and fairy tales, on the background of one woman's search for her true identity. I throughoutly enjoyed this long, quiet and lovely story.

  • Catching Fire

  • Hunger Games, Book 2
  • De : Suzanne Collins
  • Lu par : Carolyn McCormick
  • Durée : 11 h et 37 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    5 out of 5 stars 19

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • That voice!

  • Auteur(s) : Gringo le 12/03/2017

That voice!

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Rédigé le : 12/03/2017

I liked the story not as much as the fiest part, though there are some cool twists. The reader's voice though is fascinating, love it!