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  • Operation Paperclip

  • The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
  • Written by: Annie Jacobsen
  • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
  • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of Paperclip family members, colleagues, and interrogators, and with access to German archival documents (including papers made available to her by direct descendants of the Third Reich's ranking members), files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and lost dossiers discovered at the National Archives and Harvard University, Annie Jacobsen follows more than a dozen German scientists through their postwar lives and into one of the most complex, nefarious, and jealously guarded government secrets of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost 20 hrs of amazingly researched information

  • By sd on 2019-07-17

Almost 20 hrs of amazingly researched information

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-17

This book will test your limit for tolerance of good over evil. It can be a heavy read and hard at times to keep track of all the people. Much of it was visualised in my head , having recently walked the many roads and landmarks and listened to the history of the Third Reich and Russian army sites through Europe including Munich , Berlin , Nuremberg , Vienna and Budapest and the concentration camp at Dachau.
The more information that comes to light and the more I read and see surrounding twentieth century European history, the more I shake my head. We are only just starting to scratch the surface. Sadly there seems to be no limit to the evil and lack of conscience in some members of the human race in every country.


  • Death on the Derwent

  • Sue Neill-Fraser’s Story
  • Written by: Robin Bowles
  • Narrated by: Heather Bolton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

When Bob Chappell disappeared from his yacht, moored in the Derwent Estuary near the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's marina, on the night of 26 January 2009, he left behind his pipe and tobacco - something that his partner of 18 years, Sue Neill-Fraser, knew he would never willingly do. What she didn't know was that despite no body, no weapon, no cause of death and no witnesses, she would soon become the only suspect in Chappell’s disappearance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By sd on 2019-06-02

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-02

Binged listened while painting and cleaning the house.
Sadly no other Robin Bowles books on Audible..
Nothing better than great skilled investigative journalism .

  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • Written by: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,007
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,015

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Memoir

  • By Vicki Anderson on 2018-09-14

Boring and story all over the place..

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-02

This reads more like a novel than non fiction.
I am always doubtful of writers who have such vivid and embellished early years recollections.