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  • Inglorious Empire

  • What the British Did to India
  • Written by: Shashi Tharoor
  • Narrated by: Shashi Tharoor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Inglorious Empire written and read by Shashi Tharoor. In the 18th century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. The Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism and caused millions to die from starvation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Lion Who Wrote...

  • By Tushar on 26-12-18

Fabulous book, narrated by Shashi Tharoor himself.

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Reviewed: 12-07-19

Loved this book even though I was angered and upset by it. All that we have learnt in school about the Empire is just the tip of the iceberg. Colonial rule was one of the worst things that humans did and we must never forget that. The British changed our history for their commerce and that too in a way that was most immoral, most harsh and most unacceptable. This book

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 419
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great experience

  • By Gaurav Sarup on 28-11-18

gearing up for what lies ahead

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Reviewed: 17-05-19

excellent book, found it easy to understand and absorb on audible since there is a lot like a lot of information.
interesting insights, a bit scary and a huge eye opener

  • Ikigai

  • The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life
  • Written by: Héctor García, Francesc Miralles
  • Narrated by: Naoko Mori
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
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    4 out of 5 stars 209

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Ikigai by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles, read by Noako Mori. Bring meaning and joy to your every day with the internationally best-selling guide to ikigai. The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai - a reason for being; the thing that gets you out of bed each morning. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa - the world's longest-living people - finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By madhu on 09-05-19

superb read

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Reviewed: 12-05-19

an amazing book that sheds light on the simple ways to extend our life on this planet and make it purposeful.