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  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 902

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Let down by a very poor last third

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-10-18

A life-changing experience

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Reviewed: 11-02-18

This is simply the best book I’ve ever read. It asks all the right questions and it also provides many possible answers. I hope this will be a book that ultimately will change our society and the way we think about mental illness. Working as a psychologist myself, it felt like somebody finally provided solutions that will work for us.

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  • The Stranger Within

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 893
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
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    4 out of 5 stars 825

Be careful what you wish for. On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to James, she finally gets the family she has longed for and becomes a mother to his two sons. So why is she arrested for murder? Things are not as Callie hoped they would be and she struggles to be accepted as part of James' family, and to keep hidden the secrets that could destroy her future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Conclusion, not at all believable

  • By Corrinne on 12-02-17

Absolutely brilliant

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Reviewed: 18-04-17

This book was really good! It's a very exciting psychological thriller, that kept me captivated. It was unnerving, but bearable. Sometimes I really got irritated with the main character. Just when I thought it wasn't possible for her to sink lower into her web of lies, she continued to make bad choices. But that's just it: One wrong step, and you might fall into a hole you'll never get out of. The book is full of twists, even when you guess what will happen next. This is the second book from Croft that I've read, and her book 'behind closed doors' also left me breathless with awe. Croft manages to portray the dark sides of our psyche, without leaving you with the feeling of wanting to hide from what you learn. I also found myself thinking that I hope I'll make good choices in the future, be honest and not hide.

  • The Organized Mind

  • Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
  • By: Daniel Levitin
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
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    4 out of 5 stars 170
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    4 out of 5 stars 168

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin, read by Luke Daniels. Modern society is in a state of information overload. Neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin investigates how and why our brains are struggling to keep up with the demands of the digital age. Why is email so addictive? Is multitasking really possible? And what do successful people keep in their junk drawers?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Way too long to provide usefulness

  • By Natural Biomedical Customer Service on 15-03-16

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 07-03-17

You will learn so much from this book, not just how to organize things, but also about interesting people who manage to do what we all long for: Leading a meaningful and creative life without being haltered by day-to-day stresses that comes from busy calendars and our forgetfulness. I absolutely loved this book, even if I knew much of the research from studying psychology. But the research was often tied to concrete examples, making the book more interesting.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A talented book about talent

  • By nina on 29-07-15

A talented book about talent

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Reviewed: 29-07-15

As a psychologist, I loved the straightforward way of the book, with many well-researched tips. No matter what you'd like to achieve, he author has an answer for how to do that.

  • The Secret of You

  • By: Victoria Connelly
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    4 out of 5 stars 29
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

Journalist Anna McCall has never understood people who collect things. So, when she's asked to interview local collector and eccentric, William Kitson, she isn't exactly looking forward to the experience. But she soon falls under the charm of Fox Hill Manor as well as its owner, even though she thinks there's something very strange about the collection there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical story filled with love

  • By Adele on 20-01-15

Loved it

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Reviewed: 18-05-15

A wonderful story in every way, even with some magic in it. A bit like books from Cecilia ahern, a page-turner that you'll remember after its done!

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  • No One Belongs Here More Than You

  • By: Miranda July
  • Narrated by: Miranda July
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    4 out of 5 stars 44
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 44

In her remarkable stories of seemingly ordinary people living extraordinary lives, Miranda July reveals how a single moment can change everything. Whether writing about a middle-aged woman's obsession with Prince William, or an aging factory worker who has never been in love, the result is startling, sexy and tender by turns. One of the most acclaimed debuts of recent years, Miranda July is a brilliant new voice in fiction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Miranda July is a quiet genius

  • By Rebecca on 24-12-10

Wonderful writing

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-15

A lot of small, well-written stories. So many unusual metaphors, and unusual stories that you really remember in the end. One of the best collection of stories I have ever read (unfortunately though, I mostly read books) and it makes me want to read from her.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Night School

  • Wake Up to the Power of Sleep
  • By: Richard Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 480
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    4 out of 5 stars 430
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    4 out of 5 stars 424

Almost a third of your whole life is spent asleep. Night School uncovers the scientific truth about the sleeping brain - and gives powerful tips on how those hours of apparently ‘dead’ time in the dark can transform your waking life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative with a quirky sense of humour

  • By Laura on 19-05-14

Basics but not more

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Reviewed: 18-02-15

As a psychologist there was too much repetition, but I guess it will be very interesting if you don't know much about sleep. I still found it useful, and have downloaded the app to see if it's really possible to influence dreams.

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  • Hope

  • By nina on 02-01-15

Hope

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-15

Even if this was a tough read because some of the stories are heartbreaking, I think this book brings hope for those who live in poverty. It gives hope that we all can do small things to make the world better, and I know that many will listen to it and do exactly that.

  • The Skeleton Cupboard

  • By: Tanya Byron
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Tanya Byron shares powerful stories inspired by her years of training as a clinical psychologist. The Skeleton Cupboard is professor Tanya Byron's account of her years of training as a clinical psychologist, when trainees find themselves in the toughest placements of their careers. Through the eyes of her naive and inexperienced younger self, Tanya shares remarkable stories inspired by the people she had the privilege to treat. Gripping, poignant, and full of daring black humour, this book reveals the frightening and challenging induction faced by all mental health staff.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and insightful

  • By Saffy on 24-05-14

Psychology in real life

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Reviewed: 01-01-15

As a clinical psychologist I have read many books from therapists. What I liked about this, was the diversity of cases, and the authors honesty about her own thoughts and background. I do recommend this book to others.