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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,612
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,746
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,696

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio better than print

  • By Fersh on 03-12-18

Inspiring

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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: 23-11-18

Loved this. Honest. A rare perspective. From the heart. Bought the hardback version for my daughter.

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  • Why We Sleep

  • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • By: Matthew Walker
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,234
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,692
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,607

Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is Sleep just for the Weak?

  • By R Blades on 15-01-18

Revolutionary!

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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: 06-06-18

The knowledge contained in this unassuming, but eye-opening (but not more than 16 hours) book. Wish this had been around earlier. Everyone should read this.

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  • A Return to Love Workshop

  • The Basics of A Course in Miracles
  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

On July 1-3, 2011, Marianne Williamson taught a workshop on A Course in Miracles in Los Angeles, California. The topic of the weekend was how miracles - shifts in thinking from fear to love - make all the difference in how we live and how we feel. Learning to think differently - to stand psychologically and emotionally on a different ground of being - is the spiritual journey from anxiety to inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely transformational

  • By H SWANSTON on 26-08-16

Amazing

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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: 11-12-17

This book turns conventional thinking into on its head and liberates! Get out of your self-created rut by changing perspectives.

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  • Pigeon English

  • By: Stephen Kelman
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Lying in front of Harrison Opuku is a body, the body of one of his classmates, a boy known for his crazy basketball skills. Armed with a pair of camouflage binoculars and detective techniques absorbed from television shows like CSI, Harri and his best friend, Dean, plot to bring the perpetrator to justice. They gather evidence and lay traps to flush out the murderer. But nothing can prepare them for what happens when a criminal feels you closing in on him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you loved Life of Pi...

  • By CA Weir on 06-09-11

Crying with laughter!

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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: 11-02-17

Incredible. Pure entertainment. The writer's intention is represented in an authentic and creative interpretation of the novel.

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  • Winners

  • And How They Succeed
  • By: Alastair Campbell
  • Narrated by: Alastair Campbell, Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967

The Sunday Times number-one best seller. How people succeed and how you can, too. Alastair Campbell knows all about winning. As Tony Blair’s chief spokesman and strategist, he helped guide the Labour Party to victory in three successive general elections, and he’s fascinated by what it takes to win. How do sports stars excel, entrepreneurs thrive, or individuals achieve their ambitions? Is their ability to win innate? Or is the winning mind-set something we can all develop?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly brilliant!!

  • By Lentsoe Joey Mashike on 26-02-16

Snapshots of success.

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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: 18-06-16

Incredible insight into the winning mindset. Took two months to complete whilst on the way to work!

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  • The Woman in White

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, and others
  • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1860, and it has continued to enthrall ever since. From the hero's foreboding before his arrival at Limmeridge House to the nefarious plot concerning the beautiful Laura, the breathtaking tension of Collins's narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the wonderful woman in white

  • By sjtroddy on 20-11-10

Really enjoyed this!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

The Woman in White was a set book in my Uni course. This version broke up the monotony of reading and gave a fresh insight as there was a variety of narrators.

Definitely recommend this.

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