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  • Mind = Blown

  • Amazing Facts About This Weird, Hilarious, Insane World
  • By: Matthew Santoro
  • Narrated by: Matthew Santoro
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Warning: this audiobook will blow your mind. Matthew Santoro is a fact-filled YouTube sensation. Now comes his first ever book, packed full of trivia, laughs and facts that seem too mind melting to be true. From video game characters that were based on real people to myths you still believe about space, Santoro brings together the world's most amazing facts in mind-boggling top 10 lists and myth-busting revelations. Did you know that it's illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament? Or that under extreme pressure, peanut butter can be turned into diamonds?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible irritating narration

  • By Jamie on 02-10-16

Terrible irritating narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-16

This is one of those books where the author was a terrible choice for narration. The over the top shouty delivery throughout this book is so frustrating and distracting that's it's near impossible to take in the content. Really not worth it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,718
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,738
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,710

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

Fantastic tension-filled science fiction...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-14

What did you like most about The Martian?

And not an alien in sight! Fantastic story, and a thoroughly enjoyable listen. The level of detail and characterisation were brilliant.

  • How to Do Everything and Be Happy

  • By: Peter Jones
  • Narrated by: Peter Jones
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Every now and then a self-help book comes along that questions the very nature of happiness, shakes the very foundation of all the things you hold dear, and forces you to reconsider every assumption you've ever made. This isn't one of those books. How to Do Everything and Be Happy is a book for ordinary people. With ordinary lives. It's for people who have been ambling along and wondering why they're not - well - just that little bit happier. It's a book for most people. It's a book for you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple. Sensible. Salubrious. Sharp.

  • By Jamie on 29-06-12

Simple. Sensible. Salubrious. Sharp.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-06-12

I thoroughly enjoyed this book by the good Mr Peter Jones. I've read half a tonne of self help and personal development books, but Peter's approach is both a pleasant distillation of other good material, as well as a welcome divergence from the traditional, somewhat overly heavy, personal development tomes. With a great balance of science, sense, and practical guidance that is INCREDIBLY easy to implement, follow, and stick with - I would highly recommend this book to both newbies, and seasoned self-help readers alike. Expect a pleasant, funny, chatty, and useful journey that will help you make "those" changes you've wanted to make sometime to make yourself.... well.... happier!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • 25 Sales Secrets of Highly Successful Salespeople

  • By: Stephan Schiffman
  • Narrated by: Stephan Schiffman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

25 Sales Secrets of Highly Successful Salespeople is a must-listen for all salespeople. Stephan Schiffman, America's number one corporate sales strategist and president of D.E.I. Management Group, an international sales training and consulting firm, shares with you the twenty-five traits that will distinguish you as a high-efficient salesperson. Schiffman's pragmatic ideas range from how to be a "consultant " to your prospects, to asking for the next appointment while you're on the first visit.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why has this not been re-recorded!?

  • By Jamie on 03-04-12

Why has this not been re-recorded!?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-12

This audiobook is FULL of references to the 1990s, and how things are so different in the 90s than they were in the 80s... That puts me on alert, because things have changed substantially since 1990 (we are over 20 years on!), so does that mean the information contained in the book is any less useful? I don't know, but I think it's SO cheap to have an audiobook online that refers to audiotapes as if they are in current use; I just couldn't bring myself to give this audiobook more than 3 stars. The content is good, the reading is good, and it was useful... but please... get a new version re-recorded!