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  • Cybersecurity

  • What You Need to Know About Computer and Cyber Security, Social Engineering, the Internet of Things + An Essential Guide to Ethical Hacking for Beginners
  • By: Lester Evans
  • Narrated by: Michael Reaves, Brian R. Scott
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

If you want to avoid getting hacked, having your information spread, and discover the world of ethical hacking then pay attention.... Two manuscripts in one audiobook: Cybersecurity: An Essential Guide to Computer and Cyber Security for Beginners, Including Ethical Hacking, Risk Assessment, Social Engineering, Attack and Defense Strategies, and Cyber-Warfare, Ethical Hacking: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Using Penetration Testing to Audit and Improve the Cyber-Security of Computer Networks, Including Tips on Social Engineering.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Blog book

  • By Matthew J on 25-04-19

Informative, Interesting & Practical

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

For the beginner to Cybersecurity & those with a general interest. The explanations about how we're vulnerable have opened my eyes to how we might also protect ourselves more + where to go for further info + community answers.

  • Women with Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life
  • By: Sari Solden
  • Narrated by: Sari Solden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Every year, millions of withdrawn little girls and chronically overwhelmed women go undiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder because they don't fit the stereotypical profile: they're not fast-talking, hyperactive, or inattentive, and they are not male. Sari Solden's groundbreaking study reveals that ADHD affects just as many women as men, and that the resulting depression, disorganization, anxiety, and underachievement are also symptoms of ADHD. Newly revised and updated to reflect the latest clinical research, the book explores treatment and counseling options and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very in depth & helpful information

  • By Ms on 31-01-19

Very in depth & helpful information

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

Reviewed: 31-01-19

The book details a couple of example fictional characters, to outline & illustrate how so many women make it to adulthood, without a formal diagnosis & highlights the difficulties faced in life, without this level of self awareness.

Sari gives valuable insights about the ADHD brain & the effects that reek havoc in the lives of the women & their families who are affected.

There's tools, tips & strategies, as well as script ideas, to find language for communicating highly emotive subjects.

It's not intended to be a replacement for an expert diagnosis, in fact she goes to great lengths to point people in the direction of the services to help themselves. Including how best to work with a coach.

It's one I will return to sections of as needed. I found the narration easier on the ear at x1.25

  • Healing ADD Revised Edition

  • The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 7 Types of ADD
  • By: Daniel G. Amen
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a national health crisis that continues to grow - yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. Neuropsychiatrist Daniel G. Amen, MD was one of the first to identify that there are multiple types beyond just purely hyperactive or inattentive ADD, each requiring a different treatment. Now, in this all-new, revised edition, Dr. Amen again employs the latest medical advances in the field, including the largest brain imaging study ever completed on patients with ADD.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking

  • By Kitty on 27-05-14

Very Helpful & Informative

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

It's quite a lot to get through, because it's a pretty dense subject. But there's a lot of examples given, as well as corresponding supplements, medications & techniques used. One size does not fit all, & it's very eye opening to learn about the differences as well as being able to better identify what does & does not apply to me.

It's well compiled & helps shift a lost sense of hopeless resignation, into actionable outlines that feel achievable.

Including some very helpful parenting advice & even a hypnotherapy script.

I paused to make a lot of bookmarks, as wading through it to find a reference point in the future would be too much.

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  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,224

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Food for Thought 💭

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

Reviewed: 27-11-18

Very interesting. Also emotionally bleak. But then again, so to can be our species from the perspective of the consequences of our actions, be it by intention or otherwise.

We stand at a very curious point in history, with much uncertainty about the direction of our species & with the fast pace & adoption of life altering technology, this book addresses the past to current day of our species, with a glimpse of a future self.

If nothing else, it gives cause to stop & consider the distilled wisdom through the ages that is still accessible to us, as well as appreciation of all that has been fleeting & lost.

I shall think long & hard on the ideas & concepts of this book before getting the next one, Homo Deus.

The division of our age boils down to ever increasing disparity between the wealthy & the impoverished. Those who are creating the technology & those who are forced to adapt or die.

To be technologically illiterate is to be left behind. And to be a user rather than a creator is to be an addicted slave to the machine age.

  • The Richest Man in Babylon

  • By: George S. Clason
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696

A modern day classic, The Richest Man in Babylon dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. These famous "Babylonian parables" offer an understanding of - and solution to - a lifetime's worth of personal financial problems, and hold the secrets to acquiring money, keeping money, and earning more money.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely amazing universal truths!

  • By Botty on 19-07-18

Timeless Advice ~ Sound Principles

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-18

An easy listen, the story well illustrates the benefits of wise counsel with your earnings, through the medium of storytelling ~ which assista the brain in its preferred learning style.

It also raises the question of freedom & what it is to live as a slave or a free man, within one's own mindset.

  • Journeys Out of the Body

  • By: Robert Monroe
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

With more than 300,000 copies sold to date, this is the definitive work on the extraordinary phenomenon of out-of-body experiences, by the founder of the internationally known Monroe Institute.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Neil on 21-12-18

A Methodical Approach to a Parallel Dimensions

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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: 19-10-18

Very interesting & certainly fascinating. See for yourself, know for yourself. I look forward to the rest in the series.

I can also recommend My Big Toe by Thomas Campbell for those who really want to dig deeper into the topic. He's a physicist, with a dry style & a scientific approach.

  • The Healthy Writer

  • Reduce Your Pain, Improve Your Health, and Build a Writing Career for the Long Term
  • By: Dr. Euan Lawson, Joanna Penn
  • Narrated by: Caroline Holroyd, Joe Penn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Do you suffer from physical pain relating to your writing life? Are you struggling with back pain, weight gain related to sedentary working, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, neck pain, eye strain, stress, loneliness, digestive issues, or repetitive strain injury? These are the most common issues reported by writers and if you struggle with any of them, you are not alone. Writing is not a physically healthy job, but if you want a long-term writing career, then you need to look after your body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very honest & helpful

  • By Ms on 09-10-18

Very honest & helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Good if you're at a time of positive change in your life or picking up the pieces from where you stand.

Good inspiration.

  • Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

  • By: Nir Eyal
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 287

Why do some products capture our attention, while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? This audiobook introduces listeners to the "Hook Model," a four steps process companies use to build customer habits. Through consecutive hook cycles, successful products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back repeatedly - without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is a guide to building products people can't put down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can't listen to narrator

  • By Observer on 05-06-15

Useful & Practical

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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: 14-06-18

Something I'll relisten to & next time I'll do the actionable parts too. Entertaining & useful.

  • Full Voice

  • The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence
  • By: Barbara McAfee
  • Narrated by: Barbara McAfee
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

Your voice says a lot about you. Based on the tone and expression of your voice alone, your listeners may make up their minds about you before they even process the meaning of your words. And if what you say is at odds with how you say it, they can miss your message altogether. As important as our voices are, few of us know how to use them to their full potential. Full Voice offers a fun, tested method to harness the power of your voice to become a more effective and flexible communicator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRILLIANT brilliant shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  • By Mark on 23-12-12

Becoming Your Authentic Self

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I found it quite inspiring. My next step is to check out the online content. I am likely to listen to this more than once to give myself a pep talk. Good information & handy tool to have in the kit.

  • Is There Life After Death?: The Extraordinary Science of What Happens when We Die

  • By: Anthony Peake
  • Narrated by: Anthony Peake
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

Do you occasionally have that strange feeling known as déjà vu? Do you sometimes feel that you know what is going to happen next? Do you ever have a strong feeling that actions you are about to take are the right (or wrong) thing to do? This audiobook proposes a simply amazing theory - a theory that states that personal death is a scientific impossibility. Using the latest findings of neurology, quantum physics, and consciousness studies, Anthony Peake suggests that we never die. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Ms on 16-04-18

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 16-04-18

A rich in depth look at the nature of death & therefore existence. The duality of the human condition & states of consciousness. Lots of points of reference for further investigation, as well as an interesting exploration of de ja vu.

What I particularly enjoyed is the detail of the brains role in functionality too.

I only wish more of his books were in audiobook format.

For anyone who enjoys the work of Thomas Campbell, Anthony Peake's work is complimentary imo.

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