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Terry clark

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  • The Idiot Brain

  • A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head Is Really up To
  • By: Dean Burnett
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

Why do you lose arguments with people who know MUCH LESS than you? Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing...but can't remember her name? And why, after your last break-up, did you find yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days, moving only to wipe the snot and tears haphazardly from your face? Here's why: the idiot brain. For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! A much needed explanation. Thank you 😊

  • By Nobby Senior on 25-02-17

Brilliant...

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 30-10-18

A superbly read book and a great insight to our brain and everyday lives.
recommended.

  • Step by Step

  • The Life in My Journeys
  • By: Simon Reeve
  • Narrated by: Simon Reeve
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

TV documentary maker Simon Reeve has dodged bullets on frontlines, hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, dived with manta rays, seals and sharks, survived malaria, walked through minefields, tracked lions on foot, been taught to fish by the President of Moldova, and detained for spying by the KGB. After a decade spent making more than 80 programmes he has become a familiar face on British TV, well known for his extraordinary journeys across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. But what most people don't know is that Simon's own journey started in a rough area of Acton, West London where he was brought up and left school with no qualifications.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t put it down!

  • By McStick on 18-09-18

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-18

absolutely brilliant, beautifully written and expertly read. open and honest insight into Simon's life and adventures.

  • A Life of Crime: Memoirs of a High Court Judge

  • By: Sir Harry Ognall
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

A witty and candid memoir of life at the Bar and on the Bench, from former High Court Judge Sir Harry Ognall. The Hon. Sir Harry Ognall is a retired judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division. For many years, he enjoyed a formidable reputation as an advocate at the criminal Bar. As counsel, and later as judge, he was involved in numerous high-profile trials, both here and abroad.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not Bad for the money

  • By Terry clark on 31-08-18

not Bad for the money

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-08-18

certainly an insight to the law, a nice listen and extremely agreeable man too. At the price you can't go wrong. good listen.

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  • I Am The Secret Footballer

  • Lifting the Lid on the Beautiful Game
  • By: The Secret Footballer
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 312

The honest truth about professional football, by the Guardian's man inside the game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By kmcca5 on 24-12-14

Brilliant<br />

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Reviewed: 03-06-18

every football fan who thinks they know about football should read or listen to this. very insightful.

  • The Secret Footballer's Guide to the Modern Game

  • By: The Secret Footballer
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

"The best-selling anonymous author is back with the ultimate book to challenge conventional footballing wisdom. This is football gift with a bit of attitude. Perfect for football fans and armchair referees alike.With his trademark wit, opinion and candour, The Secret Footballer will guide the reader through: The pass - geometry and positioning and intelligence; Fitness; Skills & dribbling; Power and passion; When to listen to your gaffer and when to ignore him; Data and how it is used on the pitch/in transfers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much more informative & interesting than his last

  • By Duncan on 15-01-15

A brilliant insight

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-18

A brilliant insight into the to our wonderful game. A must read for any football fan.

  • The Old Patagonian Express

  • By: Paul Theroux
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

The Old Patagonian Express tells of Paul Theroux's train journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston's subway, he depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina's most southerly tip. Shivering and sweating by turns as the temperature and altitude rise and plummet, he describes the people he encountered - the tedious Mr Thornberry in Limón and reading to the legendary blind writer, Jorge Luis Borges, in Buenos Aires.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique travel experience

  • By Terry clark on 09-04-18

Unique travel experience

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

A unique travel experience that is so vibrant and vivid its as if your there.

  • Black Box Thinking

  • The Surprising Truth About Success
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,096

Columnist for The Times and best-selling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about learning from mistakes

  • By Kenny Marshall on 09-10-16

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-18

An outstanding insight into human behaviour and learning. I have had this book sat on my book shelve for along time, and only managed a few pages. What a joy having it read to you with audio books.