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Jas Singh

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  • The Tipping Point

  • How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

In this brilliant and original audiobook, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the 'tipping point', that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar occurrences in our everyday world, Gladwell explains the fascinating social dynamics that cause rapid change. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged version lacks substance

  • By Billy Bob on 24-08-15

Shorter than the book by 5-6 hours

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Reviewed: 16-02-19

I didn't give it less than 5 stars due liking the book but it's a shame it's been cut down by so many hours.

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  • Mahabharata: The Greatest Spiritual Epic of All Time

  • By: Krishna Dharma
  • Narrated by: Sarvabhavana Das
  • Length: 45 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Said to be the world's longest poem, Mahabharata was originally composed in 100,000 Sanskrit verses by the ancient Indian sage Vyasa. Revered as a sacred text within Hinduism, it contains the great spiritual teaching Bhagavad-gita. Krishna Dharma has condensed the epic into a fast paced novel that fully retains the majestic mood of the original. A powerful and moving tale, it recounts the history of the five heroic Pandava brothers, sons of the Emperor Pandu.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I could give it 10 stars

  • By Vraja on 15-09-15

Unlike any other book.

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Reviewed: 15-02-19

It's hard to say how good a book this is, I come from a background of keeping my religious faith even though it's different from Hinduism I've learnt lessons from this book which I totally missed the importance of till I read it here. Moral injunction seem to be best placed in stories, though there are some miss givings like the practice of Sati and multiple husbands, the way important to duty faith and respect for your elderly hits home. That and 46 hours in to the book and your like its already over!?

  • Blood Meridian

  • Or the Evening Redness in the West
  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 421

Author of the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy is one of the most provocative American stylists to emerge in the last century. The striking novel Blood Meridian offers an unflinching narrative of the brutality that accompanied the push west on the 1850s Texas frontier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Visionary, violent, yet redemptive. A masterpiece.

  • By Peter Kettle on 07-04-13

Bleak yet enthralling.

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Reviewed: 19-01-19

Was recommended by Jocko Wilink and glad I took up the recommendation. Fascinating book on the bleakness of 18th century Americans frontier.

  • The Bhagavad Gita

  • By: Eknath Easwaran
  • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 232
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    5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

The Bhagavad Gita, "The Song of the Lord", is the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Easwaran's reliable and accessible version has consistently been the best-selling translation. Easwaran's introduction places the Gita in its historical setting and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Chapter introductions give clear explanations of key concepts in that chapter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • insightful.

  • By Teresa Ray on 07-12-18

Hinduism 101

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Reviewed: 26-12-18

So much great theology on how to live one's life. As a Sikh reading up on Hinduism I see a lot of similarities such Maya (worldly manifestation) Trai gun which is the 3 qualities the mind can adopt.

  • Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

  • An International Perspective
  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in the country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great piece by Sowell

  • By beard on 13-01-19

Thomas Sowell dropping bombs

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Reviewed: 18-10-18

Never before have I had my world view expanded by any book than this one. Forget what you think you know about people and how they've acted in the past or why and how wealth is created by people and ideas this is the book of all books.

  • Human Universe

  • By: Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200

Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum, the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from. What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring stuff

  • By Mrspatriciacherry on 09-05-17

Superbly read

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Reviewed: 16-09-18

Really well read audio really did just to the wit style Prof Brian Cox has, the book it self talks about us our place in the universe as much a science book as a book about thinking of the future. 5 stars

  • Give and Take

  • By: Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

The motivations behind today's most successful leaders and entrepreneurs come to a simple yet decisive explanation: there are people who give, people who take, people who match and people who fake. Our world is filled with these givers, takers, matchers and fakers. Amazingly, those who succeed (not only personally but for their clients and companies) don't take or match. They give. (Although they're not necessarily philanthropic.)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spot the takers and turn the other way.

  • By Martin Croft on 26-02-19

Why giving more will mean you get more

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Reviewed: 07-09-18

I've always been a giver, but tended to be door mateded which left a bad taste in my mouth but there Jordan Peterson and Adam Grant I'm learning to be otherish in my giving which is proving to be helpful already.

  • The Psychopath Test

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171

This is a story about madness. It all starts when journalist Jon Ronson is contacted by a leading neurologist. She and several colleagues have recently received a cryptically puzzling book in the mail, and Jon is challenged to solve the mystery behind it. As he searches for the answer, Jon soon finds himself, unexpectedly, on an utterly compelling and often unbelievable adventure into the world of madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It is indeed utterly compelling.

  • By Graeme on 30-08-11

Great set of stories

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Reviewed: 03-09-18

I really enjoyed this book, I generally listen to None fiction, but this had the best of both story telling with facts

  • God Is Not Great

  • The Case Against Religion
  • By: Christopher Hitchens
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 906

With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which the heavens are replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish it was unabridged!

  • By rossl1986 on 10-04-17

Fantastic book

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Reviewed: 28-07-18

One the greatest arguments vs seeing religion with rose tinted glasses, in this book you learn of how the leaders of religion acted when they were strong.

  • Predictably Irrational

  • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Why do smart people make irrational decisions every day? The answers will surprise you. Predictably Irrational is an intriguing, witty and utterly original look at why we all make illogical decisions. Why can a 50p aspirin do what a 5p aspirin can't? If an item is free, it must be a bargain, right? Why is everything relative, even when it shouldn't be? How do our expectations influence our actual opinions and decisions? In this astounding audiobook, behavioural economist Dan Ariely cuts to the heart of our strange behavior....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a mind..

  • By Daniel on 19-03-19

Fantastic read on our Irrationalitys

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Reviewed: 11-07-18

Hard to sum up the book it reads much like Influence by Robert cildini which covers how we so little about our own decisions, this including influence are one of 10 most important reads.