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  • The Silent Guides

  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Understanding and developing the mind throughout life - the new audiobook from the creator of the chimp management mind model and author of the million-copy selling The Chimp Paradox. The Silent Guides explores some neuroscience and psychological aspects of the developing mind, unconscious thinking, behaviours, habit formation and related topics in an easy to understand way. It then offers practical ideas and thoughts for the listener to reflect on using 10 helpful habits as examples.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It is all about children!!??

  • By diane on 20-12-18

Read the chimp paradox first

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Reviewed: 16-01-19

I loved the chimp paradox and I liked this book. I think it’s important to read the chimp paradox first

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  • Everything Is Negotiable

  • The 5 Tactics to Get What You Want in Life, Love, and Work
  • By: Meg Myers Morgan
  • Narrated by: Meg Myers Morgan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 2
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    3 out of 5 stars 2

In Everything Is Negotiable, Meg Myers Morgan deconstructs preconceived notions about adulthood, parenthood, and career paths that have us limiting ourselves. Instead of following that linear plan, for example, she urges listeners to take action now for what we want - limitations be damned. With wit and verve, Morgan also tells us to forget trying to "have it all," as the cliche phrase goes - it'll never happen. And, Morgan argues, don't bother trying to give 100 percent - we simply can't give anything 100 percent attention, ever!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy and enjoyable read

  • By JedHoll on 16-01-19

Easy and enjoyable read

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Reviewed: 16-01-19

OKAY- I didn’t read the description and I bought this book by mistake- I’m a man. But I’m glad I did, I’m not sure why the author targeted the book at a female audience because such a small percentage is exclusively advice to woman. I think we can all learn from and enjoy her writing.

  • Mating in Captivity

  • Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

When you love someone, how does it feel? And when you desire someone, how is it different? In Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel looks at the story of sex in committed couples. Modern romance promises it all - a lifetime of togetherness, intimacy and erotic desire. In reality, it's hard to want what you already have. Our quest for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion. And often, the very thing that got us to into our relationships - lust - is the one thing that goes missing from them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning: this book might change your life.

  • By Phoebus Weebus on 30-05-18

Loved it

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Reviewed: 10-11-18

Every now and then you strike gold and read a book that totally challenges the way you look at something with original thoughts. This is undeniably such a book and to listen to it is to become a fan of the author for life.

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  • Suggestible You

  • The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal
  • By: Erik Vance
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

This riveting narrative explores the world of placebos, hypnosis, false memories, and neurology to reveal the groundbreaking science of our suggestible minds. Could the secrets to personal health lie within our own brains? Journalist Erik Vance explores the surprising ways our expectations and beliefs influence our bodily responses to pain, disease, and everyday events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you question everything you have ever felt!

  • By S. Campbell on 21-12-16

An amazing book

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Reviewed: 22-04-18

This book is one I’ve been raving about to friends. It explores placebo and health cate beliefs like no book I’ve read before. It was well researched, evidence based and amazing. Exceptionally well written.

  • If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy?

  • How to Turn Career Success Into Life Success
  • By: Raj Raghunathan
  • Narrated by: Raj Raghunathan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

What are the true determinants of a happy and fulfilling life? Widely admired psychological researcher Rag Raghunathan sets out to find the answer, undertaking extensive research into the happiness of students, businesspeople, stay-at-home-parents, lawyers and artists, among others. From his research he reveals a crucial discovery: many of the psychological traits that lead to success ironically get in the way of happiness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By JedHoll on 22-04-18

Great book

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-18

Whilst I wasn’t sure about all of the questionnaires this book does have some original ideas and is well worth a read

  • How to Be Brilliant

  • By: Michael Heppell
  • Narrated by: Michael Heppell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

For many of us, being ‘good’ isn’t really good enough. We want to make the very best we can out of our lives - to achieve all we can achieve and be the best we can be. We want to be Brilliant. This book will give you tools to find out what point you are at now, understand where it is you want to get, and develop strategies and powerful methods to get you there - as quickly as possible and as economically as possible with as much fun as possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A simply Brilliant Book

  • By Honorata on 13-04-13

Like a summary of the self help genre

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 22-04-18

If you read a lot of personal development books there is nothing new here. It is a magpie book having borrowed ideas from other well known authors some credited and some not.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,121

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to Heaven

  • By Matthew on 04-02-18

I just didn’t get it

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 22-04-18

I listen to so many books in this genre. Never have I felt as let down by my fellow audible reviewers. This book is a rambling mess. Psychobabble and unsubstantiated or evidenced statements abound. Initially I thought it was me as my experience was so far out of step with other reviews so I left the book for a while and came back to it. Nope it really is that bad. I think this is my first one star review.

  • What You Need to Know About: Leadership

  • By: Jeff Grout, Liz Fisher
  • Narrated by: Sam Dale
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Business needs leaders. Every day, good and bad leaders make and break organizations. If you want to get anywhere in your career, showing leadership is crucial. So what do you really need to know about leadership? Find out: What it's all aboutWhy vision mattersHow you can build a great teamWhy leaders need to motivate and inspire the people around themHow to lead when the going gets tough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really useful and accessible overview

  • By Mike on 16-09-12

Nice summary of leadership theories

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Reviewed: 16-02-18

Really enjoyed this summary of leadership studies. An easy listen but good coverage of the subject matter

  • The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

  • By: Michael Dues, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael Dues
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

In 24 lectures brimming with practical tips, tools, and techniques everyone can use to better manage conflict in his or her professional and personal lives, gain the essential skills of conflict management. As presented by Professor Dues, these lectures will show you how to effectively deal with conflicts of all kinds, using the "win-win" model that has dominated the field for the past six decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clear, comprehensive and practical

  • By Jim on 20-05-14

Amazing coverage of the subject

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Reviewed: 16-02-18

To get this comprehensive series of lectures for one credit is beyond amazing value. Very enjoyable and authoritative coverage with dramatised examples. Highly recommend.

  • The Big Moo

  • Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable
  • By: Seth Godin, The Group of 33
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

The Big Moo is a simple audiobook in the tradition of Fish and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. Instead of lecturing you, it tells stories that stick to your ribs and light your fire. It will help you to create a culture that consistently delivers remarkable innovations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great transformational thinking

  • By Mark on 24-09-06

Thought provoking

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Reviewed: 09-02-18

Very interesting and novel approach. Small paragraphs written by multiple authors - something is bound to land on every reader

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