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  • Atomic Habits

  • An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
  • By: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,945
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Atomic Habits by James Clear, read by the author. A revolutionary system to get 1 percent better every day. People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions - doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not more of the same

  • By cluelessgoon on 23-10-18

Not more of the same

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Reviewed: 23-10-18

I've followed James Clear's work for a long time and was reluctant to buy the audiobook thinking I already knew all of this. Whilst I did know most of what he was going to say he delivers the material beautifully, really bringing the topic to life and adding new context. Frankly I'm likely to grab the print version too.

35 of 36 people found this review helpful

  • Win Bigly

  • Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter
  • By: Scott Adams
  • Narrated by: Scott Adams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Trump triggered massive cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias on both the left and the right. We're hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason. We might listen to 10 percent of a speech - a hand gesture here, a phrase there - and if the right buttons are pushed, we decide we agree with the speaker and invent reasons to justify that decision after the fact. The point isn't whether Trump was right or wrong, good or bad. Win Bigly goes beyond politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You have to listen to this in 3D

  • By Simon Huggins on 09-11-17

Lovely philosophical discussion

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Reviewed: 09-06-18

I enjoyed this thought-provoking and intelligent book. The author’s narration overlays an extra dimension of sincerity as well.
For all the rationalization about not actually supporting the republican agenda or Trump I feel Scott Adams does himself a disservice by endorsing and thereby legitimizing what is fundamentally abhorrent behavior from a national figure.
Scott offers the book as a example of what persuasion skills can do and as such it both inspirational and terrifying. I personally don’t believe Trump is a deliberate Master Persuader which makes the situation more terrifying.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,912
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,453

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected gem

  • By Andrew on 29-01-17

Great overall comments on diet

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-17

Many negative reviews focussed on how this book didn't really tell them what to do specifically. For me this was the joy of the book. As someone pretty well-versed in approached to nutrition this was a great perspective on a topic which is going to become hot. The twin studies in particular resonated with me. The reader was particularly good and I'd happily listen to this book again.

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