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  • Why We Sleep

  • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • By: Matthew Walker
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,864
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,803

Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is Sleep just for the Weak?

  • By R Blades on 15-01-18

A Great listen to know exactly why you need sleep

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Reviewed: 23-04-19

The depth this book went into about sleep is extremely interesting and I highly recommend it.

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,922
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,367
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,356

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible stuff ...

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-12-18

Best book I've ever read!

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Reviewed: 09-04-19

This book is exactly what I was looking for. I've always had a huge interest in pushing myself and watched buds videos on YouTube. I definitely share the same mindset but this book has showed me how to apply that mindset to my daily life.

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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,025

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen but nothing new or revolutionary.

  • By Alex Gerard Black on 21-01-18

No games no carnivals

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Reviewed: 23-02-19

This book is blunt and hits hard but really raises a lot of good points and lessons to apply in one's own life. I was weary that it was gonna make me not care about anything but really teaches you what to care about.

  • The Formula

  • By: Albert-László Barabási
  • Narrated by: Ryan Vincent Anderson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

In The Formula, Barabási highlights the vital importance of community respect and appreciation when connecting performance to recognition - the elusive link between performance and success. By leveraging the power of big data and historic case studies, Barabási reveals the unspoken rules behind who truly gets ahead and why and outlines the 12 laws that govern this phenomenon and how we can use them to our own advantage.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An exceptional book on Success

  • By bernard on 20-02-19

An exceptional book on Success

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Reviewed: 20-02-19

This book answered so many questions I've had about success, popularity and the herd-like mentality I've observed in society.
I always attributed these to luck or timing but the book does a great job at explaining different aspects of what makes something successful.

Definitely a book everyone should listen to.

  • 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 7,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,891

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
  • Life changing - maybe

  • By Richard C. on 10-12-18

Powerful ideas

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Reviewed: 11-02-19

My first psychology book and had very interesting ideas. These rules are really good for personal interpretation and to apply to your own life. I really enjoyed Jordan Peterson's performance.

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,858

Big Brother is watching you.... 1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three superstates. In Oceania, the Party’s power is absolute. Every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police. In the Ministry of Truth, the Party’s department for propaganda, Winston Smith’s job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent narration.

  • By Chris on 20-12-16

A Great book to reflect on

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Reviewed: 26-01-19

A great story about privacy and the unavoidable orwellian future we are heading to. The point of the book is portrayed in a more than interesting story.