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Andrew Hayman

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  • The Greatest Show on Earth

  • The Evidence for Evolution
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

In The Greatest Show on Earth, Richard Dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of 'Intelligent Design' and all those who question the fact of evolution through natural selection. Like a detective arriving on the scene of a crime, he sifts through fascinating layers of scientific facts and disciplines to build a cast-iron case: from the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple and elegantly written

  • By Matt Hemmings on 23-12-12

Everyone should read this!

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Reviewed: 25-08-17

A wonderful account of how life evolved on Earth. Thought provoking and stunning... Dawkins has written another masterpiece!

  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation

  • By: Harvard Business Review, Peter Ferdinand Drucker, Clayton M. Christensen, and others
  • Narrated by: Susan Larkin, Bryan Brendle
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

If you listen to nothing else on inspiring and executing innovation, listen to these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you innovate effectively.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential reading for anyone in Innovation

  • By Andrew Hayman on 12-03-17

Essential reading for anyone in Innovation

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Reviewed: 12-03-17

Super set of articles. A real inspiration for anyone trying to deal with the challenges of Innovation. A must read.

  • Key Person of Influence

  • The Five-Step Method to Become One of the Most Highly Valued and Highly Paid People in Your Industry
  • By: Daniel Priestley
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795

Every industry revolves around Key People of Influence. Their names come up in conversation. They attract opportunities. They earn more money. Many people think it takes decades of hard work, academic qualifications and a generous measure of good luck to become a Key Person of Influence. This audiobook shows you that there is a five-step strategy for fast-tracking your way to the inner circle of the industry you love. Your ability to succeed depends on your ability to influence. Start now by listening to this audiobook.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Undiluted snake oil

  • By Kris Peeters on 16-11-16

Amazing Life Strategy

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Reviewed: 02-02-17

Loved it and want to listen again before taking the important steps it recommends. One of the most inspiring reads ever. Get it. You will not be disappointed.

  • The Missionary Position

  • Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
  • By: Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

"A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word." Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than The Missionary Position, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome to reality

  • By Pamela on 08-05-16

The Missionary Position

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Reviewed: 24-11-16

Brilliantly written. Hichens deals with a shameful issue with pith and real humour. I was appalled at the observations and to learn the truth about Mother Teresa. This needed to be said.

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  • Skeptic

  • Viewing the World with a Rational Eye
  • By: Michael Shermer
  • Narrated by: Michael Shermer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

From the author's monthly Scientific American columns. An eclectic, inspiring collection exploring a broad range of scientific thought from best-selling author and celebrated skeptic Michael Shermer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A selection of fascinating subjects

  • By ANDREW NORRIS on 22-03-17

Shermer does it again!

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Reviewed: 23-11-16

Pithy and thought provoking. Great stuff. From one of your UK fans. Visit us soon Michael.

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  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,200
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,595
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,574

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distil vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Appendix missing

  • By Mark Pack on 22-07-12

Fascinating Book

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Reviewed: 26-10-16

A brilliant analysis of habits and how they are formed. There is hope for us all. The case studies are enlightening and often gripping.

  • Why Darwin Matters

  • The Case for Evolution and Against Intelligent Design
  • By: Michael Shermer
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
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Columnist and publisher Michael Shermer, once an evangelical Christian and a creationist, argues that Intelligent Design proponents invoke a combination of ad science, political antipathy, and flawed theology in their new brand of creationism. He refutes their pseudoscientific arguments and then demonstrates why conservatives and people of faith can and should embrace evolution. Why Darwin Matters is an incisive examination of what is at stake in the debate over evolution.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not brilliant.

  • By Arnold Cossor on 18-07-16

Shermer at his best

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Reviewed: 08-07-16

Loved it. Shermer at his very best. A must read. poignant and refreshing. insightful

  • God - the Failed Hypothesis

  • How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist
  • By: Victor J. Stenger
  • Narrated by: David Smalley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    5 out of 5 stars 9

Throughout history, arguments for and against the existence of God have been largely confined to philosophy and theology, while science has sat on the sidelines. Despite the fact that science has revolutionized every aspect of human life and greatly clarified our understanding of the world, somehow the notion has arisen that it has nothing to say about the possibility of a supreme being, which much of humanity worships as the source of all reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Andrew Hayman on 29-06-16

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 29-06-16

Victor at his pithy, no nonsense best! A real philosophical and scientific standpoint. A must read for non - theists who want some weight behind their arguments.