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  • The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

  • How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake
  • By: Steven Novella
  • Narrated by: Steven Novella
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 74

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is your guide through this maze of modern life. It covers essential critical thinking skills as well as giving insight into how your brain works and how to avoid common pitfalls in thinking. They discuss the difference between science and pseudoscience, how to recognise common science news tropes, how to discuss conspiracy theories with that crazy colleague of yours and how to apply all of this to everyday life. As fascinating as it is entertaining, this enthralling audiobook is your essential guide to seeing through the fake news and media manipulation in our increasingly confusing world. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect summary of the scientific and how to address the pseudoscientific

  • By Mr. M. Johnson on 02-01-19

Excellent. Thank you.

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Reviewed: 20-12-18

First off, this is such a good book. There where so many topics that I had kind off heard off but to have them laid out so clearly and concisely is terrific. I'm definitely going to be listening again.

Also the narrator has a very pleasant voice

Thank you

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,489

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

quite complicated, so a few rewinds where required

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 20-04-18

good though, interesting and thought provoking. what more could you want. finishes well too, we do some horrible shit to animals mind.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,745
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,599

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • its skippy time

  • By stewart on 23-05-17

good but slightly samey

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 27-06-17

various laugh out loud moments etc but similar to the last one. slightly formulaic. still I basically listened cover to cover in 4 days so still a strong book.

  • Grit

  • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  • By: Angela Duckworth
  • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947

Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a passionate persistence. In other words, grit. MacArthur Genius Award-winning psychologist Angela Duckworth shares fascinating new revelations about who succeeds in life and why.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I found the Ted talk more helpful

  • By Ezri Dax on 21-05-16

Grit

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-06-17

Interesting and beneficial read. It makes you understand the theory behind doing those childhood outward bound / Dofe expeditions , and to be fair its all true ! A lot of overlap with "mindset" so beneficial to read both . If grit is essential to do well , where does stopping ,reassessing and giving up when things are not serving you well /when grit is no longer the right ingredient to doing well come in ? Maybe another book carol dweck ? A must read if your needing a bit of grit in your life!

  • The Black Prism

  • Book One of Lightbringer
  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830

Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Entertaining Intelligent Story

  • By narshil on 14-10-16

Good.

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Reviewed: 30-08-16

Fun book. Magic good. Builds well. Characters interesting. Not the best book ever but I hammered through it fast so it's definitely the audio equivalent of a page turner.

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