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  • Battle Scars

  • By: Jason Fox
  • Narrated by: Jason Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,444
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,430

Jason Fox served with the SBS for over a decade, thriving on the close bonds of the Special Forces brotherhood and the ‘death or glory’ nature of their missions. Battle Scars tells the story of his career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service to a battle of a very different kind: the psychological devastation of combat that ultimately forced him to leave the military and the hard reality of what takes place in the mind of a man once a career of imagined invincibility has come to an end. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Paul on 05-11-18

Even the tough have battles

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Reviewed: 27-01-19

Power listened to this book - raw, open and honest. This is not a full life story of how and why Foxy joined the elite (although it is covered) - it focuses on the mental battles he faced and how it crept up on him totally unexpectedly.

Ex-forces myself, but by no means did I experience anything like the stories told in this book, but the horrors are clearly described - I do know what Foxy means by brotherhood and being 'part of something' and then no longer being part of anything and in an environment where accountability is not in the corporate DNA.

Having struggled myself with 'challenges' a great deal of this book resonated with me and the internal battles I faced and continue to face - but not from battle scars, from other areas of life.

I am now into my mindfulness like Foxy and I am able to challenge the way my brain engages with thought.

Great book and narrated by a true soldier - next book please Foxy

  • How to Be Human: The Manual

  • By: Ruby Wax
  • Narrated by: Ruby Wax, Ash Ranpura, Gelong Thubten
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819

With a little help from a monk (who tells us how our mind works) and a neuroscientist (who tells us how our brain works), Ruby Wax answers every question you've ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion. Filled with witty anecdotes from Ruby's own life, and backed up by smart science and practical mindfulness exercises, How to be Human is the only manual you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iPhone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • l am now a little bit in love with Ruby Wax

  • By Anonymous User on 26-02-18

I love Ruby

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Reviewed: 21-01-19

Ruby narrates this book in a wonderfully funny way. The book is well balanced with the support of Thubten and Ash. Explained in an easy to understand way and helped me rationalise why I think and react the way I do. Next book please Ruby..

  • The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

  • A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing
  • By: Bronnie Ware
  • Narrated by: Bronnie Ware
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

A courageous, life-changing memoir that teaches us to apply the lessons learned by those nearing their death to our own life. After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with meaning. Despite having no formal qualifications or experience, she found herself working in palliative care. During the time she spent tending to the needs of those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touched me to the core!

  • By Naushin Hossain on 31-03-19

I loved this audio book - a journey

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Reviewed: 25-09-18

A lovely story of the journey a caring and kind soul took to make others comfortable in their final days - but what they shared is what will put your life in to context. Material things are pointless, what others think is a wase of energy. Will listen to this book again I am sure.

  • The Worry Trick

  • How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It
  • By: David Carbonell PhD
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 190

Are you truly in danger or has your brain simply "tricked" you into thinking you are? In The Worry Trick, psychologist and anxiety expert David Carbonell shows how anxiety hijacks the brain and offers effective techniques to help you break the cycle of worry, once and for all. Anxiety is a powerful force. It makes us question ourselves and our decisions, causes us to worry about the future, and fills our days with dread and emotional turbulence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-11-17

Sensible and sound

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Reviewed: 24-10-17

At times he could have been talking about me directly. Will have to listen again I am sure to remind myself of the techniques. Best line for me was thoughts are like the guard dogs in your mind, barking at everything..

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