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  • The Gods Were Astronauts

  • Evidence of the True Identities of the Old 'Gods'
  • By: Erich von Daniken
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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Erich von Daniken has exhaustively researched and analyzed the great world religions, their myths and belief structures, in an effort to find an answer to a question that has fascinated humans for millennia: who, or what, were the Gods described in ancient stories? His extraordinary conclusion? The Gods were not metaphysical beings born of humanity's overactive imagination, but extraterrestrials who left traces of their presence everywhere on Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By ASHISH SINHA on 25-10-17

well presented

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Reviewed: 03-09-18

The arguments are well presented though I am not entirely convinced. I feel von Daniken has missed something big, not sure what though. Still it's a jolly good read.

  • The People Vs Tech

  • By: Jamie Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Sandro Monetti
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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The People Vs Tech is an enthralling account of how our fragile political system is being threatened by the digital revolution. Bartlett explains that by upholding six key pillars of democracy, we can save it before it is too late. We need to become active citizens; uphold a shared democratic culture; protect free elections; promote equality; safeguard competitive and civic freedoms; and trust in a sovereign authority. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good insight

  • By Jon on 12-10-18

Interesting but wrong (IMO)

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Reviewed: 29-08-18

Its is an interesting read. He gets some of the symptoms right if you are charitable but solutions provided are nothing short of juvenile. I have always liked Jamies wrting and encourage anyone sufficiently interested to read the book. Pay strong attention to what is being missed out and the progressively minded analysis and you should be fine. In short chew hard before swallowing.

  • Real Magic

  • Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe
  • By: Dean Radin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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The chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) turns a critical eye toward such practices as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis. Are such powers really possible? Science says yes. According to noted scientist and best-selling author of The Conscious Universe, Dean Radin, magic is a natural aspect of reality, and each of us can tap into this power with diligent practice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No matter what you believe...

  • By LJLC on 02-05-18

Accessible and thought provoking

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Reviewed: 04-08-18

This a good book for anyone suspecting to feel Magik is real. It goes through some theory, some metaphysics and practical aspects of the art. In addition it has a good explanation of much of the research done in the field.

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  • Basic Economics, Fifth Edition

  • A Common Sense Guide to the Economy
  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 23 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on commonsense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I promise you, this book will change your life.

  • By Francisco on 28-07-17

One of the Greatest Economics books ever written

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Reviewed: 03-08-18

A truly astounding magnum opus. You will get more from this book than from an Economics degree. I should know, some of my best friends did their masters in Economics and don't have a clue. The book is long and dense but still extremely accessible. The best book in its class. Get it and don't look back.

  • Thinking in Bets

  • Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
  • By: Annie Duke
  • Narrated by: Annie Duke
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
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    4 out of 5 stars 66

In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a handing off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted, and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck? Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Actionable advice between some awkward padding

  • By Kindle Customer on 16-04-18

Poker, Game Theory and Discipline

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Reviewed: 29-07-18

A good all-round read but a little longer than it needed to be in my opinion. The premises and conclusions are good, it will get you thinking for sure and I hope, help you make better decisions.

  • The Dao of Capital

  • Austrian Investing in a Distorted World
  • By: Mark Spitznagel, Ron Paul
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 12
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As today's preeminent doomsday investor Mark Spitznagel describes his Daoist and roundabout investment approach, “one gains by losing and loses by gaining.” This is Austrian Investing, an archetypal, counterintuitive, and proven approach, gleaned from the 150-year-old Austrian School of economics, that is both timeless and exceedingly timely. The Dao of Capital provides a rare and accessible look through the lens of one of today's great investors to discover a profound harmony with the market process—a harmony that is so essential today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly Magnificent

  • By The Vikid Truth on 27-07-18

Utterly Magnificent

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Reviewed: 27-07-18

Dont think too hard. Get this book and devour it. That is all i have to say.

  • Introduction to Tantra

  • The Transformation of Desire
  • By: Lama Thubten Yeshe, Jonathan Landaw - editor
  • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 16
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What is tantra? Who is qualified to practice it? How should it be practiced? What are the results? According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy - especially the energy of our desires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Introduction

  • By The Vikid Truth on 21-07-18

A Great Introduction

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Reviewed: 21-07-18

Not over cluttered with jargon and technical words. I really liked this book. It gets straught to the point, metaphors used to describe difficult ideas are well chosen and easy to grasp.

  • No More Work

  • Why Full Employment Is a Bad Idea
  • By: James Livingston
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 8
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For centuries we've believed that work was where you learned discipline, initiative, honesty, self-reliance - in a word, character. A job was also, and not incidentally, the source of your income: if you didn't work, you didn't eat, or else you were stealing from someone. If only you worked hard, you could earn your way and maybe even make something of yourself. In recent decades, through everyday experience, these beliefs have proven spectacularly false.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny but Serious

  • By The Vikid Truth on 22-03-18

Funny but Serious

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Reviewed: 22-03-18

A well thought out and entertaining thesis. Ultimately Livingston is coming from the left, I don't actually agree with much of what he says but still it is worth considering in its entirety. A great book for any serious thinker.

  • Breaking Gravity

  • By: Mitty Walters
  • Narrated by: Al Letson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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Dale Adams has worked hard to leave his troubled past behind for a brighter future at Emory University. But when he makes a discovery that will change humanity forever, avoiding the spotlight becomes the least of his concerns. And not all who notice want Dale to be successful. Or even alive. As Dale's world collapses around him, his fate intertwines with that of a girl he hardly knows. Their only hope for survival is to disappear into Atlanta's seedy underbelly, the very place Dale has tried so hard to leave behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story

  • By The Vikid Truth on 09-03-18

Wonderful Story

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Reviewed: 09-03-18

A wonderfully written short sci-fi type novel. It really isn't sci-fi, more like adventure. It will have you laughing and put a wide Cheshire Cat smile on your face. Can't recommend it high enough for a little laugh.

  • Black Box Thinking

  • The Surprising Truth About Success
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,488
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,098

Columnist for The Times and best-selling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about learning from mistakes

  • By Kenny Marshall on 09-10-16

A Deep Study into Failure

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Reviewed: 31-01-18

This book makes takes a deep study into the uses of Failure, especially regarding the Healthcare Industry, Criminal Justice System, Business, Social Sciences, and Personal Behavior. It is very well researched, is well paced and caries a highly positive message of how we can use our failures to improve lives. Highly recommended.