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  • What Do I Do?: Mental Health and Me

  • By: Kelly Holmes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Having experienced her own mental health difficulties, with depression and self-harm, Dame Kelly Holmes sets out to discover how other people cope. She joins each guest in a place that makes them feel good: taking a spin class with presenter Davina McCall, baking with comedian Catherine Bohart, and playing the bagpipes with journalist Alastair Campbell in his bathroom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just brilliant

  • By J. Sutherland on 09-04-19

Brilliantly helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-19

Listening to everyone’s experiences of mental health has allowed me to normalise my experiences when I have been ill, I suffer from chronic pain which, at times can be so Acute I cannot move. CRPS. Exercise can be hard if not impossible but it’s the drive to get through it.
I can’t thank you enough for sharing.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Periodic Table

  • By: Primo Levi
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi is an impassioned response to the Holocaust: Consisting of 21 short stories, each possessing the name of a chemical element, the collection tells of the author's experiences as a Jewish-Italian chemist before, during, and after Auschwitz in luminous, clear, and unfailingly beautiful prose. It has been named the best science book ever by the Royal Institution of Great Britain and is considered to be Levi's crowning achievement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful! Elements of a Life Well Lived.

  • By Jim Vaughan on 11-12-16

Poinient stimulating and gripping

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Reviewed: 18-10-18

A wonderfully and cleverly written , with brilliant narration.
I completely recommend to all scientists and historians. What a shame he is no longer with us. I shall be listening or reading to his other accomplishments

  • Halfheroes

  • Halfhero, Book 2
  • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
  • Narrated by: Jonathan McGarrity
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

The world’s only superhero was discovered in 1969. No others were ever found. Until now. With Station destroyed and their friends dead, might Daniel and Abos finally be allowed some peace? Yeah, right. Daniel’s talents are needed by a UN department taking on the bad guys, including rogue halfheroes. Abos is searching for more of her species. She soon finds she’s not the only one looking. There’s a new threat that no one saw coming. And halfheroes are being targeted. When Daniel goes missing, it’s down to Abos to find out what’s going on and try to stop it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun continuation but odd editting issues

  • By Dan on 16-07-18

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-18

This is the second book I have listened to by Ian Sainsbury and I am glad to report that this book was as gripping as the last.
Would recommend, to all.

  • X Minus One: Nightfall (December 7, 1955)

  • By: Isaac Asimov, Ernest Kinoy - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Fred Collins
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Asimovs finest

  • By Michael Bardason on 07-05-19

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-18

I fail to see how anyone could not enjoy this performance. Such a inspiration. Enjoy😋

  • The Curse of the House of Foskett

  • By: M. R. C. Kasasian
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006

125 Gower Street, 1882: Sidney Grice was once London's premier personal detective. But since his last case led an innocent man to the gallows, business has been light. Listless and depressed, Grice has not even gathered the strength to re-insert his glass eye. Then an eccentric member of a Final Death Society has the temerity to die on his study floor. Finally Sidney and March have an investigation, one that will draw them to an eerie house in Kew, and the mysterious Baroness Foskett....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A selection of ghastly endings and sly sniggers

  • By Kaggy on 21-09-15

Thrilling

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-17

A thrilling and gripping tale of lies Murder and deceit. Expertly narrated by Emma Gregory.
Certainly not one to miss!

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,872
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,833

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Ollie Chapman on 22-09-15

Daniel George Brown

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-17

This book is a complete inspiration. I am so pleased I found it, it has without doubt changed my life beyond measure. Bruné Brown, you are an inspiration. I wish I was your friend, True greatness comes from the reflection of others. You are absolutely amazing and your family are so so lucky.

If your looking to change your life, this book is the right choice for you. Deep, Challenging and at times uncomfortable the book takes you on a journey of self development and realisation.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

  • By: Kamal Ravikant
  • Narrated by: Kamal Ravikant
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

In December of 2011, I gave a talk to an audience of scientists, Pentagon officials, politicians, and CEOs on the secret of life and how I'd figured it out the previous summer. Afterward, people came up individually and told me how much what I'd shared meant to them. This book is based on the truth I spoke about. It's something I learned from within myself, something I believed saved me. And more than that, the way I set about to do it. This is a collection of thoughts on what I learned, what worked, what didn't. Where I succeed and importantly, where I fail daily.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Can't believe I wasted my time and money

  • By D. Fenton on 20-11-16

Transfrormaribe

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-17

This book is written with such passion and belief that it has quite literally transformed the way I feel. Although I have started a hard practice after years upon years of self hatred and neglect I have felt a significant shift in my thought pattern.
My personal thanks to Kamal, my life is changing for the better.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful