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Mani Masuria

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  • The Path Made Clear

  • Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
  • By: Oprah Winfrey
  • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey, full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

In her latest book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success but one of significance. The book’s 10 chapters are organised to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment and what life’s detours are there to teach us. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing.

  • By c patterson on 30-03-19

Absolutely brilliant

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Reviewed: 18-04-19

No beating around the bush! Gets straight to the point- if you’re living and breathing then you must read/ listen to this.

  • How We Learn

  • By: Benedict Carey
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today - and how we can apply it to our own lives. From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A practical primer on the latest in learning

  • By Marcus on 12-01-15

Excellent

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Reviewed: 08-01-19

This book was informative and entertaining with cross referenced examples as well as reference points for further research

  • Quirkology

  • The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
  • By: Richard Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 696

For over 20 years, psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman has examined the quirky science of everyday life. In Quirkology, he navigates the backwaters of human behavior, discovering the telltale signs that give away a liar, the secret science behind speed dating and personal ads, and what a person's sense of humour reveals about the innermost workings of their mind - all along paying tribute to others who have carried out similarly weird and wonderful work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Laura Y. on 10-05-16

Interesting listen

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Reviewed: 09-12-18

A fascinating book filled with some wonderful social scientific research and developmental results that had me surprised

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  • Hello World

  • How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine
  • By: Hannah Fry
  • Narrated by: Hannah Fry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448

Welcome to the age of the algorithm, the story of a not-too-distant future where machines rule supreme, making important decisions - in health care, transport, finance, security, what we watch, where we go, even whom we send to prison. So how much should we rely on them? What kind of future do we want? Hannah Fry takes us on a tour of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us. In Hello World she lifts the lid on their inner workings, demonstrates their power, exposes their limitations and examines whether they really are an improvement on the humans they are replacing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very well balanced and informative view

  • By Justus on 14-09-18

Enlightening

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Reviewed: 01-10-18

This book is by far one of the best I have come across to introduce, familiarise and broadly understand the affect of our algorithmic world. Hanna not only delves in the past but also looks to the future with a scientific viewpoint of past case studies. A very well researched piece.

  • Talk Like TED

  • The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds
  • By: Carmine Gallo
  • Narrated by: Carmine Gallo, Fred Berman, Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. TED and associated Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. These are presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A worth while listen

  • By RyuuLondon on 20-02-19

Absolutely superb

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Reviewed: 22-09-18

This is by far one of the most helpful and interesting audio books that I have ever experienced- thank you

  • McMafia- Seriously Organised Crime

  • Brain Shot
  • By: Misha Glenny
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Abridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 8
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5

BRAIN SHOTS: Not everyone has the time to listen to long recordings of their favourite books- which is where Brain Shots come in. These are ‘big ideas’ books in a bite-sized audio format- taken complete and unabridged from the ebook edition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Mani Masuria on 09-04-18

Great book

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Reviewed: 09-04-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would highly recommend this book to those who wish to know how the REAL world works

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have added a story into it to make it more interesting... ahh it's been done!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The transference of drugs and how the criminals of the world work as one joint network, something any government would do well to learn from.

  • The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293
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The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless

  • By David Willingale on 28-12-17

Does what it says on the tin (cover)

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Reviewed: 09-04-18

What did you like best about The Art of War? What did you like least?

The conciseness of the book was great

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

A good book to keep for reference

Which character – as performed by Aidan Gillen – was your favourite?

Sun Tzu

Do you think The Art of War needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No follow up needed, the philosophy is indeed eternal but the time, place and circumstance is old