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  • The Chimp Paradox

  • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,662
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,429
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,319

Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be taught in Primary Schools!

  • By ChloetheMum on 17-07-12

Everyone should read/listen

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Reviewed: 24-08-18

A clear and untechnical description of how we as humans listen to and respond to everyday situations with different parts of our brain of differing levels of strength. Enlightening and thought provoking. Recommended

  • Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem

  • By: Tim Shipman
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 29 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

By the best-selling author of All Out War, shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2017. The unmissable account of politics covering Theresa May's time as PM through to the end of the election campaign. Stuffed to the brim with revelation and explanation of political debates and arguments and a superb follow-up to All Out War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and insightful

  • By Chris Tech on 23-01-18

And the Fall our continues

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Reviewed: 31-07-18

I have listened to both of Tim Shipman’s books. Very enjoyable and highly recommended. Looking forward to the next instalment with hopefully by then a post Brexit coda and the dust settled in the UK ;-)

  • The Road to Somewhere

  • The New Tribes Shaping British Politics
  • By: David Goodhart
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Many Remainers reported waking up the day after the Brexit vote feeling as if they were living in a foreign country. In fact, they were merely experiencing the same feeling that many British people have felt every day for years. Goodhart shows us how people have come to be divided into two camps: the 'Anywheres', who have 'achieved' identities, derived from their careers and education, and the 'Somewheres', who get their identity from a sense of place and from the people around them, and who feel a sense of loss due to mass immigration and rapid social change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic and insightful book

  • By Mormon8r on 08-03-18

On the money

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Reviewed: 28-03-18

A thoughtful well presented argument on where we are as a nation. Ends with lots of policy ideas to take forward.

  • Where We Are

  • By: Roger Scruton
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40
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    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Following his highly acclaimed and best-selling book England: An Elegy (Bloomsbury Continuum), Roger Scruton now seeks to assess the basis of national sentiment and loyalty at a time when the United Kingdom must redefine its position in the world. To what are our duties owed and why?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nicely read and well balanced arguments

  • By Kid Ooshi on 06-09-18

Essential listening

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Reviewed: 14-01-18

Essential listening for all especially our nations next generation of adults. Lots of ideas and principles to rally around.

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  • Middle East: Bolinda Beginner Guides

  • By: Philip Robins
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    4 out of 5 stars 7
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    4 out of 5 stars 7

The Middle East is notoriously complex and difficult. This compact book on the topic by the University of Oxford's leading expert does not shirk the challenge. Organised thematically, and dealing with all the pivotal issues in the region, from oil and religion to gender and conflict, this comprehensive primer is both easy-to-read and full of insight. Stuffed with historical background, real-life examples, profiles of key figures from Nasser to Gadaffi, and even popular jokes from the area, The Middle East: A Beginner’s Guide will captivate tourists, students, and the interested general reader alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loads of information and is read very fast . good

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-04-18

Very informative easy listening

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Reviewed: 16-06-15

Very informative easy listening. The narrator's voice can be a little robotic sounding but overall a worthwhile listening experience.