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Ian Lawrence

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  • Effective Communication: How to Make Your Conversations More Meaningful, Speak Confidently and Stay in Control of Conversations at Work and in Relationships

  • By: Aaron Paul
  • Narrated by: Russell Newton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 26
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This book introduces you to the key tools and know-how that you need to effectively communicate in order to build stronger relationships and have better outcomes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By Ian Lawrence on 21-04-19

this is helpful

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Reviewed: 21-04-19

this could possibly help people with their communication skills. I know of 4 people including myself that would benefit from this

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,073
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    5 out of 5 stars 5,334
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,296

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of "wow, I never thought of it like that!"

  • By david on 17-03-17

brilliant

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Reviewed: 07-01-19

The narrator was very good, the work is impeccable. it sounds very logical. I would definitely listen to this again

  • A Little History of Philosophy

  • By: Nigel Warburton
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 823

Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Philosophy Bites

  • By dave on 01-03-15

I've learnt so much and know so little...

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Reviewed: 19-09-18

this is a book for people who aspire to critical thinking, you may be torn, you may be intrigued but one thing that I can guarantee you won't regret

  • A Little History of Religion

  • By: Richard Holloway
  • Narrated by: James Bryce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 877
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 868

In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote. Richard Holloway retells the entire history of religion - from the dawn of religious belief to the 21st century - with deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy. Writing for those with faith and those without, and especially for young listeners, he encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating book

  • By Mr. Paul M. Quirk on 05-01-17

awesome

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Reviewed: 23-08-18

this is a subject that thing down to listen to for a very long time I'm glad I've heard it

  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

  • By: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Narrated by: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,234
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,953
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932

In February 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge posted an impassioned argument on her blog about her deep-seated frustration with the way discussions of race and racism in Britain were constantly being shut down by those who weren't affected by it. She gave the post the title 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'. Her sharp, fiercely intelligent words hit a nerve, and the post went viral, spawning a huge number of comments from people desperate to speak up about their own similar experiences.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Flagrant Racism Posing as Social Justice

  • By Joaquin on 11-09-18

this is such a good book

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Reviewed: 10-07-18

read it if you find a subject matter important to you.
however coming from a female perspective there is a lot I did not know. I was quite interested in hearing the complexities of what black women go through in this country

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  • Natives

  • Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire
  • By: Akala
  • Narrated by: Akala
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,534
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,405
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,389

From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers - race and class have shaped Akala's life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today. Covering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right, Natives speaks directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain's racialised empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Interesting and Challenging Listen

  • By Ross Clark on 10-07-18

outstanding

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Reviewed: 17-06-18

I absolutely love this work.. to me it was almost like he was talking talking about me at some points. not living on a council estate, having makes friends from different ends, the institutionalised racism. the realisation that I have survived the b******* of Roadman. I would thoroughly recommend this to any adult or child. to understand that this is the Western world we live in......

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,288
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    5 out of 5 stars 10,334
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,280

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

It brought me back

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Reviewed: 19-05-18

I thought it was a brilliant retelling of stories I read as a child............ There were a few things I did not know...... And some other things were clarified....... After must thought I was reading a book made for children......