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  • Hygge: The Danish Secrets of Happiness

  • How to Be Happy and Healthy in Your Daily Life
  • By: Maya Thoresen
  • Narrated by: Sarah DaMetz
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
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    5 out of 5 stars 11
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    5 out of 5 stars 11

Is your life so crazy busy that you don’t even remember the last time you sat down and got to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea? Remember those carefree days when you sat for hours talking with your girlfriends or your buddies without interruption? Remember how you felt? Happy. Relaxed. Content. Comfortable. It was just you and them. That level of happiness is Hygge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very lovely

  • By Anonymous User on 03-05-19

Very lovely

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Reviewed: 03-05-19

Very lovely teaching of life, simple and sweet but has such a great impact. Would definitely recommend and will listen to it many times in the future

  • The Lost Words

  • By: Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
  • Narrated by: Guy Garvey, Edith Bowman, Benjamin Zephaniah, and others
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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    5 out of 5 stars 85
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble, Acorn and Lark represent the natural world of childhood, a rich landscape of discovery and imagination that is fading from children's minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of the poetry of nature words and the living glory of our distinctive British countryside. With acrostic spell-poems by peerless wordsmith Robert Macfarlane, this enchanting audiobook captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure magic!

  • By Anonymous User on 23-02-19

Lovely.

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Reviewed: 01-04-19

This book was lovely, nice to just lie around on the sofa or in the garden, or in the bath listening too. The different narrators are great. Very relaxing, you could definitely listen again and again.

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,981
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    5 out of 5 stars 4,617
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,609

To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine, was just their hometown: familiar, well ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It was the children who saw - and felt - what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth a read

  • By T. Owen on 19-11-17

Gripping!

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Reviewed: 01-04-19

Stephen King's IT is absolutely amazing. The whole story is gripping, you feel a whirlwind of emotions such as sadness, compassion and joy. I would recommend it to anyone, even those who aren't that into horror. This is a whole other level of fiction!

Will definitely re-read in the future

  • Ep. 1: Why is Everyone Meditating? (Calm World: Introduction to Meditation)

  • By: Alice Fraser, Ash Ranpura
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 39
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    4 out of 5 stars 37
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    4 out of 5 stars 36

Alice Fraser starts this series by telling a story about how the world is speeding up. How did we get to a place where everything is so fast all the time? A place where we have no time to slow down. She chats to Robert Colville, an author who has written about the history of speeding up. Ash talks to Brigid Schulte. She wrote a book called Overwhelmed: How To Love Work And Play When No One Has The Time. She says technology and time management are taking over our lives and making us more and more distracted. And that is actually changing our brains. The episode will end with the author and journalist Robert Wright talking about the idea of the red pill in the Matrix. He tells Alice we have deluded ourselves for too long but there is a way out: meditation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting topic, cringeworthy presenters

  • By Justine Appleby on 06-05-19

Try meditation

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Reviewed: 02-02-19

Great for people of all levels of meditation if you want to know a little more about the history and medical benefits. Would definitely recommend to those who's minds may wander

  • The 3-Day Effect

  • By: Florence Williams
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

The 3-Day Effect is a look at the science behind why being in the wild for a minimum of three days can make us happier, healthier and more creative. Whether it’s rafting down Utah’s Green River, backpacking in Colorado wilderness or strolling through Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., scientists are finding that immersions in nature can reduce anxiety, enhance creativity and boost overall well-being.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We need more of this

  • By Chris F on 30-10-18

Great perspective!

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Reviewed: 29-01-19

Really eye opening and positive podcast. Would definitely recommend to anyone who has mental health issues or is unsure of themselves

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  • Paganism and Witchcraft for the Beginner

  • By: James David Rockefeller
  • Narrated by: Slade Womack
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 3
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Are you looking for a different spiritual way to live? Do you feel drawn to an ancient way of life, such as paganism? If yes, look no further. This book will help you learn about paganism and witchcraft. Paganism basically refers to a wide variety of traditions and rituals that emphasize reverence for nature and the natural order in life. For pagans, spiritual growth is related to the cycles of the earth and they pay a lot of attention to ecological preservation. Pagans don't believe in monotheism, i.e. in the doctrine that there is only one God. They believe in polytheism, meaning they believe in multiple deities with different religions and rituals. They believe that all objects, places, and creatures possess a distinct spiritual essence and need to be revered, a concept called animism. Some of the modern forms of paganism have roots in 19th century European nationalism. Most of these groups, however, trace their roots to the 1960s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and Sweet

  • By Anonymous User on 15-12-18

Short and Sweet

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Reviewed: 15-12-18

I really enjoyed this introduction,great way to decide if you would like to learn more

  • After You

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,608
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,268
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,257

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of After You by the Jojo Moyes, the stunning sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Me Before You. Jojo Moyes says: "I hadn't planned to write a sequel to Me Before You. But working on the movie script and reading the sheer volume of tweets and emails every day asking what Lou did with her life meant that the characters never left me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Linden on 20-12-15

Second best!

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Reviewed: 12-06-18

Great book, really lovely to listen too. Definitely not as good as the first, but me before you were big shoes to fill. Definitely recommend for those who have read the first!