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Cynthia Chukwu

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  • Be Brilliant Every Day

  • By: Andy Whittaker, Andy Cope
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

We all have good days and bad days. Some days we’re on form, others we can’t really be bothered and feel a little lack lustre. No one enjoys those slump days - so let’s do away with them! The wonderful, uplifting and funny authors of the best-selling The Art of Being Brilliant are here to show us how to get motivated, get positive and get happy, and, most importantly, how to be all three consistently. Every single day.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Message lost in terrible narration

  • By Murgatroyd on 23-12-15

funny reminder

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

Reviewed: 22-10-18

just like the authors wrote, it's a reminder of how you are when you're at your best. I really liked the naration.
there were times when I laughed loud enough to get stares in a crowded bus! delightful

  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493

Listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of mystery and suffering that surround the process - and showing us all just how easy it can be. By sharing stories from her own life as well as from her friends and the people who have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big Magic indeed!

  • By Andy F. on 01-12-15

Thoroughly enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 13-09-18

there's something particularly great about having an author read their book. this is no exception. it felt like a very good conversation with a friend. Elizabeth is encouraging and doesn't take it too seriously which is the point of being creative. loved it!

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,589
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,198

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Della Michelle on 14-06-17

Hilarious and interesting

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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: 12-09-18

This is one funny book. I laughed out loud in some instances and truly liked the story telling. Kevin has a way of telling even the saddest points of the story in a light hearted manner.
it's a great book. I'm pretty sure I'll listen to it over and over.

  • You Do You

  • How to Be Who You Are and Use What You've Got to Get What You Want
  • By: Sarah Knight
  • Narrated by: Sarah Knight
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

From the author who brought you the 'genius' best sellers The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F--k and Get Your Sh*t Together. In The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F--k, our favourite 'anti-guru' Sarah Knight unleashed the power of saying no. In Get Your Sh*t Together, she prioritised the sh*t you need and want to do so you can achieve your hopes and dreams. Now she's back, doubling down on your happiness with her latest message: You Do You.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • poor

  • By hassan on 20-06-18

funny and and relatable

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-18

I laughed quite a bit and could totally relate to some of the points in the book. Sarah understands herself which makes her quite confident and her style of writing and speaking easy to listen to.

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  • The Joy of Less

  • A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify
  • By: Francine Jay
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her self-published bestseller, The Joy of Less. In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition - featuring never-before-seen content - Jay brings her philosophy to more listeners who are eager to declutter. Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • There is a nice message here but ...

  • By sparkles on 07-01-17

Good .

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

Reviewed: 28-06-18

This is a good book for an introduction to minimalism but is geared more towards people with families who haven't heard of minimalism.
If you have some introduction already, there might not be a lot of new information for you.
but good book overall.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich

  • Living Each Day As If It Were Your Last
  • By: Lee Lipsenthal M.D.
  • Narrated by: Lee Lipsenthal M.D.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Lee Lipsenthal had a charmed life: married to the love of his life, the proud father of two remarkable children, working as medical director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. In his personal relationships and with his patients, Lee was committed to living his life fully and gratefully each day. The power of those beliefs was tested in July 2009, when he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, leaving him with a 90 percent chance of dying within five years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than just platitudes

  • By Rachel on 22-06-18

Simply Amazing...

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

Reviewed: 19-06-18

please buy this book.listen to it over and over.somuch honesty, kindness and wisdom rolled into one sweet life. his narration makes it even better and it sounded like he was holding back tears at some point in the last few chapters. very moving book and extremely well written.

  • She's Still There

  • Rescuing the Girl in You
  • By: Chrystal Evans Hurst, Priscilla Shirer - foreword
  • Narrated by: Chrystal Evans Hurst
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

What's a woman to do if her life is not taking shape the way that she thought that it would? What happens when she looks at herself in the mirror, lingering just a little longer than usual, and realizes that she no longer recognizes the person staring back at her? What does she do when she sees that somehow her life has drifted away from all her original hopes, dreams, or plans? Speaker, blogger, and writer Chrystal Evans Hurst wrote this book because she was that woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very honest and relatable:)

  • By Cynthia Chukwu on 13-06-18

very honest and relatable:)

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

Reviewed: 13-06-18

even better because Chrystal read it herself. and i'll be recommending this book a lot!

  • Year of Yes

  • How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person
  • By: Shonda Rhimes
  • Narrated by: Shonda Rhimes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661

The megatalented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder chronicles how saying yes for one year changed her life - and how it can change yours, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Angie on 04-12-15

loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-18

Shonda is a great story teller and really carried the reader along. Her stories are very relatable and their are many laugh out loud moments. :)

  • The Year of Living Danishly

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • By: Helen Russell
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Completely fascinating and bonkers

  • By melisa on 04-11-15

Great narration!!!!

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

Reviewed: 19-03-18

if I could rate Lucy's performance higher.i would.the story is great and funny! thoroughly enjoyed

  • I Am Number 8

  • Overlooked and Undervalued, but Not Forgotten by God
  • By: John Gray, Joel Osteen - foreword
  • Narrated by: John Gray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

If God can take David - the invisible eighth son of a forgotten family - and turn him into a king, just imagine what magnificent plans he has for redeeming your life. David was born a number eight - a hidden gem, often overlooked and undervalued by everyone except for God. For David, being a number eight seemed like a curse until the day God transformed him from the unknown eighth son of Jesse into the much-honored king of Israel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow Amazing story!

  • By Carmen Carrol on 20-08-18

Heartfelt

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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: 26-02-18

this is a great book. I got it after watching a sermon from John Gray. He really tells life stories that remind you that God"s never done no matter what field you find yourself. he's also really funny:)