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  • The Happy Brain

  • The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why
  • By: Dean Burnett
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
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    4 out of 5 stars 151

The enthusiasm for and expectation of happiness are so widespread today that fundamental questions about it are often overlooked. For starters, the most basic question of all: where does happiness come from? Is it your brain - a mere concoction of chemicals or network of neurons? Is it in fact your gut? (Spoiler alert: yes. Sort of) Or is it external? Is it love or sex or money or success? And what are these doing to our brains anyway? In The Happy Brain, Neuroscientist Dean Burnett delves into our most private selves to investigate what causes happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and good listen

  • By John on 08-05-18

Good read

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Reviewed: 23-05-19

I enjoyed this book although the idiot brain is a much better book. Very interesting

  • The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

  • How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake
  • By: Steven Novella
  • Narrated by: Steven Novella
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 96
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    5 out of 5 stars 89
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    5 out of 5 stars 88

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is your guide through this maze of modern life. It covers essential critical thinking skills as well as giving insight into how your brain works and how to avoid common pitfalls in thinking. They discuss the difference between science and pseudoscience, how to recognise common science news tropes, how to discuss conspiracy theories with that crazy colleague of yours and how to apply all of this to everyday life. As fascinating as it is entertaining, this enthralling audiobook is your essential guide to seeing through the fake news and media manipulation in our increasingly confusing world. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SGU fan enjoys SGU book

  • By Wolfie's Wibbles on 07-05-19

just good

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Reviewed: 12-12-18

enjoyed this very much changed the way I think when I thought I already did think skeptically

  • WTF?

  • What have we done? Why did it happen? How do we take back control?
  • By: Robert Peston
  • Narrated by: Robert Peston, Luke Thompson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

There has been a people's revolt against the way the West has been run. Brexit, Trump, the recent British and French elections saw millions of people shouting that they were sick to death of things never getting better. In WTF Robert Peston gives us his highly personal account of what those who have ruled us for years got so badly wrong and what we need to do to mend the terrible fractures in our society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-11-17

A book every politician should read.

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Reviewed: 30-04-18

fantastic book, Peston dismantles brexit and demonstrates the mistakes made by this and other governments of the last 25 years.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Idiot Brain

  • A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head Is Really up To
  • By: Dean Burnett
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781

Why do you lose arguments with people who know MUCH LESS than you? Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing...but can't remember her name? And why, after your last break-up, did you find yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days, moving only to wipe the snot and tears haphazardly from your face? Here's why: the idiot brain. For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! A much needed explanation. Thank you 😊

  • By Nobby Senior on 25-02-17

very good book

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Reviewed: 22-04-17

the narrator is fantastic and the humor is well thought out and delivered perfectly excellent book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Creating Freedom

  • Power, Control and the Fight for Our Future
  • By: Raoul Martinez
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

The ideal of freedom is at the heart of our political and economic system. It is foundational to our sense of justice, our way of life, our conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that we think we are? In Creating Freedom, Raoul Martinez brings together a torrent of mind-expanding ideas, facts and arguments to dismantle sacred myths central to our society - myths about free will, free markets, free media and free elections.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing food for thought

  • By Christoph Fischer on 10-08-17

very insightful and interesting book. loved it.

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Reviewed: 11-03-17

Incredibly insightful read one of the breast books I've read in a while wig the exception of homo sapians. this book is a must read for those who are unsure of the current ideology we currently ascribe to.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Parliament Ltd

  • A journey to the dark heart of British politics
  • By: Martin Williams
  • Narrated by: Esther Wane, Luke Thompson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

In Parliament Ltd, investigative journalist Martin Williams reveals the true extent of greed and corruption in Westminster. Containing explosive new revelations about the activities of those at the top, this is a shocking untold tale that goes to the rotten heart of British politics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • painfully exposing the Parliament

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-09-16

Very good book loved it

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Reviewed: 24-08-16

narration was very good book was interesting not quite the scandal I was anticipating but demonstrates the attitude held by many politicians and the reason why all of us dislike politicians and why they are all so out of touch with everyday people.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful