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  • Why We Sleep

  • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • By: Matthew Walker
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,851
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,791

Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is Sleep just for the Weak?

  • By R Blades on 15-01-18

fascinating

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

Reviewed: 08-02-19

Absolutely loved this book and it's message about getting enough sleep. Wasn't aware of how many the health benefits sleep actually promotes, definitely would recommend to anybody interested in the field of sleep or just wanting an interesting read.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,743
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,788

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

Spellbinding

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Wonderful to hear the Greek myths told in such a wonderful way. Stevens voice adds a extra element to these wonderful stories and his extra pieces of information only enhance the stories a joy to listen to and would definitely reread in the future

  • The Power of Now

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,170

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By John on 02-03-11

Interesting book..

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

some very interesting thoughts about spiritual development and how to gain enlightenment and release from suffering and distress in our everyday lives.

  • Stonehenge

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

Bernard Cornwell's brilliant novel, reissued for fans to find out the story behind the stones. This is the tale of three brothers and of their rivalry that created this great temple. One summer's day, a dying stranger carrying great wealth in gold comes to the settlement of Ratharryn. The three sons of Ratharryn's chief each perceive the great gift in a different way. The eldest, Lengar, the warrior, harnesses his murderous ambition to be a ruler and take great power for his tribe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lost in time

  • By B Gillingham on 12-08-17

brilliant story

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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: 10-10-16

fantastic performance as always from Jonathan. loved the story and could put down, full of mystery legend and facts very well written and enjoyable

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  • Inferno

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,135

Dan Brown’s new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan Brown comments: "Although I studied Dante’s Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • start was hard going. story good but over descript

  • By BD on 17-07-17

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 13-08-16

love the story and the fast pace story goes out. full of conspiracy twists turns and surprises most enjoyable story well performed.

  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,661

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did it end?

  • By PatriciaWN on 25-08-10

enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 22-07-16

if you love a good story full of ancient mysticism and conspiracy then this is for you it's a really good and enjoyable read and well performed.

  • Long Walk to Freedom

  • The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
  • By: Nelson Mandela
  • Narrated by: Danny Glover
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling, and uplifting, Long Walk to Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience, and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating & beautifully narrated.

  • By Karen on 27-08-06

amazing story

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

Reviewed: 13-07-16

really well delivered. good to hear recording of really life events with in the story.

  • The Burning Land

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 5
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629

In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity.... First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Jonathan Keeble?

  • By AdeG on 10-10-14

good fighting

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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: 12-05-16

The story continue to be fast and furious with twists at times. New narater will take time to get use to.

  • Harmony

  • A New Way of Looking at Our World
  • By: H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
  • Narrated by: H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Long before the phrase 'climate change' was a universal catchphrase, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales was studying the impact of industrialization on the environment. Now in this fascinating cross-discipline work, the Prince of Wales calls upon his years of research and explores the way in which mankind must work to restore the delicate balance with nature that we've lost in the centuries since the industrial revolution began.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful book!

  • By Creeda on 01-02-11

Fascinating

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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: 28-04-16

This book came as a pleasant surprise, It is well researched with real life example of how we as individuals, community's and country's can help the planet and all that live upon her. HRH presents fascinating views and historical facts and is well worth reading.

  • Music and the Brain

  • By: Aniruddh D. Patel, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Aniruddh D. Patel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Music is an integral part of humanity. Every culture has music, from the largest society to the smallest tribe. Its marvelous range of melodies, themes, and rhythms taps in to something universal. Babies are soothed by it. Young adults dance for hours to it. Older adults can relive their youth with the vivid memories it evokes. Music is part of our most important rituals, and it has been the medium of some of our greatest works of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clear intro to the neuroscience of music

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 26-11-15

interesting

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

hard to understand at times but some interesting view points and study with in the lectures.

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