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  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

  • By: Chris Hadfield
  • Narrated by: Chris Hadfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,239

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality. Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's ‘Space Oddity' in space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable

  • By chikwan on 01-03-14

Great listen! Really enjoyed it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-19

An interesting new perspective on life. Really interesting read and very enjoyable. Make me evaluate my own life a little bit and think of where I can improve in my own life and every day life.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,019
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,987

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio better than print

  • By Fersh on 03-12-18

Michelle at her finest

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Reviewed: 24-03-19

So many things I want to say about this beautiful, smart and strong woman. But I am just going to say: you as a person and your book have left a lasting impact on me.

  • Everybody Lies

  • By: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

Insightful, surprising and with groundbreaking revelations about our society, Everybody Lies exposes the secrets embedded in our Internet searches, with a foreword by best-selling author Steven Pinker. Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters - and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess their secrets - about sexless marriages, mental health problems, even racist views.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes its hard tu visualize and the numbers

  • By Arunas Eitutis on 13-03-18

Excellent With A Fresh Perspective!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 27-11-18

Turns out, I am in the 3% of people who actually finish the books. This and many other facts were interesting and can certainly provide basis for work and personal life. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in psychology and social sciences. Now I wish I have studied this at school!

  • The Tipping Point

  • How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545

In this brilliant and original audiobook, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the 'tipping point', that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar occurrences in our everyday world, Gladwell explains the fascinating social dynamics that cause rapid change. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged version lacks substance

  • By Billy Bob on 24-08-15

Great book!

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Reviewed: 07-06-18

Good ideas, fresh and new, short and sweet. I’ve enjoyed listening to it. Would recommend!

  • Black Box Thinking

  • The Surprising Truth About Success
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,415

Columnist for The Times and best-selling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about learning from mistakes

  • By Kenny Marshall on 09-10-16

Educational

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Reviewed: 14-06-17

Very educational book and not at all based on cliche things we would expect to read. Useful insights and kept me interested to the end. Lovely!

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,974
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,628
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,592

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Ollie Chapman on 22-09-15

One of the best ever

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Reviewed: 10-11-16

She is smart, she is funny, she has charisma and character. This book is one of the best ones I've ever listened to / read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Write. Publish. Repeat.

  • The No-Luck Guide to Self-Publishing Success
  • By: Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt
  • Narrated by: Simon Whistler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

In 2013, Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt published 1.5 million words and made their full-time livings as indie authors. In Write. Publish. Repeat., they tell you how exactly how they did it: how they created over 15 independent franchises across 50+ published works, how they turned their art into a logical, sustainable business, and how any independent author can do the same to build a sustainable, profitable career with their writing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest and Useful

  • By ClaireM on 13-04-16

Absolutely Wondeful!

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Reviewed: 20-08-16

I am an experienced marketeer myself, but found this exceptionally useful. Love the narration and the script.

  • The Urban Monk

  • Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to Stop Time and Find Success, Happiness, and Peace
  • By: Pedram Shojai OMD
  • Narrated by: Pedram Shojai OMD
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

The Urban Monk, a New York Times best seller, reveals the secrets to finding an open heart, sharp mind, and grounded sense of well-being, even in the most demanding circumstances. Shojai's no-nonsense life mastery program brings together clear tools and exercises that can elevate your existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of the best

  • By Andy Lawrence on 21-07-16

Good basics

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-16

Books talks a lot about what majority already know, however, it uses examples to set us back on track on remind of life essentials. If you are looking to reconnect with yourself and go back to basics generally, this book is the one to help with that.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Obstacle Is the Way

  • The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic read

  • By Matthew Henry on 16-11-16

Absolutely Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 28-06-16

Loved every single chapter of the book. Such a rare find! Special thanks to Alex Ikonn for this recommendation!

Everything That Remains
    A Memoir by The Minimalists
    
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        Joshua Fields Millburn,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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        Simon Whistler
    
    


    
    Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    48 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Everything That Remains

  • A Memoir by The Minimalists
  • By: Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
  • Narrated by: Simon Whistler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

What if everything you ever wanted isn't what you actually want? Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn't anymore. Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage in the same month, Millburn started questioning every aspect of the life he had built for himself. Then, he accidentally discovered a lifestyle known as minimalism...and everything started to change.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Enjoyable memoirs from Joshua Fields

  • By Matt on 28-06-16

Life Changing!

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Reviewed: 10-04-16

This book has changed my view on so many things in so little time. Highly recommended for anyone, especially those in fast paced careers and lost.