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Michael Doherty

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Brilliant

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Reviewed: 03-02-20

I admit. I was initially put off by the attention grabbing title but this is a real gem. Thoughtful in all the right places and irreverent in all the appropriate places too. Well worth a listen. More than once.

Thoroughly enjoyable

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Reviewed: 14-12-19

Loved it. A diamond of a book, reflecting light in thousands of facets on the subject of the afterlife.

Another great audio from Jon Ronson

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Reviewed: 12-02-19

I really enjoyed this from start to finish. fascinating stuff and really entertaining. I'll definitely listen to this again.

Fascinating

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Reviewed: 16-10-18

Deep thoughts presented with a great deal of insight and humour. So enjoyable listening to someone who doesn’t take himself too seriously yet has the intellect to take on the big issues.

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Inspiring

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Reviewed: 30-08-17

This is a book to listen to regularly. Lots of little gems. Insights into some great artists and writers and their innermost thoughts on their processes, their insecurities and their challenges. I'll be listening to this again.

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Rich, funny, interesting.

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Reviewed: 24-08-17

It's not often an author is so thought provoking, effortlessly eloquent and funny at the same time. A future classic and one that I will revisit as there are so many great quotes that resonate. "Examine anything and you illuminate everything ". Loved it.

Intelligent funny and engaging

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Reviewed: 25-07-17

Loved it. I read the book a few years ago but discovered it anew with this version. Lots of quotable quotes. Tons of insights and just the right amount of wry humour. Michael Foley is the new 'fantasy dinner guest'

Fascinating

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Reviewed: 20-05-17

Loved it. I had read the book a few years ago and found that the audio was even more engaging. Lots of really useful and easy to understand examples given to explain complex concepts.

Fascinating and fun

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Reviewed: 17-04-17

I wasn't sure about the level of this book as it does start from the very basic fundamentals but it does build into some really brilliant chapters. Loved it and will be keeping an eye open for more books by Ms Harkness.

One Of The Best - No, Actually THE Best

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Reviewed: 06-04-17

Where does Solve for Happy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This will become a classic. It's easy to listen to, intelligent, fresh, and most of all very personal and touching. I will listen to this over and over, as there is so much in it.

What did you like best about this story?

The intelligence, the new perspectives and the enlightenment flowing from it. I've read literally hundreds of this type of book. From now on, this is the only one I'll recommend to others.

Which character – as performed by Mo Gawdat – was your favourite?

na

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Lots of moving moments, but the mathematical analysis of randomness in evolution was (for me) something that changed everything for me.

Any additional comments?

Thanks, Mo, for putting this into words. It was an honour to hear it in your own voice.

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