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  • Finite and Infinite Games

  • By: James Carse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 15

“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite, the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change - as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen with an important view on ourselves

  • By Miklos Tibor on 06-05-18

Tedious and pointless

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-19

Gave up in first chapter. concept sounded great but content was a blur of noise that was a machine gun of seemingly random information. wasn't sure what the point was. might have been good but I couldn't face any more confusion.

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  • The Chimp Paradox

  • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,964

Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be taught in Primary Schools!

  • By ChloetheMum on 17-07-12

Life changing

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

Arghhh ... why didn't I read this years ago. obvious, brilliant .... must read and then use forever

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  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised)

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,139

A dynamic remastering of the original BBC Radio 4 full-cast serial - Fit the First to Fit the Sixth - which spawned a phenomenal hitchhiking legend. The original series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, remastered by Dirk Maggs (director of the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases) to give a full, vibrant sound, now with Philip Pope’s version of the familiar theme tune and specially re-recorded announcements by John Marsh. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • funny, adventurous and youthful

  • By Ryan on 07-10-09

initiated at last

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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: 20-12-18

told to read this by a colleague and now hooked. will be audibling the whole series now

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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,146

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First half interesting, second half meh

  • By P. Healey on 30-03-17
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne

definitely worth a f*ck

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

Reviewed: 27-11-18

surprisingly good and very different to my expectations. give a f*CK amount the right things, be honest yourself, workout what is important in your life

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  • Leaders Eat Last

  • Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work. This is not a crazy, idealised notion. In many successful organisations, great leaders are creating environments in which teams trust each other so deeply that they would put their lives on the line for each other. Yet other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? Today's workplaces tend to be full of cynicism, paranoia and self-interest.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some new ideas

  • By JedHoll on 27-08-17

Don't read if you don't want to improve your life

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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: 16-10-18

so obvious but brilliant - you won't be disappointed. go on change your and the people around you lives

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  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,095

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-enriching book

  • By Simon on 14-08-18

gripping , must read

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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: 27-09-18

A gripping must read for any leader. I wish I could met and get guidance from these guys in person.

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  • Beyond the Phoenix Project

  • The Origins and Evolution of DevOps
  • By: Gene Kim, John Willis
  • Narrated by: Gene Kim, John Willis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Gene Kim and John Willis present this nine-part series that includes an oral history of the DevOps movement, as well as discussion around pivotal figures and philosophies that DevOps draws upon, from Goldratt to Deming; from Lean to Safety Culture to Learning Organizations.The audiobook is a great way for listeners to take an even deeper dive into topics relevant to DevOps and leading technology organizations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A blog talk about the back ground of Phoenix

  • By Jim on 10-02-19

must read for anyone interested in DevOps

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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: 06-07-18

if you like DevOps you'll love this book. if you work in or with IT and are not retiring in next 2-3 years then you should really read this book.

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  • Rolling Rocks Downhill

  • The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Entertaining Way to Learn Agile and Lean
  • By: Clarke Ching
  • Narrated by: Paul Kearney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

A large software-intensive project, called FPP, that has been running late since day 1, but now, suddenly, needs to launch on an impossibly early date, or else. You feel their pain, and their joy, as they battle problem after problem until, slowly, torturously, they rediscover the few - but fundamental - principles underlying successful commercial software development.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good, not too long.

  • By Jennifers Daddy on 19-10-17
  • Rolling Rocks Downhill
  • The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Entertaining Way to Learn Agile and Lean
  • By: Clarke Ching
  • Narrated by: Paul Kearney

better than the Phoenix Project!

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

brilliant story, strong message, gripping I've recommended this book to everyone I work with - thank you

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