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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 1,351
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,043

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

  • 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 10,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,365

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
  • Just ok

  • By Kts on 11-03-17

definitely worth a f*ck

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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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

  • 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 772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681

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

  • 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 1,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612

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
  • Lots of violence but good business lessons also.

  • By Paschal on 18-04-16

gripping , must read

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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.

  • 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 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

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
  • Contains some interesting gems but...

  • By Allan S Ferguson on 19-12-18

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.

  • 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 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • better than the Phoenix Project!

  • By Mark on 10-06-18

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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