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  • Quirkology

  • The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
  • By: Richard Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 666

For over 20 years, psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman has examined the quirky science of everyday life. In Quirkology, he navigates the backwaters of human behavior, discovering the telltale signs that give away a liar, the secret science behind speed dating and personal ads, and what a person's sense of humour reveals about the innermost workings of their mind - all along paying tribute to others who have carried out similarly weird and wonderful work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Laura Y. on 10-05-16

Amusingly brilliant

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Reviewed: 31-03-19

Not often I listen to the same book twice in a row but this one was worth it. Highly entertaining and equally interesting. Well written and presented

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dodging Energy Vampires

  • An Empath's Guide to Evading Relationships That Drain You and Restoring Your Health and Power
  • By: Christiane Northrup MD
  • Narrated by: Christiane Northrup MD
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Highly sensitive people - or empaths - see life through the eyes of compassion and caring. They were born that way. As a result, they carry a tremendous amount of inner light. But they’re also the favored prey of “vampires” who feed off empaths’ energy and disrupt their lives on every level - physical, emotional, and financial.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • not about freeing yourself from toxic people

  • By Katie Hayes on 11-03-19

Brilliant read

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Reviewed: 08-03-19

Great read and well presented. In depth look at energy vampires. Highlights the signs to look for in a vampire as well as how to protect yourself from one. Scary psychology behind these energy vampires explored and simple guide to stopping it from happening. A must read for anyone interested in psychology.

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  • Capitalism vs. Socialism: Comparing Economic Systems

  • By: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor Edward F. Stuart PhD
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Ever since we produced our course Thinking About Capitalism, customers have expressed interest in a follow-up course that could help them understand socialism in the same way. After much consideration, we determined that it actually would be more beneficial to create a course that compares and contrasts the two major global economic theories, examining them in ways that move past the polemics many of us are used to and looking at these systems as they relate to one another and the world at large.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A history of why capitalism was best all along!

  • By G Douglas Whistler on 07-12-18

Good listen

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Reviewed: 25-02-19

Interesting through out. Very much a must to anyone interested in economic systems. An eye opener regarding various countries and their monetary practices and wealth distributions. Well read and presented.

  • The Audacity of Hope

  • Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, he calls for a different brand of politics: a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of "our improbable experiment in democracy".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • American politics made easy

  • By Natasha on 01-12-08

Great listen

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Reviewed: 16-02-19

Interesting read. Highlight the path of the American dream regarding the minority’s and the difficulty’s they have endured. He covers many aspects of the American dream including how far along equality has come in America and how far it still has to go. Well read and presented.

  • Madeleine

  • Our Daughter's Disappearance and the Continuing Search for Her
  • By: Kate McCann
  • Narrated by: Kate McCann (introduction), Lesley Sharp
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

The decision to publish the book has been very difficult, and taken with heavy hearts... My reason for writing it is simple: to give an account of the truth... Writing this memoir has entailed recording some very personal, intimate and emotional aspects of our lives. Sharing these with strangers does not come easily to me, but if I hadn't done so I would not have felt the book gave as full a picture as it is possible for me to give.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 10% Madeline, 90% excuses

  • By Kristine on 19-05-18

Touching listen

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Reviewed: 08-02-19

Difficult to comprehend the emotions these dear people have had to endure but the book does reflect this pretty well. Very interesting look on the case, which balances off some of the negative articles that have been printed about the McCann’s. It details a number of question that the public domain has brought to light although outlining with confidence the innocence of the McCann’s. It’s a must read for anyone who has been following the case since that fateful day.

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  • Other Minds

  • The Octopus and The Evolution of Intelligent Life
  • By: Peter Godfrey-Smith
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

A philosopher dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousness. Peter Godfrey-Smith is a leading philosopher of science. He is also a scuba diver whose underwater videos of warring octopuses have attracted wide notice. In this audiobook he brings his parallel careers together to tell a bold new story of how nature became aware of itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • stunning look at the evolution of thinking...

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-03-18

Incredible

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Reviewed: 18-01-19

Brilliant book well presented and full of mind blowing facts. It was a shame when I got to the end. A must listen for anyone who is into marine life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 12th Planet

  • Earth Chronicles Series, Book 1
  • By: Zecharia Sitchin
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

The product of 30 years of intensive research, The 12th Planet is the first book in Zecharia Sitchin's prophetic Earth Chronicles series - a revolutionary body of work that offers indisputable documentary proof of humanity's extraterrestrial forefathers. Travelers from the stars, they arrived eons ago, and planted the genetic seed that would ultimately blossom into a remarkable species...called Man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worthwhile read

  • By Morgoth on 01-05-18

Great read

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Reviewed: 12-01-19

Brilliantly interesting. A must for anyone who love the subject and insightful even amongst so many books of this genre. Well presented and read.

  • The Gripping Hand

  • By: Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, award-winning authors of such best sellers as Footfall and The Legacy of Heorot, return us to the Mote, and to the universe of Kevin Renner and Horace Bury, of Rod Blaine and Sally Fowler. There, 25 years have passed since humanity quarantined the mysterious aliens known as Moties within the confines of their own solar system. They have spent a quarter century analyzing and agonizing over the deadly threat posed by the only aliens mankind has ever encountered - a race divided into distinct biological forms, each serving a different function: Master, Mediator, Engineer, Warrior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Waited for more

  • By Mara on 07-07-14

Great listen

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Reviewed: 14-12-18

Well presented and seemed to be more academic but just as good as first book. I love the political complexity within the human and alien characters.

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, if a little short

  • By ian on 23-06-17

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 13-12-18

Great book read well and gets to the point. Short book but full of interesting information. A must to any none professional astrophysics lovers as well as professionals.

  • The Art of Invisibility

  • The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data
  • By: Kevin Mitnick
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Like it or not, your every move is being watched and analyzed. Consumers' identities are being stolen, and a person's every step is being tracked and stored. What once might have been dismissed as paranoia is now a hard truth, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand. In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick illustrates what is happening without your knowledge - and he teaches you "the art of invisibility".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting read

  • By Paul c on 12-12-18

Interesting read

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Reviewed: 12-12-18

A must read for anyone who uses the internet old or young. A good insight into the negatives aspects of internet security or lack of. 10 out of 10

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