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Richelle Arundel

Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
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  • Narrated by the Author: How to Produce an Audiobook on a Budget

  • By: Renee Conoulty
  • Narrated by: Renee Conoulty
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
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Do you want to be part of the growing audiobook industry? Are you an indie author looking to expand your readership? Learn how to narrate and produce your own professional quality audiobook within a budget. I won't bore you with a list of my expert qualifications because I don't have any. I'm not a tech wiz. I'm not an actor. I'm an average person, just like you, and if I can do it, then so can you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very informative and brief

  • By Richelle Arundel on 29-09-18

very informative and brief

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Reviewed: 29-09-18

i like that this book covers a lot of useful information with lots of resource links but is concise and easily accessible - not filled with salesy fluff

  • Transgender History, Second Edition

  • The Roots of Today's Revolution
  • By: Susan Stryker
  • Narrated by: Emily Cauldwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
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Covering American transgender history from the mid-20th century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent updated review of US trans history

  • By Richelle Arundel on 02-09-18

An excellent updated review of US trans history

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Reviewed: 02-09-18

Loved this book because a lot of the recent struggle for trans rights in the US has not been reported here in tge UK. This updated edition in particular puts the recent backlash against trans people into perspectuve and shows how the radical feminist transphobia (TERF Wars) is nothing more than a resurgence of tired and bigotted rhetoric that has reared its ugly head at regular intervals since the sixties. i would have liked to hear more about the pre twentieth century history.

  • How to Be Human: The Manual

  • By: Ruby Wax
  • Narrated by: Ruby Wax, Ash Ranpura, Gelong Thubten
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
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With a little help from a monk (who tells us how our mind works) and a neuroscientist (who tells us how our brain works), Ruby Wax answers every question you've ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion. Filled with witty anecdotes from Ruby's own life, and backed up by smart science and practical mindfulness exercises, How to be Human is the only manual you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iPhone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • l am now a little bit in love with Ruby Wax

  • By Anonymous User on 26-02-18

Another inspirational book from Ruby Wax

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Reviewed: 25-07-18

This book builds on Frazzled with the addion of expert input from a monk and a neuroscientist. I love Ruby's down to earth humour which makes sure the topic remains grounded and accessible by all.

  • A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled

  • By: Ruby Wax
  • Narrated by: Ruby Wax
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
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Five hundred years ago no one died of stress: we have invented this concept, and now we let it rule us. Rest has become a dirty word, and our idea of satisfaction is answering the last email. We're sleepwalking through our own lives. Ruby Wax shows us how to wake up from this stupor with a scientific solution to modern problems: mindfulness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Empathetic

  • By maria on 20-02-16

inspiring

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Reviewed: 19-07-18

Loved this book. Difficult topic addressed with humour and sensitivity. will now be following Ruby's 6 week mindfullness course and studyingtge tipic in greater detail. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has heard about mi dfulness but thought it was all too new age. This is practical down to earth mindfulness and meditation for everyone.

  • Overcoming Bias

  • Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences
  • By: Tiffany Jana, Matthew Freeman
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Jana
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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Everybody's biased. We all harbor unconscious assumptions that get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from working harmoniously and effectively with other people. In our increasingly diverse society this can be a real stumbling block. Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman - consultants who also happen to be a biracial couple - argue that ultimately the only way to really overcome bias is to focus our energy on building relationships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an excellent approach to managing bias

  • By Richelle Arundel on 05-06-18

an excellent approach to managing bias

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Reviewed: 05-06-18

excelent book. it does tend to present bias as a problem to be overcome which is signalled in the title rather than as a natural human characteristic that just needs to be managed. that said the approach of acti ely engaging in a more diverse world and the exMple stories afe very inspiring

  • Platform

  • Get Noticed in a Noisy World
  • By: Michael Hyatt
  • Narrated by: Michael Hyatt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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To be successful in the market today, you must possess two strategic assets: a compelling product and a meaningful platform. In this step-by-step guide, Michael Hyatt, former CEO and current Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, takes readers behind the scenes, into the new world of social media success. He shows you what best-selling authors, public speakers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other creative minds are doing differently to win customers in today’s crowded marketplace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How to platform

  • By Janice B on 20-03-16

Excellent guide tp personal marketing

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Reviewed: 21-04-18

my favourite audio book are tye ones i want to listen to again and that isxexactly how i felt about Platform. packed with great proven tips for getting noticed and remembered in this noisy world. if you want to master blogging twitter and professional speaking this isxa must have manual.

  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • By: Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
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We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won't budge. Why? In this highly enjoyable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control. He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb and a Game Changer.

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-18

This is THE diet and health program for me

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Reviewed: 05-04-18

Althoug much of the content in this book is not new to me the most important thing i have learned is that INSULIN causes obesity. That guiding principle puts all the other information into perspective. the solution is a simple approach to diet and health -simple but not necessarily easy.

  • 10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness

  • By: Alanna Collen
  • Narrated by: Robyn Addison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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In this groundbreaking book, Alanna Collen explores the extraordinary world of the powerful microbes that make up 90 percent of the human body. You are just 10 percent human. For every one of the cells that make your body, there are nine impostor cells. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but bacteria and fungi. You are not an individual but a colony of microbes. Far from being passive, the trillions of microbes that live on and in you are intimately involved in running your body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most interesting and informative book

  • By Tinkerbell on 29-06-15

unexpectedly readable book.

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Reviewed: 17-05-17

really enjoyed listening to this book. I didn't expect a quite scientific book about the gut to also be a real page turner. if you or anyone you love suffers from any 21st century conditions like diabetes, obesity, IBS, asma, autism, ME - then this book may change your life.

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  • Made to Stick

  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
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Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best communication books ever written

  • By Mr. R. D. Cox on 02-02-10

Excellent book every speaker should read

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Reviewed: 29-10-16

really inspiring book full of great memorable ideas and stories. I shall be reading it again there is so much to learn here.

  • TED Talks

  • The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: Chris Anderson, Tom Rielly, Kelly Stoetzel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience's worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much more than a public speaking guide

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-07-17

Excellent book

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Reviewed: 14-09-16

Absolutely loved this book. Chris may not be tge best speaker himself but he has observed so many speeches and knows what makes a great speech. Essential if you are planning a TED talk but a must have for anyone wanting to improve their public speaking.

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