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  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,548

Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, 2007.
Winner of the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, Richard Dawkins has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Food for thought

  • By Louise on 11-02-07

yawn.. hard content read in a monotone

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-16

What disappointed you about The God Delusion?

It's not an easy topic to focus on, the sound of Prof Dawkins voice becomes very irritating quite early on.

Has The God Delusion put you off other books in this genre?

yes

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward ?

anyone with some energy

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The God Delusion?

not sure, managed about 3 hours before it all blended into one monotone lullaby.. had to turn it off as I was driving at the time and needed to stay awake. Could not face turning it back on a second time

Any additional comments?

not one i would recommend

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Game

  • By: Neil Strauss
  • Narrated by: Neil Strauss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661

The Game recounts the incredible adventures of the everyday man who transforms himself from a shy, awkward writer into the quick-witted, smooth-talking Style, a character irresistible to women. But just when life is better than he could have ever dreamed (he uses his techniques on Britney Spears, receives life coaching from Tom Cruise, moves into a mansion with Courtney Love, and is officially voted the World's Number One Pickup Artist), he falls head over heels for a woman who can beat him at his own game.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A noughtys hit I missed and now caught up.

  • By MR on 21-03-16

Is this a bad comedy, written by a fantasist?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-16

Would you try another book written by Neil Strauss or narrated by Neil Strauss?

No, this book was one of the worst I have ever heard

What could Neil Strauss have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

he could have written something that was not pure fantasy

How did the narrator detract from the book?

voice is annoying and seems like the narrator is trying to hard

What character would you cut from The Game?

all of them

Any additional comments?

this book is just awful, written by a geek who thinks he is the king of pickup artists living in a squalid mansion in the hollywood hills.. although I suspect the reality is more "living in his mothers basement looking for internet porn"

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  • Millionaire MBA Business Mentoring Programme, Week 2

  • By: Richard Parkes Cordock
  • Narrated by: various
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Whether you are planning to start your first business, or are growing an existing business, having a mentor who has been there and done it before is an invaluable tool.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • great course but horrible soundtrack

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-08-10

great course but horrible soundtrack

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-10

This is a very interesting piece of work and the content is excellent.. the only thing that lets this down is the very irritating 80's keyboard sounding music between modules.. I always have to turn it down as it seems to go on forever. What were you thinking of Mr Parkes Cordock????? Excellent work but would have got another 2 stars on the rating if it was not for the terrible music edited into the programme.

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  • Millionaire MBA Business Mentoring Programme, Week 1

  • By: Richard Parkes Cordock
  • Narrated by: various
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Whether you are planning to start your first business, or are growing an existing business, having a mentor who has been there and done it before is an invaluable tool.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What every would-be entrepreneur is looking for

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-12-05

interesting course only just starting out..

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-10

This is a very interesting piece of work and the content is excellent.. the only thing that lets this down is the very irritating 80's keyboard sounding music between modules.. I always have to turn it down as it seems to go on forever. What were you thinking of Mr Parkes Cordock????? Excellent work but would have got another 2 stars on the rating if it was not for the terrible music edited into the programme.

  • The Book of Investing Wisdom

  • By: Warren E. Buffett, Jim Rogers, Peter Lynch, and others
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Listen to writings by Warren Buffet, Peter Lynch, George Soros, and other leading figures of finance. In their own words, these legends of Wall Street share their best investment ideas and advice. The Book of Investing Wisdom offers unique insights into how these professionals and others achieved financial success through intelligent investing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good little book of market musings.

  • By Mr on 24-04-18

excellent book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-10

This is very good and will give you some great tips. I think that this is probably aimed at those with at least a basic knowledge of shares and investments but even if you don't then I am sure that you will still enjoy this.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Networking with Millionaires...and Their Advisors

  • By: Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

In The Millionaire Next Door, best selling author Thomas Stanley identified the millionaires around you. In The Millionaire Mind, he told you how they think. Now, he tells you how to get their business.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting take on things

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-08-10

interesting take on things

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-10

Very interesting take on things here, there is lots to work with. Some of the advice is not going to be easy to take, for example it has a bias towards being a sales person of financial products or being an owner of your own business. Of course there is some great advice for you if you are not in these categories but to get the most from this book you will be in one of those.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

  • Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry
  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391

Through Dale Carnegie's seven-million-copy bestseller, recently revised, millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas that will last a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very good book

  • By Marc on 13-12-08

Classic and old fashioned

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-10

Strange language is used in many different parts of this book and it is clearly written in another generation. This adds to the charm. The voice of the narrator is strangely soothing and easy to listen too, I enjoyed this immensely.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,262

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The message is simple

  • By Margaret on 27-04-10

Good book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-10

This is a good book but I have enjoyed others in the same sector far more. I would recommend it but there are others that I would read first.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Naked Trader

  • Second Edition: How Anyone Can Make Money Trading Shares
  • By: Robbie Burns
  • Narrated by: David Ryder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Robbie, aka the Naked Trader, is your expert and highly entertaining guide to the often baffling world of the stock market. In between cups of tea, rounds of toast and the occasional 'cuddle' with Mrs Naked Trader, he describes the straightforward techniques that have enabled him to succeed in the markets, escape the rat race and make a lot of money.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There's a lot to learn...

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-07-15

Perfect beginners guide to shares

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-10

This gives you all of the basics you need to get going and there are some interesting hints and tips in there too. I enjoyed this but there is that stuffy old man inside of me that thinks talking about toast in a finance book damages credibility... It doesn't, it's just me being a grumpy old man!
I have recommended this to many of my friends and colleagues who are interested in getting into the world of shares.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett

  • By: Timothy Vick
  • Narrated by: Barrette Whitener
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

A $10,000 investment in Warren Buffett's original 1956 portfolio would today be worth a staggering $250 million, after taxes! What are his investing secrets? How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett contains the answers and shows, step-by-profitable-step, how any investor can follow Buffett's path to consistently find bargains in all markets: up, down, or sideways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-08-10

excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-10

This is excellent, there are many mistakes that I have made over the last few years and they could all have been avoided by taking this book into consideration. I don't worry so much about my portfolio now and check the value only twice a month, rather than every morning. I hate to think how much money I have wasted on unnecessary brokers fees and stamp duty. If you have any interest in shares you must read this book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful