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Rebecca Smith

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  • The Strange Death of Europe

  • Immigration, Identity, Islam
  • By: Douglas Murray
  • Narrated by: Robert Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very good, but do be careful

  • By julien on 06-08-17

Europe's migration problem superbly articulated

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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: 18-02-19

This book is the nemesis to any politically correct lovey or liberal. Succint, thought provoking and backed up with facts and surveys, this book taps into what you feel but find hard to put into words. This author should write the UK immigration policy.

  • How to Undo the Sh!t the Modern World Does to Us

  • A Potty Mouth's Guide to Health and Happiness
  • By: Gareth Riddy
  • Narrated by: Gareth Riddy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5

The modern world is evolving at an unrelenting pace. With that pace comes increasing demands on our time and attention. Yes, technology has made our lives more convenient and we are living longer, but are we thriving, are we healthy, and are we happy? Many people are living in pain, both emotional and physical. Movement capacity is shrinking, trapping us inside our own bodies. Sleep deprivation is considered normal, as is low energy. And our ability to focus is dwindling. As human beings, we have some innate physiological and psychological needs. Gareth teaches you how to honour what it is to be human so that you can thrive in this modern world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Genuine interesting story with advice

  • By Rebecca Smith on 29-12-18

Genuine interesting story with advice

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

Reviewed: 29-12-18

Short but very listenable book. Author is obviously genuine and from humble roots which is refreshing and better than the usual self help books written by privaliged people who think they have had it tough.

  • Virtual Freedom

  • How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business
  • By: Chris Ducker
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Entrepreneurs often suffer from "superhero syndrome" - the misconception that to be successful, they must do everything themselves. They are not only the boss but also the salesperson, HR manager, copywriter, operations manager, online marketing guru, and so much more. It's no wonder so many people give up the dream of starting a business - it's just too much for one person to handle. But outsourcing expert and "Virtual CEO" Chris Ducker knows how you can get the help you need with resources you can afford.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous & comprehensive practical guide!

  • By The Property Voice on 22-04-15

A rip of the 5hr work week

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

Reviewed: 29-12-18

A poor attempt to piggyback on the brilliant 5hr work week that was a best seller. Philippines obsessed because he has a business there. Condescending in place's and also contradictory because he states a task is simple and then lists the 50 steps it takes to complete it. Probably only 5 good ideas in total.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,166

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to Heaven

  • By Matthew on 04-02-18

Too long and too much religion

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Some very good nuggets of psychological gold in here but it takes some mining to find them. The author says in 5,000 words what could be said in 1,000. He is also bible obsessed and constantly refers to it as though it has great meaning. Still worth listening too for the interesting bits but prepare yourself for some boring spells.

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  • My Name Is Mister Grief

  • Tales of the Unusual ,Book 2
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Have you ever felt as if you couldn't go on? That you were nearly lost under the weight of your own burdens? Were you told - or did you decide - that the only way out was to soldier on, to blindly grind out the days until you felt like you could breathe again, if not as well as before? What if there was another way?That's the option that Jerry is presented with by his best friend, Robert, along with an incredible tale of the man who came to Robert in his own time of need; the man who calls himself Mister Grief; the man who has a tale of his own to tell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sad but beautiful

  • By ginger on 13-06-16

Unusual choice for me but fully worth the listen.

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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: 23-09-18

A suggestion from someone else who read this, led to a afternoon spent in the realm of possibility of what if....

  • After the Flood: What the Dambusters Did Next

  • By: John Nichol
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Former RAF Tornado Navigator and Gulf War veteran John Nichol sets out on a personal journey to discover what happened to 617 Squadron after the flood. The role RAF 617 Squadron in the destruction of the dams at the heart of the industrial Ruhr has been celebrated in book, magazine and film for more than seventy years. On 17 May 1943, 133 airmen set out in 19 Lancasters to destroy the Möhne, Eder and Sorpe dams. Fifty-six of them did not return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping accounts of lesser known raids

  • By Rebecca Smith on 23-09-18

Gripping accounts of lesser known raids

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-18

The Dambusters raid was just one, and possibly not the most the amazing. What bravery, what sacrifice, what skill, what invention in the fight for a free Europe. I tip my hat to all at bomber command.