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  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

  • How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
  • By: Dr. Joe Dispenza
  • Narrated by: Adam Boyce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A whole book which could have been said in a chapter

  • By David Barnes on 04-10-18

Interesting and challenging

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Fantastic! If you are willing to let go of what you think you know. Have listened 3 times in 2 years and still struggling with the higher power concept, but everything else in terms changing yourself and your reality has been super helpful and I am happier for it!

  • Why Buddhism Is True

  • The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
  • By: Robert Wright
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. In Why Buddhism Is True, Wright leads listeners on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books on secular Buddhism and it's relationship to natural selection and neuroscience

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-17

Good narrator, easy to follow

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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: 29-10-17

I really enjoyed this book, following the authors introduction and experience of meditation and sharing some of the science behind it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Sleep Revolution

  • Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
  • By: Arianna Huffington
  • Narrated by: Agapi Stassinopoulos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41

In her new book, Arianna reveals all the ways that our inability to get enough sleep impacts our lives; undermines our decision making; compromises our health, our athletic performance, our work lives, our relationships and even our sex lives; and causes us to lose control over how we interact with others and engage with the world. She discusses the latest science on sleep, explores the importance of dreaming, tackles how technology changes our sleep cycles and explores ways to get better and more restorative sleep.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By K on 24-04-16

Great listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-16

Arianna draws on lots of stories of her own and others experiences and keeps her advice grounded in the realities of living a busy life.

Lots of research findings and science make along with real life stories make this a really enjoyable and interesting listen. Just as good as Thrive!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,086

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distil vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Appendix missing

  • By Mark Pack on 22-07-12

Interesting and practically helpful

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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: 03-04-16

Really interesting insights into the reasons behind habits, and lots of stories which explore the cues, routines and impacts of habits.

Other reviews say this book doesn't provide practical help, I think perhaps they didn't listen to the last section which provides clear and easy steps to identifying and tackling habits you want to change.

Would definitely recommend!

  • The Chimp Paradox

  • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,482

Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be taught in Primary Schools!

  • By ChloetheMum on 17-07-12

It takes 30/40 mins to get into it, but it's great!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

This book provides an interesting way to think about self-management, motivation and getting the best out of yourself. It took me a little while to get into it and get used to the voice and style of Prof Peters, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be looking after my chimp more effectively from now on!

  • The Secret of Self-Realization

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

When you realize that it’s unnecessary to think all the time, something miraculous happens: who you are beyond the self-image in your head begins to emerge. Join Eckhart Tolle in The Secret of Self-Realization for an intensive two-session program pointing us toward the firsthand experience of our essential nature beyond the mind. After years of anxiety and depression, how was it that Eckhart came to suddenly realize a vastness of peace and inner freedom? Through the cessation of the thinking that was creating all of the drama in the first place, Eckhart discovered a sense of identity beyond “the little me.” The Secret of Self-Realization invites you to transcend the frustration and dissatisfaction of a thought-based life to experience the liberation that unfolds when the dimension of “being” takes precedence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Laura on 07-11-15

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

Having already listened to 'The Power of Now', this didn't add much in terms of content, but it was interesting to hear different anecdotal stories to help consolidate my understanding.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Lean In

  • Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As a black woman let me say this!

  • By Bola Sol on 26-09-16

Fantastic!! A must read for women and men!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-15

Inspiring, engaging and very interesting. Excellent narrative, uses data and information from a variety of sources to make objective points.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,083

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A short Review of Nearly Everything

  • By Roy on 08-08-05

Excellent content and narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-08-15

A great look across our history in an interesting and lighthearted way, explains complex scientific discoveries in ways which make sense and presents many different views. Thought-provoking. Excellent narration makes it a really enjoyable read.

  • The Churchill Factor

  • How One Man Made History
  • By: Boris Johnson
  • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168

The point of The Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blood, toil, tears and sweat...

  • By FictionFan on 19-11-14

Brilliant content and narration!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-07-15

Excellent narration, which enabled a large amount of history and information to be shared in an enjoyable and interesting way. Great look back at Churchill's life and contribution with many references to our challenges today.