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  • How to Be Human: The Manual

  • By: Ruby Wax
  • Narrated by: Ruby Wax, Ash Ranpura, Gelong Thubten
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764

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

hits every angle

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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: 09-01-19

the change months three narrators and their point of view...science vs mindfulness, was refreshing, easy to understand and reliable to either side of the fence.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,749

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Norseome

  • By AnnG on 03-03-17

A. M. A. Z. I. N. G

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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: 16-05-18

Perfection. Loved every minute, I will be listening again and again and sharing with my children the stories of the gods

  • Auschwitz #34207

  • The Joe Rubinstein Story
  • By: Nancy Sprowell Geise
  • Narrated by: Richard Rieman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Shortly before dawn on a frigid morning in Radom, Poland, twenty-one year-old Joe answered a knock at the door of the cottage he shared with his widowed mother and siblings. German soldiers forced him onto a crowded open-air truck. Wearing only an undershirt and shorts, Joe was left on the truck with no protection from the cold. By the next morning, several around him would be dead. From there, things got worse for young Joe, much worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Follow your dreams

  • By Andy Round on 22-02-18

American Accent Broke it for me

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

Reviewed: 14-02-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I couldn't carry on listening just because of such a strong american accent it was not what I expected.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Auschwitz #34207 ?

I wish i'd finished it

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Richard Rieman?

Someone with less of a prominent accent.

Do you think Auschwitz #34207 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

no. Its factual, its limited.

Any additional comments?

Really well read and obviously a valuable story

  • 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 7,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,320

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

Brilliant

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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: 07-02-16

Only a few chapters in and I love this. My chimp has a name and is gonna get wrestled into submission!!!