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Ducarta

London, UK
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  • Do Listen

  • By: Bobette Buster
  • Narrated by: Bobette Buster
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Why is it that we seem astonished, even grateful, when someone really hears us? When they lean in and give us their time and attention. How has this basic act become such a rare commodity? Has the one-way street of social media 'broadcasting' really marked the end of conversation and listening? Do Listen is about rediscovering the lost art of listening. How to form deeper connections, generate moments of wonder, and achieve breakthroughs after a standoff or stalemate. Yes, listening can take time. And it can be uncomfortable. Yet it is a skill that can be cultivated and mastered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do Buy!

  • By Ducarta on 10-04-19

Do Buy!

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Reviewed: 10-04-19

Taking as recovering know-it-all, I simply cannot recommend this enough. BB delivers a authentic, engaging and humbling book (I feel its more like a workshop but hey).

It's short, it's relatable and most of all it's actionable!

As I've said in some of my other reviews this is a book which if carefully listened to*, will change your life (*see what I did there?)

Do Buy!

  • Captivate

  • The Science of Succeeding with People
  • By: Vanessa Van Edwards
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Van Edwards
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Do you wish you could decode people? Do you want a formula for charisma? Do you want to know exactly what to say to your boss, your date or your networking partner? You need to know how people work. As a human behaviour investigator, Vanessa Van Edwards studies the hidden forces that drive our behaviour patterns in her lab - and she's cracked the code. In Captivate she shares a wealth of shortcuts, systems and behaviour hacks derived from her research, to help you take charge of interactions at work and at home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By Jay on 17-11-17

Get this Book!

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Reviewed: 10-04-19

Unless you are a super star with people, I say get this book. You will learn at least 3 amazing tools that if used could change your social interactions forever and that's not an exaggeration, I'm seeing the results.

It's a book filled with practical tips, relatable stories and a few jokes too.

It's an easy read but also a reference that will have you coming back, well, at least it will for me. 😁

Well worth the purchase!

  • Navigating from "Hello" to "I Do"

  • Navigating Relationships
  • By: Eugene Adebayo Ajayi
  • Narrated by: Scott R. Smith
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Navigating from “Hello” to “I Do” aims to help potential couples make informed choices about their future together through a qualitative and informative dating process. These conversations are presented in five stages. Each stage has clear objectives designed to help couples assess the possibilities and risks of a marital union without emotional complications and pressure from other people.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very practical relationship resource!

  • By Ducarta on 01-04-19

A very practical relationship resource!

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Reviewed: 01-04-19

This is promoted as a dating book but as a married man I found the principles and guidelines a very good fresher in some places and a full blown revelation in many others.

The length is great, you can finish it today if you wanted and most chapters are less than a couple of songs in length.

It provides a clear path for anyonw looking to find a spouse and it also has what I consider a breakthrough look at roles and personalities in relationships. This chapter alone is worth the purchase. I intend to come back to it as a reference as it touches on the source of many issues and arguments in relationship since the beginning of time.

It is aimed at Christians but if you can endure the references to scripture you'll have a gem of a book with sound principles that yes, go well against the grain of current dating expectations but then again, the western dating scene has hardly been bulletproof.

For the married or those already in a relationship, it's an excellent reference. I say get it right away!

  • Nonviolent Communication

  • Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values
  • By: Marshall Rosenberg PhD
  • Narrated by: Marshall Rosenberg PhD
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585

On Nonviolent Communication, this renowned peacemaker presents his complete system for speaking our deepest truths, addressing our unrecognized needs and emotions, and honoring those same concerns in others. With this adaptation of the best-selling book of the same title, Marshall Rosenberg teaches in his own words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I instinctively distrust self help books. This book is different.

  • By S.Flood on 05-12-17

This book could change your life!

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Reviewed: 31-01-19

There are not many books that I'd listen to twice.
There are even fewer I'd listen to twice in a row but this is one such book.

It helped me see errors in the way I communicate and provided a means to have more constructive and life-giving interactions.

I've always wanted to understand others and be understood. This has gone a long way in helping me get there through its practical insights and stories. I look forward to making a difference in the lives of others.

A highly recommended listen. 😊

Update : I'm on my 3rd listen, I would encourage you to really sit with the teaching points and of course, put them into practice. I'm realising so much about myself and others becuase of this book!

Update 2:

This is certainly a book that serves you more with each listen. I prefer 1.5 speed as the author is a bit slow for me but in any case, be sure to take notes and bookmark as you go. A must buy!

  • Willpower Doesn't Work

  • Discover the Hidden Keys to Success
  • By: Benjamin Hardy
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Hardy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

If you're relying on willpower alone to help you lose weight, improve your relationships or achieve more at work, you're doomed to fail. The environment around us is far too powerful, stimulating, addicting and stressful to overcome it through sheer determination. Willpower, grit, being positive - basically, all the tools you've been told are the keys to creating lasting change in your life - are insufficient in this high-paced, information-overloaded world we live in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Practical Book!

  • By Ducarta on 29-01-19

Highly Practical Book!

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Reviewed: 29-01-19

I'd there was ever a book that simultaneously educates and kicks you into action this is it.

The first step to getting the most out of this book is approaching it with a humble and honest attitude. The second step is accepting that you can change and finally if you go on implement just one of the actions suggested, you will get the value of this book back (IMHO).

Get this book right away!

  • The Unseen Realm

  • By: Dr. Michael S. Heiser
  • Narrated by: Gordon Greenhill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

In The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael Heiser examines the ancient context of scripture, explaining how its supernatural worldview can help us grow in our understanding of God. He illuminates intriguing and amazing passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight. You'll find yourself engaged in an enthusiastic pursuit of the truth, resulting in a new appreciation for God's word.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Unseen [and sometimes seen] Realm

  • By Rob on 06-08-16

Eye-opening and Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 27-01-19

This is the kind of book that you need to chew on as you go through it but if you're willing to do the mental work it's very rewarding!

I was particularly impressed with the handling of tables which on the face it could have been a real pain to listen through but it was delivered in an well thought out and engaging way.

I've learned that I need to be willing to accept what the Bible is saying in the context it was said not in my modern day context.

I can never look at God's word the same again!

  • To Pixar and Beyond

  • By: Lawrence Levy
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

One day in November 1994, Lawrence Levy received a phone call out of the blue from Steve Jobs, whom he'd never met, offering him a job running Pixar, a little-known company that had already lost Jobs $50 million. With Pixar's prospects looking bleak, it was with some trepidation that Levy accepted the position. After a few weeks he discovered that the situation was even worse than he'd imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pixellent!

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-10-17

Somehow I knew it would be great.

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Reviewed: 07-12-18

I finished this in just under 2 days. It was such a intriguing ride through the history of Pixar and I've come away with x10 more respect for the company and Steve Jobs.

From an avid android user, entrepreneur and storyteller.

  • Thinking Like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

  • By: Randall Bartlett, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Randall Bartlett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Economic forces are everywhere around you. But that doesn't mean you need to passively accept whatever outcome those forces might press upon you. Instead, with these 12 fast-moving and crystal clear lectures, you can learn how to use a small handful of basic nuts-and-bolts principles to turn those same forces to your own advantage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not be better.

  • By mr on 03-07-14

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 10-09-18

The question you should ask yourself is "what could it cost me if I don't get this book?"

.. And if you can't answer that question, you should really get the book, you'll be well equipped to do so once done!

This is one I'll be coming back to ask there's so much in here.

  • Ekklesia

  • Rediscovering God's Instrument for Global Transformation
  • By: Dr. Ed Silvoso
  • Narrated by: Jon Gauger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

In this vital, eye-opening book, best-selling author Ed Silvoso digs into Scripture, unearthing Jesus' true design for his church - his Ekklesia. He shows how the early church was a radical, countercultural force of people who transformed the hostile, pagan places in which they lived. Here Dr. Silvoso shows how we, in the midst of the social, economic, political, and moral chaos in our world today, can once again become the revolutionary, transformational, life-giving Ekklesia Jesus called us to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging and Revolutionary!

  • By Ducarta on 22-04-18

Challenging and Revolutionary!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-18

This book is brave enough to ask the questions that should have been raised a long time ago and it goes on to offer insights and solutions!

It's a but of a marathon so I don't advise you Tey to finish this in a day however exciting it may seem. A notepad and pen is advised.

Finally I must point out that the views in this book will be to radical for some to hear even though the heart behind it is Biblical and Godly.
A humble heart and willingness to see the world afresh is advised and you will get the most out of this book.

  • They Ask You Answer

  • A Revolutionary Approach to Inbound Sales, Content Marketing, and Today's Digital Consumer
  • By: Marcus Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

They Ask You Answer is a straightforward guide to fixing your current marketing strategy. Regardless of your budget, you are almost certainly overspending on television, radio, and print ads, yet neglecting the number-one resource you have at your disposal: the Internet. Content marketing is no longer about key word-stuffing and link-building; in fact, using those tactics today gets your webpage shuffled to the bottom of the heap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The soup to nuts modern tactical way

  • By Debby Clement on 05-01-19

A Potential Game-changer

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Reviewed: 13-03-18

This book is thorough and complete. Okay, maybe that's giving it too much credit. It won't tell you exactly how to write great copy but if you are looking for a mindset and strategy to grow your business through content marketing, if you are looking for long-term results, this is the book for you.

If you are impatient, cynical , lazy, or a procrastinator this is definitely not the book for you. If you are a skeptic, and provided you are willing to try, you may well be pleasantly surprised.

For the rest of you, I highly recommend. What are waiting for? Get it now!