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Alison Campbell

Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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  • Let's Get Digital

  • How to Self-Publish, and Why You Should
  • By: David Gaughran
  • Narrated by: Simon Whistler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

This award-winning, best-selling self-publishing guide has been re-released as a new updated and expanded 2nd edition, with 75,000 words of essays, articles, and how-to guides, as well as contributions from 30 best-selling indie authors including J. Carson Black, Bob Mayer, Debora Geary, Mark Edwards, and many more. And now it is available in audiobook format for the very first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • InvAluable and inspiring

  • By Mr. J. Ambler on 17-02-15

So, so helpful and beautifully read.

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Reviewed: 20-04-16

This was another right book, right time for me. Really well written and not only packed with information about self publishing but also don't with encouragement to do so. I came across it because I was searching for more books narrated by Simon, so I could listen to forever, and this one but the spot. Thanks, both of you for doing what you do with such flourish.

  • Lying

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 483

As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption - even murder and genocide - generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very good essay. Very short

  • By Mr. R. Mallia on 12-01-17

Thoughtful, thought provoking discussion

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Reviewed: 15-02-16

Excellent, concise discussion of the purpose and consequences of all types of lying, deception and withholding of truth. I could listen to Sam Harris for hours, he has such a rolling peaceful voice. Much food for thought. I listened in one sitting and got to the end only to wish it was longer.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Be a Free Range Human

  • By: Marianne Cantwell
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

If you're one of the many people who would love to ditch their job, break free from the daily grind and live the dream of freedom, fulfillment and financial independence, this is the book for you. Be a Free Range Human is a breezy, energizing and above all practical guide to making the break and creating the life you want. You don't need piles of funding or a business plan, an expensive logo or an MBA. You don't need to be either a millionaire entrepreneur or a skint freelancer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh but limited

  • By Charlie on 08-04-13

Inspiring and full of open space

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Reviewed: 01-12-15

I came across this book as I stood on the brink of taking a year out to live in my campervan and pursue my writing passion. Perfect timing! I devoured the words as they flowed off her page. This is a book about embracing what you love to do and working for yourself to create an income from your "love to do". Marianne takes you from the very beginning... letting go of the premise that you have to work "for someone" and the false belief that you can't make money doing what you love. Then she shows you how to walk the journey from finding your own best path to the place where you can live a good life without ever "going to work" again. Full of "How to..." and practical detail, including numerous exercises that really help you to clarify your thinking. An excellent, inspiring guide to freeing yourself to do the things you want to do. And for me - perfect timing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Poker: Poker Strategy

  • The Top 100 Best Ways To Greatly Improve Your Poker Game
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Are you tired of losing at poker even though you know in your heart that you could be playing better? Do you hate that sinking feeling in your stomach when you have been bluffed out of your winning hand? Do you wish you knew what to do in key situations that would maximize your gains and minimize your losses? Poker is a tricky game and if you aren't using professional strategies, then get ready for a lot of heartache and that terrible feeling of walking away from the table a loser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great beginner's guide to poker

  • By kegpiece on 07-12-15

How to improve your poker game

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Reviewed: 26-11-15

Not a book about how to play poker, but rather a book for poker players to help improve your game. Ace McCloud discusses the strategies for success, how not to give yourself away, and how to interpret the small signs given by other players that can help you to work out whether or not they are playing with a great hand. Useful progression through looking at your own style of play and learning how to maximise that by applying professional techniques that would work for you to all kinds of strategies for second guessing/bluffing your opponents and reading the game that is being played. I liked the bits about subtle body language and what it usually means about a players hand. Smashing little book for those really looking to improve.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Introvert

  • Discover How To Use Your Inner Strengths To Thrive And Flourish In The Modern World
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

This book covers an incredible variety of strategies, techniques, and life style choices that can easily help you to live a more fulfilling, enjoyable and successful life as an introvert. Life is so much better when you are using your God given talents to the best of your abilities! Some of the greatest people throughout all of history have been introverts! These people were able to do incredible things by digging deep within themselves and then coming up with a clear cut plan of action. Now it’s your turn! Don’t settle for less than your true full potential! Learn what you can do in order to utilize your natural talents to bring your life to the next level now!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very useful and not only for Introverts!

  • By julia on 31-12-15

Inspiration for introverts in an extrovert world

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Reviewed: 19-11-15

As a strongly introverted human I understand the feeling that there is something wrong with you because you don't want to live in a social whirl, feel drained in large group situations and want to take time alone to recharge. Introvert is an inspirational audiobook, designed to encourage the introvert to see and know their strength and then to use them to succeed both socially and in the work place. It's whole premise is that introversion isn't a negative that stops you doing things, but rather a personality trait that allows you to be really good at a skill set that many extroverts might struggle with. I found it very encouraging and affirming, and I particularly enjoyed the section about career choices.

  • Emotions

  • The Top 100 Best Ways to Gain Emotional Prosperity
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    4 out of 5 stars 12

This audiobook covers an incredible variety of strategies, techniques, tools, and tips that will hand you the ability to improve your emotional well-being. It would be highly negligent not to invest at least a little time and money to gain these skills. Learn to spot and respond to the early warning signs of emotional distress before your feelings run away with you. Don't settle for an angry, depressed, out-of-control daily existence!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Useful, comprehensive study on managing emotions

  • By Monika on 01-01-16

Understand and enjoy your emotions

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Reviewed: 18-11-15

This is an excellent overview of the subject of emotions, and an audio that goes hand in hand with the audio book, 'Happiness', by the same author. Emotions covers so many aspects of emotional health and well-being and I found it particularly helpful in the area of not giving emotion a moral label. All emotion is a normal part of being human. Emotions are not "good" or "bad", and as such should not be suppressed and internalised, or cause us to feel guilt and shame. Everything is covered from the physical effects of emotion, to practices like mindfulness and meditation that help us to balance our internal world. There are many examples of life experiences (from owning a pet to walking in the sunshine) that help us to maintain a healthy emotional outlook. A smashing book, full of practical advice designed to help you to nurture emotional prosperity. I needed a pen and paper and the pause button though - as there are loads of references to help you explore topics you are interested in through material from around the internet.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sleep: Discover How to Fall Asleep Easier, Get a Better Night's Rest & Wake Up Feeling Energized

  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Have you had it with being tired all the time? Would you do almost anything for a good night's sleep? Whether you want to feel more energized all day long, know how to easily fall asleep, or know how to get a more restful night's sleep, then this is the audiobook for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting sleeping guide

  • By kegpiece on 06-12-15

How to sleep soundly and awake refreshed

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Reviewed: 08-11-15

Sleep is essentially a compilation of scores of excellent hints and tips to guide you towards establishing a healthy sleep pattern. This involves paying attention not only to the time you spend asleep, but also to the rhythm and habits of your waking day. It covers everything from how to establish a morning routine that will allow you to awaken energised and bouncing towards the new day, to the details of your evening habits and how these can affect your ability both to fall asleep and to stay asleep. The narrative discusses the stages of sleep and how these can be disrupted, leading to a lower quality of rest. It then progresses through creating a sleep friendly environment, things that affect comfort, behaviours that make sleep difficult and those that have a sleep inducing effect. Really interesting to me was the list of foods that can actually help you to fall asleep - though not eaten in excess as a full stomach can hinder restful sleep!
Interesting and helpful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Study Skills

  • Discover How to Easily Learn Anything in the Most Effective & Time Efficient Ways Possible
  • By: Ace McCloud, Study Guide
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

Being able to learn information as efficiently and quickly as possible is a critical skill that can pay huge dividends throughout your entire life. This audiobook covers an incredible variety of strategies, techniques, skills, and lifestyle choices that can easily help you to succeed in school and in life! Life is so much better when you have the knowledge needed to succeed at your life's goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learning to adopt a meaningful study routine

  • By kegpiece on 21-09-15

How to learn study skills that will bring success

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Reviewed: 07-11-15

Study Skills is a full on, motivational "how to" guide to approaching the study of any subject with a 'can do' attitude. I found it very useful in regards to getting started (always a sticking point to someone who could procrastinate for Britain!) and also in the area of retaining the information learned. The guide isn't a heavy study of study, it's a fast-paced composition of scores of hints and tips as to how to approach study from the outset, how to keep going when motivation is flagging and how to give yourself the best possible chance of success. The advice is practical and easily put into practice by anyone who is committed to learning as a pathway to a better future. I appreciated the fact that is was a quick listen that tooled me up to get on with the main event.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Marketing: Facebook

  • Business Marketing & Facebook Social Media Marketing: 2 in 1 Box Set
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
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    5 out of 5 stars 5

In this audiobook you will discover an incredible variety of strategies, ideas, and techniques that you can utilize in order to be wildly successful with your marketing efforts! Without a solid marketing plan and strategy in place you, are setting yourself up for massive failure. The business world is extremely competitive, so be sure you are doing things the right way! Be prepared to learn just how easy it can be to bring qualified customers right to your doorstep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learning to use Facebook to your advantage

  • By kegpiece on 04-12-15
  • Marketing: Facebook
  • Business Marketing & Facebook Social Media Marketing: 2 in 1 Box Set
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey

Teaches marketing and using Facebook for business

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Reviewed: 24-10-15

It’s hard for me to think of marketing as anything but a dull, albeit necessary subject. Not only did this audio pack a punch in terms of quantity and quality of information, but it managed to hold my attention and interest throughout. I began listening thinking that I was doing an okay job of marketing my small business, and ended up with 8 pages of structured notes showing me how I could easily begin to do better! I really valued the idea of identifying my best customers and nurturing them, turning them into my advocates.

The Facebook section covers everything from setting up a Facebook page, to marketing techniques, and includes links to other social media platforms. I really enjoyed the section about how to make money using Facebook, which was full of achievable ideas that I hadn't previously considered. Written to make Facebook marketing accessible to even a complete novice as the instruction walks you through everything click by click. I thought the narration was clear and full of interest and inflection. Very easy to listen to.

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  • Pain Relief: Back Pain & Knee Pain

  • 2 in 1 Box Set: Back Pain & Knee Pain Relief
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 4

You're about to discover how to treat back pain, prevent back pain, or eliminate your back pain problems using some of the best all-natural and medical methods available. Take control of your life and your health now! Stop doing what doesn't work and get a strategy for a healthier and stronger back. A strong and healthy back can be yours!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful guide to pain relief

  • By kegpiece on 26-11-15
  • Pain Relief: Back Pain & Knee Pain
  • 2 in 1 Box Set: Back Pain & Knee Pain Relief
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey

Great for a preventative, holistic approach.

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Reviewed: 23-10-15

I found this Back Pain audio book useful, as it covers all kinds of preventative, natural and medical treatments. It considers the causes of back pain and then discusses a wide range of holistic measures and exercises to protect and strengthen your back. Of course it also details the medical and surgical options that are used to treat back pain and outlines the pros and cons of different treatments. The author gives a panoramic view of the problem and its solutions, but majors on the wide range of holistic treatments and exercises that will help to improve your comfort if you suffer in this way and can also help to prevent problems in the first place. Very much a self help approach, with loads of suggestions designed to help you to get your back into the best shape possible.

The Knee Pain audio begins with detailed descriptions of different kinds of knee injury, why they occur and how they are usually treated surgically, giving the book a more traditional medical feel from the outset. However, keep listening as the author moves on to discussing all kinds of preventative exercises, supplemental treatments and nutritional suggestions, as well as methods of protecting and supporting your knees. It’s beautifully read by Joshua Mackey and offers a sympathetic and encouraging approach to anyone who struggles with painful knees. Even better for those who *don’t* experience pain, but do undertake physical activities such as gardening and sport, which put their knees at risk. Prevention is smarter than waiting for a problem to occur.