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  • Princess, Secrets to Share

  • By: Jean Sasson
  • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

As the world's attention traces the reluctant social advances in the Middle East, Princess Sultana and her female friends and family have stepped forward to rescue young women in the region who are cruelly mistreated by their husbands, their fathers, and the brutish ISIS soldiers who kidnap them. But inside the Princess' lavish Saudi Arabian palace, sparks of anger and bolts of fear crackle because of the secrets kept to forward her efforts to help women and children.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • okay but not as good as the others in series

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-02-16

Great book - continuation of Princess story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-18

What did you like most about Princess, Secrets to Share?

This book is a continuation of "The Princess" book story, the latest at the moment, as far as I know. Great insights into Saudi Arabian life, as usual, especially if you are interested in women's life and fight for women's rights.

  • Finding My Virginity

  • The New Autobiography
  • By: Sir Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871

Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world's ultimate entrepreneur. In Finding My Virginity, Sir Richard Branson shares the secrets that have seen his family business grow from a student magazine into a global brand, his dreams of private citizens flying to space develop from a childhood fantasy to the brink of reality and his focus shift from battling bigger rivals to changing business for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read! Truly inspirational

  • By shutterclick on 01-11-17

Good book if you like Richard Branson

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-18

If you could sum up Finding My Virginity in three words, what would they be?

This book is about continuation of life of Richard Branson and his latest years. It is more factual and more about his companies, than his life. If you want to know more about his life, it is better to read his previous books. Also I think book is valuable only if you are fan of R. Branson, otherwise it provides little value, as just tells about his various companies.

  • Princess, More Tears to Cry

  • My Life Inside One of the Richest, Most Conservative Kingdoms in the World
  • By: Jean Sasson
  • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Sasson and Princess Sultana return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today. Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners. Major steps forward have been made. But this is not the whole story. Sadly, despite changes in the law, women are still subjected to terrible suppression, abuse and crimes of psychological and physical violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and a chance to catch up.

  • By Sue Jackson on 07-12-15

Great book - continuation of Princess story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-18

What did you like most about Princess, More Tears to Cry?

Insight into modern life of Saudi Arabia, how things have changed. It is continuation of previous books, first of which was Princess. They show the life of women in Saudi Arabia and fight for women's rights.

  • Elon Musk

  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,011

South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating insight but a little repetitive

  • By Andrew on 15-01-17

Interesting book if you are interested in Elon

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-18

Would you listen to Elon Musk again? Why?

Interesting book if you are interested in Elon Musk life or one of his companies, especially Tesla, Space X

What did you like best about this story?

Understanding how Elon Musk behaves, his life, his extraordinary and sometimes cruel thinking

  • 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 6,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,383

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
  • Answered so many questions

  • By A on 10-03-15

Interesting book, but a bit chaotic

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-06-17

Interesting book, but a bit chaotic. Due to extreme amount of complex information/connections, I feel not many valuable ideas and thoughts (which are in the book) stay in the head.

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,667

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Classic

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-08-10

Great classics!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-17

What did you like most about How to Win Friends & Influence People?

This is one of the best classics, which everyone should read.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but it is impossible - it's very long.

  • The Silk Roads

  • A New History of the World
  • By: Peter Frankopan
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,057

The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from Eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia, deep into China and India, is taking center stage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor reading.

  • By Paul on 29-08-17

The best book on non-European history!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-17

What made the experience of listening to The Silk Roads the most enjoyable?

This is a great insight into non-European history: it covers great empires of the past, many of which we just touch upon during history lessons in Europe. So many new insights, which help to reflect also to the modern world situation.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silk Roads?

I found out so many facts, and this is taking into account that I always loved history and already knew quite a bit.

  • Karmic Management

  • What Goes Around Comes Around In Your Business and Your Life
  • By: Geshe Michael Roach, Lama Christie McNally, Michael Gordon
  • Narrated by: Geshe Michael Roach
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Traditional Eastern wisdom and real-life business experience come together in this brief and practical guide, which offers a step-by-step plan that will help readers adopt a more successful way of working and living. Karmic Management is a little book with a revolutionary message. It turns traditional business mentality on its head by stating simply that helping others become successful - suppliers, customers, even competitors - is the real key to success in life as well as in business.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For someone who never thought about their karma

  • By Margarita Millere on 26-02-17

For someone who never thought about their karma

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-17

This book would be useful for someone who never thought about their karma and in general was not thinking about personal development. If you had, then you might find this book a bit too short and general.

  • Winners

  • And How They Succeed
  • By: Alastair Campbell
  • Narrated by: Alastair Campbell, Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872

The Sunday Times number-one best seller. How people succeed and how you can, too. Alastair Campbell knows all about winning. As Tony Blair’s chief spokesman and strategist, he helped guide the Labour Party to victory in three successive general elections, and he’s fascinated by what it takes to win. How do sports stars excel, entrepreneurs thrive, or individuals achieve their ambitions? Is their ability to win innate? Or is the winning mind-set something we can all develop?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights

  • By MarkPT on 18-02-16

Interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-17

Interesting to listen. Very much focused on politicians and sportsmen, but still provides great inside 😉

  • The Bulletproof Diet

  • Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Your Energy and Focus, and Upgrade Your Life
  • By: Dave Asprey
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

TheBulletproof Diet will change what you think you know about weight loss and wellness. You will skip breakfast, stop counting calories, eat a high-fat diet, work out and sleepless, and handle stress with ease. By ditching traditional "diet" thinking, Asprey has maintained a 100-pound weight loss, increased his IQ, and reached a level of health that seemed unattainable. His 40s are truly better than his 20s, and The Bulletproof Diet brings his best hacks to the masses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book, but the advice is questionable

  • By Margarita Millere on 24-11-16

Interesting book, but the advice is questionable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-11-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The book is interesting to listen, that's for sure. And even if you decide not to follow the diet, you will get a lot of useful information regarding different food items.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bulletproof Diet?

Basically you need to drink bulletproof coffee in the morning (coffee with unsaturated fats), then eat only protein and vegetables during the day, and either starches or 1 fruit in the evening.

Any additional comments?

Could be useful for someone, but not for me. I never drank coffee, so won't start this now. Tried for 2 weeks green tea with bulletproof fats, but it did not work - I just feel hungry. Overall quite confusing what actually I am supposed to eat for the breakfast... I cannot eat eggs all the time. And life with 1 fruit or no fruit a day, is just not for me. By the second week I felt irritated and angry, and hungry. I think this diet could work better for men than for women and for someone it could be a good fit, but not for me.

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