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Dylan Hodkinson

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  • Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now - As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It

  • By: Craig Taylor
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Stephen Crossley, Sartaj Garewell, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
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    4 out of 5 stars 45
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Here are the voices of London - rich and poor, native and immigrant, women and men. From the woman whose voice announces the stations on the London Underground to the man who plants the trees along Oxford Street; from a Pakistani currency trader to a Guardsman at Buckingham Palace - together, these voices paint a vivid, epic and wholly fresh portrait of 21st Century London.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tired of London? I don't think so.

  • By tules on 23-12-12

immersive

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Reviewed: 19-07-18

if you thought you knew London this book offers more levels using individual stories. a real good taste of the vibrancy of London.

  • Sane New World

  • Taming the Mind
  • By: Ruby Wax
  • Narrated by: Ruby Wax
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 658

Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health campaigner - shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity. With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress. If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An out standing book!

  • By mark on 23-06-14

a positive review

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Reviewed: 06-07-18

A personal journey ruby - enjoyable to listen to. So much so I will listen again.

  • The Language Instinct

  • How the Mind Creates Language
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

In this classic, the world’s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Endlessly fascinating

  • By Dan Tench on 14-04-18

good

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Reviewed: 14-06-18

didn't realize language had so much to it! understanding the similarly to creature development and Darwinism theory was good.