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Ewan

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  • Fear

  • Our Ultimate Challenge
  • By: Ranulph Fiennes
  • Narrated by: Ranulph Fiennes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He's crossed both Poles on foot. He's been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he'd rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself. In Fear, the world's greatest explorer delves into his own experiences to try to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he's overcome it so successfully.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting

  • By Brian on 12-02-17

Good stories...

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

...which I may dig into, however I'm not sure of the point, the conclusion was a bit weak, felt like it was an after thought

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Leadership 101

  • What Every Leader Needs to Know
  • By: John C. Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

In a concise, straightforward style, Maxwell focuses on essential and time-tested qualities necessary for true leadership - influence, integrity, attitude, vision, problem solving, and self-discipline - and guides listeners through practical steps to develop true leadership in their lives and the lives of others.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I'd didn't really tell me much

  • By Ewan on 01-02-16

I'd didn't really tell me much

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

Reviewed: 01-02-16

Nothing I didn't already know, it didn't really give any tools, the key messages were it's going to take a long time to be a good leader

  • An Optimist's Tour of the Future

  • By: Mark Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Mark Stevenson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Mark Stevenson has been to the future a few years ahead of the rest of us - and reckons it has a lot going for it. His voyage of discovery takes him to Oxford to meet Transhumanists (they intend to live forever), to Boston where he confronts a robot with mood swings, to an underwater cabinet meeting in the Indian Ocean, and Australia to question the Outback's smartest farmer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening and enjoyable book - loved it

  • By D. P. Archer on 24-01-19

One of the best books I've listened to...

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

Great book like Bill Bryson's 'A brief history of nearly everything' but looking into the future

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Raising Girls

  • By: Melissa Trevathan, Sissy Goff
  • Narrated by: Sandy Burr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 4

Raising Girls journeys into the heart of girls to help parents understand their daughter’s different stages of development: what is normal, what is not, and how to relate effectively. Drawing on 55 years of combined counseling experience, the authors help parents call out the unique identity God has given their daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of raising girls.

  • By Sue on 15-07-15

Do not download this book

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

Reviewed: 21-03-15

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

No

What was most disappointing about Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff ’s story?

I couldn't get past the first few chapters, I didn't get any insights into girls behaviour. I also didn't enjoy the constant reference to god and quotes from the bible.

What didn’t you like about Sandy Burr’s performance?

The baby voices she put on were irritating.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Getting Things Done

  • By: Jeff Davidson
  • Narrated by: Jeff Davidson
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

The phrase “getting things done” is almost a rallying cry for a generation of career professionals striving to make their mark on the world. In this program, Jeff Davidson, author of 56 mainstream books, 260 e-books, and 24 iPhone apps, discusses the nuances of what he does to maintain high personal productivity hour after hour, day after day. It's the little things that count, and Jeff shares oodles of tips, tactics, and strategies to help you become more efficient, more effective, and more accomplished starting right now.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Avoid - sorely disappointed

  • By Ewan on 19-05-12

Avoid - sorely disappointed

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-12

I mistook this for the famous David Allen Book, sorely disappointed. I would have given this a 0 star rating but you have to provide a rating.
I didn't find anything useful in this 30 minute chat about email signatures and sleep! Which is basically what this is I don't know how anyone can justify selling this - I want my money back!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful