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  • Happy

  • Why More or Less Everything Is Absolutely Fine
  • By: Derren Brown
  • Narrated by: Derren Brown
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
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    5 out of 5 stars 352
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. He shows how many of self-help’s suggested routes to happiness and success - such as positive thinking, self-belief and setting goals - can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Derren the intellect & sage....emerges!

  • By (Andee4me:) on 01-12-18

helpful and interesting

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Reviewed: 11-02-19

great read, useful stoic history and insight, but gets a bit too speculative in the chapters on death.

  • Live Free or Die

  • Troy Rising, Book One
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable but fun

  • By Philipp on 31-08-11

Good story, unfortunately fascist though

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Reviewed: 27-10-17

Got through 2/3 of the book before I couldn't take the super conservative rhetoric anymore. It's apparently on the KKK reading list, which after reading this last chapter is not surprising. Had to stop reading, such a shame.

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