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  • Inner Engineering

  • A Yogi's Guide to Joy
  • By: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
  • Narrated by: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 459

The practice of what is commonly known as hatha yoga is but one of eight branches of the body of knowledge that is yoga. Yoga is a sophisticated system of self-empowerment that is capable of harnessing and activating inner energies in such a way that your body and mind function at their optimal capacity. It is a means to create inner situations exactly the way you want them, turning you into the architect of your own joy. A yogi lives life in this expansive state, and in this transformative book Sadhguru tells the story of his own awakening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love this guy

  • By Mr on 18-09-18

A complete joy to listen to.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-19

I just love the little stories he tells. Not quite as enjoyable as his YouTube teachings as he is reading a book but a keeper that I will listen to over and over.

  • Life 3.0

  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569

Penguin Audio presents Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark, read by Rob Shapiro. We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and society - and even our very sense of what it means to be human. More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionise our collective future - and there's nobody better situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and cofounder of the Future of Life Institute, whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and thought provoking.

  • By Heisenberg on 09-04-18

A massively important book

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Reviewed: 03-12-18

Not at all what I expected when I started listening to it in that it is less about the technology and more about the implications of the technology for how we think of ourselves as human beings. Not just food for thought but entire banquets of thinking and discussion.

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  • Prisoners of Geography

  • Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
  • By: Tim Marshall
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,120

If you've ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower or why China's power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here. In 10 chapters, using essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely travelled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Step back and look at politics through a new lens

  • By Unique Pseudonym on 25-07-17

What the news doesn't explain.

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Reviewed: 22-11-18

A wakeup call if one were needed. We must learn to share or there is no future for humani.

  • The Colour of Magic

  • Discworld 1
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,785
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283

The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. An eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet, encountering dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course, "The Edge" of the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio - white noise

  • By Frank on 29-07-14

Bad quality audio.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-18

The audio quality is really baf. There is too much static. I stopped after only a few minutes.

  • Sex at Dawn

  • How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
  • By: Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan (Preface)
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484

Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good ideas presented in a suboptimal way

  • By Ekaterina Banina on 27-05-16

a challenge to the western norms

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

A bit of a struggle in the early chapters but rewards patience when humans are encountered.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,902
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,624

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

Couldn't sleep, had to read

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-01-18

The detail in the storytelling reflects the obsession of the characters. I was glued to the book.

  • The Phoenix Project

  • A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 5th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
  • Narrated by: Chris Ruen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416

Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must fix the mess in 90 days, or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of the Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An example of Audiobooks being better

  • By Matt Williams on 01-12-15

To much real life for one book.

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

To much real life for one book. Its scary how Im in the middle of living this story right now.

  • What If?

  • Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
  • By: Randall Munroe
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630

From the creator of the wildly popular xkcd, What If? gives hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions. How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if ever) did the sun go down on the British Empire? When will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than living?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good fun that descends into silliness

  • By Dr L Madden on 01-12-14

just like the blog but better

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-17

Enthusiastically read. The content is pedantic and intriguing as expected. Worth having xkcd at hand for extra comic references.

  • Empire of Things

  • How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First
  • By: Frank Trentmann
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 33 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

What we consume has become the defining feature of our lives: our economies live or die by spending, we are treated more as consumers than workers and even public services are presented to us as products in a supermarket. In this monumental study, acclaimed historian Frank Trentmann unfolds the extraordinary history that has shaped our material world, from late Ming China, Renaissance Italy and the British Empire to the present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reflections on what we own and how it owns us.

  • By Wras on 07-03-16

essential reading

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Reviewed: 13-03-16

A wonderfully informative and scary book that explodes many modern myths about the society in which we live. A history designed to focus the debate where it needs to be, on our own collective behaviour.

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  • Redefining Reality

  • The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science
  • By: Steven Gimbel, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Gimbel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

No subject is bigger than reality itself, and nothing is more challenging to understand, since what counts as reality is undergoing continual revision and has been for centuries. The quest to pin down what's real and what's illusory is both philosophical and scientific, a metaphysical search for ultimate reality that goes back to the ancient Greeks. For the last 400 years, this search has been increasingly guided by scientists, who create theories and test them in order to define and redefine reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FANTASTIC!!!!

  • By Jason on 14-08-15

Best speaker of all I've listened to.

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Reviewed: 17-09-15

a really excellent lecture series and delivered in an interesting and witty way. Cannot recommend highly enough.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful