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  • Hyperfocus

  • By: Chris Bailey
  • Narrated by: Chris Bailey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Our attention has never been as overwhelmed or in demand as it is today; we've never been so busy while accomplishing so little, and we've grown uncomfortable with boredom and a lack of stimulation and distraction. In Hyperfocus, Chris Bailey - described by TED.com as 'the most productive man you could ever hope to meet' - provides profound insights into how we can best manage our attention. He reveals how the brain switches between two mental modes - hyperfocus, our deep concentration mode, and scatterfocus, our creative, reflective mode - and how the surest path to being our most creative and efficient selves at work is to combine them both. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good advice

  • By S on 05-02-19

This is exactly what I was looking for

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

Reviewed: 30-03-19

excellent book. great performance but the main strength is the balance between examples and evidence

  • You Do You

  • How to Be Who You Are and Use What You've Got to Get What You Want
  • By: Sarah Knight
  • Narrated by: Sarah Knight
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 192

From the author who brought you the 'genius' best sellers The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F--k and Get Your Sh*t Together. In The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F--k, our favourite 'anti-guru' Sarah Knight unleashed the power of saying no. In Get Your Sh*t Together, she prioritised the sh*t you need and want to do so you can achieve your hopes and dreams. Now she's back, doubling down on your happiness with her latest message: You Do You.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • poor

  • By hassan on 20-06-18

unnecessary swearing

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

Reviewed: 24-02-19

most of it ok...nothing new under the sun. unnecessary bad language just for the sake of it.

  • Learned Optimism

  • How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
  • By: Martin E. P. Seligman Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Martin E. P. Seligman Ph.D.
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82

Psychologist Martin E.P. Seligman, one of the world's experts on motivation, shows you how to chart a new approach to living with "flexible optimism." Dr. Seligman's principles of reasoned, flexible optimism will help you rise above pessimism and the depression that accompanies negative thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I would give it a six if it wasn't abbreviated

  • By Phillistein on 19-05-10

Less than expected

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

Reviewed: 19-02-19

some good ideas and suggestions but very short and generally repetition of old knowledge. The main problem is that half of the "book" refers to some cards which are not available for the audible version.

  • Grit

  • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  • By: Angela Duckworth
  • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015

Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a passionate persistence. In other words, grit. MacArthur Genius Award-winning psychologist Angela Duckworth shares fascinating new revelations about who succeeds in life and why.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I found the Ted talk more helpful

  • By Ezri Dax on 21-05-16

Good performance

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

Reviewed: 20-07-18

It was a collection of stories but very little in saying how to achieve grit

  • Memory Manipulation: How to Train Your Brain to Think Faster, Concentrate More, and Remember Anything

  • Learn Memory Improvement and Boost Your Brain Power
  • By: T Whitmore
  • Narrated by: John Sipple
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Do you consider yourself forgetful and need help in improving your memory? Are you worried because you have trouble concentrating and tend to forget even the simplest things? Whether you're already in your twilight years and are already experiencing memory lapses, or you just want to improve your memory to do better in school or at work, the good thing is that you have the ability to increase your brain's ability no matter what age you are! Several studies show that the brain has the ability called neuroplasticity where it can adapt to change no matter what age you are.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A waste of money

  • By Emma on 29-05-16

ok

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

short and sweet. useful information but most of it is well known. better buy it as individual book not as 1 credit