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  • Man's Search for Meaning

  • By: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,186
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Potentially life changing...

  • By Jim Vaughan on 02-12-12

a must listen!!!

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Reviewed: 25-03-19

Arguably one of the most important books ever written and it's improved by the ever brillant narration of Simon Vance.

  • The Inside Track

  • An Inspirational Guide to Conquering Adversity
  • By: Peter Sage
  • Narrated by: Peter Sage
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
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    5 out of 5 stars 9
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    5 out of 5 stars 9

What happens when you put a non-criminal and one of the world's top experts in personal growth into one of the toughest prisons in the UK? In 2017, that's exactly what happened to Peter Sage when, during a civil matter, he was found in contempt of court. What unfolded next has become a master class in how to turn adversity to your advantage. The Inside Track is the collection of 11 private letters that Peter sent to his elite coaching groups throughout his six-month sentence. Written in a conversational style, each one breaks down the actual tools, techniques and insights he uses and shows you how to face any problem from a place of power, not force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The #1 MUST listen to of 2019

  • By bill on 12-02-19

The #1 MUST listen to of 2019

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Reviewed: 12-02-19

I loved this book, in fact, I read the hardcover and then bought this audio version.

Because it's read by the author every emotion and thought is clearly transmitted.

Peter Sage walks his talk, his life as a motivational speaker and entrepreneur was put to the ultimate test when he was incarserated in Pentonville high security prison as the only 'non criminal' there.

Every letter in the book is filled with insight and the keenest of observations but what came through to me most powerfully was his unstoppable enthusiasm and positivity, he is working hard to cheer people up on the outside!!! what a force of nature!!

I have read countless books from motivational speakers, industry leaders etc. but nothing compares to "The inside track"
This is the true test of a man and his commitment to spiritual growth and humanitarian pursuits and Peter Sage crushes it at every stage and he does it with genuine humility and authenticity.

a life changing listen. 5 stars +++

  • Kings of the Wyld

  • The Band, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Eames
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903

Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best - the meanest, dirtiest, most feared and admired crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. But their glory days are long past; the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk - or a combination of the three. Then a former bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help: his daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy horde 100,000 strong and hungry for blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty and humorous.

  • By Mads on 05-03-17

a funny and exciting listen

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Reviewed: 10-04-18

This is a thoroughly enjoyable.story, very well narrated it clips along at a good pace and is full of vivid creatures and colourful characters. Well worth a listen.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

  • By: Jordan Belfort
  • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
  • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144

Stock market multimillionaire at 26, federal convict at 36, he partied like a rock star, lived like a king, and barely survived his rise and fall as an American entrepreneurial icon. By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is Brilliant

  • By Deborah on 24-01-14

what a story!!

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Reviewed: 22-12-17

excess in everything, this is a wild story from a unique man, well worth a listen but its not for the faint hearted. it's also a look at the consumerism that is wreaking such havoc on our planet, if people with such wealth had a bigger picture perspective what good they could do and itd be a sure fire way to avoid the self destructive behaviour.

  • How to Win at the Sport of Business

  • If I Can Do It, You Can Do It
  • By: Mark Cuban
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, Cuban has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. He tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends' couches to owning his own company and becoming a multibillion-dollar success story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Onkar Singh Purewal on 01-05-15

an inspiring story

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Reviewed: 18-09-17

Mark Cubans story and advice are solid and personal, he has achieved amazing things and has kept his sense of humour and kindness. It's a very inspiring book and well narrated too.

  • Black Privilege

  • Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
  • By: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Narrated by: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 671
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    5 out of 5 stars 626
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    5 out of 5 stars 625

Charlamagne Tha God - the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off", co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern" - shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!

  • By Arieth on 20-04-17

The most inspiritational book this year.

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Reviewed: 27-08-17

I loved listening to this book, how Charlemagne accepted his choices and committed to growing up and living his truth is inspiritational and very useful. Bill. ( not a white devil 😂).

  • The Element

  • How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
  • By: Ken Robinson Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Ken Robinson Ph. D., Lou Aronica
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

The Element shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the 21st century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Conrad on 27-05-12

a must read for everybody interested in education

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Reviewed: 14-08-17

witty and well paced, Sir Ken' s ideas and observations are becoming a household topic as we all start to accept that our current education system and it curriculum is far out dated and restrictive, so many solutions and new ways of thinking are addressed in this book. this is a MUST READ!!

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  • The Magic of Thinking Big

  • By: David Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793

Millions of people around the world have improved their lives through the timeless advice David Schwartz offers in The Magic of Thinking Big. In this best-selling audiobook, Schwartz proves you don't need innate talent to become successful, but you do need to understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good, sound, practical life lessons. AMAZING STUFF

  • By Chama on 02-03-16

an inspiring book that everybody should read.

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Reviewed: 07-07-17

It's a treat to be given so many different examples and metaphors for improving the quality of your being and therefore the quality of your life. a great and inspiring book.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,382
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,010
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,986

The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellently read

  • By OldskoolHrdcore on 25-08-17

it goes to show you never can tell how it goes.

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Reviewed: 16-05-17

amazing story and very well told by the author, I recommend listening to this, it's also a good insight into the mindset of apartheid.

  • On Writing

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988

In June of 1999, Stephen King was hit by a van while walking along the shoulder of a country road in Maine. Six operations were required to save his life and mend his broken body. When he was finally able to sit up, he immediately started writing. This book - part biography, part a collection of tips for the aspiring writer - is the extraordinary result.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great personal insight

  • By Blinkinmarvellous on 13-04-13

A must read for lovers of writing and reading.

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Reviewed: 15-03-17

Narration is perfect as it's by the author who has an easy to listen to voice and great sense of humour, I'm not currently a writer nor am I an aspiring one and this book has been a superb listen that's full of interesting information, wit and inspiration. a Must listen.