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  • Unthink

  • And How to Harness the Power of Your Unconscious
  • By: Chris Paley
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Your life is dominated by your unconscious mind: by thoughts you're unaware of and movements you don't realise you are making. Words, colours, mannerisms, and other cues you don't realise are affecting you change what you think. The confidence you have in your ability to reason and to consciously choose what to do is caused by a series of illusions that scientists are only just beginning to understand. The discovery of these illusions will change the way we see ourselves more than the discoveries of Darwin and Copernicus.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Interesting book.

  • By Darren - UK on 29-04-15

An Interesting book.

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

Reviewed: 29-04-15

This was a good book but not a great one, there are others in this genre that I would recommend over this one, such as "The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves" By "Dan Ariely" also on Audible.

The narrator and the quality of the recording were very good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Haunted

  • David Ash Series, Book 1
  • By: James Herbert
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

A ghostly twist. Three nights of terror at the house called Edbrook. Three nights in which David Ash, there to investigate a haunting, will be victim of horrifying games. Three nights in which he will face the blood-chilling enigma of his own past. Three hideous nights before Edbrook's dreadful secret will be revealed...And the true nightmare will begin.to the surface, tormenting him, refusing to let him rest. The memory of what he once had been.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunted

  • By jennifer on 01-02-14

A pretty good read.

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

Reviewed: 16-04-15

Ok so I have just finished the classic book, The Rats also by James Herbert and this does not come close. if you haven't read it yet then buy that one instead, This doesn't mean this is a bad book its not. It's just The Rats is a true classic, and this while being an excellent book is no classic. That being said I did enjoy this book and will be buying the sequel.

The narrator Steven Pacey was extent and the quality of the recording were very good.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Twelve

  • Book Two of The Passage Trilogy
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933

Death-row prisoners with nightmare pasts and no future…. Until they were selected for a secret experiment….to create something more than human.

Now they are the future and humanity's worst nightmare has begun. The Twelve is the epic sequel to The Passage. Read by Scott Brick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • even better the second time

  • By TSUK79 on 17-07-16

Omg do have to stick with this book.

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

Reviewed: 16-04-15

Was this worth reading, yes but you really had to hold in there and be patient for it to pay off. I loved the first book this one was much tougher to stick with I really hope the third one is back on pace.

Excellent narration as before and recording quality was very good.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Insatiable

  • Porn - A Love Story
  • By: Asa Akira
  • Narrated by: Asa Akira
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Asa Akira (28) has already had an extremely unusual life. Educated at the United Nations International School in Manhattan, she soon was earning a good living by stripping and working as a dominatrix at a sex dungeon. Akira has now built up a reputation for being of the most popular, hardworking, and extreme actors in the business, winning dozens of awards for her 330+ movies, including her number-one best-selling adult film series Asa Akira Is Insatiable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great inside look

  • By Pen Name on 10-04-18

Funny and insightful.

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

Reviewed: 16-04-15

A surprisingly good book, and intriguing look into a world most people really know very little about.

Having this book read by the author makes all the difference in the world.
The recording quality was very good.

  • Frankenstein

  • By: Mary Shelley
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 516

Narrator Dan Stevens ( Downton Abbey) presents an uncanny performance of Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel, an epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good performance of a great story.

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-07-16

A real classic.

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

Reviewed: 16-04-15

An utterly fantastic book not at all like the movie.

The is a real classic and essential reading, this audio version is very well done I highly recommend it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Finding Ultra

  • Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
  • By: Rich Roll
  • Narrated by: Rich Roll
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728

An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational, even for non-runners

  • By JAMES on 09-04-13

An amazing tale of an enduring spirit.

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

Reviewed: 15-04-15

An extraordinary book that would be interesting even to people with no interest in endurance sports.

The narrator and the quality of the recording were very good.

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting - enjoyed it much more than the paperback

  • By Dawn on 20-05-10

Essential reading.

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

Reviewed: 15-04-15

A fascinating and thought-provoking book, with some excellent insights into human nature, and what goes into making great people great.

The narrator and the quality of the recording were very good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933

On 14th June, 2007, the King of Sweden disappears. In 1994 South Africa dismantles six missiles developed during its brief nuclear weapons programme. In 1961 Nombeko Mayeki is born in a Soweto shack. Seemingly destined for a life nasty, brutish and short, her path takes an entirely unpredictable turn. Because really this story is all about the seventh South African missile - the one that was never supposed to have existed. The one that Nombeko knows far too much about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Intellectual Laugh-out-loud Read!!

  • By Lulu on 03-12-15

Simply wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 15-04-15

This book is intelligent and funny in equal amounts.
I find it hard to imagine anyone not liking this book.

the narrator and the quality of the recording were very good

  • Spellbound

  • Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

Dark fantasy goes hardboiled in Book II of the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International. The Grimnoir Society’s mission is to protect people with magic, and they’ve done so—successfully and in secret—since the mysterious arrival of the Power in the 1850s, but when a magical assassin makes an attempt on the life of President Franklin Roosevelt, the crime is pinned on the Grimnoir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astounding...

  • By Sharon on 14-07-13

A fantastic sequel.

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

Reviewed: 15-04-15

Was it as good as the first no they never are but it was very good.

I love everything about these books, the characters the pace and rhythm of the plot, the action and the overall tone of sarcastic cynicism.

The narrator, and the quality of the recording was very good.

If you like the first one you probably love this.

  • Lord of the Flies

  • By: William Golding
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys’ delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a single word wasted.

  • By stephen on 28-04-13

Adding this to my top ten.

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

Reviewed: 15-04-15

Seriously one of the best books I have ever had the privilege of reading.

The recording was excellent and the narrator was perfect.

Just but it you will be glad you did.