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  • Hypnosis

  • Tricks of the Mind
  • By: Derren Brown
  • Narrated by: Derren Brown
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Learn the key techniques behind successful hypnotism, including the preparation of your subject, inducing a trance and awakening your subject.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Introduction into how 2 b as cool as Jesus 1

  • By Tim on 05-03-11

A jewel in the crown of interested parties.

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

Reviewed: 27-05-17

Derren is a fantastically talented TV and stage performer, part of his attraction is the interaction, care and the respect he has for his subjects. This short audio book is a glimpse into Derrens well practiced and finely tuned hypnosis techniques. I would have loved if he had done a full verbatim induction, but totally understand why this can't be done, and shouldn't be done in this format. If anyone is genuinely interested in hypnosis, as I am, I fully recommend this book.

  • More Fool Me

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,759

Following on from his hugely successful books, Moab is My Washpot and The Fry Chronicles, comes the third chapter in Stephen Fry's life. This unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of More Fool Me is performed by Stephen Fry himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A defense of More Fool Me

  • By Ben on 10-10-14

Fryed

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

Interesting and well written, as expected. A charming book, were SF pours out his heart with a series of brutally honest recollections, all laid bare for the listener to judge, but more importantly enj

  • 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

Interesting.

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

Reviewed: 26-03-16

This book gives a good general idea of what's going on when you memorise any type of information. I would have liked more examples of techniques, but these can be gained from other authors whose books are available on audible. Still, it was worth the purchase price.

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  • The Better Angels of Our Nature

  • Why Violence Has Declined
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 36 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496

We’ve all had the experience of reading about a bloody war or shocking crime and asking, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the best-selling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era in our species’ existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Magnum Opus in every sense!

  • By Jeremy on 14-05-12

A bright future.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-16

It appears the good old days are just products of our biased memories, and based on facts, and the assertion of trends, the future of mankind is more likely to be brighter, more humane and pacifistic.
Admittedly I'm a fan of S Pinker's work, so my opinion may be a little biased, but I think this is a brilliant book. So glad I bought it.

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    Length: 34 mins
    13 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Michael Chaskalson_BookD: Mindfulness in Eight Weeks (BookD Podcast)

  • By: BookD
  • Narrated by: BookD
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

BookD offers a fascinating perspective into the world of publishing. Listen to authors discuss the inspiration behind their books, and hear the story of how these books were transformed from the initial concept. Tune in every other week for conversations with the stars of literature, art, film, music, science, and politics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Informative

  • By Brian on 10-01-16
  • Michael Chaskalson_BookD: Mindfulness in Eight Weeks (BookD Podcast)
  • By: BookD
  • Narrated by: BookD

Informative

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

This helped inspire me to do the 8 week MBSR course. Got nothing to lose.

  • Hume: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Hume in just one hour.Hume reduced philosophy to ruins, denying the existence of everything except our actual perceptions themselves. The world is nothing more than part of my consciousness. Yet we know the world remains, and we go on as before. What Hume expressed was the status of our knowledge about the world – a world in which neither religion nor science is certain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hume The Scottish Phiosopher Who Changed the World

  • By colin monteith on 02-08-18

Interesting.

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

Reviewed: 25-08-15

To do Hume in a little over an hour was probably frustrating, what to leave out, put in, and still maintain reader interest.
Condense, but worth getting. Hume was remarkable both personally and professionally. I'm glad I added this to my library.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Myth of Autism

  • How a Misunderstood Epidemic Is Destroying Our Children
  • By: Dr. Michael Goldberg, Elyse Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Clinton Wade
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Everyone seems to agree that we have an epidemic of what is diagnosed as autism. But, in the history of our society, there has never been "an epidemic" of any developmental or genetic disorder. Yet, over the span of thirty years, autism has gone from affecting one in 5,000 children to one in 90, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So what is this "autism", which has come to affect the lives of so many?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable

  • By Brian on 23-07-15

Valuable

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-15

Informative and interesting. Worth reading if you have a child who's been diagnosed autistic. M

3 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Fountainhead

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

One of the 20th century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion. The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is powerfully illustrated through three characters: Howard Roarke, a genius; Gail Wynand, a newspaper mogul and self-made millionaire; and Dominique Francon, a devastating beauty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic Objectivity at it's finest

  • By D. Berry on 04-12-13

Surprisingly exceptionally.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-15

A real treat. The characters quickly come alive, some will frustrate you, some you'll love, others you'll hate and truly wish a great tragedy befalls them in the next paragraph or perhaps the next. Desperately your mind will try impose a reason for the relationship and later character assassination of Rourke.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful