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  • I Heart Me

  • The Science of Self-Love
  • By: David R. Hamilton PhD
  • Narrated by: David R. Hamilton PhD
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

How much love do you have for yourself? Not the narcissistic "aren't I wonderful?" kind of love but the essential regard for self that empowers you and helps you navigate through life. The type of love that enables you to feel safe and secure in who you are and inspires you to make choices that are good for your authentic self. When scientist David Hamilton realized that his own lack of self-love was sabotaging him in hundreds of subtle ways and more than a handful of major ways, he devised an experiment using himself as the guinea pig.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love yourself

  • By S. Egembah on 28-10-18

Interesting and thought provoking read

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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: 02-03-19

An interesting read. Made me think a lot about myself and why I am the way I am.

  • Put Your Dream to the Test

  • 10 Questions That Will Help You See It and Seize It
  • By: John Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

What’s the difference between a dreamer and someone who achieves a dream? According to best-selling author Dr. John Maxwell, the answer lies in answering ten powerful, yet straightforward, questions. Whether you’ve lost sight of an old dream or you are searching for a new one within you, Put Your Dream to the Test provides a step-by-step action plan that you can start using today to see, own, and reach your dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • such a well-written book

  • By DO on 19-03-18

Short and to the point

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

This book did make me think very deeply about my dreams, Wishes , hopes and aspirations for my future. The end really made me question my motives. Something I will reflect on.

  • Ungifted

  • Intelligence Redefined
  • By: Scott Barry Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

In Ungifted, cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman - who was relegated to special education as a child - sets out to show that the way we interpret traditional metrics of intelligence is misguided. Kaufman explores the latest research in genetics and neuroscience, as well as evolutionary, developmental, social, positive, and cognitive psychology, to challenge the conventional wisdom about the childhood predictors of adult success. He reveals that there are many paths to greatness, and argues for a more holistic approach to achievement that takes into account each young person’s personal goals, individual psychology, and developmental trajectory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting reading

  • By FEAA on 02-08-17

Interesting reading

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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: 02-08-17

I am a Inclusion coordinator (special education needs) and I am interested in the measuring of intelligence, how children are identified as having learning difficulties, how children are identified as gifted and talented and neurodiversity. As such I found this book to be a fascinating insight into the history of these topics. I only wish the author could compare his study of the American education system to other systems around the world such as England but that might be a good idea for a separate book entirely. Overall a very thorough and interesting read.

  • Art & Fear

  • Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
  • By: David Bayles, Ted Orland
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing free will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable insight from experienced artists

  • By Jane on 07-06-16

An encouraging book for artists

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

Reviewed: 29-07-17

An interesting read and well narrated. It said everything I felt about being an artist and why I have to make Art for myself rather than for others.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • At Left Brain Turn Right

  • An Uncommon Path to Shutting Up Your Inner Critic, Giving Fear the Finger & Having an Amazing Life!
  • By: Anthony Meindl
  • Narrated by: Anthony Meindl
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Fifteen weeks and 25 ways to unleash your inner Brando, Einstein, and Shakespeare. The most successful and creative people in the world don't possess anything different than you. They have no magic formula or special secret. They've simply prevented the left hemisphere of their brain - the "logical", analytical side - from sabotaging their life. Whether you're a ballerina or banker, accountant or actor, At Left Brain Turn Right shows you how to silence the noise of your left brain, ignite your creative side, and live the life you've always imagined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • didnt get on with it

  • By FEAA on 29-07-17

didnt get on with it

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

Reviewed: 29-07-17

What disappointed you about At Left Brain Turn Right?

Downloaded based on lots of positive reviews but just didnt get on with it. Not sure if it was the authors voice or style of reading.

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying

  • A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120

Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method. The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once - and quickly. After that for the rest of your life, you need only to choose what to keep and what to discard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • read it at last!

  • By Friendly Face on 19-10-16

I was very sceptical but since reading can't stop smiling!:)

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

Reviewed: 17-03-17

This book has changed my life. Honestly I thought it would be a ridiculous read but you don't get it until you read it then once you do you see you 'stuff' in a different light. I couldn't sleep so read this book in one go whilst decluttering my kitchen. Then went on to do my bedroom and I feel much more at peace in my home. I had already made a start but listening to this has really helped me. I will now tackle my dining room/study/library this weekend and I know I will feel much better afterwards.:)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Improbability of Love

  • By: Hannah Rothschild
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards, Jilly Bond
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 557

Annie McDee, alone after the disintegration of her long-term relationship and trapped in a dead-end job, is searching for a present for her unsuitable lover in a neglected secondhand shop. Within the jumble of junk and tack, a grimy painting catches her eye. Leaving the store with the picture after spending her meagre savings, she prepares an elaborate dinner for two - only to be stood up, the gift gathering dust on her mantelpiece.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Loved Every Minute of It. Great Characters.

  • By bookylady on 02-04-16

Mixed feelings

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

This book had some fantastic parts and equally some terrible. Needed a good edit before publication.

  • Goodnight Smartphone

  • By: Arianna Huffington
  • Narrated by: Arianna Huffington
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 138

Sleep is central to every part of our lives, and a good night's sleep begins by putting aside the day's worries. But in today's technology-saturated world, saying goodnight to the day is harder than ever. Allow author Arianna Huffington (Thrive, The Sleep Revolution) to guide you to a peaceful night's slumber as she performs Goodnight Smartphone: a classic tale reborn for the modern age.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Strange

  • By Davie on 17-01-17

Funny and free

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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: 27-01-17

I love the original book. This was a great adult reminder for me. Thanks audible :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Homegoing

  • By: Yaa Gyasi
  • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, narrated by Dominic Hoffman.

Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery, one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best book I have ever read

  • By FEAA on 08-01-17

One of the best book I have ever read

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

Would you listen to Homegoing again? Why?

Yes. It was a fantastic , well thought out and well narrated novel. I felt like I was being read a history lesson on many levels containing both personal and national events. So well written and narrated. A fantastic well executed idea. Made me want to research my history further and take my children to Ghana.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Homegoing?

Without spoiling the book I thought the ending was perfect. Not expected but the only way it could have ended.

Have you listened to any of Dominic Hoffman’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No. First but thought he was brilliant and handled most accents with ease.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes. The book made me smile and cry.

Any additional comments?

I'm sure this book will become a classic and can't wait for more from the author.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • NW

  • By: Zadie Smith
  • Narrated by: Karen Bryson, Don Gilet
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 199

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of NW, Zadie Smith’s first novel since the bestselling On Beauty. Read by Don Gilet and Karen Bryson. This is the story of a city. The north-west corner of a city. Here you’ll find guests and hosts, those with power and those without it, people who live somewhere special and others who live nowhere at all. And many people in between.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Talented narrators bring the story to life

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-07-14

Took me back to my childhood

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Some good bits and bad. It felt a bit disjointed to me but I did enjoy the narrative about the area and the consequences of life choices.