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Valtýr Aron Thorrason

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  • Flowers for Algernon

  • By: Daniel Keyes
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
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Charlie Gordon, a floor sweeper born with an unusually low IQ, has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that doctors hope will increase his intelligence - a procedure that has been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon. All Charlie wants is to be smart and have friends, but the treatment turns him into a genius. Then Algernon begins to fade. What will become of Charlie? Read by Adam Sims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He may forget himself but you never will

  • By Kaggy on 05-09-17

Amazing piece of literature

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Reviewed: 02-08-18

Prepare to have your mind blown, your world turned upside down and then back again. Amazing book. Beautiful literature. Artful narration. Seriously, listen too the book.

  • Humans

  • A Brief History of How We F--ked It All Up
  • By: Tom Phillips
  • Narrated by: Nish Kumar
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

In the 70,000 years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we've come a long way. Art, science, culture, trade - on the evolutionary food chain, we're real winners. But, frankly, it's not exactly been plain sailing, and sometimes - just occasionally - we've managed to really, truly, quite unbelievably f--k things up. From Chairman Mao's Four Pests Campaign to the sinking of the Titanic; from the American Dustbowl to the world's leading superpower electing a reality TV mogul as President...it's pretty safe to say that, as a species, we haven't exactly grown wiser with age. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loads of facts and history but very funny too

  • By SirChutney on 02-01-19

Excellent book

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Reviewed: 30-07-18

Very informative and entertaining book. Totally worth a buy. The narrator is quite good if a bit overexcited at times. This book, to me, is a bonkers flip side to Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (another must-read).defiantly worth your time and a few pounds.

  • Modern Man in Search of a Soul

  • By: Carl Gustav Jung
  • Narrated by: Christopher Prince
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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    4 out of 5 stars 130
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Modern Man in Search of a Soul is the classic introduction to the thought of Carl Jung. Along with Freud and Adler, Jung was one of the chief founders of modern psychiatry. In this book, Jung examines some of the most contested and crucial areas in the field of analytical psychology: dream analysis, the primitive unconscious, and the relationship between psychology and religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep, timeless and inspiring

  • By HJ Atum on 10-11-17

Everything Jung is worth covering

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Reviewed: 11-07-18

Vocabulary a bit complex but the teachings life changing. Narration annoyingly American but the amazing content of Jungs thought more than makes up for any detail of narration.

  • When Nietzsche Wept

  • By: Irvin D. Yalom
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 130
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Josef Breuer, one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, is at the height of his career. Friedrich Nietzsche, Europe's greatest philosopher, is on the brink of suicidal despair, unable to find a cure for the headaches and other ailments that plague him. When he agrees to treat Nietzsche with his experimental "talking cure", Breuer never expects that he, too, will find solace in their sessions. Only through facing his own inner demons can the gifted healer begin to help his patient.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Mateusz Sobiesiak on 19-12-17

An excellent book from the beginning to the end

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Reviewed: 19-06-18

As a medical doctor starting a residency in psychiatry this book has been a major developmental aid for me. Strengthen yourself before you strengthen others. Take the leap. Buy this book. It is highly unlikely you will be disappointed.

  • The Last Wish

  • By: Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,252
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly witty, funny and all round Amazing.

  • By Fraza92 on 27-04-15

Witcher - Holmes

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Reviewed: 08-10-17

If you like the witcher games or lore you will enjoy this book. It's by no means a fantasy masterpiece but if you love the characters and atmosphere of the witcher you won't mind the least. Note that these are short stories, where each one adds a bit to the overall story and character, similar to the individual Sherlock Holmes novels who together form a whole.