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  • 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 578
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 536

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 truth! Great philosophy to life!

  • By james on 21-04-17

If you like C Tha God, You'll love this book

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Reviewed: 27-04-17

Great book and well performed by the author. Was worried this book would just be lots of waffle used to make money but there are some interesting stories and great gems in here all read with passion, humour and humility by Charlamagne himself.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Movement Matters

  • Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement
  • By: Katy Bowman
  • Narrated by: Katy Bowman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

What if we can make ourselves, our communities, and our planet healthier all at the same time by moving our bodies more? Movement Matters is a collection of essays in which biomechanist Katy Bowman continues her groundbreaking investigation of the mechanics of our sedentary culture and the profound potential of human movement. Here she widens her message and invites us to consider our personal relationship with sedentarism, privilege, and nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another amazing and thought provoking book

  • By LoubyLou on 06-01-17

Absolutely brilliant

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Reviewed: 06-04-17

Katie's contagious passion and formidable expertise are perfectly focused in this book! It contains tonnes of brilliant content and a lot of different ideas of practical ways to implement the ideas into your life. Gives you an overview of Katie's philosophy and what you need to know about the final details and how to go about curating and interpreting information in the future
Already bought the paper copy this book to give to a friend. Will definitely be recommending this to a lot of people

  • The Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions

  • By: Robert C. Solomon, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert C. Solomon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Conventional wisdom suggests there is a sharp distinction between emotion and reason. Emotions are seen as inferior, disruptive, primitive, and even bestial forces. These 24 remarkable lectures suggest otherwise-that emotions have intelligence and provide personal strategies that are vitally important to our everyday lives of perceiving, evaluating, appraising, understanding, and acting in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By ShaneG on 27-02-17

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 27-02-17

Absolutely brilliant set of lectures, very interesting questions posed and a lot of arguments given to explain and defend his stance

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Sleep

  • The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps...and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind
  • By: Nick Littlehales
  • Narrated by: Nick Littlehales
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

One third of our lives is spent trying to sleep. Most us have disturbed, restless nights and rely on a cocktail of caffeine and sugar to drag us through the day. Yet the hours we spend in bed shape our moods, motivation and decision-making skills - defining our performance in work, at home and while keeping fit. We need a new approach to sleep. In this groundbreaking audiobook, Nick Littlehales, elite sleep coach to some of the world's leading sports stars and teams, lays bare his strategies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Should have got someone else to narrate

  • By Raistrick on 24-02-17

Probably wouldn't bother

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Reviewed: 07-01-17

A lot of fluff to pad this out for a book, the useful stuff could be summarised in a short blog post

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Complete Book of Five Rings

  • By: Miyamoto Musashi, Kenji Tokitsu (editor and translator)
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi's classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Get the shorter version

  • By ShaneG on 20-11-16

Get the shorter version

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Reviewed: 20-11-16

The extra content in this version is all repetitive useless fluff that is not a part of the actual book of five rings, don't waste the time just get the shorter version

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,045

The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless

  • By David Willingale on 28-12-17

Worth it but only half

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 20-11-16

First 6 chapters are great with some applicable philosophies but 7-13 are largely useless talk of ancient warefare you could easily just skip altogether. Still recommend for the gems in the first half and Aiden Gillens performance is spot on!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Memory Illusion

  • Why You May Not Be Who You Think You Are
  • By: Julia Shaw
  • Narrated by: Siri Steinmo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Think you have a good memory? Think again. Memories are our most cherished possessions. We rely on them every day of our lives. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate records of the past we like to think they are. True, we can all admit to having suffered occasional memory lapses, such as entering a room and immediately forgetting why or suddenly being unable to recall the name of someone we've met dozens of times. But what if we have the potential for more profound errors of memory?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • An unpleasant listen

  • By JR on 29-06-16

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 19-11-16

Brilliantly book! Very detailed but easy to understand and written in an engaging way, definitely recommend for anyone interested in the brain and memory

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

  • By: Susan Jeffers, Ph.D
  • Narrated by: Susan Jeffers
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 492

What is stopping you from being the person you want to be and living your life the way you want to live it?

Fear of tackling an issue with your boss, fear of getting to grips with a problem in your home. Fear of change. Fear of taking control...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing wisdom

  • By gr8art4u.com on 23-12-12

I wouldn't bother recommending

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-11-16

Starts off ok, but 2/3 of the book is mostly useless cliche self help fluff repeated in different ways that you hear and see everywhere, honestly there are plenty of blog posts and YouTube videos that will give you just as much for free

0 of 1 people found this review helpful