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  • Joyful

  • By: Ingrid Fetell Lee
  • Narrated by: Ingrid Fetell Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

In Joyful, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee, whose TED talk has been viewed over one million times, explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology as well as design, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive while another fosters delight and sharing - and, most important, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier and truly joyful lives. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joyful and Inspiring!

  • By Anonymous User on 09-02-19

A truly joyful book

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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: 16-01-19

An amazing book that changes your view on the world and is beautifully read by the author. Definitely take the time to listen, it will bring so much joy to your life

  • Off the Clock

  • Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done
  • By: Laura Vanderkam
  • Narrated by: Laura Vanderkam
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Laura Vanderkam, the acclaimed author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, isn't like other time-management gurus. She's not trying to shave off 30 seconds here or there; she's interested in the emotional and psychological side of the 168 hours everyone has each week. Her message is that we all have more time than we think we do and can feel less stressed while getting more done.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-08-18

Another great book

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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: 09-08-18

I have been eagerly awaiting the launch of this book (particularly as it came out in the UK months later than the US) and it didn't disappoint. I have loved everything that Laura has written, but this one really struck a chord. Life is short, take time 'off the clock' and enjoy it!

  • Option B

  • Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Ms Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. 'I was in "the void,"' she writes, 'a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.' Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finding your inner resilience and strength

  • By krider2010 on 09-05-17

Amazing, but emotional

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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: 11-05-17

This was one of the best audio books I've listened to, but it is so, so emotional. I literally sat in my car and sobbed listening to the stories, but it is also very inspirational. If you are struggling with anything (or even if you aren't) listen to this audio book and think about how you can become more resilient!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades Darker

  • Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you and stay with you forever.... Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • read all reviews before buying ....

  • By MRS on 24-08-12

Not as good as reading it

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

I didn't enjoy this as much as reading the actual book, the emails which are one of the best bit come across odd in the audio. You also become a lot more aware of how ridiculous parts of the story are, particularly the inner goddess bits. It's enjoyable enough to while away commute times, but I enjoyed reading it myself much more.

  • Happy

  • Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect
  • By: Fearne Cotton
  • Narrated by: Fearne Cotton
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437

For many of us, life can feel like it's moving too fast, with pressure bearing down on us from all sides - whether that's from school or work, family or social media. As a result we find ourselves frazzled, lost and - too often - feeling blue. It's a subject close to Fearne's heart. Drawing on her own experiences and including expert advice, Happy offers practical ways of finding joy each and every day. Happiness isn't a mountain to climb; it's just one foot in front of the other on the path of life, and here you'll find little steps that will help make the differences that count.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, doesn't work as an audiobook

  • By Kindle Customer on 21-03-17

Great book, doesn't work as an audiobook

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

Reviewed: 21-03-17

This book is great, loads of really good information and Fearne is a great narrator, however it just doesn't work as an audiobook as it refers you to PDFs all the time. I listen to audiobooks in the car and it felt like I was missing out on loads of the book. I would say definitely buy the book, but read it rather than listen to the audio.

28 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • Mister O

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Just call me Mister O. Because your pleasure is my superpower. Making a woman feel "oh god that's good" is the name of the game, and if a man can't get the job done, he should get the hell out of the bedroom. I'm talking toe-curling, mind-blowing, sheet-grabbing ecstasy. Like I provide every time. I suppose that makes me a superhero of pleasure, and my mission is to always deliver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love any book read by Sebastian York he makes

  • By Maggie Stark on 24-06-16

Great book, not sure about the narrator

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

Reviewed: 21-03-17

This is a fab book and I absolutely loved the story and the characters, but the narrator's voice was a bit off putting. He sounded too old and his words felt pervy rather than sexy in a lot of places. I think this works better as a book than an audiobook.

I Know How She Does It
    How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time
    
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    Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    5 ratings
    Overall 5.0
  • I Know How She Does It

  • How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time
  • By: Laura Vanderkam
  • Narrated by: Laura Vanderkam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Do you struggle to balance the demands of a successful career with quality time with family and friends, your hobbies, and even a decent night's sleep? In I Know How She Does It, time management expert and best-selling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast Laura Vanderkam reveals the surprising strategies you can use to spend more time on the things you enjoy. By following her advice, you will be able to work less, sleep more, enjoy date nights, go to the gym and socialise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book from Laura vanderkam

  • By Kindle Customer on 16-03-17

Another great book from Laura vanderkam

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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: 16-03-17

I really like Laura's books. There is a lot of cross over with this book and 168 hours, but as someone who listens to audio books on my commute (great tip from Laura) I find her books motivating and help me to make sure I'm planning more fun things into my life. I would recommend listening to this even if you've also listened to or read other books by Laura.

  • What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

  • A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings - And Life (Int'l Edit.)
  • By: Laura Vanderkam
  • Narrated by: Laura Vanderkam
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Mornings are a madcap time for many of us. We wake up in a haze - often after hitting snooze a few times. Then we rush around to get ready and out the door so we can officially start the day. Before we know it, hours have slipped by without us accomplishing anything beyond downing a cup of coffee, dashing off a few emails, and dishing with our coworkers around the water cooler. By the time the workday wraps up, we're so exhausted and defeated that any motivation to accomplish something in the evening has vanished.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good, short listen

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-03-17

A good, short listen

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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: 06-03-17

This is great, I love Laura vanderkam books and this is a really motivating short listen. I'm going to start exercising before work now and hopefully make my days and weeks much more productive!

  • 168 Hours

  • You Have More Time Than You Think
  • By: Laura Vanderkam
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth London
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

There are 168 hours in a week. This book is about where the time really goes, and how we can all use it better. It's an unquestioned truth of modern life: we are starved for time. With the rise of two-income families, extreme jobs, and 24/7 connectivity, life is so frenzied we can barely find time to breathe. We tell ourselves we'd like to read more, get to the gym regularly, try new hobbies, and accomplish all kinds of goals.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Avoid

  • By D. Davies on 05-11-10

Great book and audio helps you to maximise time!

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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: 28-02-17

Love this book, as a mum of 2 who works full time, I often believed that I couldn't fit everything in, now having listened to this (whilst commuting so effectively making use of otherwise wasted time) I feel like candour so much more without feeling harassed. Seriously listen to this book, you will be amazed by what you can achieve!!!

  • Lean In

  • Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As a black woman let me say this!

  • By Bola Sol on 26-09-16

Fantastic

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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: 06-02-17

One if the best books I've listened to on audible, definitely read or listen to this book