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  • How Music Works

  • By: David Byrne
  • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
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    4 out of 5 stars 100
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music - including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen enthralled - music to your ears!

  • By Anthony on 05-07-14

Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-19

This is a must read for anyone who loves music, so many areas covered and in great detail, highly recommended

  • Stoicism: How to Be Stoic

  • By: Matthew Ben Morgan
  • Narrated by: Mounia Belgnaoui
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
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    2 out of 5 stars 1
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    1 out of 5 stars 1
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Stoicism: How to Be Stoic is your essential manual that will show you the main guidelines of stoicism. This book will instruct you on the great knowledge of stoic philosophers, including Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. By understanding the Stoic lessons, you will be able to use them in your life. Learn how to live a virtuous lifestyle while having a peace of mind and happiness. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Expected better

  • By colin challinor on 31-01-19

Expected better

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Reviewed: 31-01-19

Content was fine but the narration really let's it down, sounds like a robot speed reading, didn't really enjoy

  • Happy

  • Why More or Less Everything Is Absolutely Fine
  • By: Derren Brown
  • Narrated by: Derren Brown
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
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    5 out of 5 stars 634
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 625

Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. He shows how many of self-help’s suggested routes to happiness and success - such as positive thinking, self-belief and setting goals - can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Derren the intellect & sage....emerges!

  • By (Andee4me:) on 01-12-18

A must read!

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Reviewed: 30-01-19

Really enjoyed this book, it gives you so much to think about and puts things into perspective. I'm now going to read up on the Stoicism, fascinating stuff.

  • Can't Stand Up for Falling Down

  • Rock 'n' Roll War Stories
  • By: Allan Jones
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Allan Jones launched Uncut magazine in 1997 and for 15 years wrote a popular monthly column called Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before, based on his experiences as a music journalist in the 70s and 80s. By turns hilarious, cautionary, poignant and powerful, the Stop Me...stories collected here include encounters with some of rock's most iconic stars, including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Smiths, R.E.M. and Pearl Jam.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, touching and informative

  • By Jim on 09-09-17

Very entertaining!

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Reviewed: 04-12-18

This is a great read, full of interesting and humorous stories, especially Alan's encounter with Tony Iommi lol if you're into your music then get this book!

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,356
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,616
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,536

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen but nothing new or revolutionary.

  • By Alex on 21-01-18

A must read!

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Reviewed: 23-11-18

I think everyone should read / listen to this book, certainly makes you think about, well everything! I totally enjoyed it and would highly recommend.