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S. Witton

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  • How to Be Miserable

  • 40 Strategies You Already Use
  • By: Randy J. Paterson PhD
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

There are stacks upon stacks of self-help books that will promise you love, happiness, and a fabulous life. But how can you pinpoint the exact behaviors that cause you to be miserable in the first place? Sometimes when we're depressed, or just sad or unhappy, our instincts tell us to do the opposite of what we should - such as focusing on the negative, dwelling on what we can't change, isolating ourselves from friends and loved ones, eating junk food, or overindulging in alcohol. Sound familiar?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really helpful !

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-17

Topical, useful and amusing!

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Reviewed: 13-02-19

I came across this book at a hard place in my life. It showed me some painful truths, some happy insights, and a path to greater contentment.

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

  • By: Daniel Kahneman
  • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,511
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,217
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,203

Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of the world's most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields - including business, medicine, and politics - but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research in one book.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't work as an audiobook

  • By The Coypu on 21-07-14

Food for Thought!

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Reviewed: 26-02-16

This book is a modern classic, it will definitely change your mind! I loved it!

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 13,664
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,972
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,883

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

awesome read, great argument

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Reviewed: 06-02-16

Loved and recommended! pity the author seems to think happiness diminishes with progress, without reasonable evidence.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,009
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,011
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    5 out of 5 stars 15,982

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

Fabulous!

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Reviewed: 18-12-15

Really enjoyed this gripping tale of heroism, science and courageous humour in the face of repeated disasters.