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  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,336

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must for anyone interested in world events!

  • By JenniferL on 28-04-18

Difficult to accept I'm wrong above so many things

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Reviewed: 05-08-18

Life-changing, difficult to accept I'm wrong about so many things. I want everybody to read or listen to this book! I have already recommended this book to several colleagues. I will try to apply discernment whenever I listen to, read or watch the news. Thank you Hans and may you rest in peace.

  • Chasing the Scream

  • The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating and thought provoking

  • By Stephanie on 09-02-15

Health Warning - This book may trouble you

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Reviewed: 22-06-18

So many emotions raised within in me as I listened to this audio book. So much anger, lasting several weeks. Such a thoroughly researched book, frightening events, dark events, hopeless inducing events. Then a turnaround in the second half of the book. A way forwards is documented and illustrations of what's going on in the world now are encouraging and uplifting. Overall, such turmoil, just a small number of people, it seems, are responsible for so many drug-related deaths. I never thought drug legalisation was the way to solve drug addiction. The writer has written an amazing book. Please note the title of this review. Now for a rest before I listen to the next audio book.

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  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Let down by a very poor last third

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-10-18

Six Stars

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Reviewed: 03-06-18

I agree with Elton John and his quote on the front cover. Such an inspiring book I don't know where to begin, so many chapters were powerful, so many emotions played themselves out within me. I can see so clearly what rubbish Big Pharma spout, about lack of serotonin being the reason for depression. Personally I've spent years on anti-depressants and for one reason or another I've slowly come off of them and this book was the final reason that I needed to end this farce of taking tablets to solve the problem of depression. Books like this one only come along for me once every year or so, I'm so grateful for the reviews written by readers of this book, which made my next Audibles choice a no-brainer. Thank you Johann.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,527
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,617

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

Such a powerful book

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Reviewed: 05-04-18

I heard about this book from audibles and recommended by them and read several other reviews which said that it had to be listened to had to be read and so I got the audible book and I've been listening to it over the last couple of weeks just fantastic characters fantastic story. I will miss the characters looking forward to the next book and will seek out the narrator to listen to her other books.

  • Why We Sleep

  • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • By: Matthew Walker
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,773
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,411
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,362

Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Discouraging for insomniacs

  • By Aviation buff on 11-08-18

Life-Changing

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Reviewed: 04-02-18

After listening to this book I have reprioritized sleep in my life. I had no idea how important sleep is. I knew that when I didn't get enough sleep I felt drained but I didn't realise lack of sleep was affecting my health Alongside listening to this book I have bought a Fitbit which I use to monitor my sleep pattern each night. I'm doing this for 30 days. I am learning the types of sleep and sleep patterns that I go through. This knowledge about sleep and my patterns of sleep are improving my life. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

  • The Little Book of Big Change

  • The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit
  • By: Amy Johnson PhD
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Mary Carthy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Little changes can make a big, big difference! In The Little Book of Big Change, psychologist Amy Johnson shows you how to rewire your brain and overcome your bad habits - once and for all. No matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it. Drawing on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality, this book will show you that you are not your habits. Rather, your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that is easily reversed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The mechanics of real change

  • By MrTrader on 06-08-16

A Useful Book

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-08-17

I found the audio book easy to listen to and the narration was very good. The contents was not as different as I imagined it to be. I am familiar with the Three Principles but I couldn't really see how this book was using the Three Principles. What I heard was what I've heard before in non-three-principles books. Nevertheless a useful book and my first experience of an Audibles book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful