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  • UFC, MMA and Me
  • By: Dan Hardy
  • Narrated by: Dan Hardy, Simon Bubb
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Dan Hardy's first book is much more than a straightforward MMA autobiography. Taking the key fights from his career, Hardy explores the sport with the unparalleled insight that has made him the best analyst working today, from training in China with Shaolin monks to how MMA helped him channel his rage, to psychedelics and the ceremony in Peru that changed his life, to tapping in to his 'reptilian brain' and the psychological warfare of UFC, to his epic title fight with Georges St-Pierre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Salt of the earth dude 🤙🏼

  • By R N KERSHAW on 09-10-17

A fantastic 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: 08-03-19

A really interesting look at Dan Hardy's life, a nice mix of personal and professional, highly recommend.

  • Waking Up

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055

For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From bestselling author, neuroscientist, and “new atheist” Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the increasingly large numbers of people who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is Important.

  • By Lucas on 15-02-15

Fantastic 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: 28-02-19

Highly recommend for anyone interested in the mind, self reflection, happiness, etc

No nonsense and to the point, more books should be this way.

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,811
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,268
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,256

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible stuff ...

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-12-18

Maybe it was just not for me?

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-19

I'm probably better read than most in psychology, and the mind, so found this pretty boring for the four chapters I managed to get through.

It feels repetitive, and in no way ground breaking.

I had listened to Goggins speak on Rogan a couple of times, and this felt like a less interesting, more dragged out version of that.

The narration didn't do it for me either, sorry David.

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  • Man's Search for Meaning

  • By: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Potentially life changing...

  • By Jim Vaughan on 02-12-12

Exceptional

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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: 04-01-19

Recommended reasoning for everyone, potentially life changing content.

I read the book years ago and am pleased I revisited the audio

  • Red Notice

  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 885

November 2009. Sergei Magnitsky is led to an isolation cell in a Moscow prison and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify against the Russian Interior Ministry officials involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million in taxes. Magnitsky’s brutal killing has remained uninvestigated to this day. Red Notice is a searing exposé of the Russian authorities responsible for the murder, slicing deep into the heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazement, disbelief and tears

  • By musiclover on 19-08-16

Not what I was expecting, but very interesting.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-18

Apart from a few things that didn't quite add up to me, this book was a gripping read.

  • Nonviolent Communication

  • Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values
  • By: Marshall Rosenberg PhD
  • Narrated by: Marshall Rosenberg PhD
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585

On Nonviolent Communication, this renowned peacemaker presents his complete system for speaking our deepest truths, addressing our unrecognized needs and emotions, and honoring those same concerns in others. With this adaptation of the best-selling book of the same title, Marshall Rosenberg teaches in his own words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I instinctively distrust self help books. This book is different.

  • By S.Flood on 05-12-17

A potential life changer

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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: 11-10-18

As a man who spent over a decade in a very violent and destructive field, 'non violent communication' was rare, and became an ingrained behavior.

Listening to this book helped me to see how I expressed myself and how that may be counter productive in the world I now live in.

I have no doubt that I shall listen to this book many times, I think it is a must listen for anyone who wants to change their temperament to a more peaceful one.

  • Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

  • Adventures in Modern Russia
  • By: Peter Pomerantsev
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A chilling insight .into Putin's Russia....

  • By BigBear on 02-08-18

Really boring and generally pointless

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-18

So disappointed with this book.

Lots of words, yet very little said, certainly very little of interest, I actually found it quite painful.

  • Spectacles

  • By: Sue Perkins
  • Narrated by: Sue Perkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,432
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,232

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Spectacles, the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins. When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard, school report....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Jeannette on 31-01-16

Disappointing

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-08-18

Strange and disjointed, missing out the bits of her life that may have been of interest to many.

Some funny moments for sure, but overall quite poor.

  • Way of the Peaceful Warrior

  • A Book That Changes Lives
  • By: Dan Millman
  • Narrated by: Dan Millman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

This audio edition of the international best seller Way of the Peaceful Warrior is based on the story of Dan Millman, a world-class gymnast who has it all, but is troubled by a vague sense of dissatisfaction with his everyday life. He meets an eccentric old mentor named Socrates, who sets him on a spiritual odyssey that will ultimately deliver or destroy him. Along the way Dan encounters realms of light and darkness, of romance and magic, as he learns what it means to live as a peaceful warrior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book

  • By Ayy on 31-12-17

Lots of similar books far better than this

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

I can only assume the high rating of this book is partly down to not being able to leave a review after you return it? (I think that is true)

This book is all over the place, has a VERY vague message running through it, that could have been condensed into a paragraph, and even then I doubt many would be at all enlightened by it.

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love

  • By: Amir Levine, Rachel S. F. Heller
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many best-selling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships - until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great production, questionnaires missing

  • By H W Haak on 19-06-18

Really interesting stuff

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-18

I am pretty self aware, and know the majority of my issues, yet sometimes it is good to hear discussion on things that can alter your perspective.

Recommend for anyone who seems to constantly struggle in relationships.