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  • Get Your Sh*t Together

  • How to stop worrying about what you should do so you can finish what you need to do and start doing what you want to do
  • By: Sarah Knight
  • Narrated by: Sarah Knight
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 360

From the author who brought you the best-selling book everyone is talking about, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k: The no-f**ks-given, no-holds-barred guide to living your best life. Ever find yourself snowed under at the office - or even just glued to the sofa - when you really want to get out (for once), get to the gym (at last), and get started on that daunting dream project you're always putting off? Then it's time to get your sh*t together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not accessible, geared for certain audiences

  • By Suswati on 18-09-17

Awful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-17

What was most disappointing about Sarah Knight’s story?

Lack of substance.

What didn’t you like about Sarah Knight’s performance?

Rambling and the writer just seems to enjoy swearing for the sake of it.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Maybe - I only listened for an hour before returning it.

  • Hardwiring Happiness

  • The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
  • By: Rick Hanson
  • Narrated by: Rick Hanson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 74

Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson’s four steps build strengths into your brain, balancing its ancient negativity bias, making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be available on the NHS

  • By Saffy on 24-04-14

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-15

Excellent book.

Nice voice but tended to be a little difficult to stay tuned into for long, but excellent subject matter, this may also have started thinking rather than listening.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Worry Less about Money

  • The School of Life
  • By: John Armstrong
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Break free of your destructive relationship with money, and learn how money can make you happy. Our relationship with money is one that lasts a lifetime. It can be as important as family life, as competitive as work, and as exciting and secretive as love. Yet books about money tend to take one of two routes: a) how to get more, or b) how to deal with less. This book turns these questions upside down, and looks not at money itself, but at the way we view it. How does money drive us? How does it frighten us?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting at times

  • By David on 04-03-15

Very interesting at times

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-15

Any additional comments?

There were some very interesting parts in this book but it was also a bit long winded at times.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Moneyless Man

  • A Year of Freeconomic Living
  • By: Mark Boyle
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Imagine a year without spending - or even touching - money. Former businessman Mark Boyle did just that and here is his extraordinary story. Going back to basics and following his own strict rules, Mark learned ingenious ways to eliminate his bills and discovered that good friends are all the riches you need.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the moneyless man

  • By Deirdre on 27-03-12

Interesting view point

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

Any additional comments?

I cannot say that I agree with everything in this book but it is a very interesting view point and he does raise many valid points about the problems of capitalism.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wheat Belly

  • Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
  • By: William Davis MD
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than two thousand of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing America’s obesity epidemic—it is wheat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dough!

  • By The Mole on 17-04-13

Far too long

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-08-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This book should be cut down to about 1 to maybe 2 hours in length - This guy can really talk and goes into far more detail than he needs to

Would you ever listen to anything by William Davis again?

Only an abridged version.

How could the performance have been better?

Don't get me wrong the book is great, just far to long. So the performance could be far better if he went into less detail.

Did Wheat Belly inspire you to do anything?

Yes - It's made me cut down on my wheat consumption, I no longer see bread as being healthy.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Fast Diet

  • The Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer
  • By: Dr. Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer
  • Narrated by: Dr. Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328

Not just weight loss - better health too! The authors of the book that is still the number one UK nonfiction best seller six months after publication now present their work for Audible listeners and make it even easier to adopt their brilliant system. Far from being just another fad, the Fast Diet is a radical new way of thinking about food, a lifestyle choice that could transform your health. This is your indispensable guide to simple and effective weight loss, without fuss or the need to endlessly deprive yourself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly better in print

  • By mollyeyre on 07-07-13

Good Informative Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-08-14

Where does The Fast Diet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Most of the audiobooks I have listened to I have really liked and this fitts into that group.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not Applicable

What does Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Not Applicable

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really - It's a weight loss book!

Any additional comments?

Great book - just slightly long winded at times.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Day I Died

  • Ten Remarkable True Stories of Near-Death Experience
  • By: Tammy Cohen
  • Narrated by: Simon Whistler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

What happens to us when we die? Where do people go? What do they see? What messages do they receive? Why are they allowed to come back? "The Day I Died" brings together ten profoundly moving testimonies from people who have passed through the limits of human endurance and beyond. Around the world, ordinary people go about their daily lives convinced they've had a glimpse into the afterlife.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comforting

  • By Patricia on 13-06-15

Really interesting subject

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-08-14

What did you like most about The Day I Died?

It covered a unique and interesting subject really well

What about Simon Whistler’s performance did you like?

I did not like Simon Whistler's performance, he has a slightly sing song type voice that is quite irritating and sometimes inappropriate. However the book it self was really interesting so this made up for the voice.

Any additional comments?

Great book, I will listen to it again sometime soon.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies Audiobook

  • By: Rob Willson, Rhena Branch
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

CBT is a hugely popular self help technique, which teaches you how to break free from destructive or negative behaviours and make positive changes to both your thoughts and actions. This audiobook contains an effective and sympathetic introduction to this NHS-endorsed therapeutic treatment; the latest advice on how CBT can help with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder; help with identifying unhealthy modes of thinking.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the full book

  • By G on 10-10-11

Good Clear Basic Introduction

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-08-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies Audiobook to be better than the print version?

I prefer audio books but on the other hand this is the abridged so the book wood go into more depth.

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A

Which character – as performed by Simon Slater – was your favourite?

N/A

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

N/A

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Desire Map Experience

  • A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul
  • By: Danielle LaPorte
  • Narrated by: Danielle LaPorte
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

How do you feel about setting goals? I’ve heard people say they feel energized, depressed, confused, terrified, pumped, ambivalent, lost...or all of the above. Here’s what I’ve realized: Our relationship to success is inside-out. When we make our New Year’s resolutions, bucket lists, big plans, or weekly to-dos, we’re hoping that when we "arrive" we’ll be fulfilled. Our hearts will swell as we cross the finish line, and then we can finally relax and savor our happiness. Except more often than not, that doesn’t happen....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Made me feel happy but put off by author's dishonesty

  • By Sue on 03-03-16

Egotistical drivel

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Someone else writing it, who did not refer to herself as feeling like a loser, or bragging about her spiritual materialism.
Actually there is no way this book or any other book written by this writer could ever make a 4 or 5 star!

How could the performance have been better?

Different author!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Desire Map Experience?

All of it

2 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • What Makes Us Healthy?

  • Understanding Mystical Law and Your Parallel Reality
  • By: Caroline Myss
  • Narrated by: Caroline Myss
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

In What Makes Us Healthy? best-selling author and internationally renowned speaker Caroline Myss delivers a thought-provoking live lecture on the current state of our health, exploring the mystical forces that create disease or wellness. Describing our evolving - and often misguided - relationship with well-being, Myss explains that to truly be healthy, we need a better understanding of ourselves and the factors that influence our lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Here Be Dragons.

  • By Vicky L. on 17-04-16

The second worse audio book I have listenened to

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-13

I only listened to this book for about one hour and then I really had had enough. Sometimes she came across as an extreme right wing Republican and the in the next paragraph start taking about meditation and chakras, she seamed to be both pro and anti the Catholic church at the same time, and whilste she did come out with the occasional interesting comment or question, I really felt that she lacked credibility and orthenticity. I would have given this zero stars if I could.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful