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  • Kafka on the Shore

  • By: Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Oliver Le Sueur
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236

Kafka on the Shore follows the fortunes of two remarkable characters. Kafka Tamura runs away from home at 15, under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new dimension of fiction and sleep

  • By Clare on 24-07-08

Awesome until the end

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

Reviewed: 30-01-19

I would have liked the story you be more clearly resolved, but that's my preference, other people might live the open ended ending

  • Money

  • By: Martin Amis
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

John Self is addicted to life. Porn freak and jetsetter, a aficionado of wealth and women, Self is the shameless heir to a fast-food culture where money beats out an insistent invitation to futile self-gratification. Out in New York, mingling with the mighty, making a fortune but spending more, Self is embroiled in the corruption, the brutality and the obscenity of the money conspiracy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spot on performance.

  • By S. Wragg on 10-11-09

Fantastic story, brilliantly read<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-18

What a great book and what a great performance. This held me rapt for the whole book. Entertaining and edgy at the same time.

  • Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare

  • By: Paul Rosenzweig, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Paul Rosenzweig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Cyberspace is the 21st century’s greatest engine of change. Telecommunications, commercial and financial systems, government operations, food production - virtually every aspect of global civilization now depends on interconnected cyber systems to operate; systems that have helped advance medicine, streamline everyday commerce, and so much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and entertaining

  • By iLard on 17-12-14

Good book on cyber security

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Supposed to be optional but the app is telling me I need to have at least 15 words!

  • Made to Stick

  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best communication books ever written

  • By Mr. R. D. Cox on 02-02-10

It's OK but not great. Probably better as a book

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Creativity Inc.

  • By: Ed Catmull
  • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938

As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: To make the world’s first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream first as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged an early partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later and against all odds, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breaking the concrete

  • By Lucas on 17-04-15

Intelligent book about creativity in business

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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: 26-01-18

I found this book both accessible and intelligent.

An interesting read for anyone who would like to learn about how to allow creativity to develop in an organisational setting.

Highly recommended.

  • Why Buddhism Is True

  • The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
  • By: Robert Wright
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. In Why Buddhism Is True, Wright leads listeners on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books on secular Buddhism and it's relationship to natural selection and neuroscience

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-17

Loved this

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

Reviewed: 28-10-17

I'm a regular mediator but had little understanding of Buddhism. I thought the author did an excellent job of putting across complex ideas with clarity, humility and humour.


I can't recommend this book highly enough.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Scrum

  • The art of doing twice the work in half the time
  • By: Jeff Sutherland
  • Narrated by: JJ Sutherland
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

The definitive account of the Scrum methodology from its cocreator and the CEO of Scrum, Inc., Jeff Sutherland. Scrum is the revolutionary approach to project management and team building that has helped to transform everything from software companies to the US military to health care in major American hospitals. In this major new book, its originator, Jeff Sutherland, explains precisely and step by step how it operates - and how it can be made to work for anyone, anywhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely good, but alot of premise

  • By Mr. J. T. Neilly on 25-01-18

Sound advice for progressing projects

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

Reviewed: 21-06-17

Apparently the review isn't optional as I got an error message saying it required at least fifteen words!

  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Int'l Edit.)
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,585

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King, Jr.; Steve Jobs; and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Their natural ability to start with why enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed feelings

  • By RP on 24-03-16

Rubbish

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-05-17

Overly simplistic treatment of leadership which underplays the challenges of leading modern organisations.

This is feelgood garbage for those unwilling to acknowledge how organisations work in reality.