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  • Bedtime Sleeping Story Book for Toddlers: 6 Classic Fairy Tales for Kids

  • Aesop's Fables Short Stories for Children
  • By: Nayomi Phillips
  • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston, Katie Otten
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

Aesop's Fables are stories based on allegories and caricatures featuring mostly animals. These stories got the collective name Aesop’s Fables from the person who collected the stories. Aesop, popularly believed to have been a Phrygian slave, collected his fables sometime around the sixth century BC. Whatever his real story may be, the fables he collected feature valuable lessons. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book.

  • By Sarah Pierce on 18-02-19

Good stories, ok performance spoiled by adverts

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

Good stories with sensible morals but the performance is stilted and there are very annoying adverts for other books inserted between the stories. hardly ideal for getting kids to sleep. Very disappointed.

  • Black Box Thinking

  • The Surprising Truth About Success
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,333

Columnist for The Times and best-selling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about learning from mistakes

  • By Kenny Marshall on 09-10-16

Interesting perspectives that made me think

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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: 14-06-17

This book has made me reflect on my biases and has changed how I work with my team. I've always had a the discipline to admit mistakes or errors but I have relied on gut feel or snap judgment quite a lot (I've often seen it as expected in my leadership role). I've now started to push myself and my team for a more evidence based approach to all of our activities and not just the areas we've historically deemed more 'scientific' (for which read easy to test). We're also bring more critical of our tests to make sure we understand the test and data properly rather than just fitting it to our views.

This book was well worth the read/listen for me. you'll have to test it to see if it works for you.

  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

  • By: Chris Hadfield
  • Narrated by: Chris Hadfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality. Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's ‘Space Oddity' in space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable

  • By chikwan on 01-03-14

Absolutely brilliant. Enjoyable, thought provoking

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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: 28-01-17

Really enjoyable book. always good to hear books like this read by the author and Chris Hadfield does it really well. He's had an amazing life but had clearly worked tremendously hard to achieve that. A model for us all.

  • Natural Born Heroes

  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters - starving, aging, outnumbered - tapped in to an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous book

  • By Gabrielle Dickinson on 25-08-15

Great story and very informative

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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: 23-07-15

Chris McDougall has written another fantastic book that blend together an amazing historical tale with science and comment.

It's really compelling and very well presented.