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  • First Man In

  • Leading from the Front
  • By: Ant Middleton
  • Narrated by: Ant Middleton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,936
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,661

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict, and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible book. Strong, powerful and inspiring

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

an amazing account

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Reviewed: 31-08-18

Ant had demonstrated what is possible with sheer grit and will power. A life of ups and downs and he still has positivity ...

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,394

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First half interesting, second half meh

  • By P. Healey on 30-03-17

life changer

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Reviewed: 01-03-18

this is by far one of the best audio books I have ever listened to and I have listened to a lot!

the message is simple but at the same time a bitter pill to swallow so if you can't stomach the truth .......

  • Emerging Markets

  • The Economist
  • By: Aidan Manktelow, Frida Wallin
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 4

The growth that companies can achieve from their operations in home and developed world markets has for many years been modest, with the real opportunities to take a business to a higher level existing in identifying and exploiting emerging market opportunities. The Economist Corporate Network has for many years now been one of the leading authorities advising firms on how to make the most of the opportunities that emerging markets present and avoid the mistakes that so many companies make with disastrous results.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • comprehensive but hard to listen to

  • By C4NH4M on 13-02-18

comprehensive but hard to listen to

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Reviewed: 13-02-18

this was an interesting listen and full of insight. however as times hard to follow

  • 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too little nuance

  • By Santiago on 17-10-16

to be read

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Reviewed: 29-11-17

this was a fascinating listen and cover a lot of areas of modern day and past days

  • Deep Thinking

  • Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins
  • By: Garry Kasparov
  • Narrated by: Bob Brown, Garry Kasparov
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Garry Kasparov gives his first public account of his landmark 1997 chess match with the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue and explains why, 20 years later, he's become convinced that artificial intelligence is good for humans. In May 1997, the world watched as Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess player in the world, was defeated for the first time by the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. It was a watershed moment in the history of technology....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing to do with AI, boring historical account of deep blue games

  • By ML Cave on 02-10-17

Masterpiece

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Reviewed: 06-11-17

this was an interesting listen as it comes first hand from someone who has had a lot of experience with A.I. over several decades. a great story :)

  • Algorithms to Live By

  • The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • By: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Brian Christian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful insights into and from computer science

  • By Judy Corstjens on 21-02-17

a good listern

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Reviewed: 25-10-17

this was a little hard to get into but once I did, it was great

  • The Prince

  • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Narrated by: David McCallion
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

In an attempt to appeal to the Medici family during the Italian Renaissance, Machiavelli outlines the way to acquire and retain political power, and how great men should behave in a princely government. The book is divided into four parts - types of principalities and state, proper conduct of a prince as military leader, personal conduct of a prince, and the disparity of Italy's political situation. Many listeners will be able to see principals that Machiavelli advocates for are still used in many political systems today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • masterful

  • By C4NH4M on 29-06-17

masterful

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Reviewed: 29-06-17

this was an interesting listen. I hope that some good can be gleaned from the wrong doers of the world!!

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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,850

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The message is simple

  • By Margaret on 27-04-10

a brilliant read despite small references to .....

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Reviewed: 14-03-17

a very informative read and principles that can be applied to all situations starting from what we can control, ourselves. :)

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,396

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distil vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Appendix missing

  • By Mark Pack on 22-07-12

outstanding

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Reviewed: 20-10-16

Listening to this was like pulling the curtain back on reality! from start to finish this had me hooked and found some vervaluable insights into my own habits

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You

  • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the best career advice i got!

  • By Suhair on 26-12-12

a masterpiece!

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Reviewed: 16-10-16

Having listened to Deep Work by the same author I was very happy learning about the stories and ideas set out in this audio book.

Call Newport is awesome!