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  • Low Cost High Life

  • Live an Affordable Life of Luxury
  • By: Mark Homer
  • Narrated by: Geoff Hodge
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

Life is getting more and more expensive. The cost of living keeps going up, pensions have dwindled and are taking longer than ever to pay out, and people are having to work more and longer for the same (or lower) quality of life. The postapocalyptic recession has left many businesses having to start again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Low Cost High Life

  • By Ashia on 24-07-15

One of the best audio books I have heard. Period

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Reviewed: 14-12-18

I have listened to a lot of audio books about business and investing. This is one of my favourites!

  • Life Leverage

  • How to Get More Done in Less Time, Outsource Everything & Create Your Ideal Mobile Lifestyle
  • By: Rob Moore
  • Narrated by: Peter Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306

The Life Leverage philosophy is a way of living your life to get more done in less time, outsource everything and create your ideal mobile lifestyle. It is a way of thinking, feeling, deciding, doing, and then getting the results and feedback accordingly to build momentum and get closer to your vision and legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy good

  • By mrs on 23-06-16

entertaining

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Reviewed: 09-11-18

this was an interesting listen and the way in which the material was presented made it easy to see logical reasons for people's lack of progress.

  • First Man In

  • Leading from the Front
  • By: Ant Middleton
  • Narrated by: Ant Middleton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,346

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 12,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,914

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
  • Worth a listen but nothing new or revolutionary.

  • By Alex Gerard Black on 21-01-18

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 990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

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 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

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....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-07-18

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 1,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

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
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    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 3,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,342

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. :)