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  • The Silent Guides

  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Understanding and developing the mind throughout life - the new audiobook from the creator of the chimp management mind model and author of the million-copy selling The Chimp Paradox. The Silent Guides explores some neuroscience and psychological aspects of the developing mind, unconscious thinking, behaviours, habit formation and related topics in an easy to understand way. It then offers practical ideas and thoughts for the listener to reflect on using 10 helpful habits as examples.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It is all about children!!??

  • By diane on 20-12-18

Hit the sweet spot!

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

Reviewed: 20-12-18

It is the perfect combination of helpful advice, scientific explanation, intuitive counselling, and mild communication. I have already bought the book people form, and the children’s book as well. I believe that it is a very helpful piece of advice for assembling a human manual.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • How to Do Motivational Interviewing

  • A Guidebook
  • By: Bill Matulich
  • Narrated by: Bill Matulich
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

In this concise book, you will learn how to do Motivational Interviewing (MI), the evidence-based, client-centered counseling approach that has demonstrated effectiveness for a range of psychological, behavioral, and health related issues.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OARS & examples only

  • By AGGELOS IOAKIMIDES on 07-12-18

OARS & examples only

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

It is important to reduce the speed to 0.75 in order to make it useful as it is too fast. Very rudimentary, yet has good pointers. Still, it seemed to me a little tonight. And mechanistic of course

  • Good Omens

  • The BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
  • By: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Mark Heap, Full Cast, Peter Serafinowicz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112

A full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman’s celebrated apocalyptic comic novel, with bonus length episodes and outtakes. According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday in fact. Just after Any Answers on Radio 4….Events have been set in motion to bring about the End of Days. The armies of Good and Evil are gathering and making their way towards the sleepy English village of Lower Tadfield.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent radio adaption

  • By Alex Goff on 23-02-16

Solid, enjoyable, 4star.

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

Reviewed: 20-11-18

It was a break from heavier books that I have been reading. It was well done, it has a couple of chuckling moments, and unfortunately a few annoying ones, which I suppose were deliberate. It has something to say, but not as much as you would think. Totally worth the credit. Unless it is last one you have.

  • My Stroke of Insight

  • By: Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Narrated by: Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

The international best seller and recommended by medics, patients and the NHS, this is a brain scientist's personal experience of a stroke. It tells of her journey and gives rare insight into human consciousness and its possibilities for all of us. On the morning of the 10th December 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a 37-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write or recall any of her life, all within the space of four hours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical and scientific in one book

  • By dordje on 31-08-18

Some VERY useful chapters ...

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

Reviewed: 25-10-18

Pros: insightful chapters (2-10,16-19). Some funnies, some information on our manual.
Cons: some repetitions. (Ok, lots), some “meh” story telling, some only personal -non-confirming- experiences told.

  • Trouble on Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

While the crew of the UN Expeditionary Force's pirate starship Flying Dutchman are enjoying a luxury vacation cruise (not!), UNEF troops are still stranded on an alien-controlled planet. Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Short, and no Skippy??? What?

  • By Steve on 31-07-17

Nice movie...

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

...in my head, as it unfolded. It’s going as expected. Worth the money. Good to see women strs! About time.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,621
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,481

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • its skippy time

  • By stewart on 23-05-17

Same ol’ lovable...

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Not too original but quite (almost “very”) satisfying for the readers of The ExFo series. C’mon, you KNOW you’ll go to the next book... ;-)

  • Believe Me

  • A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
  • By: Eddie Izzard
  • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523

The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully funny, tragic, hopeful and inspiring

  • By MR on 17-06-17

Close to real life, pleasure the Izzard way way

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Is very enjoyable, dunked down fast, inspirational, approachable, educational, fun. And it may not contain jazz chickens, but we will forgive that to Mr Ed Wizard. You know how you feel after a long bath? That’s how it feels after finishing this book for me. Ihope the same goes for you.

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,927
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Sci-fi with a Modern Style

  • By Simon on 07-06-18

Mature geeks dream

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

Reviewed: 22-06-18

There are a lot of sci-fi space stories corner what makes this book, like the bobby first series, unique is a balanced approach of emotional intelligence and sound science.

  • The Amber Spyglass

  • His Dark Materials, Book 3
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Lyra and Will, the two ordinary children whose extraordinary adventures begin in The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife, are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical

  • By Becci J on 25-10-15

Book just wouldn’t finish

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Even though the story all in a more elaborate way, turned into to dimensionals romance. There were some aspects of the book that showed potential, and yet gave me The overall impression that there was a need to hurry up and finish it no matter what the story would say. I guess the performances work as the director ordered, quite good, but very little made the original sense that the first two books made. Overall it was a little bit of a letdown compared to the other two books even though it gave around conclusion albeit unsatisfying.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

  • By: Daniel Goleman, Richard Davidson
  • Narrated by: Daniel Goleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Two New York Times best-selling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain. In the last 20 years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level. Unveiling here the kind of cutting-edge research that has made them giants in their fields, Daniel Goleman and Richard J Davidson show us the truth about what meditation can really do for us.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me, unfortunately.

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-11-17

A good mixture of science, intuition, and enquiry.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

This book contains an animal into the explorations of two scientists into the world of meditation. Furthermore, it offers re-sources and concepts that can improve daily life, using the different kinds of meditation.