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AGGELOS IOAKIMIDES

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  • 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 1,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392

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 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883

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 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

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.

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  • 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 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

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.

  • The Temperamental Thread: How Genes, Culture, Time and Luck Make Us Who We Are

  • By: Jerome Kagan
  • Narrated by: Michael Scherer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Temperament is the single most pervasive aspect of us and our fellow human beings. We notice it; we gossip about it; we make judgments based on it; we unconsciously shape our lives around it. In The Temperamental Thread, developmental psychologist Jerome Kagan draws on decades of research to describe the nature of temperament-the in-born traits that underlie our responses to experience.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Most valuable and mechanisms regarding the mind the brain,

  • By AGGELOS IOAKIMIDES on 30-03-18

Most valuable and mechanisms regarding the mind the brain,

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

Reviewed: 30-03-18

When starting off from more abstract descriptions of the social behaviour and the personal and emotional overview of human in this world, this book is complimentary to others like Daniel Colemans social intelligence.

  • The Divine Matrix

  • Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief
  • By: Gregg Braden
  • Narrated by: Gregg Braden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Between 1993 and 2000, a series of groundbreaking experiments revealed dramatic evidence of a web of energy that connects everything in our lives and our world - the Divine Matrix. From the healing of our bodies, to the success of our careers, relationships, and the peace between nations, this new evidence demonstrates that we each hold the power to speak directly to the force that links all of creation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a little shallow

  • By Gene Goldman on 16-09-16

Has increased philosophical potential

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Excluding a couple of serious holes in the assumptions, it does pose serious philosophical questions about the depth of physics. It is a spiritual, it has intrinsic value in terms of ethics, and it has the ability to make sense at certain times. Overall I’d say it’s something worth considering whether you are a believer or not

  • Gut

  • By: Giulia Enders
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150

The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us. Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have to redress the balance

  • By David J. James on 13-03-16

I wonder What a better title could do

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

Reviewed: 14-11-17

Solemnly important chapter of the human manual. We are many, and we should realise this. The humour, the information, and the practical suggestions, or making this book invaluable.

  • Escape from Freedom

  • By: Erich Fromm
  • Narrated by: Anthony Haden Salerno
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

lf a man cannot stand freedom, he will probably turn fascist. This, in the fewest possible words, is the essential argument in this modem classic, Escape from Freedom. The author, Erich Fromm, is a distinguished psychologist, late of Berlin and Heidelberg, now of New York City.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Indispensable concepts, Complicated writing, boring performance.

  • By AGGELOS IOAKIMIDES on 19-10-17

Indispensable concepts, Complicated writing, boring performance.

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

Reviewed: 19-10-17

The narration is very boring and because the writing is complicated and has a lot of redundancies, it is easy to drift off, even though the basic themes and implications are one of the most profound books, conceptually, I’ve ever read.

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  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,672
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,458

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • mediocre

  • By mark fowler on 15-08-17

Well, it was an ending

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

It could have been better if some details were omitted and the story arc was a little bit more round. The emotions portrayed someone less realistic and they kind of mirrored the interests of sailing far away rather than contemplating actual existence and interactions. Lastly, I find it hard to believe that only two personalities were replicated, even though the technology would interest a lot of people with fear of death. I expected more, but it was satisfying overall as the last piece of the series. It was refreshingly normal and true sci-fi

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,062
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,811

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely enthralling!

  • By Misspelt on 18-04-17

Juicy continuation of the first book

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

It's a juicy continuation of the first book, and it would've gotten five stars if the writer bothered little bit more with the evolution process details. It is imaginative, but the first book built up enough realism to have us expect more when describing new branches evolution and possible outcomes in a functional way. Also, it keeps away any real emotional complications, even if rich in describing them. Lastly, there is a certain genderisms in the ways of thinking, but it would be expected by their title character. Ready to move onto the third book!