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  • The Chimp Paradox

  • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,157

Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be taught in Primary Schools!

  • By ChloetheMum on 17-07-12

Explaining the human condition

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Reviewed: 20-01-19

Great introduction into the psychology of the human vs animal brain. There's so many examples of typical human conditioning and explanation of why it happens. Highly recommended

  • Big Potential

  • Five Secrets of Reaching Higher by Powering Those Around You
  • By: Shawn Achor
  • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Big Potential, written and read by Shawn Achor. Forget everything you thought you knew about being your best. It's not about your own skills or talents. Instead, real success in work and life comes from your connections and relationships - the teams you build around you, the friends you make - and getting the best out of them. You hugely amplify your own potential by helping others around you to realise theirs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but no Happiness Advantage.

  • By Stephen M. on 20-01-19

Good, but no Happiness Advantage.

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Reviewed: 20-01-19

I'm a big fan of Shawn Achor, but this was disappointing when compared to his first book. Lots of references back to The Happiness Adv book for reference of research. It was enjoyable in that it added to advice given and research testimonies from earlier, but quite anecdotle.

  • Enlightenment Now

  • The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker, read by Arthur Morey. Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible? If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Yet, as Steven Pinker shows, if you follow the trendlines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer and more prosperous - not just in the West but worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must for everyone.

  • By ANDREW NORRIS on 15-02-18

Uplifting view of current society.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-18

A walk through of our current view of the world's and why most of what we hear from newspapers and TV is factually incorrect

  • The Silk Roads

  • A New History of the World
  • By: Peter Frankopan
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,329

The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from Eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia, deep into China and India, is taking center stage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor reading.

  • By Paul on 29-08-17

The beat history book you'll ever read

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Reviewed: 06-06-17

Well narrated story of the history of world trade. From Roman times up until it was published, this book tells the story of how trading links have dictated where power and politics dominate. A must read for anyone who wants to make sense of what is happening in the world right now.

  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,135

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real 'Brucie Bonus'

  • By Philip on 10-06-17

Fabulous listen

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Reviewed: 20-01-17

I was surprised how good this was. Springsteen is a great narrator, you can feel the pain and passion in his story. A troubled artistic soul. I've a renewed interest in his music after listening to this

  • A Life in Parts

  • By: Bryan Cranston
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236

Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father, a struggling actor and director, cast him in a commercial. Soon Bryan was haunting the local movie theater, reenacting scenes with his older brother. Acting was clearly his destiny - until one day his father disappeared. As a young man on a classic cross-country motorcycle trip, he found himself stranded at a rest area in the Blue Ridge Mountains. To pass the time, he read a tattered copy of Hedda Gabler, and in a flash he found himself face-to-face with his original calling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-10-16

Hard to warm to, but a good story

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Reviewed: 17-12-16

I found Brian hard to warm to in this book. The narrative comes across as a person with not a lot of self awareness. I felt as if i were listening to someone who wasnt aware of the magnatude of his own ego. I did enjoy it, but not as much as the amount of positive reviews would suggest one should.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing! Wonderful! Couldn't get enough!

  • By Simone Teufel on 30-06-10

Great story

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Reviewed: 15-12-16

Well read, very interesting story of which I had no knowledge of prior to listening to this. Narrator keeps you wanting to keep listening to what happened next.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Awaken the Giant Within

  • By: Anthony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Anthony Robbins
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122

Anthony Robbins has already unlocked the personal power inside millions of people worldwide. Now, in this revolutionary new audio production based on his enormously popular Date with Destiny seminars, Robbins unleashes the sleeping giant that lies within all of us, teaching us to harness our untapped abilities, talents and skills.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Motivational reading

  • By Deva_Z on 21-04-15

Hype with little substance

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-10-16

As per title of review. This just some common sense anecdote's, that he managed to string out into a book. Too little content t be of real value