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Liz Tucker

Bristol, England
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  • Faster Than Normal

  • Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain
  • By: Peter Shankman, Edward Hallowell - foreword
  • Narrated by: Peter Shankman, Bernie Wagenblast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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Peter Shankman is a busy guy - a media entrepreneur who runs several businesses, gives keynote speeches around the world, hosts a popular podcast, runs marathons and Iron Mans, is a licensed skydiver, dabbles in angel investing, and is a loving father to his young daughter. Simply put, he always seems to have more than 24 hours in a day. How does he do it? Peter attributes his unusually high energy level and extreme productivity to his ADHD.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW - Waiting 35 years for this WOW.

  • By Follow @Aaroninspires | Instagram | Snapchat | Twitter on 29-05-18

Good book

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Reviewed: 04-10-18

Definitely worth a read. Useful hacks for those with ADHD but may have to listen again as Peter talks very fast and I have forgotten stuff. I like it when authors narrate their own work, it gives the audible versions more gravitas..but please don't mimic female voices when quoting females, it undermines the credibility and is patronising.

  • The Five Side Effects of Kindness

  • This Book Will Make You Feel Better, Be Happier & Live Longer
  • By: David R. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: David R. Hamilton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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Despite what you might have been told, we're not inherently selfish. The truth is we're inherently kind. Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, is an antidote to depression, and even slows the aging process. We're actually genetically wired to be kind. In The Five Side Effects of Kindness, David Hamilton shows that the effects of kindness are felt daily throughout our nervous system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, inspiring and uplifting book

  • By Jason on 10-10-17

Love Love Love this!

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Reviewed: 04-10-18

This is the 2nd Dr David Hamilton book I've read after seeing him talk in Bristol. I'm a fan and think there are some really amazing scientific insights that are so easy to take on board but could be truly transformational in everyday life! Buy it.

  • Woman of Substances

  • The Savage Seduction of Drugs and Alcohol, and the Art of Walking Away
  • By: Jenny Valentish
  • Narrated by: Imogen Wilde
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
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Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way. Mining the expertise of leading researchers, she explores the early predictors of addiction, such as childhood trauma and temperament, and teenage impulsivity. Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours - such as eating disorders and high-risk sex - are interchangeable with substance use.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Liz Tucker on 10-07-18

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 10-07-18

Loved it could relate so much to th author's story. Great scientific info. Will listen to this again.

  • The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

  • Discovering A Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Alcohol-Free Life
  • By: Catherine Gray
  • Narrated by: Catherine Gray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 379
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    5 out of 5 stars 338

Ever sworn off alcohol for January and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us. This inspirational, aspirational and highly relatable narrative champions the benefits of sobriety with a three-pronged approach combining the author's personal experience; factual reportage and contributions from expert sources; and self-help advice for anyone who wants to reduce their alcohol intake or eliminate it completely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intelligent, thought-provoking & inspiring

  • By K-Mart on 19-01-18

Inspiring

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Reviewed: 16-05-18

Loved this book, unashamedly open, intelligently articulated and well researched. Definately recommend this to anyone considering giving up the booze for however long and for whatever reasons.

  • Recovery

  • Freedom from Our Addictions
  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
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This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all encompassing and ubiquitous, that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don't know that you have it. What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn't fulfill you? Numb, constant perusal of your phone, looking for what? My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it's that I am worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Karen Baker on 01-10-17

You don't need to be an addict to read this book!

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Reviewed: 03-03-18

Very well done. Listened to the audible version of the book and found Russell's take on the subject insightful, humorous and practical. I'm not an addict in the typical sense but like many I probably have a tendency to behaviour in a certain way or use certain things like alcohol/shopping etc as emotional crutches or as avoidances rather than take a good hard look at myself and my life. Russell demonstrates in a beaitifully articulate way how you can change behaviours that sabotage your wellbeing and shares much of himself and own failings. There has been only one book that I have listened to on audible and then subsequently bought the written version because it was so good. This however will be the second.

  • How to Be Human: The Manual

  • By: Ruby Wax
  • Narrated by: Ruby Wax, Ash Ranpura, Gelong Thubten
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 614

With a little help from a monk (who tells us how our mind works) and a neuroscientist (who tells us how our brain works), Ruby Wax answers every question you've ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion. Filled with witty anecdotes from Ruby's own life, and backed up by smart science and practical mindfulness exercises, How to be Human is the only manual you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iPhone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • l am now a little bit in love with Ruby Wax

  • By Anonymous User on 26-02-18

Brilliant!!

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Reviewed: 18-02-18

Don't hesitate to purchase this book. It's insightful, witty and very helpful. Loved it! I cannot fault it apart from my mishearing Ruby referring to Plato as Playdoh and wondering why she kept referencing Playdoh as some great intelligence of philosophy 😂

  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
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From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • One mans story

  • By Andy T on 04-10-18

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 29-01-18

Well worth a read / listen if you suffer from or have suffered with anxiety and or depression. At some points I felt somewhat despondent because my parameters to change are narrow but I'm glad I perservered. This book gives you hope, a new perspective and something to work with. Fantastic work.

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  • Keep a Cleaner House Affirmations

  • Positive Daily Affirmations to Keep a Tidy and Clatter-Free Home Using the Law of Attraction, Self-Hypnosis, Guided Meditation and Sleep Learning
  • By: Stephens Hyang
  • Narrated by: Robert Gazy
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Original Recording
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The law of attraction is based on the idea that everything in the universe has a polarity, meaning that everything - from the food you eat to the people you talk to, to the things you say to the things you think - contains either a positive or a negative kind of energy. Notice that being with people who complain or rant a lot tends to make you feel bad, even though you're not exactly experiencing what they're going through - that's the law of attraction working its magic. When you focus on negative stuff, then more negative stuff will happen.

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  • Good

  • By Liz Tucker on 08-02-17

Good

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Reviewed: 08-02-17

Easy to follow and although some of the affirmations may sound daft, they did help change my perspective on cleaning my house. the book also gives useful advice on using affirmations for goals in other areas of life too