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  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,035

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Jennifer Madden on 07-04-17

life changing

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Reviewed: 12-04-19

Mel has such a layed back and common sense approach to life change and this fantastic book is littered with so many real life examples of these principles and action

some truly effective and easy to implement actions which I have adopted in my own life

  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,010
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,129
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,092

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, Well told

  • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

absolutely fantastic read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-19

the authors witty description and story is captivating to listen to and he has an absolutely lovely voice. the level of Blunt honesty in the book is so refreshing and strikes a fantastic balance of intellectual content and humour

  • Kick Ass with Mel Robbins

  • Life-Changing Advice from the Author of “The 5 Second Rule”
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835

Want more out of life? You're not alone. And best-selling author Mel Robbins is here to help with no-bullshit life and business advice that you won't get anywhere else. This follow-up to The 5-Second Rule - available only in audio - takes the classic talk-show format and elevates it to a premium audio experience. Listen to private, one-on-one coaching sessions between the celebrated motivational speaker and people like you - people who want better relationships, to be healthier and more productive, to get unstuck from destructive habits.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of gratuitous swearing and whining

  • By Rescue rabbits please on 06-12-18

great listen - reflective and insightful

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-19

really enjoy listening to all of the different chapters and a great balanced approach to some of the challenges people face in their lives and where they are anchored in these pans and habits

  • Happy

  • Why More or Less Everything Is Absolutely Fine
  • By: Derren Brown
  • Narrated by: Derren Brown
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. He shows how many of self-help’s suggested routes to happiness and success - such as positive thinking, self-belief and setting goals - can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • rather a lot of focus on fame!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-01-19

absolutely loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 28-02-19

so many fantastic observations examples and some incredible work gone into researching this book highly recommended

  • Essentialism

  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • By: Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685

Have you ever found yourself struggling with information overload? Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised? Do you ever feel busy but not productive? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an essentialist. In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a leadership and strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, shows you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't usually write reviews.

  • By Wayne Hutton on 03-01-16

good listen

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Reviewed: 19-02-19

for me personally I would have enjoyed more life examples from the authors own experiences but there were many valid and applicable demonstrations from the history

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,812
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,269
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,257

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible stuff ...

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-12-18

incredible

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Reviewed: 28-01-19

this is an absolute incredible book with wilderness powerful stories i have a listen to

  • Be Obsessed or Be Average

  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964

We're in the middle of an epidemic of average. So-called "normal" people get up every day, go to work, do what's asked of them, leave promptly at five, and return home to sit on the couch and watch TV. Society tells us that this is what it means to lead a balanced life. Don't stress too much or work too hard. Your career isn't everything. But Grant Cardone thinks this preoccupation with balance has really just given an excuse to be mediocre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obsessed?

  • By Hugo on 17-02-17

loved it

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Reviewed: 18-01-19

Grant cardone passion and enthusiasm comes pouring through the book and is so electric to listen to

  • Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

  • By: Susan Jeffers, Ph.D
  • Narrated by: Susan Jeffers
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540

What is stopping you from being the person you want to be and living your life the way you want to live it?

Fear of tackling an issue with your boss, fear of getting to grips with a problem in your home. Fear of change. Fear of taking control...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing wisdom

  • By gr8art4u.com on 23-12-12

Good beginners listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-19

references to some fantastic law of attraction debts and really enjoyed her voice however it was slightly too soft for me

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

  • A Leadership Fable
  • By: Patrick Lencioni
  • Narrated by: Charles Stransky; introduction by Patrick Lencioni
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535

In keeping with the parable style, Patrick Lencioni begins by telling the fable of a woman who, as CEO of a struggling Silicon Valley firm, took control of a dysfunctional executive committee and helped its members succeed as a team. Story time over, Lencioni offers explicit instructions for overcoming the human behavioral tendencies that he says corrupt teams. Succinct yet sympathetic, this guide will be a boon for those struggling with the inherent difficulties of leading a group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling listen

  • By Browns View on 23-12-12

very applicable lessons

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Reviewed: 22-11-18

the story constructed in this book is done so in such a way that it is paste for people to understand and absorb the lessons and see a tangible application with their teams. despite the story being fictional it is not so far from genuine teams and it was enormously interesting and engaging to listen to

  • Battle Scars

  • By: Jason Fox
  • Narrated by: Jason Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,987
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,977

Jason Fox served with the SBS for over a decade, thriving on the close bonds of the Special Forces brotherhood and the ‘death or glory’ nature of their missions. Battle Scars tells the story of his career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service to a battle of a very different kind: the psychological devastation of combat that ultimately forced him to leave the military and the hard reality of what takes place in the mind of a man once a career of imagined invincibility has come to an end. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Paul on 05-11-18

Very interesting

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Reviewed: 14-11-18

despite having several challenges myself I have never looked into the experiences of others and their mental health.

I'm incredibly interested in military challenges and any real physical test where someone has gone beyond their perceived limitations.

Jason's very honest account of his challenges and journey to overcome them was very inspiring