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  • The Age of Agile

  • How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done
  • By: Stephen Denning
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

An unstoppable business revolution is under way - and it is Agile. Companies that embrace Agile Management learn to connect everyone and everything...all the time. They can deliver instant, intimate, frictionless value on a large scale.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Dogmatic

  • By Per.E on 17-03-18

Thought provoking and timely

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 18-02-19

A book not just about the process of agile but the philosophy behind and need for the movement. Inspiring.

  • A History of Western Philosophy

  • By: Bertrand Russell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 38 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 527

Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy serves as the perfect introduction to its subject; it remains unchallenged as the greatest account of the history of Western thought. Charting philosophy's course from the pre-Socratics up to the early twentieth century, Russell relates each philosopher and school to their respective historical and cultural contexts, providing erudite commentary throughout his invaluable survey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, just remember when it was written

  • By Benno Boyo on 30-11-16

A great mind takes one on a great journey

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Reviewed: 05-11-18

A marathon worth persevering through. This epic narrative exploration of philosophical thought and the cultural and historical background it drives and is driven by is mind expanding and mind blowing.

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,649
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,313

Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grow your mind

  • By Paul Murphy on 07-09-18

History and the future in one magnificent journey

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Reviewed: 16-09-18

Harari has delivered another polymathic masterpiece. His candour and curiosity are brought to bear as he shines the spotlight of the excellence and stupidity of humanity.

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  • Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life

  • By: Jonathan Bate
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 25 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

A magisterial life of Ted Hughes - identified recently as the only English poet since the First World War with a claim to true greatness and one of Britain's most important writers - to be published on National Poetry Day by prize-winning biographer Jonathan Bate. Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He is one of Britain's most important poets, a poet of claws and cages: Jaguar, Hawk and Crow. Event and animal are turned to myth in his work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible achieve

  • By ReadingWild on 31-10-15

Masterful work with balanced sympathy

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Reviewed: 13-09-18

So much of what everyone knows about Ted Hughes is echoes of his tragic life and love with Sylvia Plath. This book accepts that, even confirms it as the central fact in a fascinating life. Yet Bate gives us so much more as he opens the windows onto the world of a fascinating, flawed and fantastic man.

  • The Peregrine: 50th Anniversary Edition: Afterword by Robert Macfarlane

  • By: J. A. Baker, Mark Cocker - introduction, Robert Macfarlane - afterword, and others
  • Narrated by: Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Despite the association of peregrines with the wild outer reaches of the British Isles, The Peregrine is set on the flat marshes of the Essex coast, where J. A. Baker spent a long winter looking at and writing about the visitors from the uplands - peregrines that spend the winter hunting the huge flocks of pigeons and waders that share the desolate landscape with them. Such luminaries as Ted Hughes and Andrew Motion have cited this as one of the most important books in 20th century nature writing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wrong narrator, but right book.

  • By Joey on 25-06-17

A True Masterpiece

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Reviewed: 26-08-18

The Peregrine and its author are shrouded in equal parts legend and mystery. Baker hides himself inside a cloak of passion that is only drawn aside to show the depth and instinctive feeling and understanding he has for his subject matter.
To immerse oneself in this book is not only to take a step back in time but to cross to another dimension where a mirror is held up to the paucity of understanding we have of the world around us as the ones and zeroes flash before us.
Read, listen, swim in this book and find true bliss.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,470

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Closer to the answer

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Reviewed: 13-04-18

A book that masterfully shows us where we came from. A tour de force cover to cover.

  • Thinking in Bets

  • Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
  • By: Annie Duke
  • Narrated by: Annie Duke
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a handing off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted, and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck? Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Actionable advice between some awkward padding

  • By Kindle Customer on 16-04-18

Simply stated meaningful guidance

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Reviewed: 03-04-18

Whilst much of the advice in this book looks obvious with hindsight bias, the level of self knowledge needed to get the most out of this excellent book will tell you that it isn’t.

Thinking in bets is a great way to narrow the uncertainty window we know we can never elongate in a dynamic world.

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