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  • Man's Search for Meaning

  • By: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,018
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,685

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Potentially life changing...

  • By Jim Vaughan on 02-12-12

Puts life into perspective, what a privilege.

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Reviewed: 19-01-19

Genuinely feel privileged to be able to have Frankl share his story, such an inspirational read. Any complaints post this book are dust by comparison. For an insight into human nature and the power we have, please read this. It's absolutely beautiful, you will need tissues though, don't listed while driving!

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,502
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,415

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

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 19-01-19

Take a walk on the wild side, you won't regret this read, it's an adventure, every single page.

  • Ego Is the Enemy

  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039

"While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their images with sheer, almost irrational force, I've found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition." (From the prologue)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the self-critical reader, this is a gem.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-16

It most certainly is!

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Reviewed: 19-01-19

Scary, difficult for most of it, well it was for me due to the size of my ego which a few years ago I didn't think I had! This is a self awareness crash course, get a mirror, take a good look then remember to love your lumps and bumps while keeping them in control.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,459

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book for people who want to sort their lives

  • By Leandro Henrique Lourenço da Silva on 12-01-19

Where are the people who have read this...

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Reviewed: 19-01-19

...and can we set up a cult? Great book, worthy of the massive following, practical do-able and good insights as to why people behave how they do.

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,329
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,289

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Rachel on 04-03-06

Can this be put into human DNA?

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Reviewed: 19-01-19

Great book, rules to live by, fact. I've gone back to this many times to re calibrate my chimp brain and I find it very therapeutic! Great aid for busy lives.

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,699
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,914
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,858

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A short Review of Nearly Everything

  • By Roy on 08-08-05

My first Bill Bryson!

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Reviewed: 19-01-19

As I'm not a fiction reader, took this as a time out and bloody loved it. Very fast & skippy, I really enjoyed the way this was written and the stories are great. It ended up being more fact anyway due to the stories so great for me.

  • 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 2,616
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,288
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,281

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

Yes yes and thrice yes

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Reviewed: 19-01-19

if you only have 11 hours and 41 minutes to live, read this! I could literally eat this book, really well written and excellent stories.

  • Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

  • Living the Wisdom of the Tao
  • By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Narrated by: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
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    5 out of 5 stars 325
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Atheist meets his match!

  • By Tim on 05-03-11

Slow and worth it

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Reviewed: 19-01-19

I'd imagine Mr Dyer wants you to take your time with this especially as he recommends taking a chapter at a time. If you're from a faith background much can be recognized so much of the content isn't new, it is however lad out really well. I use this more to meditate which works week for me, love it.

  • Super Immunity

  • A Breakthrough Program to Boost the Body's Defenses and Stay Healthy All Year Round
  • By: Joel Fuhrman
  • Narrated by: Ned Sparrow
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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Why do some of us get sick with greater frequency than others? What makes us more susceptible to illness? Are we doomed to get sick when our coworkers and family members do? Is there a secret to staying healthy? Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a leading expert and board-certified medical specialist in prevention and reversing disease, offers a comprehensive guide to superior health.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing & Brilliant

  • By Caryl Westmore on 21-11-16

Scary, sometimes it's right to be afraid.

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Reviewed: 19-01-19

Massive wake up call. you are what you eat, cliche but correct. Really enjoyed this book.

  • The Laws of Human Nature

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 339
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    5 out of 5 stars 300
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    5 out of 5 stars 301

Robert Greene is a master guide for millions, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing as always

  • By david joel rodrigues ferreira on 08-11-18

Brillant

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Reviewed: 19-01-19

This writing style is what is missing from many others, love the reflect piece which follows each story, fantastic read, as I do with the book I really find beneficial, I put it on again immediately after completing it. Thanks Mr Greene.