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  • Mind Hacking

  • How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days
  • By: Sir John Hargrave
  • Narrated by: Sir John Hargrave
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Have you ever wished you could reprogram your brain, just as a hacker would a computer? In this three-step guide to improving your mental habits, learn to take charge of your mind and banish negative thoughts, habits, and anxiety - in just 21 days!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Read Miracle Morning Instead

  • By Elom on 03-08-18

Not for everyone - But worth a read.

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

Reviewed: 19-09-18

Firstly, don't be fooled that "Sir" John Hargrave must be some eminent neuroscientist or psychologist. He is in fact, an internet comedian. The "Sir" is a self appointed title & one I think he is doing himself a massive disservice by using. I think a lot of people will think he's just added the sir to try and dupe people into buying the book & I think the book can stand on its own & doesn't need it.

The book is presented in a humourous, computer / hacker analogy / which computer / geek types will like, but a lot of other readers might find annoying or irrelevant.

The audio book is basically two parts, the first half is the book & the second half is made up of 21 dailey exercises, (most of which are made up of silence), so the book is a LOT shorter than you first think.

But on a positive note, John brings a lot of researched & proven self improvement techniques and presents them in a humourous style. So overall, I think it's worth a read / listen.

  • Recovery

  • Freedom from Our Addictions
  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465

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

Excellent

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Reviewed: 11-09-18

As a hypnotherapist I read lots of books about addiction (both academic and popular) I must admit I've never been a great fan of Russell Brand, but this book, which is his explanation of the 12 step process is lively, to the point & even entertaining. Brand bares his sole, and the book is aimed at helping the reader overcome whatever addiction they have. As Brand says 'if the 12 step program worked for me, it can work for you too.'

At the end if the book I found myself with a new found respect for Mr Brand, I'd even say I quite like the guy. Furthermore I have a deeper understanding of the 12 step program and why it works for so many of those who are prepared to embrace it.

If you have an addiction and it's time to make a change in your life, read this book.

  • You Were Not Born to Suffer

  • How to Overcome Fear, Insecurity and Depression and Love Yourself Back to Happiness, Confidence and Peace
  • By: Blake Bauer
  • Narrated by: Blake Bauer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Discover why all suffering, illness, and unhappiness are cries from your soul asking you to fulfill your life's purpose, realize your greatest potential, and ultimately love, honor, and value yourself in every moment, situation, and relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical handbook for those feeling unsure

  • By Pen on 19-08-17

Thought Provoking

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-18

Although I don't necessarily agree with everything in this book, there is a lot of truth here and I can see how this book will help a lot of people to feel better about themselves and lead happier and more fulfilled lives.

  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 884

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 8 hours that will change your world view!

  • By Max Rådelius on 24-05-18

Excellent !

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-18

This fabulous book is interesting, informative and enjoyable. It dispelled the misconceptions most of us have about about so many issues, such as health, poverty, population & climate change and highlights why we hold such outdated beliefs and what we can do about it. Highly recommended.

  • Predictably Irrational

  • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Why do smart people make irrational decisions every day? The answers will surprise you. Predictably Irrational is an intriguing, witty and utterly original look at why we all make illogical decisions. Why can a 50p aspirin do what a 5p aspirin can't? If an item is free, it must be a bargain, right? Why is everything relative, even when it shouldn't be? How do our expectations influence our actual opinions and decisions? In this astounding audiobook, behavioural economist Dan Ariely cuts to the heart of our strange behavior....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Woow

  • By henoc mimbo on 15-10-18

Entertaining and informative

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 25-03-18

A great book, both informative and entertaining. Well written and the audio book is beautifully delivered. Highly recommended

  • Skin in the Game

  • Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 227

In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great work by Teleb

  • By Tim on 05-03-18

Another great work by Teleb

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

If you've read anything else by Teleb, you won't be disappointed with Skin in the Game. Another thoughtful rant covering many fields and subjects. If you haven't read anything by him before... I would suggest reading fooled by randomness first, but that's just personal preference, his books can be read in any order. I can't recommend them highly enough. They prove what the majority of people believe about risk, probability and indeed life, is wrong.

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  • Confessions of a Conjuror

  • By: Derren Brown
  • Narrated by: Derren Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

In Confessions of a Conjuror, Derren Brown invites you on a whimsical journey through his unusual mind. Structured around the various stages of a conjuring trick, performed by his younger self in a crowded restaurant, Derren's endlessly engaging narrative takes you from the history of magic, to speculations on the manufacturing of Monster Munch and the correct way to poach an egg, via discussions about psychology, what he hums while cleaning his teeth, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He's really a nice guy

  • By Stephanie Jane on 25-11-10

Entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-01-18

A very enjoyable book. Written in a most entertaining style, full of Derren's affectations and whimsy.

  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • By: Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won't budge. Why? In this highly enjoyable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control. He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb and a Game Changer.

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-18

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

This well written, compelling book dispelled the common myths and misunderstandings concerning obesity, diet & weight lose., and outlines the true facts in these matters. An invaluable guide to long term weight lose.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Inside-Out Revolution

  • The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever
  • By: Michael Neill
  • Narrated by: Michael Neill
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Would you like to experience amazing clarity, peace and freedom, even in the midst of challenging circumstances? In this ground-breaking audiobook, bestselling author Michael Neill shares an extraordinary new understanding of how life works that turns traditional psychology on its head. This revolutionary approach is built around three simple principles that explain where our feelings come from and how our experience of life can transform for the better in a matter of moments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought creates the chemical

  • By Paschal on 01-05-15

I loved it !

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-17

I loved this short audiobook and recommend it to anyone who wants to change or improve their lives. A++++

  • Evolve Your Brain

  • The Science of Changing Your Mind
  • By: Joe Dispenza D.C.
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Joe Dispenza, DC, has spent decades studying the human mind-how it works, how it stores information, and why it perpetuates the same behavioral patterns over and over. In the acclaimed film What the Bleep Do We Know!?, he began to explain how the brain evolves - by learning new skills, developing the ability to concentrate in the midst of chaos, and even healing the body and the psyche. Evolve Your Brain presents this information in depth, while helping you take control of your mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb audiobook

  • By simon garfield on 21-01-17

Very Dsappointing

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Reviewed: 29-08-17

if you've ever read any other book about the brain or neuroscience, you won't learn anything new here.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful