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  • The Chimp Paradox

  • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,316

Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be taught in Primary Schools!

  • By ChloetheMum on 17-07-12

Lacks empirical evidence, interesting nonetheless

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-14

If you could sum up The Chimp Paradox in three words, what would they be?

The book does help you have a better understanding of your psych, but the book is based on author's views
Admittedly, Peters model is not scientifically accurate, which could be an acceptable excuse to explain scientific facts or empirical evidence, but using a made up model to explain a subjective personal opinion is not welcome

  • The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

  • By: Tim Harford
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart, Gavin Osborn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

A million listeners bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all the time. But how does this large-scale economic world really work? What would happen if we cancelled everyone's debt? How do you create a job? Will the BRIC countries take over the world?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect book for that business flight

  • By Alistair Kelman on 29-08-13

Simple explanation of todays Macroeconomic problem

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-14

If you could sum up The Undercover Economist Strikes Back in three words, what would they be?

Simple, interesting, controversial
As always, Harford has interesting way of explaining economics in human lingo, and despite his controversial views, his writing style is very interesting

Which character – as performed by Cameron Stewart and Gavin Osborne – was your favourite?

Not applicable

  • The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty

  • How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Fascinating and provocative, Dan Ariely’s The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty is an insightful and brilliantly researched take on cheating, deception, and willpower. The internationally best-selling author pulls no punches when it comes to home truths. His previous titles Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality have become classics in their field, revealing astonishing traits that run through modern humankind. Now acclaimed behavioural economist Dan Ariely delves deeper into psychology.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's yourself you have to fool!

  • By Jim Vaughan on 15-05-13

Another fabulous piece by Dan Ariely

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-14

What made the experience of listening to The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty the most enjoyable?

The content is captivating, very useful in in our daily life, and most importantly, supported by empirical evidence rather than opinions and hypothesis