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  • Maybe It's You

  • By: Lauren Handel Zander
  • Narrated by: Lauren Handel Zander, Lauren Ruff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

 What's standing in the way of your best life? It's not your boss, your mother or your metabolism. Maybe it's you. Lauren Handel Zander knows that people are hungry for results-oriented, no-nonsense advice. Someone to tell it to them straight. To give them not only inspiration to change but a step-by-step plan to get it done. That's what she's done for tens of thousands of clients at Handel Group with her take-no-prisoners brand of radical personal accountability - a proven program that has worked for best-selling authors, top businesspeople, award-winning artists...and now, you. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • unlistenable

  • By Nikki on 09-03-19

unlistenable

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-19

I bought this book on the grounds of having heard the sample - but the person reading the book is NOT the person sampled. I couldn't listen to the book as the person reading sounds robotic and generic, with no interest in or knowledge of the subject. Because of the way she read it, I couldn't grasp what was being said.

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  • To Shake the Sleeping Self

  • A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret
  • By: Jedidiah Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Jedidiah Jenkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

On the eve of turning 30, terrified of being funneled into a life he didn't choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his dream job and spent the next 16 months cycling from Oregon to Patagonia. He chronicled the trip on Instagram, where his photos and profound reflections on life soon attracted hundreds of thousands of followers and got him featured by National Geographic and The Paris Review. In this unflinchingly honest memoir, Jed narrates the adventure that started it all: the people and places he encountered on his way to the bottom of the world, and the internal journey that prompted it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing

  • By Nikki on 24-02-19

Absorbing

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-19

Bought the book after hearing him talk with Rich Roll on his podcast, otherwise it would not have been the sort of thing I'd hear about or be interested in. It turned out to be a gentle but absorbing book and I really wanted to know how it ended . There were no earth shattering conclusions to be drawn but I think that was partly the point and I enjoyed the journey.

  • I Can Make You Confident

  • By: Paul McKenna
  • Narrated by: Paul McKenna
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 406

Would you like to feel strong in difficult situations? Would you like feel more sure about yourself? Would you like to have stronger self belief? Would like to feel authentic when you are talking to anybody? Would you like to have the confidence to go for what you want in life? Then let Paul McKenna help you! Paul McKenna phd wants to help you master your emotions and live with a greater send of ease and then certainty than ever before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I love Paul Mckennas work and previously

  • By Ben on 09-10-17

Do NOT buy.

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Reviewed: 31-01-19

This was designed to be used as a DVD not a book. It does not work AT ALL on audible.

  • Undo It!

  • How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases
  • By: Dean Ornish, Anne Ornish
  • Narrated by: Dean Ornish, Anne Ornish
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, and even the aging process itself with one simple, scientifically proven plan to reverse disease - as well as prevent and reduce symptoms - from the world-renowned pioneer of lifestyle medicine. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Russell M. on 27-01-19

Hugely disappointing

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Reviewed: 14-01-19

I couldn't finish it , only got to chapter 6. I found absolutely nothing new in this book , it's the same stock in trade diet touted by every hippy run health food shop ever and some of the advice is downright stupid ( such as make a tit of yourself in restaurants and on being told that mothers who feel stressed are stressed and mothers who don't, aren't - well no shit sherlock..... so the advice there was ? Dont feel stressed ! What ??? ) Put all that alongside the most dreary voices I've ever heard , I couldn't take any more.

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  • Atomic Habits

  • An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
  • By: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,433
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,026

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Atomic Habits by James Clear, read by the author. A revolutionary system to get 1 percent better every day. People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions - doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible take on habits

  • By JamieN on 28-11-18

very useful

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-18

I didn't think there was much more I could learn about forming good habits and improving my life , but James Clear managed to incorporate a couple of OMG moments in this book for me, as well as a lot of practical advice.

  • Druidcraft

  • By: Philip Carr-Gomm
  • Narrated by: Philip Carr-Gomm, Sophia Carr-Gomm, Stephanie Carr-Gomm, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49

Druidry and Wicca are the two great streams of Western Pagan tradition. Both traditions are experiencing a renaissance all over the world, as more and more people seek a spirituality rooted in a love of nature and the land. Increasingly, listeners are combining the ideas of both traditions to craft their own spiritual practice. In this down-to-earth, inspiring guide, Philip Carr-Gomm offers a name for this Path that draws on the common beliefs and practices of Wicca and Druidry: DruidCraft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent overview

  • By Samantha Gibbons on 14-03-16

fascinating and beautifully read

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-11-18

A fascinating and informative little book beautifully written and beautifully read by a small cast.

  • Black Box Thinking

  • The Surprising Truth About Success
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,464

Columnist for The Times and best-selling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about learning from mistakes

  • By Kenny Marshall on 09-10-16

Tedious

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Reviewed: 06-10-18

I bought this because I had already listened to Bounce which , although a bit dry , did hold my interest with novel ideas . This one however was so tedious I couldn't finish it .

  • The Girl Before

  • By: JP Delaney
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,005
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,992

Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultraminimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a rerun of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the listener off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense portrayal of psychological obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping thriller

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-05-17

kept me guessing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-18

kept me guessing, which is not easily done. believable and we'll written, shame the author didn't opt for perfection at the end of the last chapter ...

  • The Bedlam Stacks

  • By: Natasha Pulley
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618

An astonishing historical novel set in the shadowy, magical forests of South America, which draws on the captivating world of the international best seller The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. Deep in uncharted Peru, the holy town of Bedlam stands at the edge of a forest. The shrine statues move, and anyone who crosses the border dies. But somewhere inside are cinchona trees, whose bark yields quinine: the only known treatment for malaria. On the other side of the Pacific, it is 1859, and India is ravaged by the disease.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting in a weird way

  • By Erica on 06-01-18

Suspension of disbelief ???<br />

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-18

Apart from the narrator being overly enthusiastic about every sentence, it was all going well , until the story got too darn silly to be believable and I struggled to remain interested.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Muse

  • By: Jessie Burton
  • Narrated by: Cathy Tyson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255

On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. Although Quick takes Odelle into her confidence and unlocks a potential she didn't know she had, she remains a mystery - no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Left me emotionally confused... But I loved it!

  • By Sarah-rose on 26-08-16

couldn't put it down

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-17

A riveting story, with well developed characters and full of twists ; beautifully read by the narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful