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  • The Science of Self-Empowerment

  • Awakening the New Human Story
  • By: Gregg Braden
  • Narrated by: Gregg Braden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

In one of the great ironies of the modern world, the science that was expected to solve life’s mysteries has done just the opposite. New discoveries have led to more unanswered questions, created deeper mysteries, and brought us to the brink of forbidden territory when it comes to explaining our origin and existence. New York Times best-selling author and 2018 Templeton Award nominee Gregg Braden crosses the traditional boundaries of science and spirituality to answer the timeless question at the core of our existence. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too important not to know

  • By Vitalija Kosovaite on 07-11-18

A Powerful Read

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

Reviewed: 11-04-19

Gregg has a wonderful blend of scientific study miixed with humanisism and a deep respect for spiritual tradition. Somehow Gregg manages to consider the areas that cross over and challenge some the most fundamental scientific 'doctrines.' I'm not sure I could call some of the arguments proof but there's enough here to get the reader seriously thinking and that is what I look for in any book. I've seen Gregg present live and his delivery is absolutely second to none. This recording lives up to that standard.
Highly, highly recommended.

  • Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny.

  • By: Limmy
  • Narrated by: Limmy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,141

Hello! I’m Brian Limond, aka Limmy. You might know me from Limmy’s Show. Or you might not know me at all. Don’t worry if you don’t. They asked me to write a book about mental health, because I sometimes talk about my mental health in tweets and interviews, like suicidal thoughts and anxiety, and what I’ve done to try to deal with it. I said to them, oh, I don’t know if I could fill a whole book with just that. But how’s about I write a general autobiography type of thing, and all the mental health stuff will naturally appear along the way? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By James on 23-02-19

Deeply honest, more powerful than any self-help

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

Reviewed: 31-03-19

In this book there are full amazingly honest revelations and some, brutally so. It is wonderful to hear limmy's beautifully powerful performance of his own work. he manages to balance the brutal honesty with self deprecation and humour in a way which challenges and pushes the reader. I loved the way I didn't know where things were going next in the book and could not wait to listen to it. if you love Limmy, listen to this book. if you don't know who limmy is, listen to this book, if you don't like limmy, listen to this book!

  • Going on the Turn

  • By: Danny Baker
  • Narrated by: Danny Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 528

Danny Baker is a national treasure with a well-documented and colourful life. For over a quarter of a century, he has amused and entertained audiences on both radio and television. Beginning his career at the age of 15 in a small record shop in London's West End, Danny went on to become an acclaimed music journalist and started his radio career on BBC GLR in 1989. With a unique take on life and a lot to say, Danny's latest book is full of his trademark warmth, wit and insight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, poor audio editing

  • By Dave on 03-11-17

outstanding writing and Performance

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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: 21-03-19

this book is expertly written and brilliantly performed by Danny Baker. The stories are expertly weaved and so brilliantly illustrated with excellent description. Section about cancer is as expected, very dark indeed full stop I just about made it through these chapters but Danny's amazing ability to bring things to life provides captivating listening. Highly recommended as part of the Trio of these books

  • Out of the Dark

  • Orphan X, Book 4
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 394

As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from the orphanage he called home and inducted into a top secret Cold War programme. Trained as a lethal weapon, he and his fellow recruits were sent round the world to do the government's dirty work. But the programme was rotten to the core. And now the man responsible needs things to be nice and clean. All evidence must be destroyed. That includes Evan. To survive, Evan's going to have to take the fight to his nemesis. There's just one problem with that. Jonathan Bennett is President of the United States, and Evan isn't his only victim. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!!

  • By Kemi on 10-02-19

Riveting reading. Another excellent novel.

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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: 03-03-19

Another fantastically crafted novel from Gregg Hurwitz. Outstanding performance from Scott Brick. A must read.

  • My Cross to Bear

  • By: Gregg Allman, Alan Light
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

As one of the greatest rock icons of all time, Gregg Allman has lived it all and then some. For almost 50 years, he's been creating some of the most recognizable songs in American rock, but never before has he paused to reflect on the long road he's traveled. Now, he tells the unflinching story of his life, laying bare the unvarnished truth about his wild ride that has spanned across the years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional sometimes

  • By Lewis on 16-03-19

Gripping narrative, gripping narrator

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

Reviewed: 31-08-18

Having been a fan of the Allman Brothers, I was intrigued to hear this audio book. The book is thrilling and uncompromising in the coverage of Gregory's life. Fabulously written and so well described at every point. So many take away points too. Great book. The performance by Alan Light adds something to it's magic and seals the 100% gripping nature. Wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful book.

  • 59 Seconds

  • Think a Little, Change a Lot
  • By: Richard Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Most people would like to be more creative, more persuasive and more attractive. For years gurus and life coaches have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave, but scientific research has revealed that many of their techniques, from group brainstorming to visualization, are ineffective. Fortunately, in 59 Seconds, psychologist Richard Wiseman is on hand to provide fast-acting, myth-busting scientific answers to a huge range of everyday problems.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Content brilliant ..... but not for Audio.

  • By Vic on 25-01-17

Makes you think and smile

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

Reviewed: 27-03-18

Great book which is read and performed brilliantly. The information is rich and probably a bit too densely packed for an audio book. However, fabulous information and will make you think and smile.

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  • Utopia for Realists

  • By: Rutger Bregman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, when technology and so-called progress have made us richer but more uncertain than ever before. We have questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. So, too, does the time seem to be coming to an end when we looked to economists to help us define the qualities necessary to create a successful society. We need a new movement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I have ever read bar none.

  • By Andrew Stuart on 30-06-17

Thought provoking

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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: 31-01-18

Excellently presented ideas which really get you to question what you have come to believe. Excellent narration from the actor. Brilliant. Highly recommended

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,025

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Jennifer Madden on 07-04-17

Real tools for real lives

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

Reviewed: 21-04-17

Mel Robbins writes the most honest and open books I've ever read. Often self help stars pedal their rags to riches story and invite you to copy it in your own life. This is different. It describes very real and common issues and offers the most powerful tools to make it better. Not all the stories are complete and that's deliberate. In our lives, not every story is complete or ends like a Disney story. Mel's delivery is more than authentic and completely unedited. This is deliberate. Enjoy it. It's real.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Be Brilliant

  • By: Michael Heppell
  • Narrated by: Michael Heppell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

For many of us, being ‘good’ isn’t really good enough. We want to make the very best we can out of our lives - to achieve all we can achieve and be the best we can be. We want to be Brilliant. This book will give you tools to find out what point you are at now, understand where it is you want to get, and develop strategies and powerful methods to get you there - as quickly as possible and as economically as possible with as much fun as possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A simply Brilliant Book

  • By Honorata on 13-04-13

Practical, funny, relevant and very powerful

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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: 20-04-17

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Be Brilliant to be better than the print version?

For me, audio versions are much more powerful as I can listen to them wherever I go. Michael caters for the mobile listener.

What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Be Brilliant?

The TAKE ACTION APPROACH is brilliant. There is no place to hide and the steps offered are powerful and different from the other self-help books.

What about Michael Heppell’s performance did you like?

A very cheeky approach which makes you smile and want to get involved.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Change your mind, change your approach and change your life.

Any additional comments?

A very well written book which takes into account human nature. A fabulous practical book. Michael's delivery style is totally honest and approachable for any reader. I have heard him at a conference and this is just as good if not better. Great advanced techniques with a practical bent.

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,088

You Are a Badass is the self-help audiobook for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don't want to get busted doing it. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, best-selling author and world-travelling success coach Jen Sincero serves up 27 bite-size chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours that stop you from getting what you want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book

  • By m e n k on 26-04-17

For absolutely everyone

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-17

If you've read self help books before or if you are new, then this book has gems for all of you. There is plenty to think and mull over and lots to do with the information. So many wise and well targeted ideas that make you feel good. Great unassuming writing with the right degree of assertion. Great read.