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  • The 3-Day Effect

  • By: Florence Williams
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

The 3-Day Effect is a look at the science behind why being in the wild for a minimum of three days can make us happier, healthier and more creative. Whether it’s rafting down Utah’s Green River, backpacking in Colorado wilderness or strolling through Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., scientists are finding that immersions in nature can reduce anxiety, enhance creativity and boost overall well-being.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We need more of this

  • By Chris F on 30-10-18

We need more of this

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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: 30-10-18

Really engaging series working with different groups / individuals who've all had trauma of some kind (PTSD/sex trafficking/depression) and measuring the impact that nature has on their mental wellbeing. Very accessible research with a simple yet profound message that we should all be following.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • The 7 Secrets of Happiness

  • An Optimist’s Journey
  • By: Gyles Brandreth
  • Narrated by: Raymond Scully
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

On June 17, 2013, Gyles Brandreth delivered the Baggs Memorial Lecture at the University of Birmingham - an annual conference on the theme of happiness and how it can be achieved. His speech was met with thunderous applause and a widespread demand to know more about the secrets of being happy, so he set about writing this poignant book of truths, sprinkled with British wit and humor throughout. With extensive research backing him, Brandreth travels the world over and meets numerous luminary figures, asking the questions: What is happiness?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Change the Narrator NOW!

  • By Chris F on 27-03-15

Change the Narrator NOW!

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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-15

What made the experience of listening to The 7 Secrets of Happiness the most enjoyable?

Some charming, funny and intelligent content here but delivered in completely the wrong accent. Gyles is known for his accent and should have been used to narrate his book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful