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  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,993

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Best book I read last year

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

Reviewed: 29-05-18

The book is very easy to follow and keeps your interest throughout.
Scientific enough and well documented, in my view it remind us about the type of destructive species that we are, humans

  • The Rosie Project

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,458

Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By F on 26-05-13

Warm and witty

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I have enjoyed everything about this book and very minute of it. Unmissable . Can’t wait for the next

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582

Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He isn't as young as he used to be. He drives a Saab. He points at people he doesn't like the look of. He is described by those around his as 'the neighbour from hell'.Every morning he makes his inspection rounds of the local streets. He moves bicycles and checks the contents of recycling bins, even though it's been years since he was fired as Chairman of the Residents' Association in a vicious 'coup d'état'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All you need is Ove

  • By Kaggy on 22-09-14

A delightful and unexpected book

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

I am an avid Audible book listener, and I can say I have not enjoyed this much an audio book for a very long time.
The story is original and unexpected, warm and charming , and takes you to a very warm place.
I will now read the book and watch the movie

  • The Dalai Lama's Cat + The Dalai Lama's Cat: Guided Meditations

  • By: David Michie
  • Narrated by: David Michie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Featuring a delightful cast of characters and timeless Buddhist wisdom, and with His Holiness' compassion pervading every chapter, The Dalai Lama's Cat is simply enchanting. Not so much fly-on-the-wall as cat-on-the-sill, this is the warmhearted tale of a small kitten rescued from the slums of New Delhi who finds herself in a beautiful sanctuary with sweeping views of the snowcapped Himalayas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Purr joy

  • By Edyta on 28-03-17

A peaceful place to go to

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

Reviewed: 17-04-17

I read Buddhism for busy people a few years ago and it brought much peace into my soul. The Dalai Lama's cat books are a delightful trilogy by the same author that bring not only a calming and delightful story but very simple and powerful meditations set.

Looking forward to more of these in the future

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k

  • By: Sarah Knight
  • Narrated by: Sarah Knight
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 590

A brilliant, hilarious homage to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, showing how to shed your mental clutter for good. Aimed at overachieving but dissatisfied people everywhere. Sarah's inspirational two-step 'NotSorry' program shows how unleashing the power of not giving a f**k will help you shed unwanted guilt and obligations to redirect time, energy and enthusiasm to your true priorities.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • sorry i could not listen to anymore Fs

  • By Gus on 17-05-16

Funny and inspiring

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

Reviewed: 18-10-16

The book is a delight to listen to and makes you think about serious stuff- and re think about things one does without getting any satisfaction from but we carry on doing
I will certainly give more f***s from now on...
Thanks Sarah!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Little Life

  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance. When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success and pride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply disturbing and yet i couldn't stop reading

  • By Jenny on 05-01-16

Immensely sad and beautiful

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

Reviewed: 01-09-16

Very dry background topic, the warmth of the characters makes the story really engaging and keeps you engaged until the very end