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  • Your Best Brain: The Science of Brain Improvement

  • By: John Medina, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John Medina
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

In Your Best Brain, Professor John J. Medina - an award-winning scientist, New York Times best-selling author, and leading advocate for brain research - delivers 24 exciting lectures that probe the origins of consciousness, memory, emotion, attention, intelligence, and beyond. He focuses on five key areas of study in neuroscience: the brain’s physical structure and function, and how it enabled us to become the planet’s apex predator.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good information slightly marred by presentation

  • By Md Lachlan on 05-02-15

Fascinating!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-18

What a great informative course and delivered in such an amazing way by John Medina.
If my lectures at school were delivered in this way I am sure I would have done so much better and paid much more attention.
Thank you!

  • Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded)

  • 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
  • By: John Medina
  • Narrated by: John Medina
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

In the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule - what scientists know for sure about how our brains work - and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. Medina’s fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and addictive

  • By A G Leith on 11-10-18

Very informative

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I need to listen to this book again.
There's so much great information in here.
Thanks for a well written informative book!

  • 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 3,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,945

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

Simple concept

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-18

Well read and good examples given in how to use this 5 second rule. Have already implemented this with great success.
Thanks!

  • Finding My Virginity

  • The New Autobiography
  • By: Sir Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034

Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world's ultimate entrepreneur. In Finding My Virginity, Sir Richard Branson shares the secrets that have seen his family business grow from a student magazine into a global brand, his dreams of private citizens flying to space develop from a childhood fantasy to the brink of reality and his focus shift from battling bigger rivals to changing business for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read! Truly inspirational

  • By shutterclick on 01-11-17

Truly inspiring

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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: 27-12-17

Would you listen to Finding My Virginity again? Why?

Yes.

What does Steve West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

At times i forgot that it was not Richard who read the book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, but it's a bit too long to do that. Even at 2 x speed

  • Gerald Ratner: The Rise and Fall...and Rise Again

  • By: Gerald Ratner
  • Narrated by: Gerald Ratner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 247

In 1991, Gerald Ratner was booked to make what should have been an everyday speech at the Institute of Directors. Should have been. When the word "crap" came out of his mouth in connection with products sold by his company, it all turned out slightly different. The Rise and Fall...and Rise Again tells the full story, in Ratner's own words, of what led him to that point, the horror of the immediate aftermath, the fallout, and the comeback. This is the first time Ratner has given his side of the story. And what a story it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a retail tale.

  • By SPRish on 19-11-18

Great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Very inspirational story and I enjoyed hearing it from the horses mouth. I don’t think it would have come across as real if this was narrated by someone other than Mr Ratner
Highly reccomended

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