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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,933

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First half interesting, second half meh

  • By P. Healey on 30-03-17

Book was mesmerising

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

Reviewed: 09-01-19

It was truly one of the best book's I have read for a long time. Obviously, excuse the language on many partys but the point hit home, that was the essence of the book.

Next step now is I will really need to assess what f***s to give Re: ones that align with my internal value system.

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,153

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost.....

  • By L on 09-12-12

A very thought provoking insight

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

This book surprised me on how well it went through the mechanics of what makes someone rich vs someone who is wealthy.

I am from the convential educational system, and over the last 15 years or so I have experienced exactly the symptoms of the new wealthy middle class as depicted in this book - study damn hard, work extra hard and you will succeed. 30 years later only find the mill needs more energy and I am shutting down, very little to show for it, lots of hours spent but 60% of my wealth in others pockets!

This is a must read for all, especially parents in the west.

From an Economics Major, Accountant

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

  • Live Them and Reach Your Potential
  • By: John C. Maxwell
  • Narrated by: John C. Maxwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over 50 years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself, The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The 15 Invaluable Laws Of Growth

  • By Jack on 08-10-15

Good tips to use straight away

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

It was a journey going through this audio. As had much insights that truly deserved more taking note time as my brain couldn't take note enough to recall these. Nevertheless a captivated very useful audio for all looking at self development wherever you may be in your life. The can do attitude is all about conditioning the mind and not succumbing to your own internal "waswas" (inner voice).

  • The Sealed Nectar

  • Biography of Prophet Muhammad
  • By: Darussalam Publishers, Safiur Rahman Al Mubarakpuri
  • Narrated by: Bilal Abdul Kareem
  • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him, are severe against the disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking bounty from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (fore heads) from the traces of prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurah (Torah).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great book for knowing the prophets biography

  • By muzzamil on 03-03-18

Truly mesmerising!

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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: 13-02-18

Very detailed account of the life and history of The Prophet PBUH. One I will replay again and again God willing. Some passages you need a scribe to follow thats the beauty of the detail.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

  • By: Peter M. Vishton, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Peter M. Vishton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Parenting advice isn't hard to find. There are thousands of books on the subject, as well as a multitude of websites. Much has also been written on the science of child development. What's been lacking, however, are sources of reliable advice that bring together the scientific research and its real-world applications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect...

  • By Paulo Matos on 10-03-15

Very good vital for all parents

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

loved it as with 2 young ones its good to get some great insights scientifically as to how their minds and bodies are behaving and what mental stimuli us parents can help them with. Now the hardwork starts!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Muhammad

  • His Life Based on the Earliest Sources
  • By: Martin Lings
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

This excellent audiobook is the first of its kind and has been selected by a number of organizations as a worthy introduction to the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), including Muslim Welfare House, London, and the Muslim Council of Britain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this

  • By 1234 on 19-04-11

good introductory book on Muhammed pbuh

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-05-17

Felt it was not as detailed as I was hoping for. nevertheless was a good introduction.

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing! Wonderful! Couldn't get enough!

  • By Simone Teufel on 30-06-10

Very detailed account and was really ravishing.

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

definitely recommend this read, it would be worth every bit of time you give for a journey 800 years ago you cannot forget .