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  • Younger Next Year

  • A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond
  • By: Chris Crowley, Henry S. Lodge M.D.
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie, Rick Adamson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Younger Next Year is about how to turn back your biological clock. How to become functionally younger every year for the next five to 10 years, and continue to live with vitality and grace into your 80s and beyond.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible audiobook

  • By Adrian Shaw on 19-12-13

Excellent, doable, uplifting advice for older men

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

It's a shame that the only other UK written review of this book is so negative - I suspect it will have stopped a number of us Brits having access to some truly life-enhancing advice. The other reviewer is right that the narration is likely to be a bit much for us non-Americans, but get used to the authors' passion and enthusiasm (not insincerity) as expressed by the narrators, act on the advice and you will most likely benefit. You may even benefit hugely. I have.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Black Box Thinking

  • The Surprising Truth About Success
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,280

Columnist for The Times and best-selling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about learning from mistakes

  • By Kenny Marshall on 09-10-16

Essential reading, powerful, uplifting

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

This is the most important book I've listened to (or read). It gave rise to many thoughts and emotions and I'm grateful to Matthew Syed for his research and insights. Matthew gives hope that people, individuals, can make a real difference to the misguided behaviours that cause so much unnecessary pain and suffering in our society, including one especially inspiring example. He also shows the way to deal with a number of different challenges through examples of personal endeavour from Galileo to David Beckham via James Dyson. Simon Slater does an excellent job as narrator, adding to the immense impact of the book.

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  • The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

  • A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep
  • By: Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin
  • Narrated by: Monte Reid
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

The bedtime story The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep has been called an entirely new type of sleep method to get children to sleep and has quickly become a success. Translated into several languages​​, this revolutionary story has helped thousands of parents around the world to put their children to sleep. By using psychological techniques and the specific way the book is written the children will often fall asleep, even before the story ends.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My son sees this as a challenge!

  • By Cupcake Kabuki on 23-08-15

It works for me! Excellent result.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-15

Any additional comments?

For many years I've had trouble sleeping. I've been using this audiobook book for a week now and I've not managed more than about ten minutes before falling asleep. To be clear, it's when I wake up in the night that I need something like this to help me get back to sleep. I highly recommend the book for what it does - not for the storyline!

I look forward to hearing how friends and relations find the book works for young children.

  • The Four Agreements

  • By: don Miguel Ruiz
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tools For Life

  • By clivemac28 on 15-01-10

Tools For Life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-10

This is a brilliant book with an excellent audio edition. It describes four simple agreements to make with yourself, which allow you to increase your control over how you experience your life: 1) Be impeccable with your word; 2) Don't take anything personally; 3) Don't make assumptions; 4) Always do your best. Simple does not mean easy! Don Miguel's book helps the reader have the power of these agreements and use it. Peter Coyote's reading is a delight which helps the learning process. This is timeless work that can be referred to time and again. I found the Four Agreements even more powerful than Stephen Covey's Seven Habits, which is saying a lot. And just like the Seven Habits, the Four Agreements are powerful in all aspects of your life including family, work and leisure time.

23 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,987

Shortlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A superb production of a sci fi classic!

  • By Peter on 21-07-07

A new dimension

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-08

When I was a teenager I thoroughly enjoyed (and found myself transported to) Dune and appreciated it as much as Catch 22 and Asimov's Foundation series. When I was a thirty-something I tried to enjoy the film version without much success. As a fifty-something I am amazed by the richness of the experience provided by this audiobook. The combination of straight narrative and dramatisation works to bring the book to life in a way I did not expect. I recommend listening via an iPod/MP3 player with headphones. If the spoken word can evkoe pictures in your mind, your are in for a cinematic treat!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful