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  • Why You Are Who You Are

  • Investigations into Human Personality
  • By: Mark Leary, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark Leary
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
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To understand the roots of personality is to understand motivations and influences that shape behavior, which in turn reflect how you deal with the opportunities and challenges of everyday life. That's the focus of these exciting 24 lectures, in which you examine the differences in people's personalities, where these differences come from, and how they shape our lives. Drawing on information gleaned from psychology, neuroscience, and genetics, Professor Leary opens the door to understanding how personality works and why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Amazon Customer on 15-03-18

Great “Great Course”

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Reviewed: 22-08-18

Mark Leary has an excellent style of delivery - well paced and clear - and the content of the course is structured and interesting.

  • 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
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
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    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

Charming and so true

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Reviewed: 16-08-18

This book constitutes a charming introduction to a compassionate way of looking at the world. I loved David Michie’s smooth soothing narration. The whole story is told from the point of view of the cat but the author manages it perfectly without strain of any sort. It is a real antidote to life’s nervousness and speed. I enjoyed it very much. There is a great deal of wisdom presented in a totally non-preachy way.

  • The Duke's Children

  • By: Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by: Timothy West
  • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 156
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    5 out of 5 stars 127
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

The Duke's Children is the sixth and final audiobook in the Palliser series. Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium and former Prime Minister of England, is widowed and wracked by grief. Struggling to adapt to life without his beloved Lady Glencora, he works hard to guide and support his three adult children. Palliser soon discovers, however, that his own plans for them are very different from their desires. Sent down from university in disgrace, his two sons quickly begin to run up gambling debts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trollope and Timothy West perfectly matched ...

  • By Philadelphus on 10-08-11

A pleasure to hear

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Reviewed: 12-09-16

As with the other Palliser novels, this one is beautifully read by Timothy West. His voice brings out the splendid language and suits the expression of the nineteenth century aristocratic sentiments which are so fastidious and exacting and so very different from today's social mores. It is a fascinating view into this past.

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  • The Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions

  • By: Jay L. Garfield, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Jay L. Garfield
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 118
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What is the meaning of life?It's a question every thoughtful person has pondered at one time or another. Indeed, it may be the biggest question of all-at once profound and universal, but also deeply personal.We want to understand the world in which we live, but we also want to understand how to make our own lives as meaningful as possible; to know not only why we're living, but that we're doing it with intention, purpose, and ethical commitment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-changingly fantastic

  • By David on 06-09-14

Wonderful overview of the world's greatest thinkers.

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Reviewed: 15-05-16

These lectures make the world of philosophy accessible and exciting. The brilliant explanation make this a truly excellent course.

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