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  • The Way of the Iceman

  • How the Wim Hof Method Creates Radiant, Longterm Health
  • By: Wim Hof, Koen De Jong
  • Narrated by: Patric LeVang
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Science has now proved the legendary Wim Hof method of breath control and cold training can dramatically enhance energy levels, improve circulation, reduce stress, boost the immune system, strengthen the body, and successfully combat many diseases. The Way of the Iceman documents how anyone can use Wim’s methods to transform his or her health and strength quickly and safely. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book,

  • By George Boylan on 31-01-19

Short and informative listen.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-05-19

Great story, would have liked more information on the techniques. Too much detail of different medical conditions.

  • NFL Football: A History of America's New National Pastime

  • Sport and Society
  • By: Richard C. Crepeau
  • Narrated by: Marlin May
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

This wide-ranging history synthesizes scholarship and media sources to give the listener an inside view of the television contracts, labor issues, and other off-the-field forces that shaped the National Football League. Historian Richard Crepeau shows how Commissioner Pete Rozelle's steady leadership guided the league's explosive growth during the era of Monday Night Football and the Super Bowl's transformation into a mid-winter spectacle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed history

  • By Christopher Matthews on 09-10-18

Detailed history

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Very detailed story of the NFL. Some humour to break up the facts, a good book but not the easiest cover to cover because of the detail.

  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,617
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,606

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must for anyone interested in world events!

  • By JenniferL on 28-04-18

Positive book, worth a read

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Reviewed: 06-09-18

Enjoyable read, interesting and different perspective to the common dramatic world view. Definitely worth a read.

  • Guy Martin: My Autobiography

  • By: Guy Martin
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886

The Phenomenal Sunday Times Number-One Best Seller. It was the start of the third lap of the 2010 Senior TT, the last race of the fortnight. The last chance to get a TT win for another year, and I was pushing hard. Ballagarey. The kind of corner that makes me continue road racing. A proper man’s corner. You go through the right-hander at something like 170 miles per hour, leant right over, eyes fixed as far down the road as I can see. But this time something happened. This time the front end tucked....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-05-15

Good book even if bikes are not your thing.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Enjoyable and easy to listen to. Good mix of humour and story. Will read his other books.

  • 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 3,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,467

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

Great perspective on growth

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Some fantastic stories within the book that will live long in the memory. Enjoyed listening throughout.

  • Decluttering at the Speed of Life

  • Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff
  • By: Dana K. White
  • Narrated by: Dana K. White
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, real women with real families who are constantly growing and changing simply can't purge it all and start from nothing. Yet a home with too much stuff is a home that is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real help for the messies of this world

  • By Ms. L. J. Branch on 09-03-18

Good simple pointers

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

Reviewed: 25-06-18

Simple plan for decluttering all parts of a house. A little repetitive in places but short enough in length that it was fine.

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  • Living with a SEAL

  • 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet
  • By: Jesse Itzler
  • Narrated by: Jesse Itzler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691

Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. He brazenly pretended to be an established hip-hop artist to secure a meeting with a studio head - and it led to a record deal. He convinced a bunch successful business executives to invest in an unprecedented business plan - and it turned into Marquis Jet. He sincerely offered to run a 100-mile race in Spanx to get the attention of the beautiful founder of the company - and ended up marrying her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-04-16

Funny, light hearted.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-06-18

Easy listen, humorous throughout but some inspiring stories. Read easily over a couple of days.

  • I'm Not Really Here

  • A Life of Two Halves
  • By: Paul Lake
  • Narrated by: Paul Lake
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

Paul Lake was Manchester born, a City fan from birth. His footballing talent was spotted at a young age and, in 1983, he signed coveted schoolboy forms for City. Only a short time later he was handed the team captaincy. An international career soon beckoned and, after turning out for the England under-21 and B teams, he received a call-up to the England training camp for Italia '90.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once a Blue...

  • By "ajbrindle" on 06-10-16

Captivating story, not all football.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Could not stop listening to it, a range of emotion and some deep chapters. A great book.

  • Own the Day, Own Your Life

  • Optimised Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping and Sex
  • By: Aubrey Marcus
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Marcus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742

Revolutionise your life one day at a time with this empowering audiobook, designed for men and women, which provides simple strategies for each element of your day. Marcus Aubrey, author of the book, is CEO of Onnit, a human performance company that he has built into one of the fastest growing companies in the world. How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis? Want to change your life for the better? Aubrey Marcus answers these questions in this audiobook, which guides the listener to optimise each moment of the day.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Expensive Fixes

  • By J Sables on 11-07-18

Light, educational, honest and funny

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Easy read, could not stop listening, great book that made me stop to evaluate where I am at.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,229

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the ideologue, or the lazy + close minded.

  • By Jake O'Connor on 18-12-18

Incredible piece of work, privileged to have read.

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Reviewed: 01-06-18

Had to read slowly due to the depth and requirement to look in the mirror throughout.