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  • 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 6,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,108

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
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to Heaven

  • By Matthew on 04-02-18

A long sermon

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-18

it was like a long sermon being shouted at me by an angry priest. not worth the time.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,448
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,758

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of "wow, I never thought of it like that!"

  • By david on 17-03-17

This is a gem. Highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 29-11-17

Rarely does a book take you on a thought-provoking ride like this one did for me. I may not agree with all the prediction the author makes.. But they are well researched opinions and some finger in the air one. I loved his previous book-Sapiens and I love this book even more.

  • 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 3,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,852

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?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really drags out a very simple concept.

  • By Adam on 13-04-17

Utter waste of time and money

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

Reviewed: 26-06-17

Firstly, I don't think this 5 second rule works always. It is trying to ingest discipline through that recital of 5 4 3 2 1 Go. But you actually need discipline to even do that consistently.
Secondly, while I agree that overthinking and procrastination does not help with actions, being impulsive and acting without deliberation within 5 seconds are not the answers. Frankly some of the examples in the book are just silly. In fact, the fact that I regret buying this audiobook is an example on why you should deliberate over some decisions.
Finally, the narration. Lord. I have never been grateful for the 2x speed option that allowed me to get through this faster. She sounded like my over-bearing aunt, who keeps repeating the same advice until I get out of her sight.

92 of 107 people found this review helpful

  • Steve Jobs

  • The Exclusive Biography
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson (introduction)
  • Length: 25 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,378

In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Adam on 01-11-11

Gripping impressive dramatic biography

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

Reviewed: 04-10-16

One of the gripping impressive dramatic biography I have ever come across. It was well narrated as well.

  • Effective Communication Skills

  • By: Dalton Kehoe, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dalton Kehoe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 174

From asking a waiter for an unusual substitution to urging a service manager to get your car finished sooner to swaying your significant other toward a particular film or show, many of the decisions you make are decided by talking. And no matter why you engage in face-to-face talk, there's no way to insulate yourself from the dangers of miscommunication. These 24 mind-opening lectures are your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the best audio book on comms and self development.

  • By SW on 26-09-15

Complete waste of time and money

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

Reviewed: 08-08-16

Never have I listened to hours and hours of "the most obvious". I regret why I did that. And never have I listened to a communication improvement lecture, which was communicated so badly that I had to just get over with it at 2x speed. There is nothing to see or hear here.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Silk Roads

  • A New History of the World
  • By: Peter Frankopan
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,271

The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from Eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia, deep into China and India, is taking center stage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History that is as entertaining as it is educating

  • By Natalia on 03-12-15

Not so much about the east

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-16

I was hoping to hear about eastern history linked with the silk roads. But this is the same old western history with just a bit of focus on silk roads with huge focuses on world wars and all. If I need a chronological western history, I would choose another book. So this one is neither here nor there. Disappointing.

33 of 41 people found this review helpful

  • An Autobiography

  • The Story of My Experiments with Truth
  • By: Mohandas (Mahatma) K. Gandhi
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallace
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

A holy man to Hindus, a hero to Muslims, and a criminal to the British, Mohandas K. Gandhi was an inspiring figure of the 20th century, a man whose quest to live in accord with God’s highest truth led him to initiate massive campaigns against racism, violence, and colonialism.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Huckleberry Finn narrates Ghandi!

  • By Kerry on 02-05-13

Unfit narration by author

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-16

I wish the author had put in more effort to get the Indian words right. I had to go over the sentences twice to understand what or who he is talking about.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,006

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Brilliant.

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

Reviewed: 22-10-15

One of the best I have listened. if you are interested in chronological account of history, this may not be the book for you. But if you are interested in understanding about the most significant events and phenomenon in Human history, then don't miss this book. The performance is excellent too.