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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 3,634
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,222

    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

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Sapiens

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8,726
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7,737
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,677

    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

    Regular price: £23.99

    • This Is Going to Hurt

    • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
    • By: Adam Kay
    • Narrated by: Adam Kay
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,162
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,973
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,956

    Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave good-bye to your friends and relationships.... Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By A. Grainger on 12-09-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Why We Sleep

    • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
    • By: Matthew Walker
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,047
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 913
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 891

    Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ground-breaking, so the flaws are forgivable

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-01-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Secret Barrister

    • By: The Secret Barrister
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506

    Welcome to the world of the Secret Barrister. These are the stories of life inside the courtroom. They are sometimes funny, often moving and ultimately life-changing. How can you defend a child abuser you suspect to be guilty? What do you say to someone sentenced to ten years whom you believe to be innocent? What is the law, and why do we need it? And why do they wear those stupid wigs?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A funny, interesting narrative about life as a barrister

    • By Halfgirlhalfwotsit on 26-03-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Maps of Meaning

    • By: Jordan B. Peterson
    • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't hesitate. Just buy it.

    • By Jonathan on 13-06-18

    Regular price: £44.99

    • Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion

    • By: Dr. Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin, Dr. Robert B. Cialdini
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 145

    Every day, we face the challenge of persuading others to do what we want. But what makes people say 'yes' to our requests? Based on more than 60 years of research into the psychology of persuasion, this audiobook reveals many remarkable insights that will help listeners to be more persuasive, both at work and at home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WORTH THE TIME & MONEY!

    • By Chelle :o)) on 08-06-10

    Regular price: £13.49

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,563
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,915
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,872

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific

    • By Jane on 11-07-07

    Regular price: £20.99

    • 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 3,875
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,413
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,391

    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

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Sue Perkins Earpedia: Plants

    • By: Sue Perkins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Following on from her examination of the weird and wonderful animal kingdom, this second season of Earpedia sees comedian Sue Perkins presenting a series of audio guides to the planet's most useful, bizarre and interesting plants. Join Sue as she explores the truly horrible welwitschia mirabilis, which looks like a gateway into the pit of hell, the stony lithops plant, which resembles a dog's testicles, the technically poisonous cocoa plant, the caveman's discovery of rubber, and how much of the Venus flytrap's diet is actually flies.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Notes on a Nervous Planet

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Matt Haig
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index. How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? How do we stay human in a technological world? How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • simply amazing

    • By Celia Felgate on 12-07-18

    Regular price: £10.89

    • Bill Bryson's Appliance of Science

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Sunday Times best-selling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson, teams up with The Science Museum to celebrate the ideas and inventions of the incurably curious. Across this five-episode series, Bill Bryson, with the help of The Science Museum's curators, takes us object-by-object through some of the museum's lesser known inventions and discoveries - and the human stories behind them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good exploration of objects in the Science museum.

    • By Heisenberg on 12-03-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks: A Workbook for Managing Depression and Anxiety

    • By: Seth J. Gillihan PhD
    • Narrated by: Timothy Andres Pabon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    For many, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has proved to be a tipping point, a treatment through which they are finally able to make significant changes and break free of anxiety and depression. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks is an interactive audio workbook that outlines a simple, practical plan that occurs over the course of seven weeks, and offers real, tangible relief from anxiety and depression. This is a cumulative workbook that creates a lasting CBT tool kit that will prepare you to handle future challenges as they come

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Trivialises Depression & Anxiety

    • By Anonymous User on 05-07-18

    Regular price: £16.09

    • 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 478
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 416

    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
    • 8 hours that will change your world view!

    • By Max Rådelius on 24-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Worth Dying For

    • The Power and Politics of Flags
    • By: Tim Marshall
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    When you see your nation's flag fluttering in the breeze, what do you feel? For thousands of years flags have represented our hopes and dreams. We wave them. Burn them. March under their colours. And still, in the 21st century, we die for them. Flags fly at the UN, on the Arab street, from front porches in Texas. They represent the politics of high power as well as the politics of the mob.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • meh!

    • By mr r d eggels on 18-05-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Sue Perkins Earpedia: Animals

    • By: Sue Perkins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Former Bake Off host, passionate animal lover and comedian Sue Perkins, is our indispensable guide to the animal kingdom. Join her on a comical, insightful and, at times, shocking nature trail around the world. In this mad-cap adventure, she introduces us to the amazing, surprising and hysterical truth about all creatures great and small. From the African lungfish to the kangaroo, get ready for an irreverent, funny and often furry journey of discovery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really can not recommend enough

    • By Ian on 10-03-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • A Very English Scandal

    • Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment
    • By: John Preston
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436

    It's the late 1960s, and homosexuality has only just been legalised, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide. As long as Norman Scott, his beautiful, unstable lover is around, Thorpe's brilliant career is at risk. With the help of his fellow politicians, Thorpe schemes, deceives and embezzles - until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed our society forever: it was the moment the British public discovered the truth about its political class.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By C Hall on 13-08-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Just a Child

    • By: Sammy Woodhouse
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Sammy Woodhouse was just 14 when she met Arshid Hussain. Ten years older, he promised to take care of her. Sammy thought she was in love, but in reality she was being groomed by a ringleader of Britain's most notorious child sex ring. Just A Child tells the heartbreaking story of how a young girl from Rotherham was abused by her drug-dealing 'boyfriend', eventually giving birth to his baby, right under the nose of the very authorities who were meant to protect her. When reality dawned, Sammy realised she was one of countless vulnerable child victims - many of whom were trafficked around the north of England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • outstanding bravery by this woman.

    • By Amanda Kelly on 11-07-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A Brief History of Time

    • From Big Bang to Black Holes
    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 856
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 751
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 741

    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and intelligible

    • By Anthony on 21-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Awakened Ape

    • A Biohacker's Guide to Evolutionary Fitness, Natural Ecstasy, and Stress-Free Living
    • By: Jevan Pradas
    • Narrated by: Paul Brion
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Perpetually bored, anxious, fatigued, and overweight, modern society has failed to deliver the happiness it promised. The remedy, Jevan Pradas argues, is in a unique synthesis of a Paleolithic lifestyle and Buddhist meditation. A sprawling journey, featuring Jevan's adventures with naked Amazonian tribes and retreats with enlightened monks to learn the secrets of optimal well-being, The Awakened Ape will teach you how to achieve deep states of bliss. All while shaping your body into the fit and healthy animal millions of years of evolution programmed you to be. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • posibly the best book i have ever heard!

    • By Jase on 11-07-18
    • A Biohacker's Guide to Evolutionary Fitness, Natural Ecstasy, and Stress-Free Living
    • By: Jevan Pradas
    • Narrated by: Paul Brion
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 19-06-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: £16.09

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