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    • 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 6,082
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,341
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,303

    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

    • Bad Blood

    • By: John Carreyrou
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,914
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,713

    The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar start-up, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up ‘unicorn’ promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-08-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Invisible Women

    • Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
    • By: Caroline Criado Perez
    • Narrated by: Caroline Criado Perez
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 193
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 174

    In her new audiobook, Invisible Women, award-winning campaigner and writer Caroline Criado Perez shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. She exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women’s lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best book I've read in ages

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-03-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Natives

    • Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire
    • By: Akala
    • Narrated by: Akala
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,540
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,411
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,395

    From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers - race and class have shaped Akala's life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today. Covering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right, Natives speaks directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain's racialised empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Very Interesting and Challenging Listen

    • By Ross Clark on 10-07-18
    • Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire
    • By: Akala
    • Narrated by: Akala
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 17-05-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1,540 ratings

    Regular price: £19.99

    • How to Be Human: The Manual

    • By: Ruby Wax
    • Narrated by: Ruby Wax, Ash Ranpura, Gelong Thubten
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 889
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 802
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 796

    With a little help from a monk (who tells us how our mind works) and a neuroscientist (who tells us how our brain works), Ruby Wax answers every question you've ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion. Filled with witty anecdotes from Ruby's own life, and backed up by smart science and practical mindfulness exercises, How to be Human is the only manual you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iPhone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • l am now a little bit in love with Ruby Wax

    • By Anonymous User on 26-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 1,820
    • 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

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Psychopath Test

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,726
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,233

    This is a story about madness. It all starts when journalist Jon Ronson is contacted by a leading neurologist. She and several colleagues have recently received a cryptically puzzling book in the mail, and Jon is challenged to solve the mystery behind it. As he searches for the answer, Jon soon finds himself, unexpectedly, on an utterly compelling and often unbelievable adventure into the world of madness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It is indeed utterly compelling.

    • By Graeme on 30-08-11

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

    • By: Reni Eddo-Lodge
    • Narrated by: Reni Eddo-Lodge
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,959
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,938

    In February 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge posted an impassioned argument on her blog about her deep-seated frustration with the way discussions of race and racism in Britain were constantly being shut down by those who weren't affected by it. She gave the post the title 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'. Her sharp, fiercely intelligent words hit a nerve, and the post went viral, spawning a huge number of comments from people desperate to speak up about their own similar experiences.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Flagrant Racism Posing as Social Justice

    • By Joaquin on 11-09-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Outliers

    • The Story of Success
    • By: Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting - enjoyed it much more than the paperback

    • By Dawn on 20-05-10

    Regular price: £28.89

    • Lowborn

    • Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns
    • By: Kerry Hudson
    • Narrated by: Kerry Hudson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Kerry Hudson is proudly working class but she was never proudly poor. The poverty she grew up in was all-encompassing, grinding and often dehumanising. Always on the move with her single mother, Kerry attended nine primary schools and five secondaries, living in B&Bs and council flats. She scores eight out of ten on the Adverse Childhood Experiences measure of childhood trauma. Twenty years later, Kerry’s life is unrecognisable. She’s a prize-winning novelist who has travelled the world. She has a secure home, a loving partner and access to art, music, film and books..

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • outstanding

    • By Jo on 20-05-19
    • Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns
    • By: Kerry Hudson
    • Narrated by: Kerry Hudson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 16-05-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Digital Minimalism

    • On Living Better with Less Technology
    • By: Cal Newport
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    In this timely and enlightening audiobook, Cal Newport introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives. Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can have fun with friends and family and eat out at restaurants without the obsessive urge to document the experience...Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement and makes a case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential Reading for Everyone with a Smartphone!

    • By Ben Kepka on 06-02-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Upheaval

    • Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In his earlier best sellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in the final audiobook in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crisis through selective change - a coping mechanism more commonly associated with personal trauma.  

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Essentialism

    • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
    • By: Greg McKeown
    • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 851
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 731
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 726

    Have you ever found yourself struggling with information overload? Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised? Do you ever feel busy but not productive? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an essentialist. In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a leadership and strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, shows you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I don't usually write reviews.

    • By Wayne Hutton on 03-01-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,030
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,009

    From the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. "It's about the terror, isn't it?" "The terror of what?" I said. "The terror of being found out." For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world, meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made jokes on social media that came out badly or made mistakes at work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Paul on 19-03-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Moment of Lift

    • How Empowering Women Changes the World
    • By: Melinda Gates
    • Narrated by: Melinda Gates
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    For the last 20 years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as cochair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: if you want to lift a society up, invest in women. In this candid and inspiring book, Gates traces her awakening to the link between women’s empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to 'turbo charge' change. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Melinda Gates is a brilliant story teller

    • By Nazish on 09-05-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Life Will Be the Death of Me

    • ...And You Too!
    • By: Chelsea Handler
    • Narrated by: Chelsea Handler
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 113

    This funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery features a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real and Lesson learning.

    • By AmazonWoman on 22-05-19

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Born to Run

    • The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
    • By: Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564

    Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets - and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Born to Run

    • By Gilmonkey on 23-05-12
    • The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
    • By: Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 04-04-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809 ratings

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You

    • By: Sofie Hagen
    • Narrated by: Sofie Hagen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 40

    In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen describes how she conquered a negative relationship with her body and provides practical tips for readers to do the same. She exposes how fatphobia is embedded in society at every level - in our relationships, our public spaces, and the TV shows we watch - powered by the toxic mix of capitalism and the media.      

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is amazing. I loved it.

    • By M on 20-05-19

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Unexpected Joy of Being Single

    • Locating Happily-Single Serenity
    • By: Catherine Gray
    • Narrated by: Catherine Gray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    Over a third of us are now single. With the single camp growing at 10 times the rate of the actual population, it is now the norm to be single well into our 30s - the average marriage age for women is 35 and 37 for men. But nobody seems to have told society, rom-com makers, songwriters, marriage-hungry mothers, 'tick-tock' uncles, our mates or us that. Cue: single anxiety. Love addiction. Spending hours scrolling through dating apps. Being inconsolable when he/she doesn't text. Humming 'Here Comes the Bride' when they do.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hire a better narrator!

    • By rhunter on 09-01-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • At Home: A Short History of Private Life

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369

    Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Fact Pact Bryson

    • By Stewart Webb on 06-06-10

    Regular price: £20.99

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