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    • 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 11,848
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10,807
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10,761

    Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written, Well told

    • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • A Classical Education

    • The Stuff You Wish You'd been Taught at School
    • By: Caroline Taggart
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 226

    Is the Greek alphabet all Greek to you? Is geometry your Achilles heel and does your knowledge of Homer have more to do with The Simpsons than the Sirens? From engineering and architecture to drama and democracy, the world around us is founded on the principles and discoveries of the Ancient World, yet our understanding of it is episodic at best. But it's never too late to learn....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Light but not insubstantial

    • By catherine on 01-12-10

    Regular price: £12.29

    • 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 8,553
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,622
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,527

    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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,784
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,948
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,851

    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

    • 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 3,779
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,296
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,226

    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
    • Is Sleep just for the Weak?

    • By R Blades on 15-01-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 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 2,804
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,542
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,523

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor reading.

    • By Paul on 29-08-17

    Regular price: £36.69

    • 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 2,741
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,473

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A superb dissection of the English legal system

    • By Kirstine on 06-06-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Prisoners of Geography

    • Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
    • By: Tim Marshall
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,015

    If you've ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower or why China's power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here. In 10 chapters, using essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely travelled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Step back and look at politics through a new lens

    • By Unique Pseudonym on 25-07-17
    • Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
    • By: Tim Marshall
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 21-03-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,292 ratings

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Selfish Gene

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,583
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229

    Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Luke Barton on 20-08-11

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Silent Guides

    • By: Prof Steve Peters
    • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358

    Understanding and developing the mind throughout life - the new audiobook from the creator of the chimp management mind model and author of the million-copy selling The Chimp Paradox. The Silent Guides explores some neuroscience and psychological aspects of the developing mind, unconscious thinking, behaviours, habit formation and related topics in an easy to understand way. It then offers practical ideas and thoughts for the listener to reflect on using 10 helpful habits as examples.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It is all about children!!??

    • By diane on 20-12-18

    Regular price: £32.99

    • Gut

    • By: Giulia Enders
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

    The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us. Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The book of the decade!

    • By Jacky Pratt on 16-12-15

    Regular price: £19.79

    • The Blind Watchmaker

    • Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379

    The Blind Watchmaker, knowledgably narrated by author Richard Dawkins, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the 18th-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments; but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sparkling with life!

    • By Jeremy on 10-08-11

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Cosmos

    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103

    Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Astronomy and so much more

    • By Andrei S. on 23-01-18

    Regular price: £16.49

    • Artificial Intelligence

    • Friend or Foe?
    • By: Geoff White, Bernard P. Achampong
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Will AI lead to the transformation of society as we know it, or bring about its destruction? Join technology journalist, Geoff White (The Dark Web), on a journey to discover how AI is already disrupting our lives. From warfare to the world of work, and finance to fine art, we experience AI every day - often without realising. Its effects will only increase in the coming years.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just Scratches the Surface!

    • By Simon on 11-05-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • How to Be Right

    • ...in a world gone wrong
    • By: James O'Brien
    • Narrated by: James O'Brien
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,678
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,504
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486

    In How to Be Right, James provides a hilarious and invigorating guide to talking to people with faulty opinions. With chapters on every lightning-rod issue, James shows how people have been fooled into thinking the way they do and in each case outlines the key questions to ask to reveal fallacies, inconsistencies and double standards. If you ever get cornered by ardent Brexiteers, Daily Mail disciples or little England patriots, this book is your conversation survival guide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I had high expectations & they were surpassed.

    • By A. Fox on 02-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 48 Laws of Power

    • By: Robert Greene
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 953
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 956

    Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too little nuance

    • By Santiago on 17-10-16

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

    • The Untold Story of a Lost World
    • By: Steve Brusatte
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    Sixty-six million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the earth. Today a new generation of dinosaur hunters, armed with cutting-edge technology, is piecing together the complete story of how the dinosaurs created a hugely successful empire that lasted for around 150 million years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable.

    • By G. Morgan on 13-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Superforecasting

    • The Art and Science of Prediction
    • By: Philip Tetlock, Dan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488

    Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week's meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. As Wharton professor Philip Tetlock showed in a landmark 2005 study, even experts' predictions are only slightly better than chance. However, an important and underreported conclusion of that study was that some experts do have real foresight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • book presents a new way of thinking

    • By Flavia A. Popescu on 10-02-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,621
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613

    What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, if a little short

    • By ian on 23-06-17

    Regular price: £16.39

    • 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 6,286
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,517
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,478

    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

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