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    • Factfulness

    • 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 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 61

    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
    • Important book

    • By Paul on 16-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Black Box Thinking

    • The Surprising Truth About Success
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,048
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,717
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,702

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful, entertaining and informative

    • By Callum on 01-12-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Wolf Hall

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,296
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380

    Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce. Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell - a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lose yourself in 16th century England

    • By Phil on 22-01-10

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Two Steps Forward

    • By: Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A romantic comedy from Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, and his wife, Anne Buist. Two misfits walk 2000 km along the pilgrims' way in Spain to find themselves and, perhaps, each other. Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past - for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant...couldn’t stop listening!

    • By Sally Winkle on 22-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Leading

    • By: Alex Ferguson, Michael Moritz
    • Narrated by: Alex Ferguson, James Macpherson, Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608

    What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time?Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world. In this inspirational and straight-talking new book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career..

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor

    • By MR on 11-01-17

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies Audiobook

    • By: Rob Willson, Rhena Branch
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    CBT is a hugely popular self help technique, which teaches you how to break free from destructive or negative behaviours and make positive changes to both your thoughts and actions. This audiobook contains an effective and sympathetic introduction to this NHS-endorsed therapeutic treatment; the latest advice on how CBT can help with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder; help with identifying unhealthy modes of thinking.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not the full book

    • By G on 10-10-11

    Regular price: £8.59

    • The Greatest

    • The Quest for Sporting Perfection
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    What can Roger Federer teach us about the secret of longevity? What do the All Blacks have in common with improvised jazz musicians? What can cognitive neuroscientists tell us about what happens to the brains of sportspeople when they perform? And why did Johan Cruyff believe that beauty was more important than winning? Matthew Syed, the Sports Journalist of the Year 2016, answers these questions and more in a fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative book about the mental game of sport.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed,the book doesn't really go anywhere.

    • By Anonymous User on 08-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Sleeping in the Ground

    • The 24th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    A shocking mass murder occurs at a wedding in a small Dales church, and a huge manhunt follows. Eventually the shooter is run to ground, and things take their inevitable course. But Banks is plagued with doubts as to exactly what happened outside the church that day and why. Struggling with the death of his first serious girlfriend and the return of profiler Jenny Fuller into his life, Banks feels the need to dig deeper into the murders.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly tedious and self-indulgent

    • By Kirstine on 17-08-17

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Managing Anxiety with CBT for Dummies

    • By: Graham C. Davey, Kate Cavanagh, Fergal Jones, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a hugely popular self-help technique, which teaches you to break free from destructive or negative behaviors and make positive changes to both your thoughts and your actions. This practical guide to managing anxiety with CBT will help you understand your anxiety, identify solutions to your problems, and maintain your gains and avoid relapse. Managing Anxiety with CBT For Dummies is a practical guide to using CBT to face your fears and overcome anxiety and persistent, irrational worries.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Returned this

    • By dongoo on 12-11-17

    Regular price: £11.29

    • Business NLP for Dummies

    • By: Lynne Cooper
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Good communication, motivation, negotiation and leadership skills are essential for those looking to succeed in business. Business NLP For Dummies helps listeners use NLP techniques to foster these crucial skills and develop their strengths in the workplace. Listeners will discover how making small changes to day-to-day activities can set them on track to achieving business excellence. Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a hugely popular self-help technique around the globe.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • When the Music's Over

    • The 23rd DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401

    When the body of a young girl is found in a remote countryside lane, evidence suggests she was drugged, abused and thrown from a moving van - before being beaten to death. While DI Annie Cabbot investigates the circumstances in which a 14-year-old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks must do the same - but the crime Banks is investigating is the coldest of cases.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bang up to the minute!

    • By Rachel Redford on 05-08-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • One Night in Winter

    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    If your children were forced to testify against you, what terrible secrets would they reveal? Moscow 1945. As Stalin and his courtiers celebrate victory over Hitler, shots ring out. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl lie dead. But this is no ordinary tragedy and these are no ordinary teenagers, but the children of Russia’s most important leaders who attend the most exclusive school in Moscow. Is it murder? A suicide pact? Or a conspiracy against the state?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable, rather despite my better judgement

    • By Curran on 04-01-14

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Building Self-Confidence For Dummies Audiobook

    • By: Kate Burton, Brinley Platts
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Boosting Self–Confidence For Dummies Audiobook offers a friendly and effective guide to improving confidence and enhancing performance in all areas of life. It is the perfect way to learn confidence techniques while on the go or in the comfort of your own space, covering all the key methods, tips and tricks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book<br />

    • By peter on 06-01-18

    Regular price: £8.89

    • Children of the Revolution

    • The 21st DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 160

    A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered with £5,000 in his pocket on a disused railway line near his home. Since being dismissed from his job for sexual misconduct four years previously, he has been living a poverty-stricken and hermit-like existence in this isolated spot. The suspects range from several individuals at the college where he used to teach to a woman who knew the victim back in the early '70s at Essex University, then a hotbed of political activism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A slow burner but gets you in the end!

    • By Gill in Gloucs on 18-07-14

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Before the Poison

    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Sandra Duncan, Al Senter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    Through years of success in Hollywood composing music for Oscar-winning films, Chris Lowndes always imagined he would come full circle, home to Yorkshire with his beloved wife, Laura. Now he’s back in the Yorkshire Dales, but Laura is dead, and Chris needs to make a new life for himself. The isolated house he buys sight unseen should give him the space to come to terms with his grief and the quiet to allow to him to work. Kilnsgate House turns out to be rather more than he expected, however.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Relaxing book.

    • By compo on 29-09-11

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies Audiobook

    • By: Elaine Iljon Foreman, Charles H. Elliott, Laura L. Smith
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This friendly guide provides expert advice on how to identify, understand, and reduce the level of anxiety in your life. It covers the various methods of treatment, offering practical guidance on the importance of nutrition and relaxation, the benefits of conventional and alternative medicine, and proven therapeutic exercises.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very helpful

    • By cilla on 09-10-15

    Regular price: £8.89

    • Abattoir Blues

    • The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 389
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 359

    The 22nd novel in number-one best-selling author Peter Robinson's critically acclaimed DCI Banks series. When two boys vanish under mysterious circumstances, the local community is filled with unease. And when a caravan belonging to one of the youths is burned to the ground, and a bloodstain is discovered in a disused World War Two hangar nearby, things quickly become much more sinister.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration

    • By jas on 15-04-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Watching the Dark

    • The 20th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Banks is back - and this time he's investigating the murder of one of his own. Detective Inspector Bill Reid is killed by a crossbow in the tranquil grounds of a police rehabilitation centre, and compromising photos are found in his room. DCI Banks, brought in to investigate, is assailed on all sides. By Joanna Passero, the Professional Standards inspector who insists on shadowing the investigation in case of police corruption.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inspector Banks! Hoorah!

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-10-12

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Managing Anger with CBT for Dummies

    • By: Gillian Bloxham
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Defuse your anger with CBT. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a hugely popular self-help technique, which teaches you how to break free from destructive or negative behaviors and make positive changes to both your thoughts and your actions. This practical guide to managing anger with CBT will help you to understand your anger, identify solutions to your problems, and maintain your gains and avoid relapse.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Zealot's Bones

    • By: D. M. Mark
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    In 1849, Hull is a city forgotten and abandoned, in the grip of a cholera outbreak that sees its poorest citizens cut down by the cartload. Into this world of flame and grief comes Mesach Stone, a former soldier lost upon his way. He's been hired as bodyguard by a Canadian academic hunting for the bones of the apostle Simon the Zealot, rumoured to lie somewhere in Lincolnshire. Stone can't see why ancient bones are of interest in a world full of them...but then a woman he briefly loved is killed.

    Regular price: £19.99

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