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    • Sapiens

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11,359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,998
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,927

    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

    • The Chimp Paradox

    • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
    • By: Prof Steve Peters
    • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,835
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,720
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,618

    Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Answered so many questions

    • By A on 10-03-15

    Regular price: £20.09

    • Atomic Habits

    • An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
    • By: James Clear
    • Narrated by: James Clear
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 397
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 333

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Atomic Habits by James Clear, read by the author. A revolutionary system to get 1 percent better every day. People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions - doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not more of the same

    • By cluelessgoon on 23-10-18
    • An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
    • By: James Clear
    • Narrated by: James Clear
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 18-10-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 397 ratings

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449

    Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grow your mind

    • By Paul Murphy on 07-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Happy

    • Why More or Less Everything Is Absolutely Fine
    • By: Derren Brown
    • Narrated by: Derren Brown
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. He shows how many of self-help’s suggested routes to happiness and success - such as positive thinking, self-belief and setting goals - can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Derren the intellect & sage....emerges!

    • By (Andee4me:) on 01-12-18
    • Why More or Less Everything Is Absolutely Fine
    • By: Derren Brown
    • Narrated by: Derren Brown
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 15-11-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 71 ratings

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Past Tense

    • By: Lee Child
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 986
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 900
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 905

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Past Tense by Lee Child. From number one best seller Lee Child, the thrilling new blockbuster featuring hero Jack Reacher. Reacher, the eternal drifter, happens by chance on the small New Hampshire town he remembers his father was supposed to have come from. But when he starts looking for his dad's old home, he finds there's no record of anyone named Reacher ever having lived there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jack Goes Back to Basics!

    • By Simon on 06-11-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • 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 589
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 529

    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
    • The second most important book I read this year

    • By Raz on 01-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Battle Scars

    • By: Jason Fox
    • Narrated by: Jason Fox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 511

    Jason Fox served with the SBS for over a decade, thriving on the close bonds of the Special Forces brotherhood and the ‘death or glory’ nature of their missions. Battle Scars tells the story of his career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service to a battle of a very different kind: the psychological devastation of combat that ultimately forced him to leave the military and the hard reality of what takes place in the mind of a man once a career of imagined invincibility has come to an end. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing

    • By Paul on 05-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • How to Be a Footballer

    • By: Peter Crouch
    • Narrated by: Peter Crouch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    Towering at six feet seven inches, Crouch is prized for his self-deprecating humour, having famously answered the question “what would you be if you weren’t a footballer?” with the one liner “a virgin”. At the same time, he has had an incredible career, from World Cups to Champions League finals. He has scored more headed goals than anyone else in Premiership history and has a better goals-to-minute on the pitch ratio for England than even Michael Owen. A humble professional with a great sense of humour, Crouch is one of the few players that is liked by fans of all clubs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best footy book I’ve read in ages

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-12-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 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 4,993
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,379
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,351

    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

    • Straight Outta Crawley

    • Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being
    • By: Romesh Ranganathan
    • Narrated by: Romesh Ranganathan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 625
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623

    At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's Holiday Camp talent competition, smashing the only other competitor, a young girl playing the kazoo. The gig went so well that Romesh retired his comic genius for 22 years, hiding behind the guise of a maths teacher, before finally revealing himself again (no, not like that) at the tender age of 31. In 2010, Ranganathan staged his epic comeback gig to an almost silent room, and has since gone on to earn his place as the most in-demand overweight vegan Sri Lankan comedian in Britain. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you like Romesh's work then listen to this

    • By Gervaise Miller on 05-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Power of Habit

    • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
    • By: Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,695
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,674

    In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distil vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Appendix missing

    • By Mark Pack on 22-07-12

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Transcription

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 599

    In 1940, 18-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathisers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full Marks Kate

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Killing Floor

    • Jack Reacher, Book 1
    • By: Lee Child
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 938
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 938

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Killing Floor by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. Killing Floor is the first book in the internationally popular Jack Reacher series. It presents Reacher for the first time, as the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode: a righter of wrongs, the perfect action hero. Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks 14 miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he's about to regret.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Lucy T. on 15-11-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Dare to Lead

    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    In her number one NYT best sellers, Brené Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas and developing that potential. This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish every Leader would read this book!

    • By Anne on 14-10-18

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Educated

    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 651
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 577
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 573

    Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected. She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom and no medical records because her father didn't believe in doctors or hospitals. According to the state and federal government, she didn't exist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful, inspiring book on the value of education

    • By David Bowden on 03-03-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Handmaid's Tale

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,826
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,415
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,417

    The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A favourite

    • By Raison on 10-11-13

    Regular price: £21.99

    • La Belle Sauvage

    • The Book of Dust, Volume 1
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,913
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,545
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,538

    Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

    • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Sentence Is Death

    • Detective Daniel Hawthorne, Book 2
    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    Passion, deception, an unexplained death and a detective with quite a lot to hide lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the best-selling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne. William Pryce is an elegant, smooth-tongued lawyer who has made a fortune out of celebrity divorces - and a lot of enemies in the process. Unmarried himself, he lives in a handsome bachelor pad on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Or rather he used to.... When he is found murdered, the police confront the most baffling of mysteries: who was the visitor who came to Pryce's house moments before he died, arriving while he was still talking on the phone? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Writing is On the Wall - GREAT NEW SERIES!

    • By Patricia on 08-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Ready Player One

    • By: Ernest Cline
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,168
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18,063
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,007

    It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

    Regular price: £23.99

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