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    • How to Fix a Broken Heart

    • By: Dr. Guy Winch
    • Narrated by: Guy Winch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    Real heartbreak is unmistakable. We think of nothing else. We feel nothing else. We care about nothing else. Yet while we wouldn't expect someone to return to daily activities immediately after suffering a broken limb, heartbroken people are expected to function normally in their lives, despite the emotional pain they feel. Now psychologist Guy Winch imagines how different things would be if we paid more attention to this unique emotion - if only we can understand how heartbreak works, we can begin to fix it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Helped me a lot.

    • By Angus2336 on 15-06-18

    Regular price: £13.29

    • Who Are You, Really?

    • The Surprising Puzzle of Personality
    • By: Brian Little
    • Narrated by: Brian Little
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    This fun, smart listen for anyone eager to better understand (and improve) themselves argues that personality is driven not by nature nor nurture - but instead by the projects we pursue, which ultimately shape the people we become.

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Mathematics of Love

    • By: Hannah Fry
    • Narrated by: Hannah Fry
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
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      5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    In this must-have for anyone who wants to better understand their love life, a mathematician pulls back the curtain and reveals the hidden patterns—from dating sites to divorce, sex to marriage—behind the rituals of love. The roller coaster of romance is hard to quantify; defining how lovers might feel from a set of simple equations is impossible. But that doesn’t mean that mathematics isn’t a crucial tool for understanding love. Love, like most things in life, is full of patterns. And mathematics is ultimately the study of patterns—from predicting the weather to the fluctuations of the stock market, the movement of planets or the growth of cities. These patterns twist and turn and warp and evolve just as the rituals of love do.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maths you fall in love with

    • By Martin Skou on 11-03-15

    Regular price: £9.89

    • Beyond Measure

    • The Big Impact of Small Changes
    • By: Margaret Heffernan
    • Narrated by: Margaret Heffernan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    A powerful manifesto for CEOs and employees alike: Influential and award-winning business leader Margaret Heffernan reveals how organizations can build ideal workplace cultures and create seismic shifts by making deceptively small changes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended listening for Public Sector...

    • By TominCumbria on 25-05-15

    Regular price: £9.89

    • The Laws of Medicine

    • By: Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Brimming with fascinating historical details and modern medical wonders, this important audiobook is a fascinating glimpse into the struggles and "eureka!" moments that people outside of the medical profession rarely see. Written with Dr. Mukherjee's signature eloquence and passionate prose, The Laws of Medicine is a critical book not just for those in the medical profession but for everyone who is moved to better understand how their health and well-being are being treated.

    Regular price: £9.89

    • Why We Work

    • By: Barry Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Barry Schwartz
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    An eye-opening, groundbreaking tour of the purpose of work in our lives, showing how work operates in our culture and how you can find your own path to happiness in the workplace.

    Regular price: £10.19

    • Payoff

    • The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Every day we work hard to motivate ourselves, the people we live with, the people who work for and do business with us. In this way much of what we do can be defined as being motivators. From the boardroom to the living room, our role as motivators is complex, and the more we try to motivate partners and children, friends and coworkers, the clearer it becomes that the story of motivation is far more intricate and fascinating than we've assumed.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Look up the TED talk instead

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-12-16
    • The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 15-11-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

    Regular price: £10.69

    • Why Dinosaurs Matter

    • By: Kenneth Lacovara
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Lacovara
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    World-renowned paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara reveals how understanding dinosaurs can help us better understand our own biology - and our future. Dinosaurs captivate people. Men and women, young and old, have a deep fascination with the species that roamed Earth before us. In this audiobook, paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Lacovara takes listeners on a journey - back to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth - to reveal how dinosaurs achieved feats unparalleled by any other group of animals.

    Regular price: £16.49

    • In Praise of Wasting Time

    • By: Alan Lightman
    • Narrated by: Alan Lightman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this timely and essential audiobook that offers a fresh take on the qualms of modern day life, Professor Alan Lightman investigates the creativity born from allowing our minds to freely roam, without attempting to accomplish anything and without any assigned tasks. With In Praise of Wasting Time, Professor Alan Lightman documents the rush and heave of the modern world, suggests the technological and cultural origins of our time-­driven lives, and examines the many values of "wasting time".

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Rescue

    • Refugees and the Political Crisis of our Time
    • By: David Miliband
    • Narrated by: David Miliband
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    We are in the midst of a global refugee crisis. Sixty-five million people are fleeing for their lives. The choices are urgent, not just for them but for all of us. What can we possibly do to help? With compassion and clarity, David Miliband shows why we should care and how we can make a difference. He takes us from war zones in the Middle East to peaceful suburbs in America to explain the crisis and show what can be done, not just by governments with the power to change policy but by citizens with the urge to change lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Concise and galvanising

    • By Mrs Law on 18-12-17
    • Refugees and the Political Crisis of our Time
    • By: David Miliband
    • Narrated by: David Miliband
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 14-11-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: £13.29

    • How We'll Live on Mars

    • By: Stephen Petranek
    • Narrated by: Stephen Petranek
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek says humans will live on Mars by 2027. Now he makes the case that living on Mars is not just plausible, but inevitable. It sounds like science fiction, but Stephen Petranek considers it fact: Within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. We'll need to. In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business, science, and human reporting, Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential back-up plan for humanity and explains in fascinating detail just how it will happen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another master piece by Stephen Petranek

    • By Alev Haddadieh on 18-04-16

    Regular price: £9.89

    • The Misfit's Manifesto

    • By: Lidia Yuknavitch
    • Narrated by: Lidia Yuknavitch, Melanie Alldritt, Jason Arias, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Lidia Yuknavitch is a proud misfit. That wasn't always the case. It took Lidia a long time to not simply accept but appreciate her misfit status. Having flunked out of college twice (and maybe even a third time that she's not going to tell you about), with two epic divorces under her belt, an episode of rehab for drug use, and two stints in jail, she felt like she would never fit in. She was a hopeless misfit. She'd failed as daughter, wife, mother, scholar - and yet the dream of being a writer was stuck like "a small sad stone" in her throat.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting premise

    • By Marc on 08-07-18

    Regular price: £13.29

    • The Art of Stillness

    • Adventures in Going Nowhere
    • By: Pico Iyer
    • Narrated by: Pico Iyer
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. The Art of Stillness paints a picture of why so many have found richness in stillness and what - from Marcel Proust to Blaise Pascal to Phillipe Starck - they’ve gained there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable book to read

    • By Alev Haddadieh on 18-07-18

    Regular price: £8.89

    • The Great Questions of Tomorrow

    • The Ideas That Will Remake the World
    • By: David Rothkopf
    • Narrated by: David Rothkopf
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A unique tour around the world in search of the great thinkers of our time and their next big ideas. With the world at the threshold of profound changes, the questions become: Where are the philosophers? Where are the great thinkers of today? Where is the next Jefferson, Curie, or Mandela? Which technologies and changes in the nature of life will they harness, embrace, or be inspired by?

    Regular price: £10.99

    • When Strangers Meet

    • By: Kio Stark
    • Narrated by: Kio Stark
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    When Strangers Meet argues for the pleasures and transformative possibility of talking to people you don't know. Our lives are increasingly insular. We are in a hurry; our heads are down, minds elsewhere; we hear only the voices we already recognize and rarely take the effort to experience something or someone new. Talking to a stranger pulls you into a shared humanity. It's a source of creative energy. It opens your world, and it cements your relationship to the places you live and work and play.

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Boiling River

    • TED Books
    • By: Andrés Ruzo
    • Narrated by: Andrés Ruzo
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this exciting true adventure mixed with amazing scientific study, a young, exuberant explorer and geoscientist journeys deep into the Amazon - where rivers boil and legends come to life. When Andrés Ruzo was just a small boy in Peru, his grandfather told him the story of a mysterious legend: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, that boils as if a fire burns below it. Twelve years later, Ruzo - now a geoscientist - hears his aunt mention that she herself had visited this strange river....

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Asteroid Hunters

    • By: Carrie Nugent
    • Narrated by: Carrie Nugent
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the first time, scientists could have the knowledge to prevent a natural disaster epic in scale - an asteroid hitting the Earth - and in this exciting, adventuresome book, Carrie Nugent explains how.

    Regular price: £10.69

    • Thanks a Thousand

    • A Gratitude Journey
    • By: A. J. Jacobs
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Author A.J. Jacobs discovers that his coffee - and every other item in our lives - would not be possible without hundreds of people we usually take for granted: farmers, chemists, artists, presidents, truckers, mechanics, biologists, miners, smugglers, and goatherds. By thanking these people face to face, Jacobs finds some much-needed brightness in his life. Gratitude does not come naturally to Jacobs, but he sets off on the journey on a dare from his son. And by the end, it’s clear to him that scientific research on gratitude is true. Gratitude’s benefits are legion.

    Regular price: £12.99