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Sara Paton

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  • What I Know for Sure

  • By: Oprah Winfrey
  • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
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    5 out of 5 stars 386
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

The inspirational wisdom of Oprah Winfrey, collected for the first time in a beautiful book. After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, 'What do you know for sure?' Oprah Winfrey began writing the 'What I Know For Sure' column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take 'stock of her life', Oprah has penned one column a month over the last 14 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written

  • By gm on 24-05-2016

philosophies to live by ... ♡

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-2018

easy listening ... empowering ... encouraging ... worth a read. I am inspired by Oprah and I am trying to live by the message in this book.

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • By: Rebecca Skloot
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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    5 out of 5 stars 90

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer whose cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became one of the most important tools in medicine

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Henrietta eternally grateful.

  • By Sara Paton on 18-09-2018

Thank you Henrietta eternally grateful.

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Reviewed: 18-09-2018

Fabulous read it bought out all sorts of emotions ... you can't beat a true story. All of our lives are forever changed because of this women. #grateful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,954
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,942

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than completely fine

  • By Bec on 29-10-2017

A wonderfully moving story of strength .

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Reviewed: 06-09-2018

Maybe a methodically slowish start but worthy of sticking to it to learn of the endurance required to survive a life of such hardship. An ending that at times I thought would be very different bought a smile of contentment to my face.

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780

You Are a Badass is the self-help audiobook for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don't want to get busted doing it. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, best-selling author and world-travelling success coach Jen Sincero serves up 27 bite-size chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours that stop you from getting what you want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blew Me Away

  • By Dors on 30-12-2016

loved it

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Reviewed: 04-06-2018

I didn't like the title but I really loved the book... this woman really has a way to say it how it is and get you inspired to change.

  • Key Person of Influence

  • The Five-Step Method to Become One of the Most Highly Valued and Highly Paid People in Your Industry
  • By: Daniel Priestley
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Every industry revolves around Key People of Influence. Their names come up in conversation. They attract opportunities. They earn more money. Many people think it takes decades of hard work, academic qualifications and a generous measure of good luck to become a Key Person of Influence. This audiobook shows you that there is a five-step strategy for fast-tracking your way to the inner circle of the industry you love. Your ability to succeed depends on your ability to influence. Start now by listening to this audiobook.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Encouragement to strive and great info on how to

  • By Daniel on 13-03-2017

fantastic book will need to read again

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Reviewed: 29-05-2018

fantastic book got a lot out of it will need to read it again because there was so much to take in thanks for a great opportunity to read

  • Braving the Wilderness

  • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

'True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.' Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarisation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent . started it again as soon as i finished

  • By Tracey on 16-10-2017

great book

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Reviewed: 10-01-2018

my first of this author and I loved it...Will look for more to continue the journey

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  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously?

  • By Anonymous User on 30-01-2018

great concept

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Reviewed: 29-11-2017

great concept...love the rule... my only criticism was the extensive sharing of thanks to the author... good examples but 75 % of the book seemed to share single one line quotes shared in social media.

  • Find Your Why

  • A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek, Stephen Shedletzky
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

Find Your Why is the follow up to Start with Why, the global best seller and the subject of the third most watched TED Talk of all time. With Start With Why, Simon Sinek inspired a movement to build a world in which the vast majority of us can feel safe while we are at work and fulfilled when we go home at night. Now, along with two of his colleagues, Peter Docker and David Mead, Sinek has created a guide to the most important step any business can take: finding your why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read - time for action

  • By Sara Paton on 22-09-2017

Great read - time for action

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Reviewed: 22-09-2017

What a fabulous tool kit that will help so many answer the question that Simon ignited in his previous books.
I myself am inspired by Simon to help others find thier why and an advocate for the discovery process.
Thanks for some fabulous material to support that

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Charge

  • Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive
  • By: Brendon Burchard
  • Narrated by: Brendon Burchard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

From the author of the number-one New York Times and number-one audio bestseller The Millionaire Messenger, an electrifying and inspiring work that provides the keys to motivating yourself to satisfy your highest, most essential creative and intellectual needs. Burchard, a world-renowned motivational speaker and best-selling author, makes a compelling case that it's time for an entirely new approach to understanding what drives human ambition and achievement today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CHARRRRRRGE!!!!!!!!

  • By MRS MICHELE E ALEXANDER on 28-10-2014

great book. .really made me think. ..

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Reviewed: 11-09-2017

I read a lot of personal development books but this one really lifts it up a notch for me. ..could be in the way it's put together and the energy Brendon brings to sharing his own charge factors
I love it thanks. ..i will definitely look more into his other works

  • The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

  • 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms
  • By: Vishen Lakhiani
  • Narrated by: Vishen Lakhiani
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is mostly decided not by rational choice but instead by conditioning and habit. And thus most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything - love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more - that they inherit and pass on from generation to generation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Meshach on 06-09-2016

Loved it

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Reviewed: 13-08-2017

This is a fantastic collection of Wisdom, insight and systematic aligning of so many personal development techniques that it actual creates new learning through the combination. Great job Vishen...now to apply and answer a few more questions in my own life