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  • Everything I Know About Love

  • By: Dolly Alderton
  • Narrated by: Dolly Alderton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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    5 out of 5 stars 93
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod-Stewart themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realising that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you've ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything I Love About this Book

  • By Kate on 30-01-2019

Funny, sing-song, warm, flawed and heart warming.

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Reviewed: 10-08-2018

This is one of those books you look at and imagine you can predict, but you can't. It's also one of those you look at and think you don't need, but you do. And it's also one of those you don't think will touch you, but it will.

  • White American Youth

  • My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement - and How I Got Out
  • By: Christian Picciolini
  • Narrated by: Joan Jett, Christian Picciolini
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 4

As he stumbled through high school, struggling to find a community among other fans of punk rock music, Christian Picciolini was recruited by a now notorious white power skinhead leader and encouraged to fight with the movement to "protect the white race from extinction." Soon, he had become an expert in racist philosophies, a terror who roamed the neighborhood, quick to throw fists. When his mentor was arrested and sentenced to 11 years in prison, 16-year-old Picciolini took over the man's role as the leader of an infamous neo-Nazi skinhead group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the read

  • By Anonymous User on 12-03-2019

An insightful look

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Reviewed: 29-03-2018

The hate filled white supremacy movement is often obscured by so many factors. What the author does here is expose to the public the circumstances under which otherwise ordinary young men can become twisted and adoring of a hateful ideology with exploits them as much as it abuses everyone it condemns.

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

  • By: Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss
  • Narrated by: Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, and others
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212
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    5 out of 5 stars 200

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing story of Bunny-hopping

  • By Yicheng on 19-03-2018

Awesome book.

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Reviewed: 20-03-2018

Love last forever, and it doesn't matter if I eat my sandwich sideways. Also, screw you Mike Pence.

  • Creativity Inc.

  • By: Ed Catmull
  • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
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    5 out of 5 stars 272

As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: To make the world’s first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream first as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged an early partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later and against all odds, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational

  • By Bobby on 13-12-2015

A great look into creativity in the business world

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Reviewed: 11-08-2017

This book isn't one of those that lists principles and then gives you a few examples like most are. Instead, it's more biographical, it speaks of a multitude of problems and then explains the guiding principles that they strove for in order to find a solution.

In this way, it neither prescribes solutions nor trivialises those principles. Instead, it invites you to think, perhaps differently, about your values and the sacrifices it'll take to stick to them. This is why the book excels.

If you just want a list of well researched guiding principles to start, read the 7 habits by Steven Covey. Then read this book to hear what it takes to stick by them in a business setting.

  • We Should All Be Feminists

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
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    5 out of 5 stars 85

'I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently....' What does feminism mean today? In this personal, eloquently argued essay - adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers listeners a unique definition of feminism for the 21st century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Julia Baranowski on 26-03-2019

slightly longer than the Ted talk

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Reviewed: 08-05-2017

if you've already seen the eponymous Ted talk, then you've already heard the meat of it. still, I'm glad to have it here as an always ready reminder of the struggles faced by women and the role I may play in it as a man.

if you haven't heard the talk, you'll enjoy this read thoroughly.

  • The Distraction Addiction

  • By: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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We've all found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breath while waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in front of a screen for an hour longer than we intended. Mobile devices and the web have invaded our lives, and this is a big idea book that addresses one of the biggest questions of our age: Can we stay connected without diminishing our intelligence, attention spans, and ability to really live? Can we have it all?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • powerfully relevant

  • By Emmanuel on 27-02-2017

powerfully relevant

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Reviewed: 27-02-2017

a great way to discover a better fashion to be in sync with our technology and truly empowered, not imprisoned, by it.

The Audacity of Hope
    Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
    
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    Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    89 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • The Audacity of Hope

  • Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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    5 out of 5 stars 81
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics: a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of "our improbable experiment in democracy".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By J. Stevenson on 21-08-2017

An insightful look into a unique world

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Reviewed: 09-02-2017

What I crave more, after having read this book is for the next one which will follow his 8 years as president. Should he choose to write one, I shall attain a copy.

  • TED Talks

  • The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: Chris Anderson, Tom Rielly, Kelly Stoetzel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience's worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good

  • By Alexx Stuart on 05-11-2016

great introduction to public speaking

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Reviewed: 17-09-2016

this here really is a must for anybody who's interested in the power of public speaking either as a listener or speaker.

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  • Managing Oneself

  • By: Peter F Drucker
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Today's successful careers are not planned out in advance. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they have asked themselves the right questions and have rigorously assessed their unique characteristics. This article challenges listeners to take responsibility for managing their futures, both in and out of the office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, loved it.

  • By Anonymous User on 05-06-2017

True back then, Truer now.

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Reviewed: 27-08-2016

Peter Drucker saw long ago where we were headed and he did his best to prepare us for it. This small book contains great insights into what we need to even begin to be anyone of worth in the new Knowledge worker age.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 8th Habit

  • From Effectiveness to Greatness
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

The 8th Habit is the answer to the soul's yearning for greatness, the organization's imperative for significance and superior results, and humanity's search for its "voice". Profound, compelling, and stunningly timely, this groundbreaking new audiobook of next level thinking gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the Knowledge Worker Age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy reinforcing sequal

  • By Ashley on 13-01-2019

the next step after you've integrated the 7 habits

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Reviewed: 18-06-2016

this book is phenomenal but I'd counsel you read The seven habits first. love it