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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
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In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Insights into Ethical Leadership

  • By PAUL W. KELLY on 11-05-2018

Inspirational story of the courage to do the right

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Reviewed: 08-04-2019

James Comey is an inspiration to the American People because in the face of adversity he always strove to do the right thing personally and professionally. The book is one of the best books on leadership that I have ever read. The bar has been set quite high but nevertheless it is what we must all aim for. Very motivating and encouraging, makes you reflect and question many decisions made by me and others. Great insight into an honest man.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,873
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,455
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,430

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Read

  • By Christopher on 21-01-2018

Being the best you can be

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Reviewed: 24-03-2018

i heard of Dr Jordan B Peterson listening to a podcast episode of Russell Brand's under the skin and was blown away. Since this I have tried to read as much as possible of JBP as he is has opened up my mind on everything from being a son, a father, a teacher and above all A Good Person.

This is the most important book i have ever read and has changed my attitudes about so many things including me. The last chapter of the book is the most uplifting, powerful and moving piece of writing / advise / guidance i have ever been fortunate to receive and am indebted to JBP for this.

  • 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 2,145
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,886
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876

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
  • This is a powerful book by a truly insightful author.

  • By Daniel Rimmer on 27-10-2018

The greatest story ever told

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Reviewed: 22-01-2018

Sapians and Homo Deus are possibly the two most important bookss i have ever read ... it should be read by every thinking person on the planet. Yuval is an intellectual of the highest order.

  • The Psychopath Test

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

This is a story about madness. It all starts when journalist Jon Ronson is contacted by a leading neurologist. She and several colleagues have recently received a cryptically puzzling book in the mail, and Jon is challenged to solve the mystery behind it. As he searches for the answer, Jon soon finds himself, unexpectedly, on an utterly compelling and often unbelievable adventure into the world of madness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could easily have been condensed.

  • By C.J.R Flanagan on 03-02-2014

Powerful.

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Reviewed: 13-09-2017

Disturbing and moving at the same time. as humans the need to be able to box people has is consequences.

  • The Next 100 Years

  • A Forecast for the 21st Century
  • By: George Friedman
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 26
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In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye on the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of history and geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting predictions

  • By mitch on 08-02-2015

insightful

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Reviewed: 22-05-2017

very interesting and thought provoking especially in light of the current political and geo political climate.

  • Phenomena

  • The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis
  • By: Annie Jacobsen
  • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 10
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For more than 40 years, the US government has researched extrasensory perception, using it in attempts to locate hostages, fugitives, secret bases, and downed fighter jets, to divine other nations' secrets, and even to predict future threats to national security. The intelligence agencies and military services involved include CIA, DIA, NSA, DEA, the Navy, Air Force, and Army - and even the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Now, for the first time, New York Times best-selling author Annie Jacobsen tells the story of these radical, controversial programs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great ( Read ) listening <br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

  • By Anonymous User on 02-03-2018

Another Annie Jacobsen Classic

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Reviewed: 14-05-2017

Like all of her previous works ... loved this latest book and could not put it down. Cannot wait for her next book.

  • True Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
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First there was Girt. Now comes... True Girt. In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier. This was the Wild South, home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, directionally challenged explorers, nervous indigenous people, Caroline Chisholm and sheep. Lots of sheep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such an interesting conversation with history

  • By Courtney on 03-01-2017

David Hunt ... everyone's Social Studies Teache

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Reviewed: 22-12-2016

in primary and secondary school Australian History was portrayed as dull and boring... not the case with Girt volume 1 and 2. rivetting, funny and intelligent. Recommended that every Aussie read these works.
Can't wait for Volume 3.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The 10X Rule

  • The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013

Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • too vague and generic

  • By Allan on 08-02-2016

Optimism personified ... you are the only limit

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Reviewed: 02-12-2016

Grant Cardone philosophy is a breathe of fresh air ... the only person in the way of your success is yourself.

  • The Pentagon's Brain

  • An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency
  • By: Annie Jacobsen
  • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency. In the first-ever history of the organization, New York Times best-selling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or "the Pentagon's brain", from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant insight into DARPA

  • By Vincent on 24-12-2015

Brilliant insight into DARPA

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Reviewed: 24-12-2015

Frightening revelations about secretive developments. The scary part is that as humans we may eventually outsmart ourselves into extinction.

  • Earthquake Storms

  • The Fascinating History and Volatile Future of the San Andreas Fault
  • By: John Dvorak
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
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The lives of millions will be changed after it breaks, and yet so few people understand it, or even realize it runs through their backyard. Dvorak reveals the San Andreas Fault's fascinating history - and its volatile future. It is a prominent geological feature that is almost impossible to see unless you know where to look. Hundreds of thousands of people drive across it every day. The San Andreas Fault is everywhere - and primed for a colossal quake. For decades scientists have warned that such a sudden shifting of the Earth's crust is inevitable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great book on San Andreas ...

  • By Vincent on 15-10-2015

A Great book on San Andreas ...

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Reviewed: 15-10-2015

The book had plenty of "I didn't know.that" facts in it, and the narrator was brilliant. Full of real facts that explained all there is to know about thus system.