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  • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617

Hear the story of what happened when the tech industry gave the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. All for your pleasure. Follow writer and narrator Jon Ronson as he uncovers our web of desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing and consistent

  • By Anonymous User on 02-08-2017

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-2017

Eye opening, funny, sad, touching, multi-layered, very human and told gently and with empathy... well worth a listen.

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  • Reckoning

  • A Memoir
  • By: Magda Szubanski
  • Narrated by: Magda Szubanski
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916

Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia’s most beloved performers, tells her story. In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father’s espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving and powerful

  • By Stan on 11-01-2016

Wow... what a brilliantly written book. Blown away

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Reviewed: 27-06-2017

Of course the narration is glorious, but Magda Szubanski has weaved her family story so wonderfully with her poetic use of language and ability to find humanity in the darkest places.

  • Snotty Bumstead

  • By: Hunter Davies
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Nottingham Bumstead – otherwise known as Snotty – may be small and weedy, but his life is fun because he lives ALONE! Without parents to nag him his house is his own, with a football pitch in the living room and juke boxes in the bedroom.Of course there are one or two hitches – like what to do when the money for milkshakes and pizzas runs out – but as long as he can pay the bills and keep out the neighbours, then he can keep his home just as he likes!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, engaging, great story!

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-01-2017

Funny, engaging, great story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-2017

Loved this as a kid and pleased to say I still love it just as much as an adult! So easy to listen to and enjoy. Smart writing and fantastic delivery by the narrator.

  • Ugly

  • My Memoir
  • By: Robert Hoge
  • Narrated by: Robert Hoge
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Robert Hoge was born with a giant tumour on his forehead, severely distorted facial features and legs that were twisted and useless. His mother refused to look at her son, let alone bring him home. But home he went, to a life that, against the odds, was filled with joy, optimism and boyhood naughtiness. Home for the Hoges was a bayside suburb of Brisbane. Robert's parents, Mary and Vince, knew that his life would be difficult, but they were determined to give him a typical Australian childhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging memoir

  • By Renee on 21-03-2016

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-2017

The author is warm and engaging throughout - it feels like hearing stories from a good friend. (And his voice is lovely!) Often funny, sometimes sad, sometimes thought-provoking but always with a certain endearing charm. Just a delight to listen to and a great storyteller.

  • The Warmth of Other Suns

  • The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
  • By: Isabel Wilkerson
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles, Ken Burns (introduction)
  • Length: 22 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to previously untapped data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I've ever "read"

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-10-2016

One of the best books I've ever "read"

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-2016

A life-changing "read" - beautifully written, wonderfully narrated, heartbreaking book. It is SO important for us all to understand this important part of our history so that we can see and understand more clearly the things that are happening today in the US and around the world and work towards making things better. Should be required reading in schools for sure!

  • The R.A.I.N. Meditation

  • By: Tara Brach PhD
  • Narrated by: Tara Brach PhD
  • Length: 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

When we seek comfort and relief from stress, Tara Brach teaches, we often unconsciously turn to false refuges such as material wealth, approval from others, or a preoccupation with the past and future. Yet by cultivating true refuge in this moment, not only can we find shelter from the storms of life but we also open ourselves up to fully experiencing joy and fulfillment. Here, Tara Brach guides a meditation using the therapeutic R.A.I.N. process for releasing fear and healing through self-compassion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the intro precedes a meditation of kindness

  • By Martina on 19-09-2018

My every day meditation. love it.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-2016

I listen to this meditation almost every day and have found it really helpful for getting to the bottom of things and feeling calm.

  • Kettlebell - Simple & Sinister

  • By: Pavel Tsatsouline
  • Narrated by: Pavel Tsatsouline
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Learn how to use the extreme hand-held gym from the source - the man who started the kettlebell revolution. Simple & Sinister will prepare you for almost anything life could throw at you, from carrying a piano upstairs to holding your own in a street fight. Pavel Tsatsouline is a former Soviet Special Forces physical training instructor, currently a Subject Matter Expert to elite US military and law enforcement special operations units.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-2016

Very interesting.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-2016

While there's some fantastic information in here and it's reinvigorated my love for kettlebell training and changed the way I structure my programming, Pavel says the word "sissy" almost as often as he says "kettlebell" and complains about the apparent "feminization of men" which is really off-putting. If you can ignore the misogynistic meathead tough guy tone, there are some real gems to be found here. Definitely a must-listen for anyone interested in strength training.

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  • Leader Effectiveness Training (L.E.T.)

  • Skills for Leading Today's Business into Tomorrow
  • By: Thomas Gordon
  • Narrated by: Laurie Andrews
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

L.E.T. has changed countless corporations and private businesses with its down-to-earth communication and conflict resolution skills. Dr. Gordon's L.E.T. program is a core program in more than 1,000 corporations around the world, including many Fortune 500 companies. The methods and skills that have proven to be essential for so many leaders can work for you, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong concepts. Very helpful

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-2016

Strong concepts. Very helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-2016

Despite some poor gendering ("storeman", "my men" etc), the concepts in terms of problem solving make it a very worthwhile read for anyone interested in working on boundary setting, problem solving and having positive relationships.

  • The Power Presenter

  • Technique, Style, and Strategy from America's Top Speaking Coach
  • By: Jerry Weissman
  • Narrated by: Alan Marriott
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Jerry Weissman is the presentations coach to Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and many of America's top executives, including founding Yahoo CEO Tim Koogle, Intuit founder Scott Cook, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings, and many others. The San Jose Mercury News says that Weissman's IPO presentation coaching "is worth 10% on a company stock." Learn why your body language and voice are more important than your words, how to present with poise and confidence naturally, and how to connect with any audience emotionally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very helpful

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-03-2016

very helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-2016

Helped me feel confident to present by explaining things thoroughly. Easy to listen to and full of great info.