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Great and helpful analysis on human interaction

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-2019

Typical Gladwell. Incredibly well written, researched and preformed. It will not disappoint Gladwell fans. The book changed my perspective on myself and has changed how I approach human interaction.

Good writing. Boring narration

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-04-2019

Content was good. Narrator was frustratingly bad.

You'll hearing in the preview.
The tone goes as follows. Questionable, full stop, sign of relief. For every paragraph! So each point read sounds like previous one

Good insights through into self awareness

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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: 18-04-2019

Seminar recording. ok quality.

Content was insightful but not world changing. Overall its like talking to a wise person at a cafe. Relaxed and not too heavy

Insight into modern South African history

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-2019

Great narration. it's like listening the Black panther read Mandela's story. I knew Mandela's was a great man but now I know why. incredible story of how he came to be who he was out of influence and necessity of his surroundings

Most listened to book in my library.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-2018

Recommended for type A personalities, teenagers, creators and anyone striving to do better. I honestly believe if everyone read this book the world would be a better place. It will change you, your perspective on the world and how you interact with it and others around you .

A collection of modern heros. Good but not new.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 25-07-2018

A summary and collection of modern revolutionaries such as Winfrey, Branson, Mandela, Musk, Rowling etc.
Accurate retelling and good lessons drawn from them, but if you've read their stories, there's not much new content here.

A must read for professionals and students

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 25-07-2018

The most valuable take away I got from this book was how to power read and how it differs from speed reading.

It's a very practical book that is definitely worth investing you time in. I learn how to study for effeciently and actively and how to retain information better. I can't not recommend this book enough.

Very easy to finish, well read by the author.

A practical guide to take on the world

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 18-07-2018

Easy to finish. Well written and organised by the author. A great balance between captivating stories and guiding principles. I loved how at the end of each chapter was finished with potent questions.
The most memorable part for me was Allende's modern interpretation of Maslow's heirarchy of human needs. It explains so much!
Great performance by the narrator.

Interesting but makes me Sleepy

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-2018

I love the techanical and scientific reasoning for why we need to sleep such as memory, immunity and healing. The author explains really well why it happens, how it's relevant to the reader and eventually what we can do about it.

I struggled to finish becuase the narrator and how he keeps prouncing 'sleep'. it just triggers an unconscious desire for me to sleep or nap reading it. I wish they didn't use the word so much.

interesting and fun read

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

Reviewed: 28-06-2018

loved it, easy to finish
Neil Gaiman narrated passionately and wonderfully.
most memorable bit was Thor visiting the land of the giants and also how he got his hammer