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  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 229

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect audiobook

  • By Justin on 11-02-2017

What a story

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

Reviewed: 28-12-2018

What a story of suffering, endurance and grit. Super human effort. What these guys went through. Listened on a long drive with my climate control maintaining comfort in my leather seated car, the story reminded me of how much of a pussy modern day man has become.

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  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,363
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,662
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,638

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought-provoking

  • By Anonymous User on 30-08-2017

Confronting

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-2017

Wow, what a read / listen!!
Probably the most confronting book I've ever went through.
It's a little long but worth every second.

  • Presence

  • By: Amy Cuddy
  • Narrated by: Amy Cuddy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

How can we be our strongest selves in life's most challenging situations? We often approach these situations - job interviews, difficult conversations, speaking up for ourselves - with anxiety and leave them with regret. Moments that require us to be genuine and powerful instead cause us to feel phoney and powerless, preventing us from being our best selves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of those life changing books

  • By Michael on 15-07-2018

Great audio book

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

Reviewed: 24-05-2016

Excellent book, will definitely listen to it again.

Narration by Amy was good.

Hard to fault, maybe a little less of her going into the research. Could maybe have shaved an hour off.
But overall, really good.

  • Playing to Win

  • How Strategy Really Works
  • By: Roger L. Martin, A.G. Lafley
  • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

This is A.G. Lafley’s guidebook. Shouldn’t it be yours as well?Winning CEO A.G. Lafley is now back at the helm of consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble. If you want to know the strategy he’ll use to restore P&G to its former dominance, read this book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must have for anyone who wants to see strategy at work

  • By David on 02-12-2018

Good audio book

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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: 20-07-2015

Great for listening to in the car. Have bought a hard copy, not overly complicated.

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Eat That Frog!
    21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
    
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    Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    502 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Eat That Frog!

  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth while

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-04-2016
  • Eat That Frog!
  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy

Concise

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-05-2015

Concise, great audiobook.
Quick tips. Great listening while in the car.
Definitely recommend.
The reading was good too. Loved it.

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distil vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A collection of research stories

  • By Steve on 06-08-2016

Interesting stuff

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-2015

Good audio book for my car journeys, not too heavy but thought provoking.
The first half is better than the latter, seems to go off on a bit of a tangent but good all the same.