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  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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    5 out of 5 stars 168
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof, or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking - to save someone else's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best ever audiobook.

  • By Qwerty1 on 06-07-2014

What an intriguing read

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Reviewed: 04-06-2019

Read in the perfect voice, this gently unfolding story really captivates you. It made me think about my own life as I listened. Highly recommend.

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,126
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    5 out of 5 stars 2,128

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, It'll Change Your Life!!

  • By Lyndon on 28-05-2015

Brilliant as always

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Reviewed: 17-04-2019

This is a fabulous summary of all of Brenne Brown‘s work and what an excellent listen it is! She is entertaining and humorous yet shares deep and valuable insights. I’ve just finished listening and I’m going to start all over again!

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  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book Of The Series... So Far!

  • By Anonymous User on 20-12-2018

Another fabulous book!

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Reviewed: 26-09-2018

Galbraith has me grip the for 21 hours - I have loved this book!!! The twists and turns had me shocked and holding my breath at times. The books in this series just get better and better.

Sensational performance by Glenister once again.

I’ve just finished and am going back to the beginning to relisten.

When’s the next book in the series coming out?!?

  • Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice

  • By: Brené Brown PhD LMSW
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 303

Dr. Brown defines spirituality as something not reliant on religion, theology, or dogma - rather, it is a belief in our interconnectedness and in a loving force greater than ourselves. Whether you access the sacred through traditional worship, solitary meditation, communion with nature, or creative pursuits, one thing is clear: Rising strong after falling is a spiritual practice that brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another moving publication from Nene Brown

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-06-2017

Great, but not the book "Rising Strong"

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Reviewed: 18-06-2018

This is hilarious, great and insightful, but it's not the book "Rising Strong", it's a more like a long format TED talk.

I love Brene's work, but it was not what I expected it to be. I'm heading over to purchase the book "Rising Strong" now (link below).

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Health-Personal-Development/Rising-Strong-Audiobook/B07CGRYDM5?ref=a_pd_Religi_c5_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=a2025492-356e-4e9d-95f2-6bb0eaf5d9d5&pf_rd_r=KV8SQ1QQ2C7FAA2MGPMK&#customer-reviews

  • The Gifts of Imperfection

  • Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind spinning fun for your thoughts.

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-11-2016

Finished listening and I’m headed right back to the beginning!

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Reviewed: 05-04-2018

This is a wonderful book and I’m about to listen to it all over again. This time I’ll have a notepad beside me so I can jot things down.
I would have preferred Brene to read it herself, as she’s so entertaining and would speak from her heart, but the reader did do an excellent job.

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  • The Road to Ruin

  • The Global Elites' Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis
  • By: James Rickards
  • Narrated by: James Rickards
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1

Since 2014, international monetary agencies have been issuing warnings to a small group of finance ministers, banks, and private equity funds: The US government's cowardly choices not to prosecute J.P. Morgan and its ilk and to bloat the economy with a $4 trillion injection of easy credit are driving us headlong toward a cliff. As Rickards shows in this frightening, meticulously researched book, governments around the world have no compunction about conspiring against their citizens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Struggled to get into this

  • By KM on 16-10-2017

Struggled to get into this

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Reviewed: 16-10-2017

The material is interesting but very complex and difficult to stay engaged in if you are multitasking. Also I'm not sure I buy the premise of this book... but maybe I'll regret not taking heed!

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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 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

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT!!!!!!!

  • By KM on 16-10-2017

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!

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Reviewed: 16-10-2017

I'm so glad that Trevor Noah reads this book himself. He does voices for his family members and is SO funny!! A very entertaining look at what has been a pretty heavy and eventful life.

  • 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 751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 661

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

Wow.

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Reviewed: 16-10-2017

A great example of unexpected impacts of decisions we make. The story is told in a respectful manner and has made for great dinner party conversation.

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  • The Big Short

  • Inside the Doomsday Machine
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real-estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his number-one best-selling Liar’s Poker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well told and understandable

  • By KM on 16-10-2017

Very well told and understandable

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Reviewed: 16-10-2017

Complex material but very understandable. Enjoyable to listen to and great insight into what actually happened.