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  • Atomic Habits

  • An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
  • By: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,647
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,197

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Atomic Habits by James Clear, read by the author. A revolutionary system to get 1 percent better every day. People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions - doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • physical copy would be more helpful with this one

  • By Anonymous User on 20-02-2019
  • Atomic Habits
  • An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
  • By: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear

fascinating and powerful.

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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: 03-05-2019

best read in a long time. interesting and useful with examples illustrating each point. found it really easy to relate to.

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  • The Binding

  • By: Bridget Collins
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663

Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice - but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. He will learn to handcraft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, he can help. If there’s something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best love stories, ever.

  • By Susan on 22-01-2019

fact meets fiction...

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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: 23-04-2019

interesting from a loose historical point of view plus an intriguing look at gay in the day!

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  • Milkman

  • By: Anna Burns
  • Narrated by: Bríd Brennan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 446

In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes 'interesting'. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous. Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • magic

  • By Dr. Sue Tait on 12-09-2018

Gotta luv the Irish<br />

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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: 13-03-2019

hard to read they say...easy to listen to. well worth the effort. great story and genuine characterrs.

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  • Vaquita

  • Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez
  • By: Brooke Bessesen, Carl Safina - foreword
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In 2006, vaquita, a diminutive porpoise making its home in the Upper Gulf of California, inherited the dubious title of world's most endangered marine mammal. When international crime cartels discovered a lucrative trade in the swim bladders of totoaba, illegal gillnetting went rampant, and now the lives of the few remaining vaquitas hang in the balance. Author Brooke Bessesen takes us on a journey to Mexico's Upper Gulf region to uncover the story. She interviewed townspeople, fishermen, scientists, and activists, teasing apart a complex story filled with villains and heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fascinating

  • By Anonymous User on 22-01-2019

fascinating

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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: 22-01-2019

took a while but worth the effort. educational and interesting. easier to listen than to read perhaps...

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  • Paris Echo

  • By: Sebastian Faulks
  • Narrated by: Elham Ehsas, Deborah McBride
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks. Here is Paris as you have never seen it before - a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet both are susceptible to the daylight ghosts of Paris....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Voices are as important as the book

  • By Anonymous User on 24-03-2019

for lovers of Paris

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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: 30-10-2018

loved the sense of place, the alternate voices, the storyline and the mix of characters cultures.

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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,062
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,063

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn' want it to end (I know that seems ghastly)

  • By Sarah on 30-04-2018

Amazing!<br />

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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: 20-09-2018

rivetting and so worthwhile. educational and heart wrenching. hard to put down. easy to recommend...

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  • The Trauma Cleaner

  • By: Sarah Krasnostein
  • Narrated by: Rachael Tidd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659

Sandra Pankhurst founded her trauma cleaning business to help people whose emotional scars are written on their houses. From the forgotten flat of a drug addict, to the infested home of a hoarder, Sandra enters properties and lives at the same time. But few of the people she looks after know anything of the complexity of Sandra's own life. Raised in an uncaring home, Sandra's miraculous gift for warmth and humour in the face of unspeakable personal tragedy, mark her out as a one-off and make this biography unmissable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant narrative masterly voiced

  • By Philip on 19-04-2018

Must read!

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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: 17-08-2018

loved it...took a while but found it best absorbed slowly...nothing overcomes adversity completely...admirable effot tho to survive and thrive.

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  • The Life to Come

  • By: Michelle de Kretser
  • Narrated by: Wendy Bos
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 26

The dazzling new novel from Michelle de Kretser, author of Questions of Travel, best seller and winner of the Miles Franklin Award. Set in Sydney, Paris and Sri Lanka, The Life to Come is a mesmerising novel about the stories we tell and don't tell ourselves as individuals, as societies and as nations. It feels at once firmly classic and exhilaratingly contemporary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • persevere

  • By Anonymous User on 11-07-2018

persevere

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

Reviewed: 11-07-2018

struggled to join the dots...best read as short stories. last one is excellent and rewards the effort

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