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Jarrad

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abridgement ruins the story

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-2020

if i had have known this was an abridged version i would not have purchased it.

Worth your time

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-2020

this was worthwhile as an exercise in reflecting on why we make the choices we do in life. it was interesting to note how many of our choices are influenced by our subconscious. a book i wish i listened to when i was 17.

A Worthwhile Look Into What Motivates Us

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Reviewed: 06-07-2020

This book was much better than expected. there are some fascinating studies and methods referenced. i came away from this listen with some actionable points to implement immediately both in my own life and with people whom i manage. There is something here for everyone and it is a very easily digested audiobook.

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Humour and History - bad mix

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-2020

I struggled to take this historical account seriously given the constant attempts at humour. i get that is one of the central purposes of the book, however, as an Australian i feel like the descendent of a nation of buffoons after listening to this.

The best novel i've never heard of

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Reviewed: 17-04-2019

By the end of this novel i felt as if Stoner was someone i knew very dearly. Very well written and extremely evocative. I am almost tempted to listen to it over again.

Well worth the time

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Reviewed: 01-04-2019

finished with plenty of room to move. Thanks for the great audiobook. a very easy listen.

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Worth every minute

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Reviewed: 11-02-2019

I moved through this book in a rapid fashion. Well done to Ferguson for using hia talents in making the history of finance so captivating. Masterful narration as well.

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worth the time

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Reviewed: 31-01-2019

Great narration of an easy to hear story, interesting to anyone regardless of your background.

Boring

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Reviewed: 26-11-2018

Struggled through this one. I have listened to every Michael Lewis audiobook and this one is the only one that failed to keep my interest. Perhaps being a non american has something to do with it. As usual Lewis uncovers some little known but important issue and weaves a narrative. However i was not entertained.

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Not as good as the previous twp

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Reviewed: 17-10-2018

while i enjoyed this one, i found it was more philosophical rather than historical. which is fine, however i found it too easy to tune out. to be fair, sapiens will always be a hard act to follow. this book needs to be read regardless. the performance is fine.