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  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 587

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic concepts

  • By Anonymous User on 19-02-2018

Informative and interesting

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Reviewed: 16-02-2019

People with depression don't need to read this book, everybody does!

Well researched, well written and enjoyable to listen to.

  • Conspiracy

  • Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

In 2016, one of the giants of modern journalism fell: Gawker Media, infamous for saying what other outlets wouldn't say, was sued for publishing Hulk Hogan's sex tape, lost the case and went bust. After countless other lawsuits it seemed that Gawker had finally run out of luck. But luck had nothing to do with it. Peter Thiel, PayPal founder and billionaire investor, had masterminded the whole thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, terrible narration

  • By David on 06-05-2018

Fascinating story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-10-2018

Amazing story, interspersed with Holiday's usual historical anecdotes and contemplations.

The narration is a little distracting but the content shines thru.

  • Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

  • By: Nir Eyal
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Why do some products capture our attention, while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? This audiobook introduces listeners to the "Hook Model," a four steps process companies use to build customer habits. Through consecutive hook cycles, successful products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back repeatedly - without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is a guide to building products people can't put down.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful Narration

  • By James on 08-03-2016

Excellent information for entrepreneurs

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-2017

Great source of information if you have a product in mind. The narration is a little off, but not enough to warrant the other negative reviews.

I will definitely listen again.

  • The E-Myth Revisited

  • Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
  • By: Michael E. Gerber
  • Narrated by: Michael E. Gerber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

In this audio edition of the totally revised underground best seller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business, from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fluff and repetition

  • By Chris on 31-12-2016

Fluff and repetition

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-12-2016

This book could be a quarter of the size if the overly emotional narratives and alliteration were removed. There are a few bits of helpful wisdom in there but one needs to wade deep through some heavy drivel.

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