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  • Minimalism

  • Live a Meaningful Life, Second Edition
  • By: Ryan Nicodemus, Joshua Fields Millburn
  • Narrated by: Justin Malik
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things that clutter our lives so we can make room for life's most important things - which actually aren't things at all. At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what's truly important.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the documentary on Netflix

  • By RT on 08-07-2018

do it

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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: 17-08-2017

enlightening. wanted to read for a while now. glad I finally got around to it.

  • World Without End

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 45 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius, and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful follow up

  • By Michelle on 29-06-2017

love it. addictive!

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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: 05-03-2017

loved it so much, typical follett. gripping. passionate and enraging. beautiful story, had me crying. laughing and swearing!

  • Down the Rabbit Hole

  • Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny
  • By: Holly Madison
  • Narrated by: Holly Madison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion - and finally the secret truth about the man who holds the key - from one of the few people who truly knows: Hef's former number-one girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lacked Flow

  • By Roz on 28-12-2015

interesting enough

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

Reviewed: 30-11-2016

a good insight to the playboy world. heavy on the, "everyone was mean to me" side but overall it was good.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,110

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, pretty good overall

  • By Rod Swift on 16-02-2015

yes

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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: 12-10-2016

loved every minute of it! didn't turn out the way I expected it to!! a great read!

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator's voice does not match the character

  • By Anneka on 02-11-2016

hmmm..

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

Reviewed: 19-09-2016

struggled a bit, the main character annoyed me, and there seemed to be a lot of irrelevant tangents and other than the history part, it wasn't my cup of tea.

  • The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julie McKenzie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. Jane Austen is one of the finest writers in the English language, and this volume includes all six of her classic novels. Mansfield Park: on a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Northanger Abbey: young, naïve Catherine Morland receives an invitation to stay at the isolated Gothic mansion Northanger Abbey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged, but well done.

  • By Dean Spilias on 04-07-2016

romance and drama

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

Reviewed: 10-06-2016

not bad, I liked a couple of the stories, will probably read them now that I've had a taste

  • The Pilgrimage

  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path. In the end, we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people. Part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery, this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not for me yet

  • By Jasmine on 23-05-2016

not for me yet

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

Reviewed: 23-05-2016

I'm not sure I was in the right mindset to read this, I think it was more spiritual than I am prepared to take on and understand fully so I unfortunately missed the intensity of this book but its written well and I wouldn't say its an awful book, I might read it again once my mind has become more open to it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Revolution

  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

Russell Brand wants YOU to join the revolution. We all know the system isn't working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told there's nothing we can do - "it's just the way things are".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the best book for you revolutionaries

  • By Bryan on 09-11-2014

eye opening

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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: 16-05-2016

so many people see Russell Brand as some Looney, a rich crack pot spouting nonsense. this book presents the reality of our world and ways to make it better, Russell exposes the ridiculousness of how the rich serve the rich at the expense of the poor, how unless we stand united against our own exploitation we will continue to destroy the world we live in and the world we created.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Little History of Philosophy

  • By: Nigel Warburton
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • pas mal

  • By xingwei on 22-01-2018

eye opening!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-2016

loved the narration, and had a great overview on philosophy. changed my outlook on how I see the world and definitely changed how I think about things.
other reviewers are upset the book didn't go into details but it is a huge subject and it is titled "a brief history" its enough to ponder the subject and get some ideas.