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Julia Baranowski

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  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 561
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    5 out of 5 stars 522
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    5 out of 5 stars 521

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the prudish but well written/read

  • By Carron on 11-08-2018

Eye opening, funny and horrifying

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Reviewed: 01-07-2019

This is a great book! The author brilliantly and humorously expresses what life is like for a doctor. I loved every minute listening to this.

  • 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 2,491
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,188
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,189

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

So good!

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Reviewed: 26-03-2019

Brene is a marvellous educator. She is so personable and engaging. Her research and concepts are essential knowledge and she delivers it in a lovely way - through story telling. I just loved listening to her and I’ve taken away so much from it. It’s enriched me.

  • We Should All Be Feminists

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109
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    5 out of 5 stars 92
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    5 out of 5 stars 92

'I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently....' What does feminism mean today? In this personal, eloquently argued essay - adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers listeners a unique definition of feminism for the 21st century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Julia Baranowski on 26-03-2019

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 26-03-2019

The only thing I’ll say is that it was too short! I’ll have to listen to some of her other works.

  • Gut

  • By: Giulia Enders
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 837

The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us. Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So easy to understand a very complicated subjects

  • By dolly on 19-03-2016

Great

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Reviewed: 26-03-2019

This is a great book, so much I didn’t know about the gut! And all explained in an easy to understand and entertaining way. I just didn’t like the narration so much.

  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 479
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    5 out of 5 stars 477

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen, once I found the PDF

  • By Darren on 12-12-2018

Essential reading.

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Reviewed: 26-03-2019

I loved this book. It’s so relevant to our time and essential learning for all. The author also manages to make what otherwise might have been dull subject matter into an engaging and interesting read. You won’t regret it!