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Jed Atkinson

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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 1,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493

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

A letdown

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-2018

I had high hopes because the book was am editor's pick and at a glance the reviews were very positive. I was turned off after a few chapters though. I didn't believe the book was going to get better so I didn't finish it. The author is a talented writer but I didn't enjoy the subject, the characters, the reading. Not my cup of tea

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,656

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Read

  • By Christopher on 21-01-2018

not for me

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-2018

when I first came across Peterson I was a fan. after a while I realised I didn't really enjoy his style. it didn't resonate with me. I thought I would try his book out since it was a bestseller. but apart from the first couple of chapters I didn't enjoy the book. I ended up only reading 2/3 of it. there are some gems in there still but overall I just didn't enjoy it.

  • How Not to Die

  • Discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease
  • By: Dr Michael Greger, Gene Stone
  • Narrated by: Michael Greger
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 208

Why rely on drugs and surgery to cure you of life-threatening disease when the right decisions can prevent you from falling ill to begin with? How Not to Die gives effective, scientifically proven nutritional advice to prevent our biggest killers - heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes - and reveals the astounding health benefits that simple dietary choices can provide.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • food for thought

  • By michelle Fischer on 19-02-2018

Life-changing stuff

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-2018

The information in the book is great. Made me make some changes to my diet. The author does the reading and he does it well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Talk to Anyone

  • 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
  • By: Leil Lowndes
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean, Leil Lowndes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

What is that magic quality that makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow Wow Wow!!!

  • By Stuart on 01-02-2017

mostly useless

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-2017

It starts off great, but 92 is just way too much. All of the good content is at the start of the book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful