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  • Dare to Lead

  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 188
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    5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

In her number one NYT best sellers, Brené Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas and developing that potential. This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible and inspiring

  • By Anonymous User on 02-11-2018

Leading with compassion

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-2018

I love audible books when authors narrate their own books...and Brene is such a good narrator and story teller. I really appreciated her intertwining her very own personal stories and battles. I recognised many of her struggles as some of my own. A good resource for becoming a better leader through the acceptance of compassion.

  • 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 475
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 425

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

A game-changer!

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Reviewed: 14-10-2018

Johann's book is a total game-changer. Johann pulls together a lot of information that leads to an alternative perspective on anxiety and depression, that simply makes perfect, and total sense. The book is extremely well written, very thoroughly researched and, is narrated with true passion and empathy.

  • If I Could Tell You Just One Thing

  • Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice
  • By: Richard Reed
  • Narrated by: Richard Reed
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Richard Reed built Innocent Drinks from a smoothie stall on a street corner to one of the biggest brands in Britain. He credits his success to four brilliant pieces of advice, each given to him just when he needed them most. Ever since, it has been Richard's habit, whenever he meets somebody he admires, to ask them for their best piece of advice. If they could tell him just one thing, what would it be? Richard has collected pearls of wisdom from some of the most remarkable, inspiring and game-changing people in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it. it was really well read and inspiring.

  • By Oti Mesz on 17-11-2017

If you only do one thing...buy this book!

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Reviewed: 13-09-2018

I am in love with Richard Reed. I want to listen to his book over, and over again. I want to buy lots of hard copies and give them out on the street. I want these messages to get out into the community, so as many of us as possible can be good at what we do, making a difference. This is a good book...well written...well researched...well structured...well published..well edited...well meaning - the profits of the sales go to good causes. What's not to love!

  • Leather Soul

  • A Halfback Flanker's Rhythm and Blues
  • By: Bob Murphy
  • Narrated by: Simon Russell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Through nine years as a columnist with The Age, Bob Murphy revealed himself to be a very different footballer indeed. Shunning the stern-faced statistical analysis that dominates the AFL landscape, he revisited the things about the game that captivated him as a child. His words were the smells of leather and liniment leaping off the page. Gentle, romantic, funny, whimsical, thoughtful, sad - Murphy’s writing is rich, tender yet powerful, above all achingly human. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely LOVED this book

  • By Anonymous User on 13-11-2018

A good story from a good bloke

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-08-2018

Extraordinary circumstances of the 2016 AFL Grand Final were always going to lend itself to some good stories. This is a good story told with refreshing raw honesty. Could have done with less flourish and metaphors though...and maybe this is where the editor could have been more forthright. All up, a nice job Bob!

  • How to Be a Woman

  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Moran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

1913 - Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse. 1969 - Feminists storm Miss World. Now - Caitlin Moran rewrites "The Female Eunuch" from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There's never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain.... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should you get Botox? Do men secretly hate us? What should you call your vagina?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Proper good bab' (as they'd say in Wolverhampton)

  • By Kai1 on 14-12-2016

Loved it, love C. Moran.

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Reviewed: 29-07-2018

How could anyone else narrate this book and give it justice? Caitlin is a great story teller and for me, she has demystified feminism. Here's to humanism!

  • The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success

  • How to Use Your Brain's Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home
  • By: Peg Dawson EdD, Richard Guare PhD
  • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Are you smart, scattered, and struggling? You're not alone. Cutting-edge research shows that today's 24/7 wired world and the growing demands of work and family life may simply max out the part of the brain that manages complex tasks. That's especially true for those lacking strong executive skills - the core brain-based abilities needed to maintain focus, meet deadlines, and stay cool under pressure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical advice - worth a listen

  • By Alina on 19-07-2018

Practical advice - worth a listen

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Reviewed: 19-07-2018

I really enjoyed this book full of practical tips that ANYONE should be able to adopt. The topics are backed up by professional experience and reference to research. This is a great "Go to" book for anyone who may want to improve on one, or perhaps many areas of thier lives.

  • The Rise of Superman

  • Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance
  • By: Steven Kotler
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

In this groundbreaking audiobook, New York Times best-selling author Steven Kotler decodes the mystery of ultimate human performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of “flow”, an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great for pro extreme sports people

  • By Andrew M on 03-11-2015

Up, up and away

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Reviewed: 25-05-2018

Loved the totally easy to understand elements of how peak performance is and, can be achieved. I get it!

  • There Is No Good Card for This

  • What to Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love
  • By: Emily McDowell, Kelsey Crowe
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

When someone you know is hurting, you want to let them know that you care. But many people don't know what words to use - or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. This thoughtful, instructive guide, from empathy expert Dr. Kelsey Crowe and greeting card maverick Emily McDowell, blends well-researched, actionable advice with the no-nonsense humor and the signature style of McDowell's immensely popular Empathy Cards to help you feel confident in connecting with anyone experiencing grief, loss, illness, or any other difficult situation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lessons in how to be human

  • By Alina on 11-04-2018

Lessons in how to be human

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-2018

The lessons here are brilliant, and obviously come from a very personal perspective. I much prefer the author to narrate their own story. I thought the presentation style of the narrator detracted from the messages.

  • How to Be Human: The Manual

  • By: Ruby Wax
  • Narrated by: Ruby Wax, Ash Ranpura, Gelong Thubten
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

With a little help from a monk (who tells us how our mind works) and a neuroscientist (who tells us how our brain works), Ruby Wax answers every question you've ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion. Filled with witty anecdotes from Ruby's own life, and backed up by smart science and practical mindfulness exercises, How to be Human is the only manual you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iPhone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good!

  • By Megan on 22-08-2018

Extradinary humility

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Reviewed: 10-03-2018

Ruby, you are a star. Not only have you shown great humility sharing your own painful experiences, but you have done so whilst balancing a wonderful trifecta of story tellers. Keeping it real and keeping it amusing..loved it.

  • The Life and Loves of a He Devil

  • By: Graham Norton
  • Narrated by: Graham Norton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Graham Norton has been entertaining audiences and having fun with some of the world's biggest stars for nearly 20 years. He is loved across the nation for his delight in the peculiar and for his ability to find humour and a common ground in all that life brings. The Life and Loves of a He Devil is Graham's funny and honest memoir on the theme of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truely entertaining and memorable

  • By HarperSeed on 02-04-2015

Lovely story-telling

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Reviewed: 24-01-2018

This is a lovely story. Written and told beautifully. You will laugh and cry...and laugh some more.