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Good intentions but turns to scaremongering gibberish

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

Reviewed: 01-10-2019

The author starts off with really good intentions and describes a lot of psychological issues with alcohol which, while not new, makes sense. I did feel empowered to start off but then it seemed like she ran out of ideas. There was quite a bit of Showmanship with her life about how great she was with the great husband in a great job doing the great expensive things and how hilarious things get without the poison. It just got too much. A few real examples how as a mere mortal she stuffed up and the consequences would have gone far better. When she described to a friend that she would not ask her to drink motor oil in moderation, so why get her to drink the evil poison etc etc that is alcohol, I just had to stop listening. Alan Carr’s book on smoking was excellent, but he tried the same trick with drinking and it had the same affect as this book, way too much. Nice try but, excuse the pun, no cigar!!

Fantastic book,in which I was absorbed throughout.

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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: 24-04-2019

Great audio book which I will listen to again. Simple yet effective, with plenty of tips to assist in habit formation or elimination.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

good basic psychology in everyday words

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-2019

well worth listening to. Nothing mind blowing which was a refreshing change. Bit overuse of f@ck...we got it!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

absolutely awful

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-2019

I could NOT listen to this at all after the first couple of chapters. Clearly the author has a bone to pick with humans they have interacted with in the past and the rants are painful to bear. In other words, if you disagree with someone who is in the personality range of being more neurotic or less assertive then you can jolly well class yourself as a covert narcissistic, painfully and chronically harming innocent victims. Unscientific rambling, a bit like this review. But i didnt get people to pay for it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

fantastic topic.Mind blowing in places

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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: 19-12-2018

Fantastic story with figures that makeas science fiction look and sound like a dreary, boring yarn. How such knowledge is worked out is almost as unbelievable.

best of series seems a but lack lustre.

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

Reviewed: 04-11-2018

Had problems with some of the topics. Most I would have liked to listen to in the context of the whole course, not just one lecture. I am not a fan of "factual" religious stories.

Great experience excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 08-05-2018

Like all myths the idea behind them is great to give analogies to life and the balance of power between gods and mere mortals. Reality is it is all utter nonsense. Sad thing like all myths some millions of people actually believe in them, die and kill for those beliefs. Incredible. Stephen Fry is brilliant I’m telling these stories. Well done to him.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

rantings of someone.who believes in unicorns

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-2018

Initially, like.every religious story, there is a sense of good and bad.That's great, I get good and bad, calm and chaos, but when it start turning into a self proclaiming lecture that dictates we are useless unless we believe in God then the dial gets switched to off. This guys credibility as a psychologist is serious undermined.by the rantings of someone.who has found the non-existent black cat in a darkened room while wearing a blindfold. Utter nonsense. I would end.up worse off going for help seeing that guy.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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utter crap

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-2018

was such a waste of time listening to this dreary nonsense. wish I had exchanged it when.I had the chance.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

wish I had read this years ago

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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: 08-03-2018

fantastic audio book.I will.Listen to.this many times as there is so much that is relevant to life. Maybe understanding this content would save many many relationships.