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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,604

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great hook, great narrator, little payoff

  • By AU Pete on 01-03-2018

good basic psychology in everyday words

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4 out of 5 stars
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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!

  • The Covert Passive-Aggressive Narcissist

  • Recognizing the Traits and Finding Healing After Hidden Emotional and Psychological Abuse
  • By: Debbie Mirza
  • Narrated by: Debbie Mirza
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

 The Covert Passive Aggressive Narcissist: Finding Healing After Hidden Emotional and Psychological Abuse is the most comprehensive and helpful audiobook on the topic of covert narcissism. This type of narcissism is one of the most damaging forms because the abuse is so hidden and so insidious. You can be in a relationship that can last for decades and not realize you are being psychologically and emotionally controlled, manipulated, and abused.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional and eye opening book.

  • By Anonymous User on 07-01-2019

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.

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  • Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

  • By: Sean Carroll, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54

Time rules our lives, woven into the very fabric of the universe-from the rising and setting of the sun to the cycles of nature, the thought processes in our brains, and the biorhythms in our day. Nothing so pervades our existence and yet is so difficult to explain. But now, in a series of 24 riveting lectures, you can grasp exactly why - as you take a mind-expanding journey through the past, present, and future, guided by a noted author and scientist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good!!

  • By Anonymous User on 06-02-2019

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.

  • 36 Big Ideas

  • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman, Daniel W. Drezner, and others
  • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman, Daniel W. Drezner, David Sadava, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

The Great Courses has produced thousands of lectures that have introduced millions of lifelong learners to some of the biggest and most fascinating ideas that humans have ever thought. Now, enjoy 36 lectures specially curated from some of our most popular courses and get an interesting learning experience across a wide range of disciplines.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • best of series seems a but lack lustre.

  • By jaise on 04-11-2018

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.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,536
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Anonymous User on 14-11-2017

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.

  • 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 3,879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,435

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

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.

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  • How to Be a Gentleman

  • A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy
  • By: John Bridges
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Nearly every man wants to be a gentleman. He may not know exactly what that means, but his true desire is to be respected and admired in the way only a gentleman can be. He wants to be prepared and confident, certain that his judgment is shrewd and his behavior appropriate. A gentleman considers the weight of his words and the impression he is leaving.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • utter crap

  • By jaise on 12-03-2018

utter crap

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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: 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

  • Effective Communication Skills

  • By: Dalton Kehoe, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dalton Kehoe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

From asking a waiter for an unusual substitution to urging a service manager to get your car finished sooner to swaying your significant other toward a particular film or show, many of the decisions you make are decided by talking. And no matter why you engage in face-to-face talk, there's no way to insulate yourself from the dangers of miscommunication. These 24 mind-opening lectures are your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • seriously eye opening

  • By Luke on 05-05-2017

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.

  • Believe Me

  • A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
  • By: Eddie Izzard
  • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! ....... just WOW!

  • By Mark on 04-09-2017

A must listen to. No question it is an inspiration

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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: 04-01-2018

Never thought myself as a fan, but this book is very entertaining and an inspiration to show you that life can be a " long game" and is worth the wait if you are determined to achieve. Marvellous commentary throughout. thank you

  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average book: Classic Dan Brown

  • By Anonymous User on 31-10-2017

really good book. first fiction I have listened 2

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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-2017

normally listen to non fiction or kids books with my daughter. this book was gripping from the beginning with many twists and turns. well worth listening to.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful