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Who knew sunlight was so healing and powerful?

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Reviewed: 06-12-2019

This book is outstanding, it is one of the best science books I have ever read. It is exceptionally well researched and recommended to all.

Desperately needed in the modern world

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Reviewed: 04-12-2019

Today so many people struggle to have a reasonable discussion, they either argue, unfriend a person or avoid them all together. This book has so much excellent advice about how to talk to people and manage difficult situations. I thought this book would be out of date, so I was hesitant to read it, I am so glad I did.

Gripping and fascinating

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Reviewed: 01-12-2019

This is the first book by H G Wells that I have listened to. I was very impressed with the book, Wells gives an excellent explanation of optics that gives a plausible explanation of how a man can become invisible. I feel this is much stronger than many modern works of science fiction.

Excellent reading, great story

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Reviewed: 01-12-2019

Enjoyable classic, it might not have the same tension as modern thrillers but it is very cleverly constructed. Bill Homewood is one of my favourite narrators, he reads the books exceptionally well.

Well read, enjoyable classic

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Reviewed: 01-12-2019

Pooh bear has become such a cultural icon, it is worth reading to see where the original ideas emerged from. Very funny in places.

Well written but hasn't age too well

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Reviewed: 01-12-2019

This is one of the earliest works where a man's creation runs amuck, it is the inspiration for modern classics such as Jurassic Park. It is worth listening to but I feel some parts are glossed over, such as the creation of the creature.

Interesting look into the dark side of humans

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Reviewed: 01-12-2019

This is book is a classic for a reason, it is an excellent book that asks the question what would happen if we allowed our darkside to take over. Well read and well preformed.

Fascinating

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Reviewed: 20-11-2019

A fantastic book that explains the importance of sleep through a number of intriguing case studies

Great overview of depression

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Reviewed: 26-10-2019

This book was written in 2001 so it must be judged in the time it was written. This book will have been the first exposure many people had to depression. It gives a broad overview of many important aspects of depression that are not widely known. In the 20 years since it was published there have been incredible insights into the nature and treatment of depression.

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Helpful for some

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Reviewed: 24-10-2019

The book has some great insights into how childhood shapes our adult life, how we hold many hidden assumptions about ourselves and the world. The issue with this kind of counselling is it requires abstract thinking, studies suggest that about ½ of all adults never develop abstract thinking. Because if this a lot of people really struggle to look introspectively. We also know that if people have experienced significant trauma they may have changes in a part of the brain called Broca’s area, this is the speech and language part of the brain so they can’t always talk about it. Having said that the book will be helpful for many people.

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