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  • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Anonymous User on 18-01-2018

Great

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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: 24-10-2017

It reminds me of my all time favourite book MUSASHI. well done all those involved 😎👍📈

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677

Popular blogger Cal Newport reveals the new key to achieving success and true meaning in professional life: the ability to master distraction. Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves their attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term deep work on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good point- didnt need 70000 words to explain it!

  • By Anonymous User on 21-06-2017

Great contemporary logic for old-fashioned hard work

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-2016

I like the logical structure while maintaining an easy context for wholistic understanding.
A good listen/read for anyone waning to achieve great things by being smart (use your brain to think strong thoughts)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Happiness by Design

  • Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life
  • By: Paul Dolan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Paul Dolan shows us how to find pleasure and purpose in everyday life. As a professor of behavioural science at the London School of Economics, Dolan conducts original research into the measurement of happiness and its causes and consequences, including the effects of our behaviour. Here he creates a new outlook on the pursuit of happiness - it's not just how you feel, it's how you act. Happiness by Design shows that being happier requires us to actively redesign our immediate environment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing - this is the best by far

  • By Kirk on 06-02-2016

great book,well read

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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: 24-10-2015

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

this book is great for anyone who like understanding more about the human condition and likes arguments based on fact. some of the personal bits are tend to have a bit much of "im selling my idea " but in a way it makes it fit in with the self help style more than a technical report.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Cowley – was your favourite?

good job, it made me feel like it was the author telling the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, logical themes that made me want to hear the next interesting bit.

Any additional comments?

I liked this much better than your average self help book, it has sound research backing strong logic set in the quirky life of the author. :)