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  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distil vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A collection of research stories

  • By Steve on 06-08-2016

Listen to it daily, it will become a habit

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-2015

Great, great, great. well researched and well described. Some of the examples went on a bit too much and I'd forgotten the point by the time we got there. Overall well laid out and easy to understand. It was the kind of book that you could only listen to in 30min chunks so that you could absorb all of the information.

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  • The Rosie Effect

  • Don Tillman, Book 2
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594

The Rosie Effect is the charming and hilarious sequel to Graeme Simsion's bestselling debut novel The Rosie Project. With the Wife Project complete, Don settles into a new job and married life in New York. But it's not long before certain events are taken out of his control and it's time to embark on a new project . . .As Don tries to get to grips with the requirements of starting a family, his unusual research style gets him into trouble.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great sequel

  • By Rachel on 29-07-2015

Funny, enjoyable, not better than the first book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-2015

I really enjoyed the first book, and this was enjoyable but not as good as the first. Just as many laugh out loud moments but also some cringe-worthy ones where if I could I would have shaken both Don and Rosie. Probably well written to evoke that emotion for the characters but not as enjoyable.

  • The Rosie Project

  • Don Tillman, Book 1
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170

The art of love is never a science.: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs The Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a 16-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Yet, Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities and. Don easily disqualifies her as a suitable candidate (even if she is "quite intelligent for a barmaid").

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully engaging

  • By Jayltee on 24-10-2014

A different kind of romance

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-2015

This was the first audio book I tried and it was fantastic. We listened to this driving across from Perth to Sydney so had a decent amount of time to listen. The narrator did a great job at making the characters distinguishable and making fun of Dons traits without being insulting. A refreshing book with many laugh out loud moments.

  • Wild

  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an 1100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. After her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than an idea: vague, outlandish, and full of promise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Up there with into the wild.

  • By Luke on 30-01-2015

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-2015

This was one of my first audio books and I loved it. I really enjoyed the story and thought the narrator did a great job at making the character come to life. There were a few slow moments when I wondered when the Pacific Crest Trail would end, or the character would buy boots that fit, but overall a really good story.

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

In Amy Poehler's highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much).Powered by Amy's charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, and including a star-studded guest list of vocal appearances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Stacey Baines on 14-09-2015

Unengaging

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-2015

I had high hopes for this and Amy Poehler is a funny lady. But I really struggled to find this interesting, I listened to about half of it to see if it got better, it didn't. I couldn't find the structure in the story, it jumped around quite a lot and was a little boring. Not for me.

  • The End of the Affair

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Colin Firth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

Audie Award Winner, Audiobook of the Year, 2013. Audie Award Nominee, Best Solo Narration, 2013. Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King's Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Colin Firth makes this story mesmerizing

  • By Adam on 15-06-2015

Slow, but good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-2015

Colin Firth makes this book. I could listen to him read an encyclopedia. In saying that, I found the book quite similar to Australian drama. It was a really slow novel, not one that I couldn't put down, but still enjoyable. Some moments needed perseverance but the depth in the characters and story were rewarding at the end.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,752

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that 'sharing is caring.' So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Earphones comfy? Go!!

  • By Natalie on 19-05-2015

Great story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-2015

I loved listening to this story, so much so that I'd sit in the car after my drive had finished so I could make it to the end of the chapter. I found some of the plot twists predictable but still enjoyable. Highly recommended.

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,229
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,960
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,963

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, It'll Change Your Life!!

  • By Lyndon on 28-05-2015

Addicted to Brene

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-2015

This was easy to listen to and broken up into easy to understand segments. Bree Brown has a lovely voice. I thought this would be her narrating the book but it is actually her going through the contents of her book as part of recorded seminars. I'd often only listen to 30 - 45mins at a time so I could take time afterwards and think about the content. The audiobook would really benefit with a small 5 - 10 page summary workbook.

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  • Fitness Confidential

  • By: Vinnie Tortorich
  • Narrated by: Vinnie Tortorich
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

America's Angriest Trainer, Vinnie Tortorich, exposes the nasty underbelly of the fitness industry while getting you into the best shape of your life. For over 20 years, Vinnie has been Hollywood's go-to guy for celebrities and athletes looking to get fit fast. Now, in this hilarious and often R-rated memoir, he holds nothing back. What's the best piece of fitness equipment money can buy? What's the fastest way to lose weight: diet or exercise? Why are health clubs worse than used car lots? In Fitness Confidential, Vinnie tells all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of an autobiography ..

  • By Aeronx on 17-12-2017

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-2015

A great story with the right balance of fitness information, research and personal story.
Even better was having Vinnie narrate it because it felt like you really did have your own personal trainer.