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Rebecca Hallam

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  • Tao Te Ching

  • By: Lao Tzu, Sam Torode
  • Narrated by: Amanda Brewer
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Wise yet worldly, spiritual yet practical, the Tao Te Ching is beloved by seekers all the world over. This new edition features a lucid, poetic translation that makes the Tao Te Ching accessible to contemporary listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • life changing

  • By Anonymous User on 07-10-2018

beautiful simple wonderful

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Reviewed: 18-08-2017

This will be read many times over, and lessons continually learned. Simple and captivating to listen to.

  • Anything You Want

  • 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur
  • By: Derek Sivers
  • Narrated by: Derek Sivers
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97

When anyone can start a business (when everyone is running their career like a business), it begs a question. This is your one chance at life, you can have anything you want, what is worth doing? Most people don't know why they're doing what they're doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own. They spend decades in pursuit of something that someone convinced them they should want, without realizing that it won't make them happy. Anything You Want is a manifesto about living life, appreciating enough, and doing what matters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • quick and direct loved it!

  • By alison harley on 18-12-2015

great quick read.

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Reviewed: 03-02-2017

So many great messages in one small book... easy to listen to over and over.

  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finished rather abruptly but otherwise a nice book

  • By Anthony on 08-12-2017

brilliant

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Reviewed: 31-01-2017

loved every moment and every lesson. Sage advice, great performance, easy listening. Will read again

  • Insanely Gifted

  • Turn Your Demons into Creative Rocket Fuel
  • By: Jamie Catto
  • Narrated by: Jamie Catto
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

From infancy we are taught to edit ourselves, trimming out the darker, weirder, less acceptable parts in order to please others. But this addiction to approval is holding us back. What if we begin to be ourselves, honestly and fully? Insanely Gifted shows how to transform our thinking and turn our inner demons into allies. How to reframe disappointment (because not getting what we want can be as interesting and useful as getting what we want).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • have already read it twice!<br />

  • By Rebecca Hallam on 20-11-2016

have already read it twice!<br />

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Reviewed: 20-11-2016

Loved this book so much I listened twice in a row with plans to read again with more interaction and completion of tasks the third time through. brilliantly delivered, utterly inspiring. Loved it.

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  • Like a Virgin

  • Secrets They Won't Teach You in Business School
  • By: Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Looking for advice on setting up your own company, improving your career prospects, or developing your leadership skills? Why not ask Richard Branson?

In Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You in Business School, Richard distils and shares the wisdom and experience that have made him one of the world's most recognised and respected entrepreneurs. From his 'Top 5 Secrets of Business Success', to hard-hitting discussions about the global financial crisis, this book brings together his best advice on all things business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone in business should read this.

  • By Rebecca Hallam on 06-06-2016

Everyone in business should read this.

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Reviewed: 06-06-2016

Excellent book, easy to listen to. Inspiring me to create the type of business that I want, with my values.

  • The Obstacle Is the Way

  • The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book

  • By Alex.D on 02-09-2015

Great introduction to Stoicism

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Reviewed: 01-05-2016

Read this in a week. Makes sense to me, clear, concise, meaningful. Very enlightening. Thank you.

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  • Mastery

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a Masterpiece

  • By Erica Dibden on 18-05-2015

Life changing

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Reviewed: 23-04-2016

This book has astounded, inspired, scared, excited and changed me. Learning, growth, challenge, pleasure and pain has come from the realisations and learnings achieved within the reading of this book. I'm not sure I can comprehend it all without going back again and again, but I know that I am forever altered.

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  • The Art of Work

  • By: Jeff Goins
  • Narrated by: Jeff Goins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

The path to your life's work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life's work, that treasure of immeasurable worth we all long for. It's about the task you were born to do. Through personal experience, compelling case studies, and current research on the mysteries of motivation and talent, Jeff shows listeners how to find their vocations and what to expect along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best.

  • By Rebecca Hallam on 15-03-2016

One of the best.

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Reviewed: 15-03-2016

I loved this from start to finish it had me inspired. Great read! I finished it in 5 days with a two day conference and 2 full days of work thrown in.

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