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Tom Reilly

Torquay, devon, England
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  • The Story of the Human Body

  • Evolution, Health, and Disease
  • By: Daniel Lieberman
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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    5 out of 5 stars 40
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    5 out of 5 stars 41

In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman - chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field - gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and advancements in the modern world is occasioning this paradox: greater longevity but increased chronic disease.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book explains a lot!

  • By Don on 22-02-2016

Answering questions you have never asked!!

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Reviewed: 03-08-2015

Simply put this book makes you think about your everyday life and the modern surroundings we have found ourselves in. Very interesting and full of facts and observations about humans that will keep you entertained.

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  • Total Recall

  • My Unbelievably True Life Story
  • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 774
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
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    5 out of 5 stars 688

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Motivation in a book!!

  • By Tom Reilly on 10-07-2015

Motivation in a book!!

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Reviewed: 10-07-2015

If this book doesn't motivate you in any way then there is something wrong with you! To think he came from such poverty to then become Governor of California is unbelievable! Well worth the read! Only criticism, as good as the other voice was, it would have been nice to have had more of Arnie speaking.

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  • Unbroken

  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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    5 out of 5 stars 121

The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. Motion Picture Artwork © Universal Studios 2014. All Rights Reserved. In 1943 a bomber crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Against all odds, one young lieutenant survives. Louis Zamperini had already transformed himself from child delinquent to prodigious athlete, running in the Berlin Olympics. Now he must embark on one of the Second World War’s most extraordinary odysseys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story of survival

  • By ecologist on 02-11-2018

Just breathtaking!!

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Reviewed: 02-06-2015

To actually hear about events during world war 2 but not hear much about the Nazis and still be as shocked if not more by the things that happened just sums up how unbelievably moving this story is.

A MUST READ!!!

  • Eric Clapton

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Eric Clapton
  • Narrated by: Bill Nighy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Eric Clapton is far more than a rock star. Like Dylan and McCartney, he is an icon and a living legend. He has sold tens of millions of records, played sell-out concerts all over the world, and been central to the significant musical developments of his era. His guitar playing has seen him hailed as "God". Now, for the first time, Eric tells the story of his personal and professional journeys in this pungent, witty, and painfully honest autobiography.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unreal must listen to for any EC fan

  • By Anonymous User on 07-02-2019

Quick listen... But what a listen!!

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Reviewed: 11-04-2015

I didn't know anything about Eric Clapton before listening to his audible biography but I am over the moon I did! It is only 5 and a half hours long but the things he has achieved and his humble beginnings make for a great listen!

  • David Attenborough - Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster

  • By: David Attenborough
  • Narrated by: David Attenborough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 314
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    5 out of 5 stars 298
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    5 out of 5 stars 297

His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited. Over the last 25 years he has established himself as the world's leading Natural History programme maker with several landmark BBC series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Living treasure

  • By Steven J Short on 20-01-2017

Unforgettable!

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Reviewed: 06-04-2015

A must have for your audible collection!! David Attenborough has contributed so much to TV wildlife documentaries however after listening to this book you will understand how he has shaped many ways TV is shown today!

  • The Selfish Gene

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narated by the man himself.

  • By Brendan Everingham on 07-04-2015

Eye opener.. And interesting listen!

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Reviewed: 09-03-2015

Both narrating voices are really clear and easy to listen to and the whole book gives you a new perspective on human/animal life!

  • Managing Oneself

  • By: Peter F Drucker
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Today's successful careers are not planned out in advance. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they have asked themselves the right questions and have rigorously assessed their unique characteristics. This article challenges listeners to take responsibility for managing their futures, both in and out of the office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, loved it.

  • By Anonymous User on 05-06-2017

Mind BLOWN!!

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Reviewed: 17-02-2015

A quick read/listen book that is a really thought provoking. It definitely makes you reevaluate your life, in all aspects.

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