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  • Your Brain on Sex

  • How Smarter Sex Can Change Your Life
  • By: Stanley Siegel
  • Narrated by: Sean Barker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

What if great sex wasn't just great sex: What if great sex could actually change your life? Your Brain on Sex offers a groundbreaking and intriguing look at how each one of us can transform our lives by focusing our thoughts on our true sexual desires. This book lays out a bold yet simple path for uncovering your true self through sex. It's more than just great sex. It's smart sex - sex that can change your life. You will learn how to discover your true desires, understand what they mean, and use those secrets to create powerful change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful read

  • By Kirk on 01-09-2018

Insightful read

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

Reviewed: 01-09-2018

I throughly enjoyed this book and appreciated the sensitive way each personal story was presented as an example in every chapter.

The self examination questions are brutal but vitally important for starting to understand yours sexual desires.

  • Before Happiness

  • Five Actionable Strategies to Create a Positive Path to Success
  • By: Shawn Achor
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Do you want to achieve success in your personal and professional endeavours? The first step is to see a reality where success is possible. Only when we choose to believe we live in a world in which challenges can be overcome, in which our behaviour matters, and in which change is possible can we summon all our drive, energy and emotional and intellectual resources to make that change possible.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I wouldn't bother

  • By Kirk on 18-11-2016

I wouldn't bother

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-2016

This book is really pop psychology without any real substance.

Do yourself a favour and don't buy it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mr Mercedes

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

Described as 'the best thriller of the year' Sunday Express, the No. 1 bestseller introduces retired cop Bill Hodges in a race against time to apprehend a killer. A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Mercedes My Kind of Story

  • By Cheryl on 21-06-2015

Wow

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

Reviewed: 13-06-2016

At great book which you'll want to finish in one sitting! My first Steven King novel and it won't be my last!

  • Procrastination

  • Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now
  • By: Jane B. Burka PhD, Lenora M. Yuen PhD
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Based on their workshops and counseling experience, psychologists Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen offer a probing, sensitive, and at times humorous look at a problem that affects everyone: students and scientists, secretaries and executives, homemakers and salespeople. Procrastination identifies the reasons we put off tasks - fears of failure, success, control, separation, and attachment - and their roots in our childhood and adult experiences.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent information on a serious topic

  • By Andrew M on 28-07-2015

At last a factual based book offering real help

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

Reviewed: 18-02-2016

If you could sum up Procrastination in three words, what would they be?

Orovoking, Life changing

Any additional comments?

I loved this book!! For years I've struggled to understand my family and been racked by guilt over my own tendencies. Having grown up with it you realise something is wrong but not sure how to approach it or even to understand it from an emotional point of view. Instead of getting ridiculously over hyped time management 1 hour summaries/takeaways, you'll get an honest book which sheds light onto the issue and provides you with real strategies and processes to assist in overcoming this. This is now my bible for dealing with this issue.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Reckoning

  • A Memoir
  • By: Magda Szubanski
  • Narrated by: Magda Szubanski
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916

Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia’s most beloved performers, tells her story. In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father’s espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving and powerful

  • By Stan on 11-01-2016

A candid insight into an Australian icon

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

Reviewed: 18-02-2016

If you could sum up Reckoning in three words, what would they be?

Passionate, Revealing, Uplifting

Any additional comments?

Magda has candidly allowed Australia to gain an insight into her world and genetic makeup so I sincerely thank her for this. There are so many different parts to her story that I honestly believe everyone would be able to relate to, learn from or at the very least admire something in here.

  • 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

Life changing - this is the best by far

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

Reviewed: 06-02-2016

At last here is a book that provides you with concrete explanations and processes which you can implement in your life so that you can Experience and Evaluate Happiness differently. This is not some hyped up American Self Help Guru who's going to make broad sweeping 'compact takeaways' of how to get superficially PUMPED up about your life and be a Positive Genuis etc.. Paul's academic and Policy background enables him to present a cohesive and fact based approach that's refreshingly realistic. I can't wait to read his other books

  • The Naked CEO

  • The Truth You Need to Build a Big Life
  • By: Alex Malley
  • Narrated by: Alex Malley, Stuart Dignam
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54

The Naked CEO's guide to achieving your dream, starting now. From suspended schoolboy to disruptive CEO, Alex Malley, The Naked CEO, has led a life rich in successes and mistakes. Through it all he has learned a lot about what it takes to successfully build not only a big career, but also a big life. Gain insights from a successful CEO who's lived a big life. Be inspired by his unabashed real-life stories. Learn how to dream big and have the courage to pursue your passions and be willing to fail in that quest.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Kind of useless

  • By sheng on 20-04-2015

Common sense advice - not worth paying for

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

Reviewed: 06-02-2016

Would you try another book written by Alex Malley or narrated by Alex Malley and Stuart Dignam ?

The book has some important tips for those starting out in their career but it's far too general in it's approach and lacks details on how exactly the author undertook the course of action he's recommending. The book sounds like one huge promotion of the top 4 Accounting firms in OZ and that the only way to get a position there is to give your labour for free by volunteering your time over summer breaks, hmmmm.

Any additional comments?

Not worth buying, you can get this from most blogs these days