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  • The Journeys of Socrates

  • By: Dan Millman
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

In 19th century Tsarist Russia an orphaned child born of Jewish and Cossack blood grows up in a land of wealthy aristocrats, struggling peasants, and growing discontent. Sent to an elite military academy at the tender age of four, Sergei Ivanov (Socrates) comes of age training to protect a way of life he doesn't understand. When a sudden death forces Sergei to flee, he escapes into the wilderness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourites

  • By Kristal Caldwell on 23-12-2018

Only one word comes to mind that I wish to express to others regarding this book

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Reviewed: 02-09-2018

Incredible incredible incredible incredible incredible incredible incredible incredible incredible incredible incredible incredible incredible incredible incredible incredible heartfelt experiences and feelings are sometimes hard to express beyond the use of one single unique word = ‘Incredible’

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,585

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great hook, great narrator, little payoff

  • By AU Pete on 01-03-2018

Do you ever find yourself struggling to explain or express something to someone about something or someone?

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Reviewed: 12-08-2018

If you have ever found yourself feeling incomplete in expressing,,, you have to listen to this book!
Amazing, gratifying and gives one a new lease on life regarding things you may already know, ‘but did you really’?

  • Way of the Peaceful Warrior

  • A Book That Changes Lives
  • By: Dan Millman
  • Narrated by: Dan Millman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163
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    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 135

This audio edition of the international best seller Way of the Peaceful Warrior is based on the story of Dan Millman, a world-class gymnast who has it all, but is troubled by a vague sense of dissatisfaction with his everyday life. He meets an eccentric old mentor named Socrates, who sets him on a spiritual odyssey that will ultimately deliver or destroy him. Along the way Dan encounters realms of light and darkness, of romance and magic, as he learns what it means to live as a peaceful warrior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best

  • By Anonymous User on 20-06-2018

Time to time travel without the time handles

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Reviewed: 03-08-2018

Wonderful fantastic can be an experience of fantastically wonderful through seeing without seeing ones self.

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  • The Laws of Spirit: Teachings of the Mountain Sage (A Tale of Transformation)

  • By: Dan Millman
  • Narrated by: Dan Millman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

The Laws of Spirit, a parable and teaching tale, opens as Dan Millman encounters a mysterious woman sage in the wooded hills near his home. Through stories, tests, and experiences in the wild, she challenges Millman to examine twelve core principles that underlie human existence: Balance, choice, process, presence, compassion, faith, expectation, integrity, action, cycles, surrender, and unity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book takes the mind on a journey of pleasurable amazing

  • By Danny on 01-08-2018

This book takes the mind on a journey of pleasurable amazing

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Reviewed: 01-08-2018

It’s something akin to experiencing all of the seasons in its fullness of wonder from first page to the last word.
The book is ‘complete’, making one ‘experience’ literally all of the facets it intends to reach and stir up in ones thinking, feeling, conscious and unconscious....
If I weren’t grateful for the amazingly intelligent and creative mind of the person which writes the story, parable, or metaphor for my own benefit of expansion - I would envy the ability of being able to compose such a story!... it’s a wow feeling to the sense beyond our norm of everyday state physically, emotionally and spiritually - therefore a must read

  • Don't Take It Personally

  • Conquering Criticism and Other Survival Skills
  • By: Susan Granger
  • Narrated by: Susan Granger
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1

Do you, in fear of hurting feelings, restrain from giving criticism? In Don't Take It Personally, renowned drama critic Susan Granger presents an effective strategy for both accepting and giving criticism. Granger strips away the negatives associated with criticism and turns them into something constructive and powerful. Through a series of concrete examples and practical exercises, learn how slight changes of attitude and behavior can help us reap enormous benefits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good read however, it feels half complete

  • By Danny on 31-07-2018

Good read however, it feels half complete

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-2018

If you’re looking for more of a definitive affirmation on what ‘don’t take it personally’ actually represents.... this book feels as though it scratches the surface on the topic.
The information is fantastic, but it just feels too short in expanding the presented information; the necessary concepts that are raised and left further unexplored and therefore unexplained in its entirety.
Either way this is a good short read

  • Own the Day, Own Your Life

  • Optimised Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping and Sex
  • By: Aubrey Marcus
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Marcus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,040

Revolutionise your life one day at a time with this empowering audiobook, designed for men and women, which provides simple strategies for each element of your day. Marcus Aubrey, author of the book, is CEO of Onnit, a human performance company that he has built into one of the fastest growing companies in the world. How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis? Want to change your life for the better? Aubrey Marcus answers these questions in this audiobook, which guides the listener to optimise each moment of the day.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was skeptical... but this book is the real deal

  • By Anonymous User on 13-05-2018

Why I didn’t give five star review for a worthy book

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 31-07-2018

Aubrey is very well spoken with a vast vocabulary of intelligence that is portrayed in his compilation of the own your day movement. The concept of absolutely everything that Aubrey transfers to the recipient throughout the book seems to be very nicely researched and is well structured however; I feel that Aubrey’s use of profanity throughout the book wasn’t necessary!
Furthermore, I feel that books and writings of this nature (topic/concepts), should inherently maintain ‘core sensibilities’ at all times. This in my opinion has taken a ‘greatness edge’ away from the book and is therefore my rationale in giving Aubrey’s book a 4 star rating.
On a side note though, I would like to thank Aubrey for his book and shared insights along with knowledge, that I definitely recommend to anyone looking for self improvement, sustained life excellence, or general well-being.
Even one great thing taken away from a read is an improvement on ones journey toward bettered greatness in life - there are many great notions throughout this book that are invaluable.

  • The Dalai Lama's Cat + The Dalai Lama's Cat: Guided Meditations

  • By: David Michie
  • Narrated by: David Michie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Featuring a delightful cast of characters and timeless Buddhist wisdom, and with His Holiness' compassion pervading every chapter, The Dalai Lama's Cat is simply enchanting. Not so much fly-on-the-wall as cat-on-the-sill, this is the warmhearted tale of a small kitten rescued from the slums of New Delhi who finds herself in a beautiful sanctuary with sweeping views of the snowcapped Himalayas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT!!!!! Wish I could give it 10 stars!

  • By Megan on 22-08-2018

Highly recommended

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Reviewed: 06-07-2018

This book is wonderful and of sage design; presenting the potential to produce: ‘An awakening from within’

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  • On the Origin of Species

  • By: Charles Darwin
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Perhaps the most influential science book ever written, On the Origin of Species has continued to fascinate for more than a century after its initial publication. Its controversial theory that populations evolve and adapt through a process known as natural selection led to heated scientific, philosophical, and religious debate, revolutionizing every discipline in its wake. With its clear, concise, and surprisingly enjoyable prose, On the Origin of Species is both captivating and edifying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book that transformed the way we think of the world

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-06-2017

Overall?.... I personally would have preferred David Attenborough, but

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-2018

Credit needs to be given where it is deserved and Darwin’s efforts are nothing short of someone worthy of historical comment however, I personally wasn’t convinced by Darwin’s argument and did not enjoy his argumentative efforts: Although, his experiments are definitely worth the read/listen and the life dedication coupled with commitment put forward by Darwin is worthy of historical mention as it is, but flawed.
The narrator was very much suited to the task! Well done
Take out Darwin’s argument and replace with David Attenborough’s spirit and it would have been much more WOW in my humble opinion.
‘One cannot comment on something with 100% conviction unless one is complete on all the facts and without doubt; does anyone obtain this qualification? Especially pertaining to experiments that are imperfect and our assumptions as human beings are always muddled with bias, personal experience, individual perception and environmental influence to name a few: ‘Darwin falls within this category’.... as do we all
Again... lastly... great experiments and descriptions that the reader may enjoy and info that ‘can be built upon’, but ‘not completely relied upon’

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  • Origins of Life

  • By: Robert M. Hazen, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert M. Hazen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
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    5 out of 5 stars 5
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    5 out of 5 stars 5

Four billion years ago, the infant Earth was a seething cauldron of erupting volcanoes, raining meteors, and hot noxious gases, totally devoid of life. But a relatively short time later-only 100 million to 200 million years-the planet was teeming with primitive organisms.What happened? Now you can find out-in a series of 24 vibrant lectures from a leader of the NASA-supported team studying the origins of life in the universe and also one of the nation's foremost science educators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My simple overview....

  • By Danny on 24-04-2018

My simple overview....

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Reviewed: 24-04-2018

There is something about instinct that is lacking in general scientific research. This is a well composed story ingrained from one perspective and I have enjoyed an insight into something that I otherwise would not have considered.
I personally could have commenced this book from chapter 5 and found it just as equally interesting if not a little more although; this is largely due to my wish that scientists would collaborate more on ‘what is more important to life rather than what life is’.
A must read to enhance ones globalisation eyesight.

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,951
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,935

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry was brilliant

  • By John on 19-09-2016

About the Narrator

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Reviewed: 21-04-2018

An absolute pleasure to listen to. Fantastically narrated with the characters coming to life!
Thank you for an enjoyable experience and thank you to J.K for an incredible story.
Our lives are better with Harry Potter 😊

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