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  • The Long Earth

  • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some said mad, others dangerous - scientist when she finds a curious gadget: a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a potato. It is the prototype of a life-changing invention....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reminds me what we are go to miss

  • By Graham Butterworth on 17-05-2015

Missed potential

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

Reviewed: 27-09-2017

Great concept, loads of promise and an entertaining narrator but it all falls unusually flat at the end for something associated with the mark of Pratchett. The end was abrupt and dissatisfying - hence my low rating. Its almost like I wouldn't be surprised to hear years from now that a couple of lost chapters for the book had been uncovered by someone during a garage sale ...

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  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Susan Cain’s groundbreaking book Quiet, brilliantly read by Kathe Mazur. In Quiet, the international best seller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HR pre-requisite

  • By KatherineB on 05-08-2018

Insight into every human being you know, including yourself

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

Reviewed: 16-08-2016

A well choreographed, finely balanced, multi-dimensional account of a very deep and rich subject area. Quiet helped me understand what makes human beings act various different ways in various different circumstances at various different times. I've been applying insights to myself, my children with joyful results. I'm keen to apply this knowledge to my group of friends and colleagues, to share it with anyone who'll listen in pursuit of making a better map of humanity. What I learned from reading Quiet makes me want to shout from the rooftops!!

  • Blink

  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

Intuition is not some magical property that arises unbidden from the depths of our mind. It is a product of long hours and intelligent design, of meaningful work environments, and particular rules and principles. This audiobook shows us how we can hone our instinctive ability to know in an instant, helping us to bring out the best in our thinking and become better decision-makers in our homes, offices, and in everyday life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting and engaging.

  • By Anonymous User on 07-08-2018

Seemed to finish in the blink of an eye

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

Reviewed: 16-06-2016

Anyone who resides in a city, works in an office or lives in a community could benefit from this knowledge. Knowing how humans naturally judge, both freely and with bias, is eye opening. Take control of your hidden judgement by understanding where it comes from, how it shows up, when it's a hindrance and when it's helpful.

Gladwell narrates the book he wrote, and I think this makes the connection between ideas and storylines seem stronger. One thing I didn't like was the recital of lists (the context was sharing how particular experiments and tests were conducted). It would be fine if you were looking at the words or data on a page, but it was disconnected and mildly irritating when shared aurally.

Minor niggle and maybe it bothered me because I'm a very strong visual thinker. Otherwise it's a great audiobook, fascinating subject matter, shared with enthusiasm by a person who wants to provoke new thoughts. Thoroughly enjoyed it.