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  • HALO: Renegades

  • By: Kelly Gay
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series! The new Halo novel from acclaimed writer Kelly Gay, author of the thrilling novella Halo: Smoke and Shadow

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great installment into the Halo series!

  • By Loxton on 16-05-2019

Heading for a big finale

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

Reviewed: 21-02-2019

The book itself was engaging, very well paced, and the narrator did a good job, even if the start felt a little jarring with their robot voice.
But as with all Halo books, it's the universe building you buy it for, and there's a decent amount of potential pay offs for those already invested in the Halo Universe...

The entire Halo story is starting to heat up again. Between this, other recent books and Halo Wars 2, it seems that pieces are lining up for an event that will redefine the series and redeem the seemingly dying story from Halo 5.
But with so many pieces in play: Banished, ONI, returning Spartans, Covenant, Sanghelios, Chief, Rebels, Cortana, Spirit of Fire, Guilty Spark, the flood, Forerunners, Mendicant bias and more; will they form a story that's believable and engaging? Will they be able to deliver what we expect from Halo? Something realistic, gritty and imaginative? This is either going to be a nail in the coffin or an adrenaline injection to the heart and I've gotten excited for the potential stories unfolding in the future.

  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 723

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic concepts

  • By Anonymous User on 19-02-2018

Worth your thought

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

Reviewed: 19-12-2018

Certainly a Bias perspective, but not an unwelcomed one. Most of it aligns with my knowledge of Biology and Health as I have learnt it through a Bachelor of Biology and teaches an important lesson that so many of us under-appreciate. The importance of social and spiritual dimensions of health.

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  • Halo: Silent Storm

  • By: Troy Denning
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45

It's 2526. It has been almost a year since humanity engaged in its destructive first contact with a theocratic military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant. Now, the hostilities have led to open war, and the United Nations Space Command understands virtually nothing about its new enemy. The UNSC’s only hope lies with the Spartans: enhanced super-soldiers trained from childhood via a clandestine black-ops project to be living weapons. But not everyone wants the Spartans to succeed. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I came looking for

  • By Takudza on 14-10-2018

A Worthwhile addition

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

Reviewed: 05-09-2018

A great story explaining or glossing over a lot within a very short period. In all honesty, it seems it should have been longer given the relevance to the games and the potential for interesting lore and morality questions.
I hope there is an addition from this point in time showing more of the insurgencies interactions with covenant, the activities of silent shadow blades (Basically covenant's Spartans) and hopefully Admiral Cole. They were all in this book, but left more questions than answers, once again.

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

  • By: Daniel Kahneman
  • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523

Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of the world's most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields - including business, medicine, and politics - but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research in one book.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to listen but good content so far.

  • By Diego on 04-05-2016

Interesting psychological observations

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

Reviewed: 07-03-2018

Interesting listen, though slightly boring at times. It felt as if it was constantly repeating itself and often the conclusion was lost in the endless explaining of simple concepts. I'm listening generally while at work or in commute, but I struggled to find times where I genuinely wanted to finish this.
Not the kind of book you'll finish in one attempt or through a week, purely because of the content and structure being found in individual segments that didn't really tend to build up into anything.

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  • The Rational Male

  • By: Rollo Tomassi
  • Narrated by: Sam Botta
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Rollo Tomassi is one of the leading voices in the globally growing, male-focused online consortium known as the "Manosphere". Outlined are the concepts of positive masculinity, the feminine imperative, plate theory, operative social conventions, and the core psychological theory behind game awareness and "red pill" ideology. Tomassi explains and outlines the principles of intergender social dynamics and foundational reasoning behind them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Be careful, maybe find some inner peace and self love and save yourself a lengthy life lesson

  • By Anonymous User on 26-04-2019

Don't buy this if you're not open minded.

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

Reviewed: 23-01-2018

First off, there are some good points in here. I wouldn't call them facts, but for the sake of gender based debates they provide interesting arguments and I'd agree with a lot of the points to a degree.

However based on the language and concepts, I'd say the book/this guy's whole deal takes advantage of the "betas". The whole philosophy of it seems to mainly apply to guys who have trouble with girls/relationships and it picks on their insecurities - providing the "solution". Afterall, that would be the majority market for this kind of stuff.

Nothing wrong with that, but I just think the target audience is a vulnerable one. Guys buy into the whole - "I have to be an alpha shit" pretty easily without even considering that behaviour is exactly the opposite of how an "alpha" should act.

Overall there's many flaws in the arguments and it makes a bit of a joke of science at some points and you probably won't be too impressed with the author. BUT equally it's worth a read for men and women regardless of political views and relationships - assuming you aren't quick to join or oppose the opinions.

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  • Leaders Eat Last

  • Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work. This is not a crazy, idealised notion. In many successful organisations, great leaders are creating environments in which teams trust each other so deeply that they would put their lives on the line for each other. Yet other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? Today's workplaces tend to be full of cynicism, paranoia and self-interest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good ideas but twisted truths

  • By Anonymous User on 11-10-2017

Good ideas but twisted truths

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

Reviewed: 11-10-2017

I enjoyed the book but particular ideas came across a little too far stretched. Worth the read if you want a different business perspective to leadership and don't a bit of classic America centralised thoughts

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,569
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,837
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,813

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought-provoking

  • By Anonymous User on 30-08-2017

An ideal book

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

Reviewed: 06-10-2017

I came from listening to Homo-Deus first. That was a decent book, but left me with mixed responses.

Homo sapiens however is really just perfect for it's intentions. A good mixture of the factual and philosophical without a bias direction. Interesting things to learn, or argue with, and a solid length to it. as usual, the narrator did a great job.

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,233
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,952

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a powerful book by a truly insightful author.

  • By Daniel Rimmer on 27-10-2018

Thought provoking but flawed

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

Reviewed: 26-09-2017

As expected the ideas presented were interesting and cause for thought. I found myself imagining specific scenarios, new philosophies, political policies, new technologies and new functions of society. The concept of mathematics being our gateway to understanding the universe and ourselves was heavily relied upon as a theme but there seemed to be an agenda in this book rather than a pure exploration of the future.

Many times I felt I was hearing an interpretation of science not actual science... this makes it an interpretation of an interpretation, so as a very critical/logical person this detracted from the book's concepts and validity. The words "science" and "scientists" were misused frequently in an attempt to cement concepts or futures as truths or at least relevant. I felt some ideas were under-represented or not presented at all, whilst others seemed to fill the entire book in a near religious fashion...

Overall though it's a good book, covering a relatively broad span of implications from current societal trends to biological and technological trends. Though it appears this book is geared towards a futuristic, fictitious dystopia rather than exploring the full spectrum. It has convinced me to buy the original Homo-Sapiens. Partly to see how slightly more grounded scientific theories are represented, but also because I think the author/speaker did a great job narrating the story and I think history is an easier tale to tell without deviating or missing important factors.

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book highly recommended !!!!

  • By Igor on 11-05-2017

Interesting and thoughtful

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

Reviewed: 15-08-2017

The book reviews many stories around high level success and abilities. Some i was already familiar with and others were quite unique. Even if you choose not to full-heartedly agree with the conclusion or are critical of some claims, this book is definitely worth your time. Hopefully it will open people's eyes to the wide variety of factors that we never tend to appreciate.

  • Think and Grow Rich

  • By: Napoleon Hill
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763

Think and Grow Rich is the number-one inspirational and motivational classic for individuals who are interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals by learning from important figures in history. The text read in this audiobook is the original 1937 edition written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by Andrew Carnegie - and while it has often been reproduced, no updated version has ever been able to compete with the original.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-01-2017

Wow It Works!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-2017

I'm not done yet but i just paid money to listen to an hour of the intro - pure advertising when i already bought the book! I paid for advertising??
They truly know how to make money.

Seriously though, some good tips. But it quickly becomes evident how dated some advice is, particularly with the societal or science based opinions or information.