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  • Effective Communication Skills

  • By: Dalton Kehoe, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dalton Kehoe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

From asking a waiter for an unusual substitution to urging a service manager to get your car finished sooner to swaying your significant other toward a particular film or show, many of the decisions you make are decided by talking. And no matter why you engage in face-to-face talk, there's no way to insulate yourself from the dangers of miscommunication. These 24 mind-opening lectures are your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • seriously eye opening

  • By Luke on 05-05-2017

Covers a broad subject very well

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Reviewed: 11-07-2018

The lectures covered a broad range of topics. First the foundations of communication were laid and the lectures culminated in applications to various real world situations.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,924
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,917

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Anonymous User on 14-11-2017

Really Entertaining

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Reviewed: 01-07-2018

It was great to discover more about the Greek myths, and the story telling kept me captivated!

  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,382
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    5 out of 5 stars 6,573
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    5 out of 5 stars 6,520

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for Australians, not so much for others

  • By Rob on 29-06-2017

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 25-02-2018

A really engaing and enjoyable audiobook, delivered in a way that was easy to digest.

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected but brilliant!

  • By Michael on 27-11-2015

A great journey through the history of science!

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Reviewed: 07-02-2018

An important book that really demonstrates the distance we have come in regards to science, and how far we still have to go.
Clearly and enjoyably read.

  • True Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
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First there was Girt. Now comes... True Girt. In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier. This was the Wild South, home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, directionally challenged explorers, nervous indigenous people, Caroline Chisholm and sheep. Lots of sheep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such an interesting conversation with history

  • By Courtney on 03-01-2017

well written and read

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Reviewed: 22-07-2017

a tounge in cheek examination of australian history. applying a modern and uncompromising view to the events which shaped australia. very enjoyable.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 4,463
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    5 out of 5 stars 3,875
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    5 out of 5 stars 3,856

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

Very interesting and engaging

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Reviewed: 23-03-2017

This book covered the aspects of what it is to be human in an objective but very engaging way. The narration was flawless.