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  • 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 5,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,599

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

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 02-12-2018

An interesting and at times humourous catalyst for stimulating some inner thought. Questioning what is and isn't important. Definitely given me some things to consider, and I'll probably read again. I originally bought this book for my old man as I thought he needed to mellow out, turns out it's valuable for me as a 27 yo figuring out who I am and what matters.

  • Accessory to War

  • The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
  • Narrated by: Courtney B. Vance, Neil deGrasse Tyson - introduction
  • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions", say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing look at linka between science and war

  • By Nick on 19-11-2018

Intriguing look at linka between science and war

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-2018

I found this book quite interesting though at times I did slip off on tangents. If you're looking for highly specific data this probably isn't the book for you, but more of a broad brush overview of how science and physics concepts have been applied to, or derived from our unsavoury taste for war.

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  • Sailing Alone Around the World

  • By: Joshua Slocum
  • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Challenged by an expert who said it couldn’t be done, Joshua Slocum, a fearless New England sea captain, set out in April 1895 to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. A little over three years and forty-six thousand miles later, the proof was complete. This is Slocum’s own account of his remarkable adventures during the historic voyage of the Spray.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • intriguing read

  • By Nick on 14-09-2018

intriguing read

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

Reviewed: 14-09-2018

I found this book interesting but it also tended to rush over such great portions of Slocums journey in little to no detail at all. An interesting account of an epic journey at a time very different to the present.

  • Viper Pilot

  • The Autobiography of One of America's Most Decorated Combat Pilots
  • By: Dan Hampton
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Sure to rank as one of the greatest aviation memoirs ever written, Viper Pilot is an Air Force legend's thrilling eyewitness account of modern air warfare. From 1986 to 2006, Lt. Col. Dan Hampton was a leading member of the Wild Weasels, the elite Air Force fighter squadrons whose mission is recognized as the most dangerous job in modern air combat. Weasels are the first planes sent into a war zone, flying deep behind enemy lines purposely seeking to draw fire from surface-to-air missiles and artillery. They must skillfully evade being shot down - and then return to destroy the threats, thereby making the skies safe for everyone else to follow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting listening

  • By Nick on 12-08-2018

Exciting listening

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

Reviewed: 12-08-2018

Viper pilot was well narrated and a great account of life as fighter pilot. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in war, planes and air combat.