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  • The Courage to Be Disliked 

  • How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness
  • By: Fumitake Koga, Ichiro Kishimi
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness. The Courage to Be Disliked shows you how to unlock the power within yourself to become your best and truest self, change your future and find lasting happiness. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th-century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, the authors explain how we are all free to determine our own future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shining a light on the here and now

  • By Vivien on 01-03-2018

very interesting

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Reviewed: 18-02-2019

very interesting view of Adler's psychology.very much worth the read . I will read it again.

  • Why Buddhism Is True

  • The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
  • By: Robert Wright
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. In Why Buddhism Is True, Wright leads listeners on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why Evolution is sometimes fake news

  • By Paula Stokes on 16-11-2017

needs a better title

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-2019

an excellent book but is more about how the brains work and the importance of mindful meditation. it is good to see that mindful meditation is now proved by science

  • Three Crooked Kings

  • Three Crooked Kings, Book 1
  • By: Matthew Condon
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Three Crooked Kings is the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. At its core is Terence Murray Lewis, deposed and jailed former police commissioner. From his entry into the force in 1949, Lewis rose through the ranks, becoming part of the so-called Rat Pack with detectives Glendon Patrick Hallahan and Tony Murphy under the guiding influence of Commissioner Frank Bischof.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story but not a smooth read

  • By Hank on 21-04-2019

very interesting

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Reviewed: 06-03-2018

a great book to learn about the corruption in Queensland police force and what lead to the Fitzgerald enquiry.

  • Triggers

  • Creating Behavior That Lasts - Becoming the Person You Want to Be
  • By: Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter
  • Narrated by: Marshall Goldsmith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

In business, the right behaviors matter. But getting it right is tricky. Even when we acknowledge the need to change what we do and how we do it, life has a habit of getting in the way, upsetting even the best-laid plans. And just how do we manage those situations that can provoke even the most rational among us into behaving in ways we would rather forget?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it.

  • By Dan on 07-06-2015

read this book!

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Reviewed: 10-01-2018

everyone should read this book. it is a very helpful book with some great life skills.

  • Faith Versus Fact

  • Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible
  • By: Jerry A. Coyne
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion - including faith, dogma, and revelation - leads to incorrect, untestable, or conflicting conclusions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well balanced

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-12-2017

well balanced

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Reviewed: 09-12-2017

a well balanced book if you are doubting the existence of a god. when finished reading this book you are left with more questions. if you believe in reason and want to find the truth, this is not a bad thing.

  • WTF?

  • What have we done? Why did it happen? How do we take back control?
  • By: Robert Peston
  • Narrated by: Robert Peston, Luke Thompson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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There has been a people's revolt against the way the West has been run. Brexit, Trump, the recent British and French elections saw millions of people shouting that they were sick to death of things never getting better. In WTF Robert Peston gives us his highly personal account of what those who have ruled us for years got so badly wrong and what we need to do to mend the terrible fractures in our society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-11-2017

interesting

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Reviewed: 22-11-2017

an interesting book if you follow English politics and are interested in politics today. .

  • Blitzed

  • Drugs in Nazi Germany
  • By: Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside - translator
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 129
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    5 out of 5 stars 114
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping best seller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops; resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A new perspective

  • By Adam Webb on 25-03-2018

well written

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Reviewed: 08-11-2017

loved this book. I didn't know much about Nazi history but to read the history of drugs and world war 2 was very fascinating.

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  • The Consolations of Philosophy

  • By: Alain de Botton
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

In ancient Greece or Rome, philosophers were seen as natural authorities on the most pressing questions. However, since then, the idea of finding wisdom from philosophy has come to seem bizarre. Enter a university department today and ask to study wisdom, and you will politely but firmly be shown the door. The Consolations of Philosophy sets out to refute the notion that good philosophy must be irrelevant and gathers together six great philosophers who were convinced of the power of philosophical insight to work a practical effect on our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • writing excellent narration dry

  • By amanda on 21-02-2018

not a bad read

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Reviewed: 28-10-2017

an interesting t.ake on different philosophers and how they relate to every day Life today.

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  • Talking God

  • Philosophers on Belief
  • By: Gary Gutting
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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Through interviews with 12 distinguished philosophers - including atheists, agnostics, and believers - Talking God works toward a philosophical understanding and evaluation of religion. Along the way Gary Gutting and his interviewees challenge many common assumptions about religious beliefs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting to read

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-10-2017

interesting to read

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Reviewed: 13-10-2017

a very different perspective on the question of whether there is a god. Worth the read

  • Godless

  • How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists
  • By: Dan Barker, Richard Dawkins - foreword
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Dan Barker
  • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    5 out of 5 stars 29

Part 1 of Godless, "Rejecting God", tells the story of how I moved from devout preacher to atheist and beyond. Part 2, "Why I Am an Atheist", presents my philosophical reasons for unbelief. Part 3, "What's Wrong with Christianity", critiques the bible (its reliability as well as its morality) and the historical evidence for Jesus. Part 4, "Life Is Good!", comes back to my personal story, taking a case to the United States Supreme Court, dealing with personal trauma, and experiencing the excitement of Adventures in Atheism.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long and slow

  • By Anonymous User on 10-12-2017

wow!!!

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Reviewed: 07-10-2017

what an amazing book. if you believe in a god, you definitely need to read this book. very well researched and delivered.