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  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
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Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen, once I found the PDF

  • By Darren on 12-12-2018

Hope for Humanity, we are getting better.

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Reviewed: 13-03-2019

Update your information that you learnt at school alll those years ago! The world is getting better one small act of compassion , care and love at a time. A book that must be read. Factfulness gave me hope

  • Listening to the Animals

  • Becoming the Supervet
  • By: Professor Noel Fitzpatrick
  • Narrated by: Professor Noel Fitzpatrick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
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In this inspiring, uplifting and heartwarming memoir, world-renowned veterinary surgeon Professor Noel Fitzpatrick explores his journey to becoming The Supervet. Growing up on the family farm in Ballyfin, Ireland, Noel's childhood was spent tending to the cattle and sheep, the hay and silage, the tractors and land, his beloved sheepdog, Pirate, providing solace from the bullies that plagued him at school. It was this bond with Pirate, and a fateful night spent desperately trying to save a newborn lamb, that inspired Noel to enter the world of veterinary science.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A LOVE story. One man's driving passion.

  • By Nic on 13-02-2019

A LOVE story. One man's driving passion.

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Reviewed: 13-02-2019

A love story. Noel Fitzpatrick is a man of passion and perseverance for animals. A goal to do the best for all animals drives and shapes his life. This earth is a better place for having him in it. You will cry, you will want to hug him.
One medicine for all humans and animals is a realistic and achievable goal. The best audio book I have ever listened to. Thank you Noel Fitzpatrick. You make me want to be a better human being.

  • Total Propaganda

  • By: Helen Razer
  • Narrated by: Helen Razer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
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Millennials have it bad. In 2017, they faced the problems of underemployment, unaffordable housing and economists who wrote crap columns telling them that it was their fault for taking an Uber to brunch.  Today, the future's so dark, we need night vision goggles, not a few liberal guys shining a torch on a sandwich. Maybe today we could use the light of Karl Marx. Marx may not have had much to say about brunch in the 21st century, but he sure had some powerful thoughts about where the system of capitalism would land us. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The answer to more questions

  • By Nic on 04-11-2018

The answer to more questions

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Reviewed: 04-11-2018

More to think about. capitalism is cancer. A starting point to think about a better way.

  • The Nature Fix

  • Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
  • By: Florence Williams
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams sets out to uncover the science behind nature's positive effects on the brain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating research presented in an enjoyable manner

  • By Katy on 14-06-2017

compulsory reading for all city planners

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Reviewed: 05-05-2018

You are what you see, what you see, becomes your emotion. emotions are what you consume. more nature = happy healthy people.

  • 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
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,983
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,293

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

Fucks, how to have them and Not

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Reviewed: 27-04-2018

This will challenge your current perspective on the world. it takes on entitlement and privilege in a brilliant way. an answer to what is wrong with tube world today.

  • 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
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
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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

Dopamine Seratonin Oxytocin Cotrisols.

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Reviewed: 22-04-2018

Your brain is an addict. what you feed it, is what you are. Be more than your addiction

  • Fight Like a Girl

  • By: Clementine Ford
  • Narrated by: Clementine Ford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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Online sensation, fearless feminist heroine and scourge of trolls and misogynists everywhere, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of Australian women and girls. Her incendiary debut, Fight Like a Girl, is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon to be and exposes just how unequal the world continues to be for women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome, humbling book

  • By Josh on 03-11-2016

Fight fight fight. I'm getting my girl gang

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Reviewed: 22-04-2018

Brilliant. Compulsory learning for any human who breathes . pick your fights. Be the one who says no.

  • Why Nations Fail

  • The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
  • By: Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
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Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The secrets of national success and failure

  • By Roger on 22-12-2015

a must read for anyone living on planet earth

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Reviewed: 19-03-2018

loved it. history teaches . nobody listens . learn history so you don't repeat it

  • True Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
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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

All history should be this funny

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Reviewed: 20-02-2018

What a pack of privileged bastards fucking it all up for everyone else. Told with enthusiasm passion fun and a true sense of the Australian bastard.

  • Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia.... In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are. Girt introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock", and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Blue History of Australia - Addicted

  • By Nelson C on 25-05-2015

Rum . Rum. Rum. finger in a bum. Straya mate.

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Reviewed: 23-01-2018

History they Will never teach in a class room. A damn good yarn. History repeats