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  • Everything Is F*cked

  • A Book About Hope
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Mark Manson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

In Everthing Is F*cked, Mark Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment, and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling reading on many subjects

  • By Rodney Wetherell on 29-05-2019

A great follow up to The Subtle Art, but way more philosophical

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Reviewed: 28-05-2019

A really enjoyable dive into much deeper elements hinted at in The Subtle Art... this book should challenge you to be better and to reframe how you approach life. It doesn’t decry religion or make fun, but points out weaknesses of character and the necessity for maturity. My words can’t capture the essence of the book well enough, but safe to say if you enjoyed The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k and titles like Sapiens and Homo Deus, this will be right up your alley. Challenge yourself.

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  • 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 2,345
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,047

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

A magnificent follow up to Sapiens

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Reviewed: 03-04-2019

A fantastic book that makes for a very broad yet deep-diving thought experiment about our place in the universe, our actions and their consequences.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,076
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,048

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

Riveting and brain exploding

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Reviewed: 17-02-2019

Some of the basic themes are obvious and easy to absorb (life has no inherent meaning, religion is make believe, humanity is a pestilence on the earth), but the depths and historical depiction of everything from human history falls somewhere between fascinating and revelatory (insert brain explosion meme). I will listen to this again after enough time has passed. If heavily religious, the middle portion of this book might make you switch it off in anger, but everyone should hear it, and none of it is presented as an intentional criticism. Could not recommend more. One of my instant favourites.

  • This Is Marketing

  • You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

This book teaches you how to identify your smallest viable audience; draw on the right signals and signs to position your offering; build trust and permission with your target market; speak to the narratives your audience tells themselves about status, affiliation, and dominance; spot opportunities to create and release tension; and give people the tools to achieve their goals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVE Seth but...

  • By Jaryd on 06-03-2019

If you own a business or are in marketing, you can’t afford NOT to buy this book.

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Reviewed: 25-01-2019

Just like the advice given within the book, Seth Godin gives generously throughout this book, and if you are involved in marketing in ANY way, be it as a professional or a business owner, I guarantee you will listen to this audiobook (or read the paperback) with a constant urge to make notes and rewind and delisted to portions as you go. I would consider this book somewhere between essential and a bible for marketers.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,939

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously?

  • By Anonymous User on 30-01-2018

Should have been a blog post

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-09-2018

The message in this book is great but it carries on so much needlessly instead of getting to the point. first Audible book I've ever skipped chapter in. GET ON WITH IT MEL.

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