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    • Sapiens

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,341
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      5 out of 5 stars 4,644
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      5 out of 5 stars 4,620

    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

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • 12 Rules for Life

    • An Antidote to Chaos
    • By: Jordan B. Peterson
    • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,865
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,447
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,422

    What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Read

    • By Christopher on 21-01-2018

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

    • By: Mark Leary, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Mark Leary
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Every day of your life is spent surrounded by mysteries that involve what appear to be rather ordinary human behaviors. What makes you happy? Where did your personality come from? Why do you have trouble controlling certain behaviors? Why do you behave differently as an adult than you did as an adolescent?Since the start of recorded history, and probably even before, people have been interested in answering questions about why we behave the way we do.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen, highly recommended to anyone

    • By Jon on 17-02-2016

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • Any Ordinary Day

    • Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
    • By: Leigh Sales
    • Narrated by: Leigh Sales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,046
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      5 out of 5 stars 931
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 923

    As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered audiobook, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Mrs. J. C. Bodnarchuk on 06-10-2018
    • Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
    • By: Leigh Sales
    • Narrated by: Leigh Sales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 01-10-2018
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1,046 ratings

    Non-member price: $27.99

    • Why We Sleep

    • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
    • By: Matthew Walker
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 692
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      5 out of 5 stars 617
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      5 out of 5 stars 610

    Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing book. loved it. so mush fresh information.

    • By Paul Kuhnast on 15-03-2018

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • 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 2,144
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,885
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875

    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

    Non-member price: $44.95

    • Bad Blood

    • By: John Carreyrou
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 693
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    The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar start-up, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up ‘unicorn’ promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating - unbelievable that this is a true story

    • By Glenn Gillan on 29-06-2018

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • This Is Going to Hurt

    • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
    • By: Adam Kay
    • Narrated by: Adam Kay
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 375
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      5 out of 5 stars 347
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      5 out of 5 stars 347

    Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not for the prudish but well written/read

    • By Carron on 11-08-2018

    Non-member price: $26.53

    • Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon

    • By: Dr. Joe Dispenza
    • Narrated by: Adam Boyce
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 223
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    Becoming Supernatural marries the some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people like you and me can experience a more mystical life. Listeners will learn that we are quite literally supernatural by nature if given the proper knowledge and instruction, and when we learn how to apply that information through various meditations we should experience a greater expression of our creative abilities...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best books you could ever read.

    • By Chenin Bell on 31-07-2018

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    • By: Daniel Kahneman
    • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
    • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 582
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    Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of the world's most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields - including business, medicine, and politics - but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research in one book.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to listen but good content so far.

    • By Diego on 04-05-2016

    Non-member price: $40.60

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,507
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500

    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

    Non-member price: $32.77

    • Dark Emu

    • Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?
    • By: Bruce Pascoe
    • Narrated by: Bruce Pascoe
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 462
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
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    Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggests that systems of food production and land management have been understated in modern retellings of Aboriginal history, and that a new look at Australia's past is required.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • paradigm shifting

    • By Alistair on 29-03-2017
    • Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?
    • By: Bruce Pascoe
    • Narrated by: Bruce Pascoe
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 10-01-2017
    • 5 out of 5 stars 462 ratings

    Non-member price: $38.24

    • Lost Connections

    • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
    • By: Johann Hari
    • Narrated by: Johann Hari
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 739
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
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      5 out of 5 stars 661

    From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting to begin with but went off the rails..

    • By Amfo on 17-03-2019
    • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
    • By: Johann Hari
    • Narrated by: Johann Hari
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 23-01-2018
    • 5 out of 5 stars 739 ratings

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • The Right Side of History

    • How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great
    • By: Ben Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Ben Shapiro
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    America has a God-shaped hole in its heart, argues New York Times best-selling author Ben Shapiro, and we shouldn't fill it with politics and hate.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good stuff

    • By James on 08-04-2019

    Non-member price: $33.37

    • The Laws of Human Nature

    • By: Robert Greene
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 272
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      5 out of 5 stars 242

    Robert Greene is a master guide for millions, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • highly recommended. Greene's best work so far

    • By Ed on 10-11-2018

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Life Will Be the Death of Me

    • ...And You Too!
    • By: Chelsea Handler
    • Narrated by: Chelsea Handler
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
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    This funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery features a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth it

    • By Aussie-Lisa on 13-04-2019

    Non-member price: $34.13

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    • Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    • By: Jason M. Satterfield, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jason M. Satterfield
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 452
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
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      4 out of 5 stars 380

    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-tested collection of practical techniques for managing moods and modifying undesirable behaviors through self-awareness, critical analysis, and goal-oriented change. CBT illuminates the links between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health and uses those connections to develop concrete plans for self-improvement. In 24 engaging half-hour lectures, you'll build a robust and effective self-improvement toolkit with the expert guidance of Professor Satterfield of the University of California, San Francisco.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit dull, and slow reading, but interesting info

    • By Brendan on 05-03-2016

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • Mindset - Updated Edition

    • Changing the Way You Think to Fulfil Your Potential
    • By: Dr Carol Dweck
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea - the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success - but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment but may actually jeopardise success. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Repetitive

    • By Tome on 25-03-2019

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • The Whole Brain Child

    • 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
    • By: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
    • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your 11-year-old sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No - it’s just their developing brains calling the shots. In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel - neuropsychiatrist and author of the best-selling Mindsight - and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. 

    Non-member price: $29.95

    • Bill Bryson's Appliance of Science

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Sunday Times best-selling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson, teams up with The Science Museum to celebrate the ideas and inventions of the incurably curious. Across this five-episode series, Bill Bryson, with the help of The Science Museum's curators, takes us object-by-object through some of the museum's lesser known inventions and discoveries - and the human stories behind them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting.

    • By DJMarksman on 05-04-2019

    Non-member price: $20.28

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