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    • 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 2,774
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good stuff but...

    • By Alex on 11-07-2018

    Regular price: $37.46

    • Sapiens

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,193
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      5 out of 5 stars 3,639
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      5 out of 5 stars 3,619

    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

    Regular price: $37.46

    • Evil Has a Name

    • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
    • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
    • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Anonymous User on 26-11-2018

    Regular price: $34.76

    • 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 378
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    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 378 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 48
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    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
    • Absolutely phenomenal

    • By Anonymous User on 03-11-2018

    Regular price: $30.38

    • 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 275
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
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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 275 ratings

    Regular price: $38.24

    • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

    • Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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    Based on seven years of ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we're all in this together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what I needed and wanted to hear 15 years ago

    • By karen on 18-05-2016

    Regular price: $34.76

    • 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 1,731
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,518
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510

    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
    • interesting perspective

    • By MR R S BROOKES on 29-01-2018

    Regular price: $44.95

    • 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 419
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    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
    • If you value your own health, listen to this book.

    • By Anonymous User on 15-01-2018

    Regular price: $34.34

    • 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 470
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    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic concepts

    • By Anonymous User on 19-02-2018
    • 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 470 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Bill Bryson's Appliance of Science

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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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.

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Bad Blood

    • By: John Carreyrou
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 271
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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
    • This is why journalism matters

    • By MR P HAYES-ST CLAIR on 15-08-2018

    Regular price: $33.43

    • How to Change Your Mind

    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 362
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How to Change Your Mind, written and read by Michael Pollan. When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as if the world might be on the cusp of psychological revolution. It promised to shed light on the deep mysteries of consciousness as well as offer relief to addicts and the mentally ill. But in the 1960s, with the vicious backlash against the counterculture, all further research was banned. In recent years, however, work has quietly begun again on the amazing potential of LSD, psilocybin and DMT. Could these drugs in fact improve the lives of many people?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By James on 14-06-2018

    Regular price: $36.45

    • Maps of Meaning

    • By: Jordan B. Peterson
    • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The meaning of life

    • By Michele Peghini on 10-08-2018

    Regular price: $68.27

    • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

    • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
    • By: Michelle McNamara
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For more than 10 years, a mysterious and violent predator committed 50 sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated 10 sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website True Crime Diary, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called the Golden State Killer. Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I’ll be gone in the dark

    • By Kitty on 24-11-2018

    Regular price: $22.95

    • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    • By: Daniel Kahneman
    • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
    • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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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

    Regular price: $40.60

    • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is just brilliant.

    • By completeaerogeek on 01-06-2017

    Regular price: $25.59

    • 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
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 239
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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
    • Phenomenal book

    • By @charte on 17-05-2018

    Regular price: $31.21

    • 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 102
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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; that we have the capacity to tune in to frequencies beyond our material world and receive more orderly, coherent streams of consciousness and energy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Could be better.

    • By Rob Guinea on 11-08-2018

    Regular price: $34.76

    • 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 1,508
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349

    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

    Regular price: $32.77

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