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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

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Intelligence Trap

    • Revolutionise your Thinking and Make Wiser Decisions
    • By: David Robson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is time for us to learn a new way of thinking. The 21st century presents complex problems that require a wiser way of reasoning, one that recognises our current limitations, tolerates ambiguity and uncertainty, balances multiple perspectives, and bridges diverse areas of expertise. Whatever our age and experience, whether a NASA scientist or a school student, we will benefit from wielding our minds with insight, precision, social sensitivity and humility.ntial.   

    Non-member price: $34.94

    • Leading

    • By: Alex Ferguson, Michael Moritz
    • Narrated by: Alex Ferguson, James Macpherson, Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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    What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time?Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world. In this inspirational and straight-talking new book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career..

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A true knight

    • By Sean on 18-03-2016

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • Wolf Hall

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2009.
    Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce. Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell - a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just brilliant

    • By Anonymous User on 19-08-2017

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies Audiobook

    • By: Rob Willson, Rhena Branch
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    CBT is a hugely popular self help technique, which teaches you how to break free from destructive or negative behaviours and make positive changes to both your thoughts and actions. This audiobook contains an effective and sympathetic introduction to this NHS-endorsed therapeutic treatment; the latest advice on how CBT can help with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder; help with identifying unhealthy modes of thinking.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good introduction to CBT

    • By Brendan on 18-10-2018

    Non-member price: $13.31

    • Animal Stories

    • By: Enid Blyton
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    A fantastic collection of 30 stories about animals of all shapes and sizes, this will charm children aged six and up. From pet puppies to woodland wildlife, garden birds to pond-dwelling frogs, Enid Blyton was a devoted and knowledgeable animal lover. Listeners who feel the same way are bound to love her wonderful stories about our furry friends - and scaly, feathery or fluttery ones, too!  

    Non-member price: $15.19

    • Black Box Thinking

    • The Surprising Truth About Success
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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    Columnist for The Times and best-selling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great read

    • By Anonymous User on 13-03-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Gallows View

    • The 1st DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Gallows View is the first novel in Peter Robinson's best-selling Inspector Banks series. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks has recently moved to the Yorkshire Dales from London to escape the stress of the metropolis. But he soon finds that life in the country is not quite as idyllic as he had imagined. A peeping Tom is frightening the women of Eastvale. Two glue-sniffing thugs are breaking into homes. An old woman may or may not have been murdered....

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • Careless Love

    • DCI Banks Mystery, Book 25
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    A young local student has apparently committed suicide. Her body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. She didn't own a car. Didn't even drive. How did she get there? Where did she die? Who moved her, and why? Meanwhile a man in his 60s is found dead in a gully up on the wild moorland. He is wearing an expensive suit and carrying no identification. Post-mortem findings indicate he died from injuries sustained during the fall. But what was he doing up there? And why are there no signs of a car in the vicinity?

    Non-member price: $37.98

    • The Greatest

    • The Quest for Sporting Perfection
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What can Roger Federer teach us about the secret of longevity? What do the All Blacks have in common with improvised jazz musicians? What can cognitive neuroscientists tell us about what happens to the brains of sportspeople when they perform? And why did Johan Cruyff believe that beauty was more important than winning? Matthew Syed, the Sports Journalist of the Year 2016, answers these questions and more in a fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative book about the mental game of sport.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Business NLP for Dummies

    • By: Lynne Cooper
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Good communication, motivation, negotiation and leadership skills are essential for those looking to succeed in business. Business NLP For Dummies helps listeners use NLP techniques to foster these crucial skills and develop their strengths in the workplace. Listeners will discover how making small changes to day-to-day activities can set them on track to achieving business excellence. Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a hugely popular self-help technique around the globe.

    Non-member price: $10.08

    • Watching the Dark

    • The 20th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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    Banks is back - and this time he's investigating the murder of one of his own. Detective Inspector Bill Reid is killed by a crossbow in the tranquil grounds of a police rehabilitation centre, and compromising photos are found in his room. DCI Banks, brought in to investigate, is assailed on all sides. By Joanna Passero, the Professional Standards inspector who insists on shadowing the investigation in case of police corruption.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good storyline.

    • By Judith on 03-02-2017

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • The Color of Light

    • By: Helen Maryles Shankman
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 23 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the American Academy of Classical Art, popular opinion has it that the school's handsome and mysterious founder, Raphael Sinclair, is a vampire. It is a rumor Rafe does nothing to dispel. Scholarship student Tessa Moss has long dreamed of the chance to study at Rafe's Academy. But she is floundering amidst the ups and downs of a relationship with egotistical art star Lucian Swain. Then, one of Tessa's sketches catches Rafe's attention: a drawing of a young woman in 1930s clothing who is covering the eyes of a child.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Story

    • By Claudia on 25-04-2015

    Non-member price: $50.69

    • The Summer That Never Was

    • The 13th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Summer That Never Was is the 13th novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Aftermath. A skeleton has been unearthed. Soon the body is identified, and the horrific discovery hits the headlines. Fourteen-year-old Graham Marshall went missing during his paper round in 1965. The police found no trace of him. His disappearance left his family shattered and his best friend, Alan Banks, full of guilt.

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • A Necessary End

    • The Inspector Banks Series, Book 3
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the usually peaceful town of Eastvale, a simmering tension has now reached breaking point. An antinuclear demonstration has ended in violence, leaving one policeman stabbed to death. Fired by professional outrage, Superintendent 'Dirty Dick' Burgess descends with vengeful fury on the inhabitants of Maggie's Farm, an isolated house high on the daleside.

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • Strange Affair

    • The 15th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
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    When Alan Banks receives a disturbing message from his brother, Roy, he abandons the peaceful Yorkshire Dales for the bright lights of London to seek him out. But Roy seems to have vanished into thin air. Meanwhile, DI Annie Cabbot is called to a quiet stretch of road just outside Eastvale, where a young woman has been found dead in her car. In the victim's pocket, scribbled on a slip of paper, police discover Banks' name and address.

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • Cold Is the Grave

    • The 11th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks has reached a turning point. With his wife now living with another man in London and his career in the doldrums thanks to Chief Constable Riddle, it is time to ring the changes. Perhaps a move to the National Crime Squad? Perhaps a second chance with Sandra? But then late one night he is summoned to Riddle's house - and his plans take a surprising new turn. For the Chief Constable's 16-year-old daughter, Emily, has run away, and for once Riddle wants Banks to use his unorthodox methods to find her without fuss.

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • Wednesday's Child

    • The 6th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wednesday's Child is the sixth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Past Reason Hated. When two social workers, investigating reports of child abuse, appear at Brenda Scupham's door, her fear of authority leads her to comply meekly with their requests. Even when they say that they must take her seven-year old daughter, Gemma, away for tests.... It is only when they fail to return Gemma the following day that Brenda realises something has gone terribly wrong.

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • A Dedicated Man

    • The Inspector Banks Series, Book 2
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    A Dedicated Man is the second novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Gallows View. Near the village of Helmthorpe, Swainsdale, the body of a well-liked local historian is found half-buried under a dry stone wall. Harry Steadman has been brutally murdered. But who would want to kill such a thoughtful, dedicated man? Chief Inspector Alan Banks is called in to investigate and soon discovers that disturbing secrets lie behind the apparently bucolic facade.

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • Playing with Fire

    • The 14th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Playing with Fire is the 14th novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from The Summer That Never Was. In the early hours of a cold January morning, two narrow boats catch fire on the dead-end stretch of the Eastvale canal. When signs of accelerant are found at the scene, DCI Banks and DI Annie Cabbot are summoned. But by the time they arrive, only the smouldering wreckage is left, and human remains have been found on both boats. 

    Non-member price: $30.38

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