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Dean

Surry Hills, Australia

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  • 4 reviews
  • 5 ratings
  • 19 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2018
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  • Hiroshima Nagasaki

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Paul Ham
    • Narrated By Robert Meldrum
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 100,000 instantly, mostly women, children, and the elderly. Many hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries later, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Yet the bombs were "our least abhorrent choice", American leaders claimed at the time - and still today most people believe they ended the Pacific War and saved millions of American and Japanese lives. Ham challenges this view, arguing that the bombings, when Japan was on its knees, were the culmination of a strategic Allied air war on enemy civilians that began in Germany.

    Gillian says: "While extraordinary, I can only give it 3 stars"
    "Detailed and harrowing"
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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The section describing the immediate aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima is quite harrowing, with personal and graphic descriptions that took me back to my visit of the Hiroshima Peace Museum and the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Gary Taubes
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (4388)
    Performance
    (3359)
    Story
    (3301)

    Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat - and how we can change - in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes' crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

    Marsha says: "Eye opening, life changing book!"
    "Compelling"
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    This is a compelling case, but the rigour which the author applies in debunking some myths could be applied to some of his own claims. Possibly this comes through references which I didn't have on hand while listening to this book, but it is an interesting read nonetheless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John J. Medina
    • Narrated By John J. Medina
    Overall
    (1900)
    Performance
    (1151)
    Story
    (1152)

    Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know - such as the brain's need for physical activity to work at its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget - and so important to repeat new information? Is it true that men and women have different brains?

    Beenre says: "My favorite book for students."
    "Intricate and accessible"
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    Such interesting information that was provided in an accessible and useful way. The fact that it was read by the author adds a certain amount of excitement that makes the listening experience even better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Cain
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (194)

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Susan Cain’s groundbreaking book Quiet, brilliantly read by Kathe Mazur. In Quiet, the international best seller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.

    Peter says: "Flawed and preachy"
    "Insightful"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I think everyone should read this, especially anyone who works in or with teams of any sort.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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