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Steve

Queensland Australia | Member Since 2007

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  • 172 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • The History of Classical Music

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Richard Fawkes
    • Narrated By Robert Powell
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (48)

    From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Also available: The History of Opera.

    Walter says: "highly recommend"
    "Excellent"
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    Would you listen to The History of Classical Music again? Why?

    This book is on high rotation. I'm an insomniac and I enjoy this book in the early hours as it is a nice soft listen. The content is solid and the examples are excellent.


    Any additional comments?

    My only wish was that this book was longer and had more examples. A great listen though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2288)
    Performance
    (1910)
    Story
    (1885)

    Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

    Niv says: "life changing one of the best I read"
    "A Life Changer"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Willpower Instinct to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I went about the hard back after a few listens as I really wanted to take it all in.


    What about Walter Dixon’s performance did you like?

    He is in my opinion the best of all the narrators I have heard at Audible.


    Any additional comments?

    This book literally changed my life and got me back on track. Plus it was a fun listen with a good mix of examples and real life stories. I still listen to it every now and then for additional tips that I forget.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Planets

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Dava Sobel
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    The sun's family of planets become a familiar place in this personal account of the lives of other worlds. Sobel explores the planets' origins and oddities through the lens of popular culture, from astrology, mythology, and science fiction to art, music, poetry, biography, and history. This intimate account is filled with fascination, beauty, and surprise.

    Ethan says: "Superb story of our changing views of the planets"
    "Good Balance"
    Overall

    If you enjoyed books such as Bill Bryson's Short History you will enjoy this. A nice blend of science and story telling, where the balance is just right for the amateur astronomer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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