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Cay.S

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  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Gary Chapman
    • Narrated By Gary Chapman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3219)
    Performance
    (1977)
    Story
    (1977)

    Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

    William says: "Highly Recommended"
    "Good "Aha" moments"
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    It took me a while to get into this book as I was distracted by the authors accent and the subject matter was a bit touchy feelly in the beginning, but once I got over my prejudices and just listened to the content I was rewarded with many "aha" moments. It helped to understand not only my interactions with my husband but everyone around me - giving me access to explaining other people's behaviours so I can be more compassionate and patient around them! Once you know about the 5 love languages it seems so obvious...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (135)

    Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.

    Cay.S says: "Such an exquisite story, I didn't want it to end"
    "Such an exquisite story, I didn't want it to end"
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    David Pittu is brilliant in evoking all the different characters, and just like the painting the book has been named after, this book will remain a masterpiece to be savoured into the future.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jonathan Haidt
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1964)
    Performance
    (1111)
    Story
    (1098)

    This is a book about 10 "Great Ideas". Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world's civilizations - to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives.

    David says: "Exceptional synthesis of psychology and philosophy"
    "Life, the Universe and Everything"
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    Although a bit long towards the end I really enjoyed listening to this book. It's written in an engaging and entertaining style yet packed full of well researched content. The author has tried to answer all the questions of the ages referencing all the great sages from history, religious teachings and modern day scientific findings while importantly linking these with psychology and anthropology. Such a rich tapestry of information I thoroughly enjoyed listening and learning from this book and daresay will be returning again for another listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jay Elliot, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1192)
    Performance
    (781)
    Story
    (775)

    In iLeadership, Jay Elliot gives the listener the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him - and the mystique of his management style - capable of creating tools so extraordinary that they have remade three industries and have transformed the way we create, consume, and communicate with each other.

    David says: "a man who actually worked with Jobs"
    "Gave Jobs a real dimension"
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    This book gives an insight into Jobs which is credible and 3 dimensional - something I found lacking from the biography. The author's admiration for Jobs is apparent throughout and the book demonstrates just how Jobs earned it. This book was a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (395)
    Story
    (400)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

    Masha says: "Frustratingly bad read"
    "Sometimes you need something to push your buttons"
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    I'm not a great consumer of trashy mags but sometimes it answers some primal needs, just like this trilogy. It has all the ingredients - the dark brooding male who needs some saving, the innocent heroine...throw in some sex and you have the makings of a best selling trilogy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Status Anxiety

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Alain de Botton
    • Narrated By Alain de Botton
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    We all worry about what others think of us. We all long to succeed and fear failure. We all suffer, to a greater or lesser degree, usually privately and with embarrassment, from status anxiety. For the first time, Alain de Botton gives a name to this universal condition and sets out to investigate both its origins and possible solutions. He looks at history, philosophy, economics, art, and politics, and reveals the many ingenious ways that great minds have overcome their worries.

    Andrew says: "This guy is amazing"
    "Illuminating"
    Overall
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    I found this book to help explain much of why modern society is so highly strung. Knowing the psychology around it has helped me relax a little around "status anxiety". It was an enjoyable read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Best Damn Sales Book Ever: 16 Rock-Solid Rules for Achieving Sales Success!

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Warren Greshes
    • Narrated By Warren Greshes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    There are an endless number of sales books that purport to let the reader in on the secrets of great selling. And many of them even have useful ideas and tips. But it doesn't matter how many tricks a salesperson has at hand if he or she doesn't have the one most important weapon in any salesperson's arsenal: the motivation to get out there and sell!Rhetorical tricks and clever devices, even if they're occasionally effective, don't make great salespeople; hard-working, self-motivated, optimistic people do.

    Jack says: "Horrible, Juvenile"
    "Racy and Entertaining"
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    I really enjoyed the pace of this book. It was to the point, entertaining and full of good tips. Highly recommended

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Start Something That Matters

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Blake Mycoskie
    • Narrated By Blake Mycoskie
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (227)

    What matters most to you? Should you focus on earning a living, pursuing your passions, or devoting yourself to the causes that inspire you? The surprising truth is that you don’t have to choose—and that you’ll find more success if you don’t. That’s the breakthrough message of the TOMS One for One movement. You don’t have to be rich to give back and you don’t have to retire to spend every day doing what you love. You can find profit, passion, and meaning all at once—right now.

    Thundersinspring says: "My eyes welled up several times!"
    "Inspirational Story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Start Something That Matters the most enjoyable?

    I learned so much and was deeply inspired by the story


    What did you like best about this story?

    That doing good can still be a good business model


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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