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John

Wellington, New Zealand | Member Since 2011

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  • Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Rich Roll
    • Narrated By Rich Roll
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (899)
    Performance
    (818)
    Story
    (814)

    An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

    In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

    J. Camara says: "Insightful conquering life's challenges"
    "Interesting story throughout"
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    Where does Finding Ultra rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best audio books I have listened to.


    What does Rich Roll bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Having him tell his own story adds another dimension to the book


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It is never too late to change.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend this book to anyone who is interested in changing their life for the best

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Now

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3645)
    Performance
    (1617)
    Story
    (1589)

    To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

    Kosmas says: "I'm so glad I got this book!"
    "A reminder to life now !"
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    Would you listen to The Power of Now again? Why?

    I intend to listen to the book again a few years from now to see if I experience it different hen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Both of Us: My Life with Farrah

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ryan O'Neal, Jodee Blanco, Kent Carroll
    • Narrated By Ryan O'Neal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett: He was the handsome Academy Award-nominated star of Paper Moon and the classic romance Love Story. She was the beautiful, all-American Charlie’s Angel, whose poster adorned the bedroom walls of teenage boys everywhere. One of the most storied love affairs in Hollywood history, their romance has captivated fans and media alike for more than three decades.

    Carolyn Zahnow says: "Poor Ryan O'Neal?"
    "Very touching story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Both of Us the most enjoyable?

    Gives a good and honest view of life of Ryan O'Neal


    What did you like best about this story?

    The honest view on good an bad from his life with Farah and his children


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end of the life of Farah


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend to listen to this book if you like true life stories

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Dan Ariely
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (68)

    Fascinating and provocative, Dan Ariely’s The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty is an insightful and brilliantly researched take on cheating, deception, and willpower. The internationally best-selling author pulls no punches when it comes to home truths. His previous titles Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality have become classics in their field, revealing astonishing traits that run through modern humankind. Now acclaimed behavioural economist Dan Ariely delves deeper into psychology.

    Mykl Devlin says: "Typical Dan Ariely"
    "Very interesting book about a typical human treat"
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    What did you love best about The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty?

    The reason why people cheat and deceive is not as simple as someone may think. Actually we may not even be aware why we behave the way we do. This book gives a better explanation for why humans cheat and what affects this behaviour.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth while to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born on a Blue Day: A Memoir of Asperger's and an Extraordinary Mind

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Daniel Tammet
    • Narrated By Daniel Tammet
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Daniel Tammet can perform extraordinary maths in his head, sees numbers as shapes, colours, textures, and motions, and can learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in three days. He also has a compulsive need for order and routine. He eats exactly 45 grams of porridge for breakfast and cannot leave the house without counting the number of items of clothing he's wearing. If he gets stressed or unhappy, he closes his eyes and counts. But in some ways, Daniel is not all like the Rain Man.

    John says: "Very interesting story of someone with Asperger's"
    "Very interesting story of someone with Asperger's"
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    Would you listen to Born on a Blue Day again? Why?

    Daniel Tammet narrates his own true story. His story gives an interesting inside story of himself who has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. His voice is a bit monotonous, but this is characteristic of Asperger's. It was interesting from beginning till end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Born on a Blue Day?

    A memorable moment in the book is how Daniel describes the way he calculates. It is so completely different from the way everybody learn to calculate. It looks more like combining patterns with digits having colour, shapes and textures.. It may one day have implications for the way computers make their calculations.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Inside story of Asperger


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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