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  • Happy

  • Why More or Less Everything Is Absolutely Fine
  • By: Derren Brown
  • Narrated by: Derren Brown
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. He shows how many of self-help’s suggested routes to happiness and success - such as positive thinking, self-belief and setting goals - can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I really enjoyed this.

  • By Gerald on 02-15-19

A must-read for anyone in existential crisis.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-19

A must-read for anyone in existential crisis. This will be read again and again throughout my life. Many thanks to Mr Brown for sharing these beautiful thoughts with the world.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90,807

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

A Must-Read

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-17

I cannot begin to layout the myriad of ways this book has opened my mind. I highly recommend this book to anyone dealing with the existential crisis of, "Why?"

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Love You but I Don’t Trust You

  • The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship
  • By: Mira Kirshenbaum
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Is my relationship worth saving? Will the trust ever come back? How can things be good between us again? Whether broken trust is due to daily dishonesties, a monumental betrayal, or even a history of hurts from the past, it can put a relationship at risk. This is the first book to show you exactly what to do to restore trust in your relationship, regardless of how it was damaged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing advice

  • By mizzaga on 01-13-17

Amazing advice

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-17

This woman is incredibly insightful and a beautiful soul. She gave me practical advice and tools for deep introspection.

As for the reviews about her swearing....

Effing grow up. It was appropriate when used. She identified with my emotions through the use of those words. Your offense to language is NOT a reason to disregard this amazing work.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Unworthy

  • How to Stop Hating Yourself
  • By: Anneli Rufus
  • Narrated by: Rose Itzcovitz
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

As someone who has struggled with low self-esteem her entire life, Anneli Rufus knows only too well how the world looks through the eyes of those who are not comfortable in their own skin. In Unworthy, Rufus boldly explores how a lack of faith in ourselves can turn us into our own worst enemies. She reveals the underlying sources of low self-esteem and leads us through strategies for positive change.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • valuable book marred by unskilled reader

  • By Gary on 09-04-14

Great advice.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-17

It was incredible to hear someone say out loud that which I've berated myself with my whole life. Hearing it and recognizing the cruelty of it is the first step to healing yourself.

  • Infidel

  • By: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Narrated by: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,961

This New York Times best-seller is the astonishing life story of award-winning humanitarian Ayaan Hirsi Ali. A deeply respected advocate for free speech and women's rights, Hirsi Ali also lives under armed protection because of her outspoken criticism of the Islamic faith in which she was raised.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tough, Candid Assessment

  • By Paul Mullen on 02-18-08

Fascinating.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-15

This is truly one of the most touching memoirs I have ever read. There were moments where I sobbed for her, rejoiced for her, and wanted to fight beside her. This book is a must for anyone who was raised in the west, that has always enjoyed freedoms, that has possibly forgotten the sweet taste of democracy. Worth every penny.

  • The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion, Book 1

  • The Mormons
  • By: David Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: David Smalley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

In this first book of The Complete Heretic's Guide to World Religion series, historian and award-winning atheist author Dave Fitzgerald takes us behind the Salt Lake curtain for a glimpse at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and answers your questions: Where did this multi-billion dollar tax-exempt corporation come from? Did Joseph Smith really sleep with all those women? Are the Mormons going to take over the whole world, and if so, is there any way to stop them? But that's not all!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing treatment, but narration problems

  • By B. C. French on 08-06-13

Amazing review of history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-15

As a former Mormon, I can honestly say that Mr. Fitzgerald did an amazing job of presenting the complicated history of Mormonism. He had an impeccable way of presenting history, making it incredibly entertaining. Thanks for your time in putting this together.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Atheist Universe

  • The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism
  • By: David Mills
  • Narrated by: David Smalley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Is there really a God? Or does God exist only in our heads? Is the Bible truly God's Word? Or is it a jumble of fanciful myths? Atheist Universe details why God is unnecessary to explain the universe's diversity, organization, and beauty. Using simple, straightforward logic, this audiobook rebuts every argument that claims to "prove" God's existence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Science trumps magical thinking

  • By Gary on 04-28-15

Truly entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-15

This is one of the best argument/rebuttal books I have read thus far. The amazing breakdown of the big bang left nothing to be desired. And, the performance was so well done. I could listen to David Smalley all day.