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  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,489

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Are we turning the corner....

  • By jaga on 06-07-18

Best Book EVER!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-18

What made the experience of listening to Lost Connections the most enjoyable?

The was, hands down, the best book (audio or printed) that I have ever listened to/read. If you are dealing with depression or anxiety, or know someone who is dealing with them, or simply want to have everything you thought you knew about mental health and how our minds work challenged; then this is a MUST READ.Johann is an amazing author and narrator. His compassion and empathy flowed from the speakers and I was touched in a deep and meaningful way. The depth of his research and the stories he used to illustrate the key points was simply brilliant.

What did you like best about this story?

I believe the most important thing about this book is the way Johann wove together so many different pieces of research that in design and execution were completely disconnected, yet all point to the same conclusions, to tell a story about the source of and how to address depression and anxiety. I honestly believe this may be THE book that dramatically shifts the direction of how the medical community treats these "diseases" and how the world thinks about and reacts to people who suffer in their crushing grip.The power of this piece comes through Johann's stunningly brilliant approach to finding exactly the right stories to illustrate the key points. There are so many amazing stories in this book that will stick with me, many for the rest of my life. The depths he went to bring himself as close to the reality of each of these situations was outstanding.

Have you listened to any of Johann Hari’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was the first performance of Johann's I've experienced and it was absolutely perfect. Johann's courage to expose highly personal information about himself helped build a level of connection that I don't know if I've ever experienced in an audio book before. Johann's style of narration was so engaging and entertaining. I probably experienced the full range of human emotions; many times to degrees I haven't felt in a long, long time; while listening to this book. I expect I will listen to this book multiple times.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I absolutely wanted to listen to this book in one setting.

Any additional comments?

This book rocked my world. It has changed my view of myself, of others and of the world around me. It has caused me to rethink much of what I thought I knew and believed about the way my mind, and the mind of others, works. It is impossible for me to come up with the words to articulate my gratitude to Johann for the hard work that he put into this masterpiece. I simply can't imagine this book not profoundly impacting anyone who takes the time to consumer it.

  • Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition

  • By: Andy McNab
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

January 1991: IRAQ. Eight members of the SAS regiment embark upon a top-secret mission to infiltrate deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they are to sever a vital underground communication link and to seek and destroy mobile Scud launchers. Their call sign: BRAVO TWO ZERO. Each laden with 15 stones of equipment, they tab 20km across the desert to reach their objective. But within days, their location is compromised. After a fierce fire fight, they are forced into evasive action. Four men are captured. Three die. Only one escapes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Legend Worthy SAS story

  • By John Mc on 08-06-18

Amazing!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Wow!!! What an amazing story and performance. I waited way too long to listen to this unbelievable adventure. The best juxtaposition of the horrific evil and profound greatness that can exist in humans. A special thank you to Andy, all his mates and to everyone who goes into harms way to protect freedom in our world.

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,014

Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating; Perfect for Adult ADHD

  • By Sean on 05-13-04

One of THE BEST audio books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-17

I have listened to hundreds of audio books and I can say this is easily among the very best. The storyline, the language, the artful structure are all simply amazing. It may seem long by audio book standards, but the time listening absolutely flies by.

Richard Matthews should narrate every book requiring a British accent. Actually, no, he should narrate every book. What an amazing talent and an amazing performance on this particular, and sometimes likely very challenging, linguistic effort.

Bravo on all fronts!!

Dec 2017

  • 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 104,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90,866

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

Definitely worth giving a F*ck about this great book

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-16

Mark Manson's perspective on life as portrayed in this book is absolutely amazing. Anyone who spends time contemplating life and our role in it should give this a listen. Entertaining and captivating.

Rarely do I download an audio book without listening to the sample. However, I did this time hoping I would find Roger Wayne's voice amenable. What a great. One of the best narrators I've ever listened too. Perfect compliment to this amazing content.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Anything You Want

  • 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur
  • By: Derek Sivers
  • Narrated by: Derek Sivers
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822

When anyone can start a business (when everyone is running their career like a business), it begs a question. This is your one chance at life, you can have anything you want, what is worth doing? Most people don't know why they're doing what they're doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own. They spend decades in pursuit of something that someone convinced them they should want, without realizing that it won't make them happy. Anything You Want is a manifesto about living life, appreciating enough, and doing what matters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and poignant

  • By Richard Mattson on 07-03-11

Must read for any businessman

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-16

Derek is awesome. The nuggets of wisdom in this short story are priceless. His views on life, business and decision making will help anyone improve.

  • Trident

  • The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader
  • By: Jason Redman, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814

Decorated Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. But his journey was not without its supreme challenges. He was critically wounded in 2007 when he was struck by machine-gun fire at point blank range. During his intense recovery period, Redman posted a sign on his door, warning all who entered not to "feel sorry for [his] wounds."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The honesty is overwhelming.

  • By Paul on 11-23-13

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Best book I've read (or listened to) in a long time. Amazing story told in outstanding fashion. The kind of message that makes me happy to be alive and to be an American.