• How to Survive the End of the World (When It's in Your Own Head)

  • An Anxiety Survival Guide
  • By: Aaron Gillies
  • Narrated by: Aaron Gillies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-12-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Two Roads
  • 3 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A front-row ticket to the fight of the year: it's you vs. your brain. 

There are plenty of books out there on how to survive a zombie apocalypse, all-out nuclear war, or Armageddon. But what happens when it feels like the world is ending every single time you wake up? That's what having anxiety is like - and How to Survive the End of the World is here to help. Or at least make you feel like you're not so alone. 

From helping listeners identify the enemy to safeguarding the vulnerable areas of their lives, Aaron Gillies will examine the impact of anxiety and give listeners some tools to fight back - whether with medication, therapy, CBT, coping techniques, or simply a dark sense of humour. 

©2018 Aaron Gillies (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • Catlyn
  • 08-24-18

Excellent book

Great book that tackles a difficult subject quite well. The author is basing it on their own world so it should be taken as such. But he does give a lot of insight into it and his issues. He alzo narrates it well. I recommend it to all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-13-18

Great for people not in the know

I've suffered from anxiety and depression for many years so I understand and agree with slot of what was said.
However, most people already will know a lot of this. It's a great book to send to others trying to understand.

Parts of the book were repetitive, to the point where I thought I was on the same chapter as previously.

Aaron does fairly well, hell I couldn't narrate a book. But a few parts, (quotes from others) I feel could have been read in another voice.

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  • annam
  • 06-03-18

Practical, realistic and empowering - and enjoyable

Enjoyed this so much, it did not feel like a self help book but a friend being realistic , relatable and helping you feel you can deal with anxiety- and are not alone. With a dollop of humour and understanding of the real issues and how to deal with them. The best non fiction I’ve read in ages- brilliantly written and narrated

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  • R A
  • 05-31-18

Life-changing. Funny. Important. And REALLY good.

I bought this book based on comments I'd read on Twitter, hoping that it would help me understand what a relative with anxiety might be experiencing. And it has! So much of it rang true, and has really helped me curb my well-meaning, but basically stupid efforts to help. I hope I'm a better listener now. It's so much the better for not being written by a professional. No pseudo-science or platitudes, but an honest account of managing an unconscious brain that's a bit of a git. My relative is 3/4 through listening to it now and is finding a strength that wasn't there before, seeking professional help, and seemingly accepting that things could improve. A heartfelt thank you, Aaron.

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  • sharon gillies
  • 05-20-18

Powerful, well written.

Powerful, emotive and funny. With empathy throughout, this is an absolute must ‘listen’ for ‘ordinary’ folk who just need to know they are not alone, and it is ok to, not only have, but are able to talk about anxiety and depression.
It will also be invaluable for people who know people who struggle. An amazing insight. And all written with positivity, letting all who listen know that, at last, at long last, anxiety and depression are normal emotions. No longer needed to be treated with kid gloves, just with love and kindness.

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  • Judge Tread
  • 05-01-18

A funny, informal but frank analysis of anxiety.

Where do I start? This book will make you laugh. That's important to know. It will also make you view your anxiety in a new light.
Aaron Gillies has a way with words, that reach out to you and allow you to relate, learn and improve, without ever feeling like you are being belittled.

His narration is wonderful - I'm very sad I cannot have him read all my audiobooks.

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  • Tracy Howells
  • 04-29-18

amazing read

love this. Thank you for sharing with us Aaron, beats other books hands down. you are witty and honest and will be helping everyone who reads this x