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    • Factfulness

    • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
    • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 504
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 504

    Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awakening book

    • By Hassan on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Wolf Hall

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,742
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,827
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,835

    In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political powerEngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Divorced, beheaded, died...

    • By Tim on 09-30-11

    Regular price: $55.93

    • Black Box Thinking

    • Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362

    Nobody wants to fail. But in highly complex organizations, success can happen only when we confront our mistakes, learn from our own version of a black box, and create a climate where it's safe to fail. We all have to endure failure from time to time, whether it's underperforming at a job interview, flunking an exam, or losing a pickup basketball game. But for people working in safety-critical industries, getting it wrong can have deadly consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A multi-level message, well written and well read

    • By Loren on 11-16-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Two Steps Forward

    • A Novel
    • By: Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    The Chemin, also known as the Camino de Santiago, is a centuries-old pilgrim route that ends in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Every year, thousands of walkers - some devout, many not - follow the route that wends through quaint small villages and along busy highways alike, a journey unlike any other. Zoe, an artist from California who’s still reeling from her husband’s sudden death, has impulsively decided to walk the Camino, hoping to find solace and direction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Made me happy

    • By Willingham on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies Audiobook

    • By: Rob Willson, Rhena Branch
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    CBT is a hugely popular self help technique, which teaches you how to break free from destructive or negative behaviours and make positive changes to both your thoughts and actions. This audiobook contains an effective and sympathetic introduction to this NHS-endorsed therapeutic treatment; the latest advice on how CBT can help with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder; help with identifying unhealthy modes of thinking.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wish it were Unabridged

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-01-12

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Leading

    • Learning from Life and My Years at Manchester United
    • By: Alex Ferguson, Michael Moritz
    • Narrated by: James Macpherson, Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    After an astonishing career - first in Scotland and then over 27 years with Manchester United Football Club - Sir Alex Ferguson delivers Leading, in which the greatest soccer coach of all time will analyze the pivotal leadership decisions of his 38 years as a manager and, with his friend and collaborator Sir Michael Moritz, draw out lessons anyone can use in business and life to generate long-term transformational success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get in his head

    • By Leslie Greenwood on 03-21-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Black Box Thinking

    • The Surprising Truth About Success
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Columnist for The Times and bestselling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, so-so audio performance

    • By ardyn on 01-13-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Wolf Hall

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 225

    Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce. Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell - a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wolf Hall

    • By Margaret on 07-21-10

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies Audiobook

    • By: Elaine Iljon Foreman, Charles H. Elliott, Laura L. Smith
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    This friendly guide provides expert advice on how to identify, understand, and reduce the level of anxiety in your life. It covers the various methods of treatment, offering practical guidance on the importance of nutrition and relaxation, the benefits of conventional and alternative medicine, and proven therapeutic exercises.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • incredible, but why only an abridged version?

    • By ActSciBlink on 06-11-12

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Lasting Damage

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Emma Kay, Simon Slater
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    It's 1.15 a.m. Connie Bowskill should be asleep. Instead, she's logging on to a property website in search of a particular house: 11 Bentley Grove, Cambridge. She knows it's for sale; she saw the estate agent's board in the front garden less than six hours ago. Soon Connie is clicking on the 'Virtual Tour' button, keen to see the inside of 11 Bentley Grove and put her mind at rest once and for all. But she finds herself looking at a scene from a nightmare.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Careless Love

    • DCI Banks Mystery, Book 25
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A young local student has apparently committed suicide. Her body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. She didn't own a car. Didn't even drive. How did she get there? Where did she die? Who moved her, and why? Meanwhile a man in his 60s is found dead in a gully up on the wild moorland. He is wearing an expensive suit and carrying no identification. Post-mortem findings indicate he died from injuries sustained during the fall. But what was he doing up there? And why are there no signs of a car in the vicinity?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good

    • By sally earl on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Color of Light

    • By: Helen Maryles Shankman
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 23 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 110

    At the American Academy of Classical Art, popular opinion has it that the school's handsome and mysterious founder, Raphael Sinclair, is a vampire. It is a rumor Rafe does nothing to dispel. Scholarship student Tessa Moss has long dreamed of the chance to study at Rafe's Academy. But she is floundering amidst the ups and downs of a relationship with egotistical art star Lucian Swain. Then, one of Tessa's sketches catches Rafe's attention: a drawing of a young woman in 1930s clothing who is covering the eyes of a child.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • stories in stories

    • By BG on 05-12-14

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Gallows View

    • The 1st DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Gallows View is the first novel in Peter Robinson's best-selling Inspector Banks series. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks has recently moved to the Yorkshire Dales from London to escape the stress of the metropolis. But he soon finds that life in the country is not quite as idyllic as he had imagined. A peeping Tom is frightening the women of Eastvale. Two glue-sniffing thugs are breaking into homes. An old woman may or may not have been murdered....

    Regular price: $23.44

    • A Dedicated Man

    • The Inspector Banks Series, Book 2
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A Dedicated Man is the second novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Gallows View. Near the village of Helmthorpe, Swainsdale, the body of a well-liked local historian is found half-buried under a dry stone wall. Harry Steadman has been brutally murdered. But who would want to kill such a thoughtful, dedicated man? Chief Inspector Alan Banks is called in to investigate and soon discovers that disturbing secrets lie behind the apparently bucolic facade.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Greatest

    • The Quest for Sporting Perfection
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    What can Roger Federer teach us about the secret of longevity? What do the All Blacks have in common with improvised jazz musicians? What can cognitive neuroscientists tell us about what happens to the brains of sportspeople when they perform? And why did Johan Cruyff believe that beauty was more important than winning? Matthew Syed, the Sports Journalist of the Year 2016, answers these questions and more in a fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative book about the mental game of sport.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Repetitive, and very long winded.

    • By Adnan Maddix on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Meditation For Dummies Audiobook

    • By: Stephan Bodian
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Meditation For Dummies guides you down the road to increased awareness and inner peace. It also covers the historical origins and traditional wisdom behind modern meditation, as well as how to prepare for and find success in your own meditation practice. This audiobook contains The latest advice on how to find success in your own meditation, techniques to transform suffering and replace negative patterns, and much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best $3.95 I've spent for a book

    • By Lovin' Amazon on 01-11-13

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Managing Anxiety with CBT for Dummies

    • By: Graham C. Davey, Kate Cavanagh, Fergal Jones, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a hugely popular self-help technique, which teaches you to break free from destructive or negative behaviors and make positive changes to both your thoughts and your actions. This practical guide to managing anxiety with CBT will help you understand your anxiety, identify solutions to your problems, and maintain your gains and avoid relapse. Managing Anxiety with CBT For Dummies is a practical guide to using CBT to face your fears and overcome anxiety and persistent, irrational worries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect. Very helpful

    • By Nancy on 04-07-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Building Self-Confidence For Dummies Audiobook

    • By: Kate Burton, Brinley Platts
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Boosting Self–Confidence For Dummies Audiobook offers a friendly and effective guide to improving confidence and enhancing performance in all areas of life. It is the perfect way to learn confidence techniques while on the go or in the comfort of your own space, covering all the key methods, tips and tricks.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • could be better

    • By claudio on 11-08-15

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Business NLP for Dummies

    • By: Lynne Cooper
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Good communication, motivation, negotiation and leadership skills are essential for those looking to succeed in business. Business NLP For Dummies helps listeners use NLP techniques to foster these crucial skills and develop their strengths in the workplace. Listeners will discover how making small changes to day-to-day activities can set them on track to achieving business excellence. Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a hugely popular self-help technique around the globe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informational

    • By richard on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Two Steps Forward

    • By: Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A romantic comedy from Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, and his wife Anne Buist. Two misfits walk 2000 km along the pilgrims' way in Spain to find themselves and, perhaps, each other. Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past - for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce.

    Regular price: $21.31

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