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Cameron Britton

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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • Written by: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,249
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,901
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,892

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-10

Natural story teller

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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: 2019-06-25

Interesting from beginning to end, it is so cool to learn about Trevor Noah’s upbringing in South Africa. Loved this book.

  • The Tao of Seneca

  • Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 3
  • Written by: Seneca presented by Tim Ferriss Audio
  • Narrated by: John A. Robinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

The Tao of Seneca (volumes 1-3) is an introduction to Stoic philosophy through the words of Seneca. If you study Seneca, you'll be in good company. He was popular with the educated elite of the Greco-Roman Empire, but Thomas Jefferson also had Seneca on his bedside table. Thought leaders in Silicon Valley tout the benefits of Stoicism, and NFL management, coaches, and players alike - from teams such as the Patriots and Seahawks - have embraced it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wise words, over my head

  • By Cameron Britton on 2019-04-11

Wise words, over my head

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-11

I probably retained 10 percent of this, it that alone makes it worth it!

It’s easy to zone out. On a future read, I will take a different approach. One letter per day, full attention. That’s the nice part of owning the book now, I can always come back.

  • The Tao of Seneca

  • Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 2
  • Written by: Seneca presented by Tim Ferriss Audio
  • Narrated by: John A. Robinson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

The Tao of Seneca (volumes 1-3) is an introduction to Stoic philosophy through the words of Seneca. If you study Seneca, you'll be in good company. He was popular with the educated elite of the Greco-Roman Empire, but Thomas Jefferson also had Seneca on his bedside table. Thought leaders in Silicon Valley tout the benefits of Stoicism, and NFL management, coaches, and players alike - from teams such as the Patriots and Seahawks - have embraced it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like it?

  • By Cameron Britton on 2019-03-08

I like it?

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-08

I can tell there is a lot of wisdom here, but I can’t repeat any of it back. I’m not sure if this material is working for me as an audio book.

Perhaps I need to change my approach to listening. Tackle just one letter a day and pay closer attention.

  • The Tao of Seneca

  • Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 1
  • Written by: Seneca presented by Tim Ferriss Audio
  • Narrated by: John A. Robinson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

The Tao of Seneca (volumes 1-3) is an introduction to Stoic philosophy through the words of Seneca. If you study Seneca, you'll be in good company. He was popular with the educated elite of the Greco-Roman Empire, but Thomas Jefferson also had Seneca on his bedside table. Thought leaders in Silicon Valley tout the benefits of Stoicism, and NFL management, coaches, and players alike - from teams such as the Patriots and Seahawks - have embraced it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily put into practice.

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-06-23

I will keep coming back to this

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-16

I listened over a couple days all the way through, but I’m glad I own this book now because I will later do as Tim suggests in the forward, put on one letter per day, probably on my morning walk with my dog :)

Great lessons in these letters that you can really let sink in and apply to your life.

  • Foundation and Empire

  • Written by: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A definite classic

  • By Douglas Robertson on 2019-04-17

Scott Brick and Isaac Asimov are a match made in heaven

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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: 2018-09-13

Scott Brick is my favourite narrator. Expressive and emotional, while remaining tasteful and understated, with tonal variations for conversing characters without overstepping into over acting.

Oh, and the book is brilliant. Can’t wait to read Book 3!

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  • The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting

  • Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection
  • Written by: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown PhD
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 140

On The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, Dr. Brené Brown invites us on a journey to transform the lives of parents and children alike. Drawing on her 12 years of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame, she presents ten guideposts to creating what she describes as "wholehearted" families where each of us can continually learn and grow as we reach our full potential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A highly worthwhile read

  • By Victoria Heaslip on 2018-02-03

Parenting gold

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-20

Great stuff here for parents!

I loved the part about the swimming coach giving the thumbs down, and the kids really earning and celebrating that thumbs up when it comes.

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  • Foundation

  • Written by: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-06-27

I’m hooked

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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: 2018-08-10

What can I even say. This is some of the best science fiction I’ve ever read/listened to. And it’s so expertly narrated by Scott Brick!

I am tempted to buy the next book in the series now instead of waiting for my next credit!

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  • Emma

  • Written by: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

First published in 1816 and generally considered Jane Austen's finest work, Emma is a humorous portrayal of a heroine whose injudicious interferences in the life of a young parlour-boarder in a neighboring village often lead to substantial mortification. Austen brings to life a myriad of engaging characters as she presents a mixture of social classes as she did in Pride and Prejudice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A favourite

  • By Heather VanMeppelen on 2019-01-30

Not for me

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-01

I’m sorry, I know Jane Austen is one of the greats, but I could even get through this book it was so boring to me.

I don’t think I’m the target audience to be fair... I’m more of a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies kind of guy. :)

Tbh I only got the audio book because it was given away during a promotion so I thought I’d give it a try.

If Jane Austen is your cup of tea, grab this book, you’ll probably love it I guess!

Me...I’m heading back to the sci-fi section ;)

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  • The Break

  • Written by: Katherena Vermette
  • Narrated by: Michaela Washburn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break - a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house - she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim - police, family, and friends - tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every Canadian must read

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-03-20

Gripping and thought provoking

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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: 2018-07-30

An incredibly gripping story, that is timely and thought provoking. The narration is excellent. Read this one.

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  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will love it

  • By Cameron Britton on 2018-07-14

You will love it

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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: 2018-07-14

Like the rest of the planet, I am a huge fan of the movie. I am now a huge fan of the book.

It is so much fun to get back into this world, and to see the similarities and differences from the film. Obviously a film must condense material, so there is a lot of new action, conversations, and depth that was just a joy to explore.

And to top it off, it makes a great audio book. The narration is excellent and it is easy to follow the story in the audio format.

Use your credit for this one, you won’t regret it!

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