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Laurie R. Sanders

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  • Morning Light

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Catherine Anderson
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (75)

    In this heart-pounding New York Times best-seller by RITA Award finalist Romantic Times Career Achievement Award winner Catherine Anderson, a seasoned horseman and a tenderfoot guide face long odds to rescue an eight-year-old from the Oregon wilderness.

    Laurie R. Sanders says: "Too Preachy For Me"
    "Too Preachy For Me"
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    What did you like best about Morning Light? What did you like least?

    I typically enjoy stories with characters with psychic abilities, and this book was not an exception in that respect. I enjoyed the realistic treatment of Loni MacEwen's psychic abilities...not so much as a gift...but as a curse that she couldn't control...which kept messing up her life. That part of the story was good. I enjoyed the hero who was a good match for her on many levels.

    What I didn't like was the preachy nature. The author seemed to hit quite hard on how wrong premarital sex is...right before her characters engaged. The preachy nature overwhelmed a lot of other things that I liked and made what might have otherwise been a 4 or 5 star read only an average one.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I liked the ending. It was satisfying on all levels.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Gibson – was your favorite?

    I liked her performance of Clint - the hero.


    Did Morning Light inspire you to do anything?

    LOL - certainly NOT to remain abstinent till marriage. :)


    Any additional comments?

    Catherine Anderson is one of my favorite authors. I buy and read most of what she writes - though she is one of the authors that I tend to read sparingly because I don't ever want to be without one of her books to read. Though this wasn't my favorite it was a good read on a lot of levels and would have been a good read if she'd left out the heavy handed approach to premarital sex...particularly since her characters engaged.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Create Unlimited Financial Abundance for Yourself

    • ORIGINAL (57 mins)
    • By Glenn Harrold
    • Narrated By Glenn Harrold
    Overall
    (282)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (126)

    This superb high quality hypnotherapy program by the UK's best-selling hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold, combines powerful clinical hypnotherapy techniques with state of the art digital recording technology.

    Richard says: "Great Discovery"
    "My Favorite Hypnosis Tape For Abundance"
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    If you could sum up Create Unlimited Financial Abundance for Yourself in three words, what would they be?

    My very favorite!

    This is the hypnosis audio that I reach for any time I feel financial stress. Not only does it help me to reduce my financial stress it makes me feel confident financially.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Getting the Hell Out of the Way and Letting the Universe Do Its Job: The Art of Detachment and Allowing: Making Sense of the Law of Attraction Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (58 mins)
    • By Kelli Cooper
    • Narrated By Catherine Doersch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    Detachment and allowing are crucial for receiving what we want with greater ease but can be a real b*tch to apply in practice. We just want what we want oh, so badly. We are so used to trying to control everything, developing that trust is a process. Your mind will freak out in various ways. This book will help you understand the importance of detachment and allowing and how to go about doing that in your everyday life, so you can start being bombarded with awesomeness at every turn!

    Lydia says: "wish it was longer.."
    "Good Insight"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book. I have recommended it to friends. The book offers quite a bit of insight on the topic of getting out of the way and letting the universe do its job--not micro-managing the universe in an attempt to manifest what we want.


    What about Catherine Doersch’s performance did you like?

    I liked Catherine's voice which is kind of soft and rounded as opposed to having a sharper edge.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Set your intentions and let the universe do its thing...don't concern yourself with HOW it will do its thing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 5 Misconceptions about Law of Attraction: Making Sense of the Law of Attraction Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By Kelli Cooper
    • Narrated By Diane Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    This is the first installment of the Making Sense of the Law of Attraction series written by law of attraction coach Kelli Cooper. She wants to provide a deeper understanding of this much misunderstood universal law and help you unleash the powerful creator within. The concept is simple, but applying it in life...not so much, as many people come to discover.

    Saan Ntigyabaah says: "Helpful"
    "Nothing Really New"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    There was nothing really new--though maybe that's more a function of the fact I've read a lot of Law of Attraction books.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I've read other books by Kelli Cooper which seemed to delve deeper and leave me with bigger takeaways. This one seems more shallow...not as deep. When I buy this type of book I am looking for a takeaway that is new/different something that I've not thought of or perhaps not thought of in the same way.

    I suppose after one has read a few Law of Attraction texts there is not a lot that is totally new...but there are different ways of looking at the parts of attraction...different ways of looking at the parts we flub up...and that is what I was looking for in this book. Sadly, I didn't find it in this book...but did find it in a couple of earlier books by Kelli Cooper.


    Was 5 Misconceptions about Law of Attraction worth the listening time?

    It would be a great book for someone new to Law of Attraction. Not as useful to people who have been practicing it for a while.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lowdown on Limiting Beliefs and How to Pulverize Those Little Bastards: Making Sense of the Law of Attraction Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Kelli Cooper
    • Narrated By Diane Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    This is book four in the Making Sense of the Law of Attraction series by LOA coach Kelli Cooper. Harnessing the power of the law of attraction is, at the core, about shifting the crappy beliefs keeping you stuck and adopting the ones that will make you all sorts of awesome. But how do you do that exactly? Where did your current beliefs come from? It seems like it should be easy, but it can be hard, and your "stuff" still isn't here. This book will clear up the confusion and provide actionable tips.

    Laurie R. Sanders says: "Not My Favorite - Could Do Without The Potty Mouth"
    "Not My Favorite - Could Do Without The Potty Mouth"
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    What did you like best about The Lowdown on Limiting Beliefs and How to Pulverize Those Little Bastards? What did you like least?

    The information that was included is good...useful...though not really new to anyone who has studied Law of Attraction.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was fine...though the narrator's voice for this book was a little sharper edged than I remember from previous books by Kelli Cooper. I could have done without the potty mouth. It sort of seems like the author is following the You're A Badass type approach but I liked her two previous books which didn't include the naughty words much better.


    Do you think The Lowdown on Limiting Beliefs and How to Pulverize Those Little Bastards needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I like Kelli's books which each take one facet of the Law of Attraction and go into it in detail. There are a couple of others that I like much better.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Laura Markham
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (875)
    Performance
    (732)
    Story
    (720)

    Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham's approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don't need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe - or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions - and get them in check - so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication.

    JC says: "Hands Down, Best Parenting Book I've Ever Read"
    "Similar To No Drama Discipline"
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    Where does Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids is similar in content to No Drama Discipline, which I read right before reading Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids. While I enjoyed this book the author seems to have a strong belief that connection and empathy is the only way to discipline and in fact that things like time out have no role and should be taken out of the parenting toolbox completely. While I believe that empathy and connection is a great first step and I've seen first hand that further discipline is often not necessary I would not go so far as to say that there is never a role for time out.


    What about Xe Sands’s performance did you like?

    She has a chipper, happy voice that seems to lend excitement to the reading of this book and this topic.


    What did you learn from Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids that you would use in your daily life?

    From both this book and No Drama Discipline I have learned the value of connecting and empathizing as a first step in discipline/redirection. I've used it a lot with my great niece and great nephews and have found it works well. There is a lot of information in both books which deals with how the experiences (discipline and otherwise) that we give our kids impacts the way that their brains develop and the strengths that they develop. It's a really good book. I recommend it...though the strong push that connection and empathy is the only approach which would ever work and that a more firm boundary like time out would never be needed did bother me and does account for the four rather than five star review. It's still definitely worth reading.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • 639hz Solfeggio Meditation: Creating Emotional Stability and Harmonising Relationships

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 21 mins)
    • By Harrold Glenn FBSCH Dip C.H., Ali Calderwood (music)
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (122)

    Create emotional stability and harmonious relationships. This is one of a series of six meditation recordings by Glenn Harrold and Ali Calderwood, which are based upon the ancient solfeggio musical scale. Each note in this scale has specific healing properties and this recording uses the fourth note, which resonates to a frequency of 639hz. This frequency works on connecting and harmonising relationships and deals with our perceptions of love.

    Karen says: "Great meditation, very calming"
    "One Of My Favorites"
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    Though we own all of Glenn's solfeggio meditation audios we most frequently listen to this one and the blue one.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Justice for Mackenzie: Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Susan Stoker
    • Narrated By Erin Mallon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (421)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (375)

    Daxton Chambers loved being a part of the oldest and most distinguished law enforcement agency in the state of Texas: the Texas Rangers. But the person who was burying women alive in his city of San Antonio was always two steps ahead of him...and he hated it.

    Amazon CustomerBeliever says: "Enjoyed it"
    "Good, Solid Read - Perfect For Keeping You Company"
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    Mackenzie Morgan is generally uncomfortable in her own skin because she is a bit too curvy, a bit clumsy, talks too much when she is nervous, and according to her family is way too picky when it comes to dealing with men. She meets Daxton Chambers at a fundraising function for the non-profit where she works. Though they are attracted to each other they don’t exchange phone numbers at the event…something Daxton regrets.

    Daxton gets a second chance and the two connect, building a romance that given Mackenzie’s history with men and her own issues around self-esteem doesn’t seem to suffer many internal relationship conflicts. Most of the conflict in this story comes from the outside in the form of a case that Daxton is working on.

    A serial killer has been kidnapping women and killing them by burying them underground. He’s been taunting law enforcement with letters and phone calls telling them where to find the latest victims. When Dax and Mack develop a relationship the serial killer becomes focused on Mack.

    Many of the conflicts in this story relate to the danger Mack is in and catching the serial killer. The romance seems a bit shallow and underdeveloped—especially in terms of relationship conflicts between Mack and Dax.

    That said, I enjoyed this story. It was a good, solid read.

    Among the things I enjoyed were Mack’s tendency to run off at the mouth when she’s nervous, Dax’s ability to take things in stride, accept them as they are, and accept Mack exactly as she is. I liked the fact that Dax actually values things Mack’s past boyfriends have seen as shortcomings.

    I enjoyed the suspense elements of this story which kept me turning pages in order to find out who the killer was. There were elements of the suspense that I didn’t see coming and I always like it when there are unexpected and yet well founded surprises.

    A bit more internal conflict in terms of the romantic relationship between Dax and Mack would have strengthened this story. It seems in a sense that the author set up these complex characters with their own internal issues and yet these internal issues didn’t really cause any major issues within the development of the romantic relationship. The hero and heroine met and fell in love a little too smoothly for my taste. The focus of this story is much more on the suspense than on the developing love story between the characters. The love story is there…but it occurs pretty much on the surface. Basically it could be summed up as boy and girl meet, boy and girl are attracted, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl are tested by outside forces.

    I listened to this book in audio format and found the narrator’s voice for Dax’s character to be a bit distracting. Another reviewer on the Audible site said that the narrator made Dax sound like a country bumpkin and though I struggled to find a better way to word it, I find that description sums it up well.

    All said and done, I enjoyed this book in a kind of average way. Based on this book I won’t specifically seek out books by Susan Stoker, or books narrated by Erin Mallon, but I won’t run from them either. This was an enjoyable read…perfect for keeping me company while quilting/cleaning/driving.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 741hz Solfeggio Meditation: Express Yourself Freely and Communicate Effectively

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By Harrold Glenn FBSCH Dip C.H., Calderwood Ali
    • Narrated By Harrold Glenn FBSCH Dip C.H.
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (133)

    This is one of a series of meditation recordings by Glenn Harrold and Ali Calderwood, which are based upon the ancient solfeggio musical scale. Each note in this scale has specific healing properties, and this recording resonates to a frequency of 741hz which is associated with the colour blue and the element of ether. Glenn Harrold’s acclaimed vocal delivery and guided meditation combined with Ali Calderwood’s deep and moving soundscapes tuned to 741hz combine to create an amazingly powerful meditation recording

    Karen says: "If you enjoy guided meditations, you'll enjoy this"
    "One of our favorites"
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    This is one of our favorites. Combines beautiful music, Glen's soothing voice, and great affirmations. We have LOTS of audios in this genre but only a few we return to again and again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • This Man: This Man Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    Overall
    (1711)
    Performance
    (1572)
    Story
    (1575)

    Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward - a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.

    Jordy ♡♡♡♡ says: "4.5 CRAZY, POSSESSIVE, "WATCH YOUR MOUTH" STARS."
    "Didn't Care For This Hero -- AT ALL"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Judging from the reviews there are a lot of people who enjoyed this book. For me the hero did too many things that seemed straight out of books about what abusers do. There is a very fine line between a hero persuing a heroine who might not be ready for a relationship or who might be afraid of a relationship with him...or afraid of the chemistry with him but this hero seemed to cross that line not once--but again and again and again.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    My next listen will be Humbled by Renee Rose


    Did Edita Brychta do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    She did an okay job differentiating the characters. I expect it would have been a stronger performance had the story had more to offer. The heroine seemed a bit dim in not being able to say no and mean no and call the police if the hero didn't leave her alone. The hero had the problems mentioned above.


    What character would you cut from This Man?

    I'd suggest reworking the story. There are some stories that really need the hero's point of view...and this seems like one that really did. If some of the story had been told from the hero's point of view then the reader would have had more of a sense of his thought processes and motivations for continuing to pursue the heroine after she said no, not once but two, three, four, five times. Depending upon how this was handled, it could have softened some of the creepy stalkerish vibes coming off the hero.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude: How to Find, Build and Keep a YES! Attitude

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Gitomer
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Gitomer
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (125)

    Every business winner has one thing in common: a YES! Attitude that's powerful enough to help them achieve the impossible! You say you weren't born with a YES! Attitude? No problem! Jeffrey Gitomer will give you all the tools you need to build one. As the world's Number 1 expert in selling, Gitomer knows more about attitude than anyone. Now he's brought those lessons together in a book you can read in one sitting - a book that'll change your life!

    Scott says: "Got me back on track!"
    "Bought This With Great Expectation - Didn't Finish"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I purchased this book with great expectations, hoping to like it. I was basically highly disappointed. This was a didn't finish for me.

    More fresh information - within the text of THIS book rather than freebies on the author's website and advertisements for his other books.


    What could Jeffrey Gitomer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It may just be that this author is not a match for me. I just didn't care for the book. I'd hoped for something new in the world of positivity, positive attitude, etc. I didn't find that in this book.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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