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Jeanine

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  • A Chakra Meditation

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Glenn Harrold
    • Narrated By Glenn Harrold
    Overall
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    (130)

    A superb, high-quality hypnosis audio program combining skilled hypnotherapy techniques with state of the art digital recording technology. This empowering audio will help the listener feel energized and uplifted by guiding you on a powerful healing journey through the seven main energy centers of the body called the Chakras. You will hear angelic vocals and sounds tuned to the frequency of each chakra, while you visualize a healing process through each stage of the meditation.

    Andrea says: "Really good to relax and meditate!"
    "Worth listening to"
    Overall

    I'm not familiar with chakra meditation, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but this is really a good cd. I had a little trouble visualizing the colors as directed, since my own colors kept crowding in, but I kept trying. I did feel energized and balanced after. I'll keep using this cd.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sh-t My Dad Says

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Justin Halpern
    • Narrated By Sean Schemmel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2083)
    Performance
    (1129)
    Story
    (1135)

    After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.

    Michael says: "Really Funny! Should Be Up for an Audie Award"
    "Good, but..."
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    I liked the effort the author made to honor his father by publishing his sayings, and the content is often funny and pithy (if you're offended by cursing, you may want to avoid this one), but the narrator's fake gruff imitation of the father's voice grew tiresome about halfway through and eventually became so irritating to me that I stopped listening about the 3/4 mark. I haven't gone back to finish yet, because it's that type of activity you feel like you'd love to complete, but for some reason you have such an aversion to it that you can't bring yourself to engage in it again.

    While the father said things he believed or felt, he came across as a bit uncaring at times, which left me wondering about the relationship he had with the author. Perhaps the answer comes at the end of the book and that will either be discovered or will remain a mystery depending upon my motivation to finish...which currently, is very low.

    I was encouraged by the reviews of others and decided to give it a listen, but found it lacking on the narration side. Going forward, I will pay attention to my Note to Self: Reviews are just opinions and may not mesh with your own.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 101 Weird Ways to Make Money: Cricket Farming, Repossessing Cars, and Other Jobs With Big Upside and Not Much Competition

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Steve Gillman
    • Narrated By Donald Corren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
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    Using interviews with unconventional entrepreneurs, the author's own wide-ranging experience with weird jobs, and extensive research, 101 Weird Ways to Make Money reveals unusual, sometimes dirty, yet profitable jobs and businesses. Whether you're looking for a job that suits your independent spirit, or want to start a new business, this unique book shows you moneymaking options you haven't considered.

    Jeanine says: "Thought Provoking"
    "Thought Provoking"
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    If you're looking for a source of good and/or interesting ideas, this may fit the bill. The author not only gives the business idea and overview, but also provides resource listings at the end of each discussion in order for you to do more research (keep a pen and paper handy). He and his wife have tried many of these businesses and have had a measure of success, so you get a bit of comfort knowing he's coming from a place of experience, however limited.

    While some of the ventures aren't my cup of tea and, mostly likely, I'll never try them, it still sparked my imagination and based on things I'm familiar with or am currently developing, was a springboard to new and different ideas that I may not have come across without the inspirational seed. Sometimes you just need a little creative nudge and that's the real value of this audio book to me.

    It's been about a month since I've listened, so in reviewing the narrator, I can't give a truly 'fresh' view, but I had no difficulty in sitting through the reading and I don't remember any glaring pronunciations or habits that made me want to pull out my hair or my ear buds...but then, I'm the type of person who can sit through terrible narration if the material is worthwhile. Still, I hope this will serve as some sort of a guide for you if you're on the fence about getting it.

    Enjoy!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Listening Is an Act of Love

    • ABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Dave Isay
    • Narrated By Dave Isay
    Overall
    (1582)
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    Drawn from the work of StoryCorps, the largest and most ambitious private oral history project in American history, comes this tapestry of the stories Americans have been sharing from their lives to leave behind to their loved ones.

    Debra says: "Touching"
    "Touching Life Stories"
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    This is a little glimpse into the lives of others, learning a tiny bit about something very close to their hearts. I enjoyed the selection of interviews and found the time well spent and pleasurable. At times, the content was quite touching; two stories in particular touched my heart: the account from a woman whose brother had died from HIV/Aids and her last days with him, and the other was an interview conducted by a young man with the mother who had given him up for adoption.

    The concept of being interviewed and having your life story preserved for future generations at the Library of Congress is wonderful and I hope to have the opportunity to listen to more of them soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging, and Postponing, or, Getting Things Done by Putting Them Off

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By John Perry
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
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    John Perry’s insights and laugh-out-loud humor bring to mind Thurber, Wodehouse, and Harry Frankfurt’s On Bullshit. This charming and accessible audio educates, entertains, and illuminates a universal subject. Procrastinators will be relieved to learn that you can actually accomplish quite a lot while procrastinating. In fact, the book itself is the result of Perry avoiding grading papers, refereeing academic proposals, and reviewing dissertation drafts. It also has a practical side, offering up advice that listeners can put to use.

    LongerILiveLessIKnow says: "Great read for a time-management nerd like me."
    "So Enjoyable!"
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    I loved this audiobook. The information presented is humorous, but practical. I loved the personal stories as they served to remind me, 'Hey! I'm not THAT bad!'. Even while dealing with procrastination in a funny way, Mr. Perry still managed to help you see how you can move your projects along and that you still might be doing productive things...maybe just not THE thing you need to do. It's a nice way to make you feel good about yourself when you're beating yourself up for not being as busy as you'd like to be.

    The narrator did a great job and it was a pleasure to listen to him.

    I will look for other works from both author and narrator.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Chris Anderson
    • Narrated By Chris Anderson
    Overall
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    The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that, in many instances, businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them.

    Christopher says: "A fascinating listen"
    "Changed My Thinking About "Free"..."
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    I enjoyed the marketing history on the concept of 'free'. The author shared more information on this topic than I would have imagined and it was all thought provoking. If you're an entrepreneur, you should give this book a listen. You may rethink the way you decide to promote your products / services. The content was great and I appreciate the author's narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Entertaining, but not captivating"
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    I read the book before it became a movie (which I won't bother to see) and enjoyed it, for the most part. I was not bowled over by it, but it kept me entertained for awhile. Entertained, but not immersed. If I'd been interrupted halfway through it and couldn't get back to it, my heart wouldn't have been broken nor would I have wondered what happened to the characters. I probably would not buy this author's books again; not because of her abilities, but because I'm not really a fiction lover. It's a rare writer who can pull me in, make me want to stay with them until the book has ended, and leaving me wanting more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated By Leonard Mlodinow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (154)
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    Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates, misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions, and misremember important events.

    Jeanine says: "All Around Good Book"
    "All Around Good Book"
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    This is such an enjoyable listen, I highly recommend it. Leonard Mlodinow is a great writer and narrator. He used so many good examples I was captivated throughout. I listened to it at work while I was doing tedious tasks and it carried me through easily. If you want to understand why you do certain things, this book will help you. I'm looking forward to listening to more books by this author.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Creating Inner Peace & Calm

    • ORIGINAL (56 mins)
    • By Glenn Harrold
    • Narrated By Glenn Harrold
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    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. This recording guides the listener into a very deep peaceful inner state using a combination of imagery, lush digital sound effects, and hypnotic suggestion. For relaxation, well-being and self healing.

    Catherine says: "Brain Massage for the Strung Out"
    "Calms the Inner Turmoil/Negativity"
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    I own several Glenn Harrold audios and I've listened to all of them for different reasons. Many I continue to go back to when the need arises (too bad these don't bring about a 'permanent fix'). This one, Creating Inner Peace and Calm, is one that I still listen to rather frequently, as it just makes me feel good. For a time, I was in so much turmoil, I listened every night as I was going to sleep. I didn't know for sure if it would work, but I didn't have too many doubts, as I was already familiar with Mr. Harrold's work and had had success with other audio books from him.

    When your brain won't shut off, when you feel all confused or negative and you don't know which direction to turn, when your brain keeps running that negative self-talk, listen to this audio book. It truly calms me down and afterward, I can run for a full day feeling calm and peaceful. On weekends, if my mind won't let me rest, I just take a little relaxing time and listen to this one. I feel like I'm able to re-balance or refocus in a positive way.

    I'm a fan of Glenn Harrold and I'll continue to buy his books. High marks for this one!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3600)
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    For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

    Matthew says: "Darn funny if you're open to the idea."
    "Excellent!"
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    Kudos to Mary Roach for handling such a delicate topic in a respectful and serious, yet humorous manner!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The content is matter-of-fact, but humorous at times, as others have stated. If you allow yourself, you will learn a lot about what really does happen when a person donates their body to science. I was surprised at a few of the uses, but not horrified or upset. While I am not opposed to donating my body, I have never thought much about it...except when I renew my driver's license and have to make a decision to check the donation box or not. I will be giving it serious thought going forward.

    If not for this book, I would never have thought about the people who donated their bodies. They truly were exceptional individuals and deserve so much credit and honor for giving others the opportunity to live. Without them and the research that was conducted through them, we may not have had the changes in seat belt laws and usage that has saved so many lives (just one of many examples).

    I liked the narrator, Shelley Frasier. She sounds like the woman who was the voice behind Daria, the cartoon spinoff of Beavis and Butthead. I'll look for more of her work.

    Give this book a listen. I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Eli Pariser
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
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    Story
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    In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for each user. Instead of giving you the most broadly popular result, Google now tries to predict what you are most likely to click on. According to MoveOn.org board president Eli Pariser, Google's change in policy is symptomatic of the most significant shift to take place on the Web in recent years: the rise of personalization.

    Brian Esserlieu says: "Now in the top 3 best books I've ever read"
    "If you're concerned about your privacy..."
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    you need to read or listen to this book. No matter your political persuasion (Eli Parser is associated with MoveOn), you owe it to yourself to find out what the internet (and the large information gatherers) are hiding from you and how you can protect yourself. The concept of personalizing our information and eventually using it to control the behavior of people without their knowledge is very frightening. To think that companies and governments will NOT use it to their advantage is extremely naive. To deny the possibility is to bury your head in the sand. The technology is out there already...this is not science fiction...and it's not going away unless we all take action to protect the little privacy that we still have.

    The content of this book is spot on and the reader does an excellent job with the material. I'm giving it the highest ratings and I'll not only recommend to my friends and acquaintances, I'll give copies every chance I get.

    Good job, Eli and Kirby! Good job Audible for making it available!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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