We all go buzzing around our daily routines not giving a thought (no pun intended) about how the busy brain affects our bodies and our day to day living. This book presented complex issues clearly along with methods and simple techniques to assist with quieting overactivity between the ears and methods for improving perception performance. Good read, and well worth the time spent listening.
If you have no problem listening to a professor whose delivery is more pedantic than spontaneous, this is a fair medium to learn from. Otherwise, I'd recommend that it be read from a book. Tweezing out the jewels while listening to someone speak in the fashion Tim Conway used to drive his audience nuts by doing his slow talk routine is a tough job. I did manage to finish the course but I had to deliberately choose when to listen such as days I was particularly patient. As mentioned in the title, the suggestions are good. Getting to them is not.
For those who have been reading Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series and following Jane's/Beast's growing pains, this book is the icing on the series cake. All the substance from the prior stories evolve exponentially in this book, taking readers through all the strong emotions, rage, dispair, righteous anger and of course, love.
Jane's best friend's husband, Evan, starts this book by literally blowing into town, and knocking down Jane's front door to demand she send his wife (Molly) out. Trouble is, Jane hasn't seen her friend and the entire series of adventures begins with the new Yellowrock Securities taking on the task of finding Molly.
The book is rich in developing existing characters into more realistic dimensions and in bringing the reader face-to-face with ethical choices, challenging physical limits and literally finding out who Jane's real friends are.
Faith has successfully woven several plot lines coming from the outside toward a central cause with such artistry that the reader is literally stunned from the exciting story telling when the conclusion drops into place. For the newbies to this series, the Jane Yellowrock World Companion might be a good "add on" to this book, but get this one first, you won't regret it.
Khristine Hvam IS Jane Yellowrock, and does a perfect job of rendering the character in all her moods. Enjoy this audiobook!
Cat o' Nine Tales, is a delightful mix of previously published favorite short stories about Jane Yellowrock, many through the eyes of her friends and adversaries, and two new novellas wading into adventures connected with her weir-tainted love interest and his extended family.
For die-hard Jane Yellowrock readers who've read everything in print they could find, the new stories included in this collection will absolutely titillate, as they divulge more information about Rick LaFleur, and introduce a whole new group of characters to the Yellowrock saga with adventure to spare!
Faith Hunter continues to showcase her mastery of urban fantasy short story thrillers in this excellent collection, and I highly recommend the read.
Aha! That's why!
Khristine's rendition of the characters simply "make" them. She's a consumate artist with her reading. And, need I add, she is positively Jane personified.
Well, not laugh or cry, but definitely inspired admiration for Jane's strength and character.
This is an excellent way to get a first impression of Jane Yellowrock in action. Her abilities make her regular readers green with envy!
Yes, Natalie Gold reads the characters so well. She brings them to life.
Thorn St. Croix as a Neomage, trying to make a living among people who would kill her just for being able to work the elements around her.
I liked Natalie's "voice" for Thorn's character and the life she breathes into the other characters.
Yes, and it was almost that...
Read all three of these books beginning with Blood Ring. Natalie does all three in the series...
Absolutely! While Patricia Briggs is best known for her Mercy Thompson and Wolf Pack stories, this first of a two book story was a truly surprisingly entertaining departure from her usual subjects.
The dragon boy...because he was so wise.
Joe brings personality to the characters that might not convey through just reading the book.
Can't think of one.
Just that I highly recommned the two books and wished she'd write more on this story line.
For sheer '40s style entertainment, right up there with Heinlein.
The entire ambiance and style it was written in, and read perfectly.
The lead character...
Definitel made me laugh...lots of humanity in the story.
Highly recommended for an easy romp through a good sci-fi story.
It opened up the world to some of the oddest self-perception dysfunctions known to medical practice. Hard to believe the mind tries so hard to work around some truly enormous deficits in order to function.
The fellow who truly mistook his wife for a hat.
Yes, and almost was.
This book gained a new fan of Oliver Sacks stories. Elegantly read, and consumately written.
The story was about as dry as an old saltine cracker. It went around and around in circles getting nowhere. By half way through the story I finally gave up. Poorly written, poorly read. Too bad, the concept was a good one.
Delivery could have been done with more verbal alacrity and interest, but there was only so much they could do with a poorly written book,
Boredom. A "Come ON, get ON with it will you?" "Where's this story going?"
Power, loyalty, honesty.
J.R. Ward's writing style. She never gives in to the easy answers and is straight forward in her writing. Powerful ideas elegantly expressed. I also like the odd phrases she makes up to describe actions in progress.
I'm not sure Jim was comfortable with the reading in this story...paused where there were none and had unique twists of phrase but his timber and voice were good.
Hold on to your undies ladies...if you wear 'em!
Lover at last is a worthy addition to the black dagger brotherhood series and brings the story full circle about a plot issue that developed in the very beginning of the series. It's a satisfying read.
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