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Hope

I love learning about new things, theories and history by way of audible. I like reading actual books for fiction :)

Rockingham DC, Australia

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  • 9 reviews
  • 34 ratings
  • 72 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2014
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  • Ghost Soldiers

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Hampton Sides
    • Narrated By James Naughton
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    At once a gripping depiction of men at war and a compelling story of redemption, Ghost Soldiers joins such landmark works as Flags of Our Fathers and The Greatest Generation Speaks in preserving the legacy of World War II for future generations.

    Jesse says: "Beautifully written"
    "Great book"
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    This is one of the first books I listened to on Audio that wasn't a personal development book.I've read a number of other military books, wasn't sure how I'd go listening to one, but it was pretty good... brilliantly written / narrated, the author gives you every detail of what it is like to be a POW for so many years... it's sad and horrific in so many ways, but it's a part of history we all should know about.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Eating Animals

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jonathan Safran Foer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    A powerful and though-provoking exposé on the meat-eating industry and its emotional and environmental affects. A riveting exposé which presents the gut-wrenching truth about the price paid by the environment, the government, the Third World and the animals themselves in order to put meat on our tables more quickly and conveniently than ever before.

    Hope says: "I will never look at a steak the same way again"
    "I will never look at a steak the same way again"
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    I love my 2 cats and my dog and all other animals and care for them like they are my kids. I buy cage free eggs and organic chicken. Like I was doing my bit.

    This book brought me to tears on 3 occasions. It made me ask myself why I'd been so ignorant for so long.

    Eating Animals looks at a number of different perspectives around eating animals, in particular factory farming of Turkeys, Chickens, Pigs and Cattle. I actually had no idea about where my juicy steak or roast pork came from, or at what cost to the animal (besides it's life). Now I know about this information.... My eating habits will never be the same.

    In addition to this I also read The China Study (also on audible) which is a book on the statistical findings of several research studies that indicates that animal protein is harmful for us (heart disease, cancer, diabetes). That book as well as Eating Animals also discusses in brief how governments are lobbied by corporate food companies to tell consumers what is good for us and what isn't.

    I will say this book is quite long and there are a couple of a occasions where it repeats stuff... but overall it is well written and set out and I know I will live a better healthier life now having read it.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fight Back and Win: My 30-Year Fight Against Injustice and How You Can Win Your Own Battles

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Gloria Allred
    • Narrated By Gloria Allred
    Overall
    (7)
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    (1)
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    Fearless lawyer, feminist, activist, television and radio commentator, warrior, advocate, and winner, Gloria Allred is all of these things and more. Voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America, and described by Time as "one of the nation's most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes", Allred has devoted her career to fighting for civil rights across boundaries of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, and social class.

    Hope says: "Amazing book, amazing woman."
    "Amazing book, amazing woman."
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    Where does Fight Back and Win rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 5, it's one of few 6-7 hours books that I listened to non stop until I finished it.


    What other book might you compare Fight Back and Win to and why?

    Lisa Bloom's 'Think' ... Lisa is Gloria Allred's daughter and that is what lead me to her book, they are very similar in their attitude, outlook and ways of thinking about things. They also have a very similar sense of humour. Both great books for women, or men for that matter.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I laughed every time she impersonated most of the men mentioned in the book!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely


    Any additional comments?

    A must read/ listen for any woman, this lady and her willingness to fight unfairness, even if there is a possibility of losing should be an inspiration to all women. It is to me anyway. If you don't take on what challenges you, you allow it to defeat you anyway.

    Enjoy, she's sharp as a tac and a crack up too :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Five Love Languages for Singles

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Gary Chapman
    • Narrated By Gary Chapman
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (153)

    Dr. Gary Chapman believes you have a God-given yearning for complete and unconditional love. But you'll never be able to express it, or receive it, until you learn to speak the right "love" language. The Five Love Languages for Singles reveals how different personalities express love in different ways.

    Rachelle says: "The best book on how to love!"
    "Everyone should read this book!"
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    Basically a book about the different ways individuals show and receive (feel) love and appreciation. Glad I got the singles ones, it talks about how to get more out of your family, friends, housemates, work colleagues etc... and a definite must read for anyone in a relationship or marriage.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ask and It Is Given, Volume 1: The Law of Attraction

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks
    • Narrated By Jerry Hicks
    Overall
    (653)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (185)

    Ask and It Is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, which presents the teachings of the nonphysical entity Abraham, will help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you�re living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve.

    James says: "Important Stuff"
    "It makes sense if you can get past the hocus pocus"
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    I originally bought this book some time ago but didn't get that far into it before the author lost credibility with me. The challenge I faced with it, was that the intro is Esther Hicks explanation as to how she came up with all of this: She's channeling a being called "Abraham" ...

    For me personally.... I like theories, and that is what the law of attraction is, a theory... that are based on research, studies, naturalistic observation.. life experience (which ok, it does mention in the book), or whatever... but I just need more down to earth stuff to back this up - which is available in other books and dvd's. Whereas this really is just, Abraham says this... so this is so...

    HOWEVER....

    Take away that hocus pocus and it does make sense. For example.... I don't believe in god/ jesus (and the story behind it) But when you look at the ten commandments, they are all very good principals to live by for a variety of reasons, not just because God said so.

    The narration in this book by Jerry is quick, it's as though he doesn't stop for punctuation.

    If you can get past that, and just take in what they say about the law of attraction, I think everyone would benefit... If you're still rattled by the whole channeling of Abraham thing, look for other books on the Law of Attraction to compliment this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Affirmations for Living an Empowered Life

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Denise Lynch
    • Narrated By Denise Lynch
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (9)

    These affirmations are designed to infuse your conscious and subconscious mind with positive new intentions, concepts and perspectives about your life and the world around you. Let it play in the background of your everyday activities such as driving, working and exercising. Increase your self esteem and enthusiasm for life and open to new possibilities.

    Raye says: "Full of Affirmations"
    "Uplifting"
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    It's really easy to listen to, really flowing, great messages. I've been trying to learn how to meditate (and feel good from it) and struggling. I bought this audible too kind of as an alternative. I feel great after listening to it especially if I listen to it while walking. Tomorrow, I think I'll try meditating after listening to this on my walk :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Illuminate: Harnessing the Positive Power of Negative Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By David M. Corbin
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    Illuminate argues that we can't create positive work environments without accepting the existence of the negative. Though "positive thinking" has its place in the work world, we can't ignore the negative, whether it be in the form of challenges, problems, limitations, or other negative business realities. In order to foster healthy, functional business, we have to create a culture that allows for open expression and the sharing of ideas-especially when those ideas are negative in nature.

    Hope says: "It makes sense"
    "It makes sense"
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    I've been getting into all this stuff since a friend introduced me to the secret years ago. I liked the concept, but I wasn't sold, it was all a bit 'hocus pocus' to me. I then did more research on the law of attraction and the power of positive thinking and it started to make logical sense....

    When I read the title of this book I was more curious than anything. However, the books message is right.... You can't just think positively about everything and when bad things happen go 'nevermind, something good will come out of it' .... It shows you that you can't ingnore your problems, in fact you should look at them more closely and do something about them.....

    It reminds me of the saying 'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting different results'

    Earlier in the year I wrote down the top 5 things that cause me the biggest amount of stress in my business and my life - and focused on what to do about it..... The result was basically creating a much more positive and stable working environment and personal life.

    Listening this book made me know I am on the right track....

    The story that is told makes you understand it pretty good too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Now

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3501)
    Performance
    (1496)
    Story
    (1468)

    To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

    Kosmas says: "I'm so glad I got this book!"
    "Narration is creepy!"
    Overall

    My friend recommended this book to me, raved about it.... and given all the changes (for the good) he's made in his life, I figure I would download it. Problem was, the voice reading the book gave me the creeps, seriously I tried a few times to listen to it on a number of occasions to see if the narration either got better or didn't creep me out so much, but it didn't. My friend read the book, not listened to it on audio. I've listened to a few audio books now and this is the only one I couldn't listen to because of that reason. Sorry, I'm sure the message is probably really good!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Emerson Eggerichs
    • Narrated By Emerson Eggerichs
    Overall
    (601)
    Performance
    (396)
    Story
    (405)

    Successful couples know that harmony and happiness in marriage are not achieved by love alone. There is the other side of the Ephesians 5:33 equation - respect. Yes, a wife needs love. But a husband needs respect. Based on extensive biblical and scientific research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reveals the secret to couples meeting each other's deepest needs: Without love she reacts without respect, and without respect he reacts without love and a destructive, vicious cycle begins.

    Bogdel says: "Very Good!"
    "It's.... ok."
    Overall

    I liked parts of this book and believe parts of this book. But it's very biblical based and the principals are this: The husband must always show love to the wife (regardless of if he feels it at the time) and the wife must always show respect (wether she feels it at the time or not). It pretty much goes on and on about this, but doesn't really educate on how to show love or respect if that is not what you are feeling..... Eg. If the wife feels strongly that the husband is about to make a bad decision, she must respect this and keep quiet, again and again.... and vice versa... PLUS... when it talks about who should start showing love or respect first, he suggests it should be the woman whom should always show respect first, claiming the husband will come around...... I am a female and I don't feel like I need have love expressed to me all the time - definitely want to be respected... and guess I'm much more of a details person and this book more goes on about just those two principals..... Hope that helps.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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