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I am a twenty-something Californian who works in the field of human services, particularly empowering youth who are blind and visually impaired to find their way on their path to adulthood.


  • Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You're Going Through

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Iyanla Vanzant
    • Narrated By Iyanla Vanzant

    Best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant recounts the last decade of her life and the spiritual lessons learned—from the price of success during her meteoric rise as a TV celebrity on Oprah, the Iyanla TV show (produced by Barbara Walters), to the dissolution of her marriage and her daughter’s 15 months of illness and death on Christmas day. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Iyanla shares why everything we need to learn is reflected in our relationships and explains the strength and wisdom she has gained by supporting others.

    Theresa says: "Iyanla is Inspirational! A GREAT LISTEN!!!"
    "Iyanla is Inspirational! A GREAT LISTEN!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Peace from Broken Pieces to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version.

    What did you like best about this story?

    I LOVED Iyanla's narration, which is full of liveliness and passion. You can hear who she really is and all the emotions she went through. This makes the audiobook SO special!!! I have tried to listen to many other books only to be disappointed by the boring, robotic narrators. This was done by Iyanla herself and it made it so enjoyable to listen to.

    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely HATE when good books are ruined in audio version because of boring, snoring, robotic, unhuman sounding narrators. This book definitely is one I did not want to end!!! Iyanla's voice is hypnotic, full of character and charisma. Not a disappointment!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated By Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell

    Out of nowhere, like a fresh breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice on what to believe, comes Byron Katie and what she calls "The Work". In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now, in Loving What Is, you can discover the same freedom through The Work.

    Dirty Jerry says: "True Confessions of a Guru Junkie"
    "I will listen to this over and over again..."

    ... And still gain new insight every time! I love this book! This gives me new insight and clarity that I have not gained before.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Surrendered Wife

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By Laura Doyle
    • Narrated By Laura Doyle

    Like millions of women, Laura Doyle wanted her marriage to be better. But when she tried to get her husband to be more romantic, helpful, and ambitious, he withdrew - and she was lonely and exhausted from controlling everything. Desperate to be in love with her man again, she decided to stop telling him what to do and how to do it. When Doyle surrendered control, something magical happened...

    Dorothy says: "Great Information"
    Where does The Surrendered Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top of my list, although FYI it is rather short. I wish it wasn't abridged.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Surrendered Wife?

    I have had many

    What did you learn from The Surrendered Wife that you would use in your daily life?

    EVERYTHING. And it's worked wonders.

    Any additional comments?

    I first read this book in the paperback version, then bought the audiobook during a sale.

    I LOVE LAURA DOYLE's narration!!!! I wish all narrators could sound as interesting as she is! It was so easy to listen to and understand, because she speaks as if she's standing right in front of you, engaging in a conversation with you!

    5 stars for performance! I love when listening to an audiobook is captivating and this definitely was!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey

    Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant.

    Scott says: "A true guide for life"
    "Interesting material, but hard to listen to."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed Stephen Covey's theories and techniques on living a great life. However, I found it tough to listen to him and keep up with all the ideas because they are at times complex.

    I believe this book to be much more enjoyable in text, where you can go back and re-read sections you need to understand more and use them as a reference. It is very difficult to refer back to a specific section when you're listening.

    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Mr. Covey's narration was nice, but could have been a bit more interesting or passionate. His ideas are amazing, so I wish the narration would've matched that. It's very hard to listen to words that feel

    Did The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People inspire you to do anything?

    No. Sometimes it inspired me to turn it off because it became a little to monotonous for audio listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steering by Starlight: Find Your Right Life, No Matter What

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Martha Beck
    • Narrated By Martha Beck

    Described as one of the best-known life coaches in America, in media such as Psychology Today, O columnist Martha Beck has demonstrated a rare gift for helping people who have gone off course to find their way back to authentic, rewarding lives. Now, in Steering by Starlight, Dr. Beck describes the step-by-step process she uses with her private clients to help them find their way back to their "homing instincts" - their true destinies.

    Ashraf says: "This book is life-changing!"
    "Martha Beck is one of THE BEST."
    Where does Steering by Starlight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Second to Iyanla Vanzant's Peace from Broken Pieces.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I LOVE Martha Beck, she is witty and funny! I DISLIKED THE BORING NARRATOR who spoke the headlines of each section of the book. I would scream out

    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy Martha's take on life, and the way she presents the material. She makes it understandable and interesting to listen to, which relatable examples for everything she talks about. I've been reading her articles on Oprah's site for a while now and am so happy to have listened to this book.

    I would recommend it to anyone who wants to live their best life!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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