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GIF

Brooklyn, NY | Member Since 2012

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  • 13-Steps to Radical Forgiveness

    • UNABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By Colin C Tipping
    • Narrated By Karen Taylor-Good, Debbie Lee
    Overall
    (27)
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    (13)
    Story
    (11)

    The 13 Steps CD is not only powerful but quick and easy to do. It is a process that has to be listened to rather than read, which is why it is not in the book but sold as a companion CD to the book. Listen and respond to the 13 questions and save yourself a trip to victimland. Ideal to keep in the car for emotional emergencies! To be used as an add-on to Radical Forgiveness:Making Room for the Miracle.

    Philip says: "Wow! It worked for me"
    "meehh"
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    this is a supplement to the book and is really not worth it... too many lame songs and chatter, and only one chapter that is really of substance and is useful which is also a chapter in the full book, verbatim, which is the 13 steps process (about 10 mins of the recording)... so, unless u want those songs, there is no point in getting this book... it adds nothing and the process is too barebone... I recommend the full book and skipping on this one...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Ariel Levy
    • Narrated By Ariel Levy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (573)
    Performance
    (519)
    Story
    (518)

    A gorgeous, darkly humorous memoir for listeners of Cheryl Strayed about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention, based on this award-winning writer's New Yorker article "Thanksgiving in Mongolia".

    Amazon Customer says: "Selfishly Entitled"
    "captivating but depressing"
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    What did you love best about The Rules Do Not Apply?

    excellent writing style.. clear, simple and easy to follow.. its touching, emotional and unexpected at times... the narration is good and engaging..


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    her trip to Mongolia is definitely the most memorable part of the story


    Any additional comments?

    the book is captivating but really sad and depressing, so beware..
    but overall, I liked it a lot..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ep. 1: I've Had Better

    • ORIGINAL (47 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
    Overall
    (5011)
    Performance
    (4024)
    Story
    (4031)

    [Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.

    Ashley says: "Response to the bitter comments..."
    "boring"
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    What would have made Ep. 1: I've Had Better better?

    more background and context maybe... better analysis maybe.. but nothing can really help this episode.. I couldnt relate to this or any other episodes I listened to, so I guess unless someone can relate to the situation described in the episode, this entire discussion is irrelevant and boring.. sometimes I can listen to/read something that is seemingly not relevant to my life but within there are pearls of wisdom that can be related to and/or applied everywhere by everyone... these episodes are not it.. they are more like dull snippets of a soap opera...


    Would you be willing to try another one of Esther Perel’s performances?

    I tried 4 other consecutive episodes and found them all equally boring, unrelatable, devoid of sufficient context and almost misleading in descriptions.. they are short but I barely got thru and gave up on the last episode I downloaded.. no more of these sessions...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Shane Kuhn
    • Narrated By Pete Simonelli
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (909)
    Performance
    (825)
    Story
    (827)

    John Lago is a very bad guy. But he’s the very best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level companies and assassinate crooked executives while disguised as an intern. Interns are invisible. That’s the secret behind HR, Inc., the elite “placement agency” that doubles as a network of assassins for hire who take down high-profile targets that wouldn’t be able to remember an intern’s name if their lives depended on it.

    Sandi says: "Reads like a movie script"
    "fast paced action"
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    not a dull moment here... fast paced, twisted and on point... some fighting scenes were a bit too detailed, I felt like I was watching a movie at times but overall pretty good... and excellent narration...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sisters One, Two, Three

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Nancy Star
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1059)
    Performance
    (946)
    Story
    (939)

    After a tragic accident on Martha's Vineyard, keeping secrets becomes a way of life for the Tangle family. With memories locked away, the sisters take divergent paths. Callie disappears, Mimi keeps so busy she has no time to think, and Ginger develops a lifelong aversion to risk that threatens the relationships she holds most dear. When a whispered comment overheard by her rebellious teenage daughter forces Ginger to reveal a long-held family secret, the Tangles' carefully constructed web of lies begins to unravel.

    Nessa says: "Hard to follow."
    "barely kept my attention"
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    this story failed to captivate me... I barely finished... the build up is too long and tidious, too many unnecessary and repetitive details (or maybe I just could relate to the characters? I don't know... also possible), thebculmination is kinddah unexciting and the end is Lifetime-movie sweet... even though the narration is good, I barely finished it, almost gave up mid-book....

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Behind Closed Doors

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By B. A. Paris
    • Narrated By Georgia Maguire
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38849)
    Performance
    (35275)
    Story
    (35228)

    Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

    Andre M. Gorelkin says: "Slow start but a gripping experience"
    "kindaahh boring and predictable"
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    it starts intriguing but the mystery quickly dissipates... then the story line becomes predictable and, at times, boring... even at the end, when a mild twist occurs, the author fails to gain the momentum... the writing is ok and even though the narration is good, this was an unexciting listen...

    0 of 2 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
    (975)
    Performance
    (708)
    Story
    (700)

    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.

    Hope says: "Everyone should read this book!"
    "straightforward good advice"
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    short, sweet and to the point... simple yet brilliant concept... I could have done without the Christian angle but in light of author's education and occupation, it's understandable... his advice, at its core, is good, useful, effective and easy to apply... totally worth the listen and if u r reading it, it's easier to skip the unnecessary parts...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Sharon Salzberg
    • Narrated By Sharon Salzberg
    Overall
    (397)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (327)

    Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness. There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg....

    Meow says: "Beautifully written and read by the author."
    "concise and clear instructions & guidance"
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    this is good... the author's reading is monotone but we are talking about meditation here, so not sure if it's not fitting... kinddah sets ya in the mood to slow down, calm down and go inward... excellent guidance, a few guided meditations and a number of DIY meditations with full instructions.... basically, if u follow her advice and instructions, u'll meditate in no time... but developing practice is hard regardless of how easy the instructions look...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Homegoing: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Yaa Gyasi
    • Narrated By Dominic Hoffman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3761)
    Performance
    (3401)
    Story
    (3408)

    Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in 18th-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and will live in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising children who will be sent abroad to be educated before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the empire. Esi, imprisoned beneath Effia in the castle's women's dungeon and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, will be sold into slavery.

    Daryl says: "A Novel in Stories"
    "beautifully written"
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    this book is epic... beautifully written and delivered... it spans over a few centuries, keeping clear strong connections... the imagery is rich, the characters are well developed and the point is well made... I loved it... a wonderful and thoughtful read..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When Breath Becomes Air

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese - foreword
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16796)
    Performance
    (14942)
    Story
    (14894)

    At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated.

    A. Potter says: "Phenomenal book!"
    "it's as good as they say it is"
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    so beautiful and well written... so sad yet hopeful and elegant...

    facing one's own imminent transition with profound sandess but without panic and agression is admirable... entering one's transition with dignity and calm is an art and a skill... the author was well-positioned and well-equipped to do that, and he did... he led by example, I guess... good lesson to learn...

    the narration is excellent, flows well and doesn't lose any nuances...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Richard E. Nisbett
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (419)
    Performance
    (355)
    Story
    (350)

    Many scientific and philosophical ideas are so powerful that they can be applied to our lives at home, work, and school to help us think smarter and more effectively about our behavior and the world around us. Surprisingly, many of these ideas remain unknown to most of us. In Mindware, the world-renowned psychologist Richard Nisbett presents these ideas in clear and accessible detail, offering a tool kit for better thinking and wiser decisions.

    Neuron says: "Sound scientific advice on how to live your life"
    "good and useful tools but needs more than one read"
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    Where does Mindware rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It a solid read that requires some re-reading.. it contains comprehensive set of useful tools for more effective decision-making and for deciphering information we are bombarded with through various scientific sources and mass media... the book is dry at times but there is no other way to present some statistics or methods... but the book is not too dry to make it boring or uninteresting.. It kept my interest and attention up.. I felt that it needs re-reading in order to actually get a hand of the presented methods and to apply them... and don't forget to print the PDF file, it's useful..


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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