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gold coast Australia | Member Since 2013

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  • Move Past Fear Now (Self-Hypnosis & Meditation): Courage & Inner Strength

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Amy Applebaum Hypnosis
    • Narrated By Amy Applebaum Hypnosis

    Is fear keeping you from accomplishing your goals and dreams? Are you looking for a way to overcome fear and regain control of your life and future? You can let go of fear and embrace happiness and success with Move Past Fear Now by Amy Applebaum. You deserve a life filled with peace and happiness, and hypnosis and meditation can help. Positive suggestions and binaural beats will be received by your mind, addressing and removing those emotional blocks and fears, and helping you to find inner peace and joy.

    marvin says: "I can see the expereance that Amy has."
    "Bad sales script"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    May suit those who relate to "sucess now!" message. Induction did not work for me, voice tone too high &too much distraction while Amy explains all the options. What appears to be different tracks are essentially the same script.
    The music at the end is pleasant & relaxing.

    What do you think your next listen will be?

    For hypnosis, I much prefer the 417hz solfeggio series

    What didn’t you like about the narrator’s performance?

    Voice tone too high, disractions in the induction, too many references to cotton.

    What character would you cut from Move Past Fear Now (Self-Hypnosis & Meditation)?

    With 4diiferent tracks, i had expected a variety of techniques to be used. The minor differences in the induction for each track did not really justify the existence of separate tracks.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dare Me: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Megan Abbott
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy's best friend and trusted lieutenant. Beth calls the shots and Addy carries them out, a long-established order of things that has brought them to the pinnacle of their high-school careers. Now they're seniors who rule the intensely competitive cheer squad, feared and followed by the other girls -- until the young new coach arrives.

    Cool and commanding, an emissary from the adult world just beyond their reach, Coach Colette French draws Addy and the other cheerleaders into her life. Only Beth, unsettled by the new regime, remains outside Coach's golden circle, waging a subtle but vicious campaign to regain her position as "top girl" -- both with the team and with Addy herself.

    Then a suicide focuses a police investigation on Coach and her squad. After the first wave of shock and grief, Addy tries to uncover the truth behind the death -- and learns that the boundary between loyalty and love can be dangerous terrain.

    The raw passions of girlhood are brought to life in this taut, unflinching exploration of friendship, ambition, and power. Award-winning novelist Megan Abbott, writing with what Tom Perrotta has hailed as "total authority and an almost desperate intensity," provides a harrowing glimpse into the dark heart of the all-American girl.

    dougal says: "Intense reading"
    "Intense reading"
    If you could sum up Dare Me in three words, what would they be?

    Mutually assured destruction

    What other book might you compare Dare Me to and why?

    The secret history by Donna Tarrt due to the intensity of the relationships; the adult/ teen interplay & the dark undercurrent. Several of the Nicci French novels have similar themes of the perils of self/ other confusion.

    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    The reader delivered the teenage voice with credibility & maimtained my interest in some of the details of Cheering, not a subject matter which initially engaged me.

    Who was the most memorable character of Dare Me and why?

    Addy remains memorable for prevailing in the midst of the self destruction of Beth, Will & Coach. Beth was right, Addy was always the strong one.

    Any additional comments?

    For the first couple of chapters, i thought i had erred in buying a YA listen but after that this 50 something year old was fully engaged with the characters & their motivations while a vivid mind movie of their athletic feats was running throughout.The author managed to evoke memories of my own high school humiliations & gratitude that those memories now have the benefit of life experience.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Late Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lynn Kostoff
    • Narrated By Kenneth Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Corrine Tedros is a Lady Macbeth wannabe who sets in motion the murder of her uncle-in-law (a soft-drink mogul), and things go awry when the murder is witnessed by a senior citizen in the late stages of Alzheimers. Things are complicated by the fact that the daughter of the man with Alzheimers is involved with a former homicide detective who has resigned and moved South in an attempt to reshape and simplify his life; on his own, Decovic starts to make connections in the case that cause Corrine Tedros to up the ante in keeping herself out of the murder investigation.

    dougal says: "An engaging listen"
    "An engaging listen"

    Interesting credible characters with messy lives & no happy pat endings here. I was fully engaged with the story & accepted the motivations of the characters. Should suit readers who prefer psychologically driven rather than action thrillers. The reader was fine.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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