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Gula

saleUnited Kingdom | Member Since 2003

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  • Kira-Kira

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Cynthia Kadohata
    • Narrated By Elaina Erika Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    kira-kira (kee' ra kee' ra): glittering; shining

    Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason. And so are people's eyes. When Katie and her family move from a Japanese community in Iowa to the Deep South of Georgia, it's Lynn who explains to her why people stop them on the street to stare.

    Chris says: "An Emotional Rollercoaster"
    "save your money"
    Overall

    to be be fair there are some good bits and some important issues are raised but this book for me was very slow paced and dull.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Brian Wansink
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
    Overall
    (368)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (111)

    In this illuminating and groundbreaking new book, food psychologist Brian Wansink shows why you may not realize how much you're eating, what you're eating, or why you're even eating at all.

    Jim says: "Mindless Reading"
    "do not buy this!!!unless it becomes abridged."
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    What disappointed you about Mindless Eating?

    This guy is a world authority.I fully respect him and his devotion to proven facts.However there was very little information I could use on a daily practical level that wasn't obvious.
    The advice contained is pretty obvious:understand portion size;reduce size of your plate and glass,eat slowly,order your dessert after you have eaten,eat the junk stuff if you have worked out that day.Understand calories and how easy it is to get the wrong.
    This could easily be summarised in to a 1 hour book that would make interesting.It was tedious to get through;I can not recommend this to anyone except someone who is a food psychologist who is marketing food products.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tom Venuto
    • Narrated By Tom Venuto
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (108)

    A smart, energizing program to help you shed fat, build muscle, and achieve your ideal body in just 30 days! A huge success as a self-published e-book, Burn the Fat,Feed the Muscle is the bible of fat loss that will help anyone to get his or her dream body. Tom Venuto has created a program using the secrets of the world's leanest people, although it's not about getting ripped; it is about maximizing your fat loss through nutrient timing and strategic exercise. This totally revised and 25 percent-new book includes a never-before-shared plan that will make it even easier for everyone to achieve amazing results.

    Laura says: "A must have reference and guide"
    "This will help you lose weight"
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    Would you listen to Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle again? Why?

    need an abridged version.some chapters not all suited to listening to e.g..number crunching formulas being read out.Overall he has a great voice and I did learn alot as well as enjoying the book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rolf Potts
    • Narrated By Rolf Potts
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (208)

    Vagabonding is about taking time off from your normal life - from six weeks to four months to two years - to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel.

    Matteo Lombardi says: "review of a well seasoned traveler."
    "not for seasoned travellers."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Vagabonding?

    Despite my poor scoring I would definitely recommend this book to an 18 year old or someone who only does packaged holidays.There are a few moments of profoundly good advice and perspectives which could have been summarised in 10 minutes.Severely lacking in information that I could use.Not sure if I will pay attention to books recommended by Tim Ferriss.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Rolf Potts again?

    I would love to hear about Rolf's own adventures.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Better chapters packed with information that i can use.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment of my time wasted.


    Any additional comments?

    not everything Tim Ferriss recommends is of value.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By don Miguel Ruiz
    • Narrated By Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker
    Overall
    (549)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (231)

    In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and restore the spirit of playfulness that is vital to loving relationships.

    Diane says: "Fabulous!"
    "self love"
    Overall

    a great guide to reminding oneself to rediscover the gentility that underlies our real self that judges not and accepts...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kite Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
    Overall
    (6831)
    Performance
    (2134)
    Story
    (2153)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

    Joseph says: "A storyteller's story"
    "you will love this"
    Overall

    heart rendering,engaging,thought provoking and exceptionally visual....Khaled takes you to another world where you witness tragedy,betrayal,loyalty and hope as if it were infront of you.for a few hours you will have another life in a far away world made seemlingly of more than just your imagination.Hard to believe it is just a fictional entity and his first novel...utterly captivating....i guarantee if you are made of flesh and bones you will shed tears...Be warned...your heart strings will be pulled.

    0 of 0 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
    (3660)
    Performance
    (1628)
    Story
    (1600)

    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!"
    "are you ready to find peace"
    Overall

    i have studied eastern philosophy and have been meditating for over 15 years...very few books get to the essence of meditation and philosophy..it is so simple...yet impossible for our minds to grasp.being in the now is all there is and will ever be but it is not a concept..it is a state of being that is unreliant on understanding.his words are beautiful but far more blissful is the stillness he encourages you to seek inside you where it has always been and always will be and this bliss is there right now for you to seize

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Siddhartha: A New Translation

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Barron Christian
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Here is a fresh translation of Hesse's Nobel Prize-winning masterpiece from Sherab Chodzin Kohn, a gifted translator and longtime student of Buddhism and Eastern philosophy. Kohn's flowing, poetic translation conveys the philosophical and spiritual nuances of Hermann Hesse's text, paying special attention to the qualities of meditative experience.

    CARL V PHILLIPS says: "Hypnotic"
    "siddhartha"
    Overall

    What a sublime masterpiece this is.Unfathomably deep and yet simple.
    I would recommend this to anyone who seeks to be inspired and reminded that there is more to life than external beingness.This book made me laugh and it made me cry.It is a testimony to the spirit that lies within each one of us--there to be discovered and set free.Buy this...Enjoy it...and share the wisdom that will unfold.In a nutshell...this is a Classic!!that has the potential to change your life---money well invested--in you!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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