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Martha

SUISUN CITY, CA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace Positive Emotions

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Barbara Fredrickson
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (45)

    World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls "the upward spiral." With Positivity, you'll learn to see new possibilities, bounce back from setbacks, connect with others, and become the best version of yourself.

    Chuck says: "Excellent!"
    "Worth it"
    Overall

    I found the writing style and narrator a bit difficult to stomach at times. I was able to look beyond what I found objectionable and extract some good information, however. This is how I have approached many (if not all) of the self-help books I have read over the years and it has proven to work for me. If you begin this book and think to yourself "Ug! I can't take several hours of this!", try to listen for the nuggets of wisdom/good info. They are in there!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (127)

    In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn’t be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment.

    S. Stambler says: "Superb On All Levels. Dog Lover? Purcahse Now!"
    "Just Wonderful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Big Little Life to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version, but I thought the narrator did an excellent job. His reading of the book was one of the highlights for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Big Little Life?

    The accounts of Trixie interacting with spirits, both earthly and otherwise. Riveting.


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    He read the book with such feeling and communicated all the emotions so well, I thought. The essence of what Kootntz was trying to communicate really seemed to come through.


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

    I wish I could have, yes. I hope to plan a long road trip with the sole intention of listening to the entire thing again, but this time in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    For those with dogs, so much of what Koontz says rings true -- pointedly true. I cried at times, even when the story was not sad, because it gave words to what I have felt about the dogs I've had in my life. Now that I've finished the book, what I feel most is gratitude. I am grateful to DK for putting these words on paper, both for those who share their lives with dogs as well as for those who do not. Even if there's is only a tiny bit of understanding that creeps through, that is significant. I feel we have only scratched the surface of the wonderful spirit that is the Dog.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Soul Wisdom: Practical Treasures to Transform Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Zhi Gang Sha
    • Narrated By Marilyn Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Trained as a Western medical doctor in China and a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine in China and North America, Dr. Sha takes integrative medicine to a whole new and exciting era that goes beyond mind over matter, emphasizing soul over matter.

    Barbara says: "Horrible Narration"
    "not worthy"
    Overall

    I agree with David from Escondido on this one. Don't waste your time.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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