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chantelle

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  • Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Judith Lewis Herman
    • Narrated By Jo Anna Perrin
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (27)

    Judith Lewis Herman's volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism.

    Pam says: "Excellent book; poor performance"
    "none"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It's very long I would have preferred abridged version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


    What three words best describe Jo Anna Perrin’s voice?

    uninteresting, boring, text bookish voice


    Did Trauma and Recovery inspire you to do anything?

    inspired me to be very cautious about very long audiobooks.


    Any additional comments?

    overall I was glad I did not have to read the book cause it would have taken me a year to do so.the second half was best and I would have loved the abridged version

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nelson Mandela
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (199)

    Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world.

    History says: "Surprisingly honest autobiography."
    "listened to book watched the movie -- awesome!"
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    Where does Long Walk to Freedom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    number 1


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the thorough history and that I read it just as the movie came out. I was able to understand how the script writer of the movie interpreted and edited the content of the book it was awesome.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    all of it was fascinating but the trial sessions stand out


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

    no extreme reaction, but at times a little angry at the injustice of it all but in the end proud of the triumph.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rachel Reiland
    • Narrated By Mazhan Marno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (89)

    Borderline Personality Disorder. "What the hell was that?" raged Rachel Reiland when she read the diagnosis written in her medical chart. As the 29-year old accountant, wife, and mother of young children would soon discover, it was the diagnosis that finally explained her explosive anger, manipulative behaviors, and self-destructive episodes- including bouts of anorexia, substance abuse, and sexual promiscuity.

    BEEJ says: "An Authentic Tale"
    "fantastic book for the mind of a new therapist!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Get Me Out of Here to be better than the print version?

    yes, but I must say that I spend a great deal of time traveling by car so to me the audiobook will always be better. I am a slow reader and books like this can take me weeks to read instead of a few days to a week. audiobooks are very convenient and this book in particular as read by the narrator was fantastic, I believe she nailed all of the tones and inflections that were needed precisely


    What did you like best about this story?

    I am new to the field of psychotherapy and as a therapist I am always seeking to better understand things from my clients perspective. most of my trainng is from the psychologist/researcher experience it was valuable insight to me to read about BPD from a successful client perspective.


    Which character – as performed by Mazhan Marno – was your favorite?

    Rachel of course!


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

    it did make me laugh and cry as well as at times I found myself angry at Rachel and her "acting out" and mortified when it seemed at times she would never have a change. However, in the end, I was overjoyed at the outcome.


    Any additional comments?

    would love to have Dr. Padget write his perspective on BPD and how he views the treatment process.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Daniel J. Siegel
    • Narrated By Daniel J. Siegel
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Research suggests that the presence of the therapist, and how the therapist truly forges a connection with the client in therapy, are the most crucial factors affecting the client’s healing process. An engaged, committed, caring therapist who is mindful of his or her own self - and how that self relates to the client - is the key determinant of how well that client will respond to therapy.

    chantelle says: "remove the meditation pauses."
    "remove the meditation pauses."
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    What did you like best about The Mindful Therapist? What did you like least?

    the subject is great, the information is great the audiobook overall was fine....but


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have a version for those who are actively driving or working out...meaning remove the pauses!! One is not neditating usually while listening to an audiobook. I think the 5 and 10 minute log meditative pauses have no place in an audiobook. its consuming to have to constantly fast forward through and not to mention the extra space the file takes up with the pauses.


    Was The Mindful Therapist worth the listening time?

    not entirely..see above


    Any additional comments?

    perhaps you can provide another version of audiobooks when there are long or many pauses involved. I would have appreciated the non meditative pause version

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Kerry Patterson
    • Narrated By Joseph Grenny
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (173)

    >Perhaps once a decade, a book comes along that transforms people's lives in a very real, measurable way. This is one of them. Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene 10 years ago and revolutionized the way people communicate when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Since then, millions of people have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations and have dramatically improved their lives and careers thanks to the methods outlined in this book. Now, the authors have revised their best-selling classic to provide even more ways to help you take the lead in any tough conversation.

    Michael says: "There is something useful here"
    "I listened to this one second"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I listened to crucial confrontation first and thoroughly loved the book so I then attempted to listen to this book crucial conversations. I was thoroughly disappointed. first, the voice of conversations reminded me of some high strung arrogant young white guy. I cant relate. Secondly, much of the book i had already heard in crucial confrontations but with a narrator i enjoyed. it was a wasted credit for me.


    What could Kerry Patterson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    different narrator and maybe warned to read the books in order. after reading the second one first, this was a ditto book and a waste of credit


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

    for some reason i disliked the narrator. he came across to me as arrogant, young, white guy


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

    disappointment, i could not get past the first chapter


    Any additional comments?

    would like a refund

    4 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3684)
    Performance
    (2264)
    Story
    (2290)

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    Prisca says: "Amazing Story"
    "Wow!"
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    What did you love best about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks?

    I stumbled onto this story while researching something else, and I can't describe the amazement that her story is not widely known in the mainstream society. I shake my head and wonder why not even during Black History Month there is never any real effort to spotlight her story and contributions. The narrating was great and the writing was awesome. The only draw back is it seems to me Rebecca skloot profited monetarily while handing crumbs to Henrietta's family I would like more follow up of them today


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

    A little angry...thought provoking


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Ben Carson, M.D., Candy Carson
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (217)

    What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand... what is good about America... and where we have gone astray.

    Jonathan says: "A must for Americans"
    "very G.O.P propagandish"
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    Would you try another book from Ben Carson, M.D. and Candy Carson and/or Dion Graham?

    I have read Dr. Carsons first book and thought I would like this one. I expected to read about what he has observed and learned through his journey of being a Neuro surgeon and his take on life in America in general. but what I heard is what I have been hearing for the the past few years (almost verbatim) of the Republican platform. I wanted to connect with his words, not the GOP words. As an African-American woman who started in the


    What was most disappointing about Ben Carson, M.D. and Candy Carson ’s story?

    the seemingly hidden agenda leaning towards a republican party platform


    How could the performance have been better?

    the reading was fine


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    5 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies Audiobook

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Rob Willson, Rhena Branch
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (82)

    CBT is a hugely popular self help technique, which teaches you how to break free from destructive or negative behaviours and make positive changes to both your thoughts and actions. This audiobook contains an effective and sympathetic introduction to this NHS-endorsed therapeutic treatment; the latest advice on how CBT can help with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder; help with identifying unhealthy modes of thinking.

    Juan says: "A must read for anyone in stress"
    "no headline"
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    What made the experience of listening to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies Audiobook the most enjoyable?

    what mad it most enjoyable was the information given in the audio format.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies Audiobook?

    none for this kind of


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    had no accent.


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

    my reaction was that I had to endure the accent.


    Any additional comments?

    would have prefered an unabridged version

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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