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Rebecca Reed

ListenToThese

Florida | Member Since 2002

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  • Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and Past-Life Therapy

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Brian L. Weiss
    • Narrated By Brian L. Weiss
    Overall
    (442)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (247)

    Dr. Brian Weiss is a highly respected psychiatrist from the mainstream of the medical establishment. Catherine is one of his most difficult cases, a 27-year-old woman racked by phobias and anxieties. In the course of Catherine's treatment, Dr. Weiss makes a startling discovery. Under hypnosis, she recollects, in vivid detail, events from past lives ranging from the prehistoric times and ancient Egypt to the 20th century and the fires of World War II.

    Rebecca Reed says: "Many Lives, Many Masters"
    "Many Lives, Many Masters"
    Overall

    If you're curious about past lives or life after death, this book is a good choice.

    The author, Brian Weiss, M.D. is as conservative as they come. A graduate of Columbia University with an M.D. from Yale University school of Medicine, he has taught at many universities. Dr. Weiss was the chairman of the Department Of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center and has authored numerous scientific papers. He's not the sort of fellow you'd expected to cure your ills by regressing you to a past life.

    Dr. Weiss risked his professional standing - and perhaps his career- by publishing his accounts of these experiences. He believes in reincarnation and I believe him. I had an opportunity to interview Dr. Weiss for a television series and found him and his credentials to be authentic. I highly recommend "Many Lives, Many Masters" as well as his other books.

    Becca
    Listen To These

    28 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • Dubliners (Tantor Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Dubliners is a collection of short stories by James Joyce that was first published in 1914. The 15 stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle-class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written at a time when Irish nationalism was at its peak and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences.

    Nora says: "Brilliant stories about Dubliners"
    "Grim early work from Joyce"
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    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is a pretty depressing read- which I guess is the point. It is early work that Joyce was unable to get published until later in his career. He could have used an editor on this one.


    What about Gerard Doyle???s performance did you like?

    He sounded very authentic.


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

    Sad


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Intelligence: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Susan Hasler
    • Narrated By Susan Hasler, Joe Barrett, Rachel Butera, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (383)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (188)

    Maddie James and her colleagues are terrorism experts working in a crumbling intelligence agency. They are certain another terrorist attack is coming, but in a post-9/11 election year the Administration is stressing its victories in the War on Terror - and few want to hear the team's warnings. Reluctantly, Maddie's given a team of five analysts to focus on the impending threat. The crew labors through bureaucratic obstacles, personal problems, and a blossoming romance between its senior members. They come heartbreakingly close to stopping the attack....

    Julia says: "Not your typical spy novel...."
    "Great Story, Vivid Characters, Laughed Out Loud"
    Overall

    This is a well paced novel told from many points of view. The characters are fun, interesting and well developed.The plot is "ripped from the headlines." Subtle jokes take you by surprise and make you laugh out loud.

    Unlike the usual spy novel, this one paints a picture of the most secretive government agency as anything but glamorous - a place where the carpet squares are peeling, the server is sluggish, and workers covet the cubicle with a window.

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful

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