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Scott

Duclos, QC, Canada | Member Since 2010

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  • 21 reviews
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  • 114 titles in library
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  • Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety: How to Boost Your Social Confidence

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ruth Searle
    • Narrated By Bob Sinfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    The number of people with some form of shyness has increased, and research now suggests that up to 50% of people experience it. Many of these are ""shy extroverts"" - people who are publicly outgoing, but privately experience painful thoughts or feelings. Social phobia, the more chronic form of shyness, is now thought to affect about 13% of people. People who are shy are also at increased risk of depression and anxiety.

    Basim says: "This is a good book :)"
    "Terrible audio quality"
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    What would have made Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety better?

    It needs to be re-recorded. I couldn't listen to more than 5 minutes of it. Did they copy this off an old 8-track they had lying around?


    What could Ruth Searle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    No idea. never got past minute 5.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Two words: Digital Audio.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sue Johnson
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (315)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (142)

    In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Johnson shares her groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships. The message of Hold Me Tight is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship.

    Anne Marie says: "Unique book for couples and therapists"
    "A Great Book completely destroyed by the Narrator"
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    If you could sum up Hold Me Tight in three words, what would they be?

    Good constructive info


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The Narrator is one of those frustrated actors who tries to do voices. All of the men's voices sounded like a throat-singer. It would have been laughable if it hadn't been so distracting. Completely destroyed the book. This should be re-recorded.


    Any additional comments?

    A really great method for looking at relationships. Shame it was unbearable to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Verbal Abuse: Survivors Speak Out: On Relationship and Recovery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Patricia Evans
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    If your partner: seems irritated or angry at you several times a week, denies being angry when he clearly is, does not work with you to resolve important issues, rarely or never seems to share thoughts or plans with you, or tells you that he has no idea what you’re talking about when you try to discuss important problems…you need this audiobook.

    Scott says: "So many words, so little substance"
    "So many words, so little substance"
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    What didn’t you like about Laural Merlington’s performance?

    Sounds like a female version of Hans Moleman


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

    A lot of nothing. No useful tools, techniques, just a litany of gynocentric (yes it's a word) examples. The countless quotes from letters she has received from readers add nothing to the text except to extend the hours wasted.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ScreamFree Marriage: Calming Down, Growing Up, and Getting Closer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Hal Edward Runkel, Jenny Runkel
    • Narrated By Hal Edward Runkel
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    Through the best-selling ScreamFree Parenting, Hal Runkel showed thousands of parents how keeping their cool can revolutionize their family life. In his groundbreaking new book, ScreamFree Marriage, Runkel now shows couples how learning to stay calm, in the face of common marital conflicts, is the key to creating and enjoying a deep, lifelong connection.

    Fraggle says: "Good for singles too!"
    "Not the brilliant insight that was promised"
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    What could Hal Edward Runkel and Jenny Runkel have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Way too much time wasted at the beginning telling you what was coming......followed by very little actual substance


    Any additional comments?

    The letter 'L' in the word calm is silent. Might seem trivial, but the whole premise of the book is to 'calm down', so it became pretty annoying after a while.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • In Need of Love: Anxiety, Depression, and My Personal Battle for a Life With Meaning

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alex Fischler
    • Narrated By Visual EFX
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Whether you're 16 or 60 years old, if you or someone you know has struggled with being or becoming the person you want to be, you'll find familiar shared experiences in the pages of this book. From an early age, Alex Fischler wanted to be a writer. But his dream seemed impossible: he didn't think he'd live through his teenage years and came close to committing suicide.

    Scott says: "Whiny Diatribe with no redeeming value"
    "Whiny Diatribe with no redeeming value"
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    What disappointed you about In Need of Love: Anxiety, Depression, and My Personal Battle for a Life With Meaning?

    Why would I want to waste 3 plus hours of my life listening to some adolescent rant about how bad his parents were?


    What could Alex Fischler have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Where was the 'finding meaning' part?


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

    None.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Relationship Cure

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John M. Gottman, Joan DeClaire
    • Narrated By John M. Gottman
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    A five-step guide for building better connections with family, friends, and lovers, The Relationship Cure offers a simple but profound program that will fundamentally transform the quality of all the relationships in your life.

    Dorothy says: "Real Answers Supported by Research"
    "Good info, lousy narrator"
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    What did you love best about The Relationship Cure?

    Some really useful info there


    What didn’t you like about John M. Gottman’s performance?

    The man can't pronounce the letter h.....'human' becomes 'yooouman'. Very irritating


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anger Management and Real Life Stories: Controlling the Rage Within

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Belinda Grattison
    • Narrated By Claton Butcher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    We have all experienced anger at one point or another, and for some it may be a regular emotion. It can be as simple as a minor irritation or as complex as full-fledged rage. The human emotion of anger is completely common and perhaps, could even be considered healthy and normal. The trouble sets in when the anger is out of control and actually turns negative and destructive. You can have issues in your various personal relationships, your job and in your life's overall quality.

    Scott says: "How did this get published?"
    "How did this get published?"
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    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Anger Management and Real Life Stories?

    The author is functionally illiterate. Almost every paragraph has grammatical problems - most of them basic errors which should never have made it to publication. Brutal


    Any additional comments?

    The stories are interesting, but the rest of it was excruciating.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples: 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Harville Hendrix
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (78)

    Originally published in 1988, Getting the Love You Want has helped millions of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. This 20th-anniversary edition contains extensive revisions to the groundbreaking book, with a new chapter, new exercises, and a foreword detailing Dr. Hendrix's updated philosophy for eliminating all negativity from couples' daily interactions.

    Julie says: "Life saver!"
    "Some good ideas"
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    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Some useful stuff here, if you can wade through the fundamentalist and narcissistic parts....


    What aspect of Jack Garrett’s performance would you have changed?

    He sounds like Wilfred Brimley. Kind of amusing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Beverly Engel
    • Narrated By Vanessa Hart
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    In Healing Your Emotional Self, Beverly Engle offers her highly effective Mirror Therapy program to help you reject the distorted images your parents either intentionally or unintentionally projected onto you. She explores the seven types of emotionally abusive or neglectful parents and the seven most common parental mirrors, providing specific advice and recovery strategies for each one.

    Robert A. Pawlikowski says: "Presumes a damaged childhood"
    "Deadly Narrator"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Terrible narration. Couldn't finish it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Another narrator


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

    Some useful stuff there....just couldn't stomach listening to the narrator, so I didn't get too far.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Work Makes Me Nervous: Overcome Anxiety and Build the Confidence to Succeed

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jonathan Berent, Amy Lemley
    • Narrated By John Allen Nelson
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    A proven therapeutic method that channels workplace anxiety into powerful, confident performance. Millions of people are afraid of work. Filled with real stories of real people and a 21-day developmental program of practical exercises and effective stress-management techniques, Work Makes Me Nervous will enable you to finally say, "I can handle whatever situations come my way."

    A Ward says: "More than a few golden nuggets"
    "Garbage- don't waste your time or money"
    Overall
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    What would have made Work Makes Me Nervous: Overcome Anxiety and Build the Confidence to Succeed better?

    If they had never bothered. Utter drivel. The first chapeter makes you think there might be some useful information coming, but this was far and away the worst nonsense I have ever read.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jonathan Berent and Amy Lemley again?

    Absolutely not


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Allen Nelson’s performances?

    He was actually pretty good


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

    zero


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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