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Susana

Arenys de Munt, Spain

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  • Steering by Starlight: Find Your Right Life, No Matter What

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Martha Beck
    • Narrated By Martha Beck
    Overall
    (162)
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    (65)
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    (60)

    Described as one of the best-known life coaches in America, in media such as Psychology Today, O columnist Martha Beck has demonstrated a rare gift for helping people who have gone off course to find their way back to authentic, rewarding lives. Now, in Steering by Starlight, Dr. Beck describes the step-by-step process she uses with her private clients to help them find their way back to their "homing instincts" - their true destinies.

    Ashraf says: "This book is life-changing!"
    "Very down to earth and practical"
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    If you could sum up Steering by Starlight in three words, what would they be?

    Exact to the point.


    Have you listened to any of Martha Beck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am a big fan of Martha Beck. This book is a more evolved work from the original Find your Northstar. She is very pragmatical on her approach to real life struggle, she is very well articulated and researched and always uplifting without promising fairy tales. I am a life coach myself and always feel very inspired by her work.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging, and Postponing, or, Getting Things Done by Putting Them Off

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By John Perry
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (234)
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    John Perry’s insights and laugh-out-loud humor bring to mind Thurber, Wodehouse, and Harry Frankfurt’s On Bullshit. This charming and accessible audio educates, entertains, and illuminates a universal subject. Procrastinators will be relieved to learn that you can actually accomplish quite a lot while procrastinating. In fact, the book itself is the result of Perry avoiding grading papers, refereeing academic proposals, and reviewing dissertation drafts. It also has a practical side, offering up advice that listeners can put to use.

    G-Man says: "Doing everything except what you should"
    "Joking about procrastination"
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    What did you like best about The Art of Procrastination? What did you like least?

    I love the way Brian Holsopple reads the book. Very natural and adequate to the text.
    If you are looking for a way to prove procrastination is not such a big deal, this is the book for you. But if you are interested in finding the roots, definition and possible tools to overcome a habit that can become truly destructive and make life really miserable, then don't choose this one.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brene Brown
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (943)
    Performance
    (753)
    Story
    (736)

    Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

    Laura says: "Really powerful"
    "SELF-KINDNESS"
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    Would you listen to The Gifts of Imperfection again? Why?

    I think this is one of those books that is good to listen regularly in order to absorb and learn correctly.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the literary, academic-like version of The Power of Vulnerability.
    The issues she studies might not be popular, but I think her studies and conclusions are extremely important to understand our own fears and resources. Very powerful messages from my point of view. And Rene's sense of humor and insight of every day life and people is simply infectious. I love her and her work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Brené Brown
    Overall
    (644)
    Performance
    (582)
    Story
    (587)

    On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

    Elaina says: "Wonderful!"
    "FUN WITTY SPIRITUAL WISDOM"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Power of Vulnerability the most enjoyable?

    Brené is a very funny speaker even when she is talking about very serious, sometimes painful issues.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Vulnerability?

    Her way of speaking, how funny she is when explaining real experiences, which makes difficult topics approachable and easy to understand.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Power of Vulnerability?

    I think I am going to practise more admitting my vulnerabilities instead of hiding behind my cool fasade. She opened my eyes to many of my default reactions which eventhough they feel safe, take me away from my own inner peace and joy.


    Any additional comments?

    As all Brené Brown's books, it is one of the favourites in my library and I certainly recomend it to anyone who is truly into understanding human nature and how to learn to love and be loved.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (260)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (182)

    Based on seven years of ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we're all in this together.

    Stacey says: "Good self-help book; not well-suited for audio."
    "THOUGHT - PROVOKING AND LIBERATING"
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    Where does I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of the books that has impressed me most lately. I enjoy the fact that helps you look at things in a different way, it makes you reconsider some of your own opinions and behaviours.When I read it, I saw so many little ways in which I could be a better person, more approachable, and certainly a lot more understanding with myself.Brené not only explains the theory and science behind the topic, she is also very good at including real life stories that most of us relate to. Her approach is very kind, understanding and practical. I liked it very much.A book everyone should read at least once in a lifetime.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Procrastinator's Handbook: Mastering the Art of Doing It Now

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Rita Emmett
    • Narrated By Rita Emmett
    Overall
    (217)
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    (14)
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    Filled with practical, useful, common-sense advice and real-life stories of people who have overcome procrastination, this program is as entertaining as it is rewarding. Rita Emmett's proven strategies will help you change your attitude toward your work and play, and help you regain control of your time and your life!

    J. Crosby says: "Practical remedy to this pervasive ill"
    "Time management for Procrastinators"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, it is simple and down to earth. As a basic approach to the problem is quite good.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)


    Disappointment. Easy to read, good as a first approach to the subject, good tips on how to control chaos, but it only tackles the surface of the problem. At the end, it is another set of Time Management advises, but as such, it is very enjoyable and practical.


    Any additional comments?


    The problem is that procrastinator's problem is not what to do when they get in action, the problem is what prevents them from getting in action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8495)
    Performance
    (7724)
    Story
    (7784)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "Mixed feelings"
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    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    Fast and furious


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

    1. Too many details and descriptions of touristic places, some parts seem a travel guide. 2. It is ok to misguide readers, but suddenly changing everything in 2 pages seems odd and a bit of cheating. 3. The big question remains: what's the point of all that treasure hunting and clues? The second part of the book dismisses the need of the first part.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Great for fast readers, but if you take your time and question why and what for....you realize Brown's craft at writing best-seller formats is unquestionable, the mix of interesting data as a way to lead the treasure hunting is very interesting, but it seems like he had all this information well organized and prepared to guide from one point to another and then he had to add a context and hurriedly made something up while looking for effect, but it really doesn't blend in well.

    Intelligent idea, frantic reading, great material for a special effects movie, but disappointing plot coherence.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unstuff Your Life: Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Andrew J. Mellen
    • Narrated By Andrew J. Mellen
    Overall
    (857)
    Performance
    (713)
    Story
    (686)

    Arguably the most organized man in America, Andrew J. Mellen has created unique, lasting techniques for streamlined living, bringing order out of chaos for a client list that includes attorneys, filmmakers, and even psychologists. With Unstuff Your Life! he puts his powerful program in the hands of his widest audience yet.

    Angela says: "My lightbulb moment"
    "PRACTICAL AND INSPIRING"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would certainly recommend this book. Sometimes it becomes a bit repetitive, but the insistence in drilling the rules is wise.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unstuff Your Life?

    The chapter about filing documents, that is my everlasting nightmare.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    From chaos to peace.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How to Have an Out of Body Experience: Transcend the Limits of Physical Form and Accelerate Your Spritual Evolution

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By William Buhlman
    • Narrated By William Buhlman
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (78)

    For the thousands of explorers that William Buhlman has taught to enter the out-of-body state, verification often comes in a breathtaking flash-the undeniable first-hand experience of lucid awareness beyong the limits of time and space in a realm of vast spiritual potential. With How to Have an Out of Body Experience, you will learn to safely explore this astonishing territory for yourself, to awaken untapped possibilities.

    Laura says: "Buhlman fan"
    "I hoped for more"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I don't know yet because I haven't been practising the meditation techniques offered


    Would you be willing to try another book from William Buhlman? Why or why not?

    Maybe, but not as a priority


    What three words best describe William Buhlman’s performance?

    Meditation, meditation, meditation


    Could you see How to Have an Out of Body Experience being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    maybe


    Any additional comments?

    I was hopping for more information of actual experiences and possibilities.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Stumbling on Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Daniel Gilbert
    • Narrated By Daniel Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1580)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (324)

    A smart and funny book by a prominent Harvard psychologist, which uses groundbreaking research and (often hilarious) anecdotes to show us why we're so lousy at predicting what will make us happy, and what we can do about it.

    Terril Lowe says: "Great Book!"
    "Not what I was expecting"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really, the information is interesting but it doesn't lead to many conclusions.


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

    The problem is that 90% of the information is about what does not work, what make our mind a misleading tool, what won't work....but nothing about what does work.


    How could the performance have been better?

    He read too fast, you don't really have time to absorb the information.


    Was Stumbling on Happiness worth the listening time?

    Not for me


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisey's Story

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Mare Winningham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1378)
    Performance
    (425)
    Story
    (431)

    Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a 25-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, best-selling novelist, and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and "bools". Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went, a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive, or give him the ideas he needed in order to live.

    krista says: "Atypical"
    "AMAZING"
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    If you could sum up Lisey's Story in three words, what would they be?

    I started listening to it 3 times, I had to concentrate a lot to understand what was going on (english is not my first language). But in a long journey I persisted and then I got hooked. It is Stephen King at it's best: profound, artfully constructed, disturbing, loving...

    And the narrator is so good. She makes a wonderful performance. This book is not easy to read, let me assure you...but she makes a work of art of it.

    All in all....a wonderful, amazing experience. I couldn't close my mouth from amazement while I was driving and listening to such a beautiful story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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