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Michelle

Just love books.

Butler, Australia | Member Since 2014

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  • 37 reviews
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  • 133 titles in library
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  • Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lysa TerKeurst
    • Narrated By Lysa TerKeurst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (167)

    God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! Lysa TerKeurst admits that she, like most women, has had experiences where others bump into her happy and she comes emotionally unglued. We stuff, we explode, or we react somewhere in between. What do we do with these raw emotions? Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? Yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way, Lysa will show you how.

    JUDY says: "Great book! Enjoying it very much."
    "Great material, shame about the preaching"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes get rid of the sermons.


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

    Isn't this the same question as above? Take away the sermon style preaching at the end of each chapter.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narration was great, the content was excellent, I loved this book.
    I am not religious at all and this book refers to alot of bible scriptures that are relevant but this is not the problem. The problem is that the author is obviously quite religious and spends quite a bit of time delivering a sermon style summary to each chapter. I had to skip these bits.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Great content in this book if you can handle the preaching you will love it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jim B. Tucker
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    A first-person account of Jim Tucker's experiences with a number of extraordinary children with memories of past lives, Return to Life focuses mostly on American cases, presenting each family's story and describing his investigation. His goal is to determine what happened-what the child has said, how the parents have reacted, whether the child's statements match the life of a particular deceased person, and whether the child could have learned such information through normal means.

    Michelle says: "I think we do!"
    "I think we do!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is not just your mystical, airy fairy book. Mr Tucker has done his research and produced some compelling evidence for Reincarnation.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The stories were incredible but in the last two chapters he provides his theory and some scientific exploration. This went a bit over my head but it was very interesting.


    What does Patrick Lawlor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great Narrator. Just suits this book down to the ground.


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yes Please

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Amy Poehler
    • Narrated By Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
    Overall
    (5325)
    Performance
    (4534)
    Story
    (4522)

    Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

    S.F. says: "Listen to this book for sure"
    "Drove me mad - not my kind of humour."
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    What would have made Yes Please better?

    Not listening to it...


    What could Amy Poehler have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Yes, kept quiet.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She wrote it.


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

    I didn't find her type of humour funny at all. It just annoyed me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mood Cure: The 4-Step Program to Take Charge of Your Emotions - Today

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Julia Ross
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    We're in a bad mood epidemic, but Julia Ross shows you how to rediscover your emotional well-being naturally.

    Amanda says: "Very informative, no pdf's"
    "Astoundingly Life Changing"
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    Where does The Mood Cure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    #1.
    This book changed my life in only TWO DAYS! From then on it has just got better and better. I feel alive again. 5 long years of feeling lethargic, moody, out of control and constantly crying for no reason ! I could feel the real me inside but I felt like I just couldnt lift off what was ailing me? I was determined to find the cause and here it is, contained in this book.

    If you are having problems with anxiety, anger, depression, stress or anything mood related don't just put it down to "oh thats just the way I am" or "its because of...." It could very well be just a chemical imbalance in your brain that can be fixed with supplements and some simple diet changes and Dr Ross helps you every step of the way. The supplements themselves are miraculous in restoring your moods making life happiness.

    So get busy and READ THIS BOOK !


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is very reader friendly. She starts out with a quiz to help you find out what category you fit into, if not all of them !!!! Then provides detailed explanation on why you feel like you do and what you can do to improve your situation by suggesting supplements and simple dietary changes.


    What does Coleen Marlo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Coleen read the book beautifully but it seemed her voice was a bit robotic, like it had been run through a voice synthisiser.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope this book helps you the way it has helped me and thousands of other people. Thankyou Dr Ross.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Simple Strides Toward Positive Change: Lessons From Life Coaching

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Susan Korwin
    • Narrated By Susan Korwin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Simple Strides Toward Positive Change: Lessons from Life Coaching is based on Life Coach Susan Korwin's years of experience helping people change their lives for the better. Her warm, supportive advice helps readers understand that while change isn't always easy, it's always possible. Susan focuses on five areas she knows make a difference in life coaching.

    Michelle says: "Best book ever!!!!"
    "Best book ever!!!!"
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    What did you love best about Simple Strides Toward Positive Change?

    The messages are strong yet simple. You are perfectly imperfect. You are worthy, you are beautiful just the way you are right now. I have heard or read all this before but no one has quite ever got this through to me as much as Susan. This little book has helped me improve my self esteem, confidence and to stop beating myself up mentally. Susan has helped me become alot more accepting of myself. Highly recommended for everyone and teens would especially benefit from reading this.


    What other book might you compare Simple Strides Toward Positive Change to and why?

    None - it surpasses them all


    Which character – as performed by Susan Korwin – was your favorite?

    N/a


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many aha moments for me here. I felt like she was talking to me personally in a lot of areas.


    Any additional comments?

    Now you have found this hidden gem you must read it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Husband's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    The Husband's Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love, and secrets. When her husband announces he's in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother's house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame. Rachel is a woman in her 60s consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter 20 years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain.

    Margaret says: "Wonderful story telling"
    "Liane just can't keep me interested"
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    Would you try another book from Liane Moriarty and/or Caroline Lee?

    Yes as this was the second of her books I have tried and I just cant finish them.


    What was most disappointing about Liane Moriarty’s story?

    I think it is that I do not like her style of writing, she bores me.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The author spends too much time establishing the characters.


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

    The narration was good and Liane has a good following.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (421)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (380)

    Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

    Janie says: "Get Gone Girl soon!"
    "Great story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is an interesting book from the start.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a full story from start to finish. No wading through the first half of the book to get to the guts of the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not the ending! It didn't go how I wanted it to :-)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magic of Believing: Believe in Yourself and The Universe Is Forced to Believe in You

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Vic Johnson
    • Narrated By John Meagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. In fact, the size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Vic Johnson, an international expert in goal setting will teach you how to overcome and change your limiting beliefs, combine faith with action, and leave the old you behind. Evicted from his home in 1996 and his last car lost to repossession a year later, Vic Johnson's story has become an oft-quoted source of inspiration to the more than 300,000 subscribers he serves worldwide.

    Tricey says: "Great"
    "Recycled information"
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    What disappointed you about The Magic of Believing?

    I do love a self help book. This book had a lot of recycled material. Cut and paste book.


    What aspect of John Meagher’s performance would you have changed?

    He was fine, it was the content that lacked spunk.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 600 Hours of Edward

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Craig Lancaster
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1149)
    Performance
    (1054)
    Story
    (1056)

    A 39-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Edward Stanton lives alone on a rigid schedule in the Montana town where he grew up. His carefully constructed routine includes tracking his most common waking time (7:38 a.m.), refusing to start his therapy sessions even a minute before the appointed hour (10:00 a.m.), and watching one episode of the 1960s cop show Dragnet each night (10:00 p.m.). But when a single mother and her nine-year-old son move in across the street, Edward’s timetable comes undone....

    Lulu says: "A Very Good Book with a Very Difficult Hero"
    "Pleasant book"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I think so, although I am not convinced. It was a pleasant story but a little boring at the same time. Some chapters were quite drawn out.


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

    I listened to "The Rosie Project" just prior this which made this book seem very bland indeed. It needed more funny moments and a decent ending.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    SPOILER ALERT......When his dad died. Horrible man.


    Do you think 600 Hours of Edward needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Unfortunately it did, as it was wrapped up so quickly. It seemed like the Author had just had enough of writing or it was a ploy to get you to buy the sequel to see what ended up happening to Edward.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Essene Science of Fasting and the Art of Sobriety: Guide to Regeneration in Health and Disease

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Edmond Bordeaux Szekely
    • Narrated By Tom Zingarelli
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    Fasting is the most ancient therapy of humanity. Even our forefathers observed that, after some days of fasting, a recrudescence of vitality and vigor shows itself in the organism. Nature turns it to account for the purpose of accelerating the functions of elimination, while the marvelous economy of the organism profits by the rest afforded to the digestive functions and by the vital machine's slackened activity resulting from the fast to cast off the impurities of the organism by every channel.

    Michelle says: "Not for the atheist"
    "Not for the atheist"
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    What did you like best about The Essene Science of Fasting and the Art of Sobriety? What did you like least?

    Good information


    Would you recommend The Essene Science of Fasting and the Art of Sobriety to your friends? Why or why not?

    The religion. If we eat bad food we are succumbing to Satan. Little harsh don't you think? Gave me a chuckle though.


    What three words best describe Tom Zingarelli’s voice?

    Good narration


    Did The Essene Science of Fasting and the Art of Sobriety inspire you to do anything?

    Not really, but the further information was great. I have already been inspired by Michael Mosely's 5:2 diet which is much more realistic view that fits in with 21st century life and he doesn't preach chocolate is attached to Satan.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Genie Within: Your Subconscious Mind - How It Works and How to Use It

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Harry W. Carpenter
    • Narrated By Matt Stone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (165)

    Your subconscious mind is powerful and will work for you without effort. It also works against you based on programs and concepts learned in childhood. Learn how to reprogram your mind to override these immature programs.

    AudioAddict says: "Some very useful info, but some too over the top"
    "Subconscious Mind for Dummies"
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    Where does The Genie Within: Your Subconscious Mind - How It Works and How to Use It rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This one is in my top 10. Content is fascinating and narrator is great.


    What other book might you compare The Genie Within: Your Subconscious Mind - How It Works and How to Use It to and why?

    I can't compare but this book with any other but it is not just a hypnosis exercise book it actually goes into the how and why working with your subconscious mind works and includes hypnosis exercises.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Genie Within: Your Subconscious Mind - How It Works and How to Use It?

    Knowing that your subconscious is working all the time without you knowing it.


    17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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