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Knight1649

I am a Clinical Medical Hypnotherapist with specialities in Auto Immune, PTSD, ADHD, Cancer, and Autism. I focus on very difficult cases.

Jefferson City, MO, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Overton Window

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1150)
    Performance
    (395)
    Story
    (403)

    A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed. There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.

    Ray says: "It Could Happen Soon"
    "A Riveting Story written by a master story teller"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. This book combines a conspiracy, with a mystery, and news headlines to create a book that will rivet you to your seat. There is no doubt that Glenn Beck is a master story teller, but in this book he believably lays out how the United States has been slowly changed, the constitution has been chipped away and this may be the last call American get before we actually lose everything that we have taken for granted for way too long.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the story is told quickly transforms the listener from a passive listener into an engaged listener. It is almost as if the narrator and characters are speaking directly to the listener over dinner.


    Which character – as performed by James Daniels – was your favorite?

    James did such a splendid job I cannot pick one


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

    Yes and that was a real issues. This audio book is so well done that I was listening to it at work between clients, during breaks, and to and from my home. When I got home I wanted to listen to it so badly that my wife actually got mad at me because it was cutting into family time. This is a GREAT book.


    Any additional comments?

    I love audio books but this one should be reserved for a weekend, or a long road trip because you really won't want to stop listening to it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lissa Rankin
    • Narrated By Lissa Rankin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    Dr. Rankin discovered the health care she had been taught was missing something: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair. Using cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body’s physiology. She lays out the data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body’s self-healing processes.

    Debbie says: "Just me, but, I didn't care for it."
    "Fantastic Book I recommend it to my clients"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    As a Medical Doctor Lissa give unbiased insight into the world of medicine. She is a second generation doctor who openly talks about her path to enlightened treatment of patients. Lissa explains exactly what a young doctor goes though in medical school, residency, and then in a thriving private practice. How at some point she gave it all up for something much better.


    What did you like best about this story?

    If has the feeling like Lissa is talking to you as a friend over coffee or tea. Not preachy, just like a friend talking. It was great.


    Which character – as performed by Lissa Rankin – was your favorite?

    When Lissa talked about her father and how she wrote the to to him to explain why she left standard medical practice to start treating the patient, not just symptoms of the patient


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

    Absolutely this is a great book


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Henry A. Crumpton
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (142)

    A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert here tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career while illustrating the growing importance of America's intelligence officers and their secret missions. The Art of Intelligence draws from the full arc of Henry Crumpton's espionage and covert action exploits to explain what America's spies do and why their service is more valuable than ever.

    Anne says: "Looking for a place in History?"
    "Entertaining book, great subject, well presented"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Art of Intelligence the most enjoyable?

    The story. The narrator spoked as if you and he were in a living room or a den simply having a wonderful conversation.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The narrator was the main character and the storyline really doesn't use other characters as anything other than additional decoration to the story line.

    The book is almost presented as a debriefing transcript.


    What about David Colacci’s performance did you like?

    I liked the entire story and the "factual way it was presented." If however, I was not truly interested in the subject, I would never have finished it. Most of the narration is presented in a monotone and the other characters are very flat. Mr. Colacci's performance would be greatly enhanced if he performed the story with his voice rather than presenting it in a "give me the facts, just the facts."


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

    Life in the shadows


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mystical Kabbalah

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Rabbi David A. Cooper
    • Narrated By Rabbi David A. Cooper
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (20)
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    (20)

    Kabbalah, it is said, was brought down from heaven by angels. The great mystics of Judaism originally passed its teachings by word of mouth only, believing that the secrets of the kabbalah transcended the written word.

    Robert says: "Understandable and Intuitive"
    "A disappointment"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I purchased this book with high expectations; however, those expectations really were not met. What I expected was a teaching of the Kabbalah, however, what I received in this books was a rehash of information that I had already learned though many other sources. If the reader (listener) of this book had no knowledge of Jewish mysticism, they might find it interesting; however, without such knowledge, I fear the reader (listener) would become bored, and most likely wouldn't finish this book.

    The narrator did a good job, it was presented in a very basic and simplistic way that is steeped in long stories to illustrate the most basic concepts that most people already know.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mystical Kabbalah?

    I didn't find one


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Rabbi David A. Cooper?

    Most likely not. Rabbi Cooper may be a wonderful teacher and speaker in person; however, his style of talking and teaching really doesn't come though well on a audible book.


    Could you see The Mystical Kabbalah being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Wonderful topic and I could see the topic being made into a lecture series but I couldn't find "entertainment value" to a general audience.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Oren Klaff
    • Narrated By Oren Klaff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (119)
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    (119)

    When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a-kind method to raise more than $400 million - and now, for the first time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation. Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, Pitch Anything will transform the way you position your ideas. According to Klaff, creating and presenting a great pitch isn’t an art - it’s a simple science.

    Troy S. says: "Awesome"
    "How to motivate others to help you succeed"
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    Would you listen to Pitch Anything again? Why?

    I will listen to this book over and over again. Why? Simple this is packed full of specific tools, methods, styles, and how to frame anything to your advantage.

    Imagine being able to go into a meeting, and have the entire group hanging on every word you say. If you implement the information in this book you will achieve just that and much more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The presentation was like I was sitting down with Oren and he was talking directly to me. I absolutely love it


    What about Stephen Bowlby’s performance did you like?

    I was totally captivated by his performance and to be honest I forgot I was listening to a performance. Stephen Bowlby did a great job.


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

    There are many parts of this book that made me smile, laugh, and have WOW moments.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Made to Stick

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Chip Heath, Dan Heath
    • Narrated By Charles Kahlenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2070)
    Performance
    (641)
    Story
    (644)

    Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

    Jeremy says: "Even Better The Second Time"
    "Suddenly sticky marketing became much more clear!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Made to Stick the most enjoyable?

    Examples of why certain things, like urban myths, and advertising copy sticks in our minds. Writing sticky copy is a science and in this book the formula for making anything sticky is spelled out. This book is worth thousands if not millions of dollars in the right hands.


    What other book might you compare Made to Stick to and why?

    Pitch anything.


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

    The performance is fantastic. Kahlenberg is a consistent performer and his voice, tone, and intonation really adds to the listeners enjoyment of the book


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Made to Stick?

    I will use it for sales presentations, lectures, and when speaking to the media


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (and a Way to Get There from Here)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bruce Lipton, Steve Bhaerman
    • Narrated By Bruce Lipton, Steve Bhaerman
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    If looking at today's headlines males you wonder about the fate of our planet, here is some news that may surprise you from an evolutionary standpoint - we are exactly where we need to be. According to emminent biologist Bruce H. Lipton and political and cultural commentator Steve Bhaerman, we are surrounded by the proof that we are poised to make an incredible step forward in the growth of our species.

    Eric says: "Fantastic."
    "Fantastic, inspiring, provocative, Great Book"
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    What did you love best about Spontaneous Evolution?

    Okay I admit it I am a Bruce Lipton fan. I enjoy having a book that makes me question and think. Once again Lipton comes though. I love this book and you will be happy if you read or listen to it.


    What other book might you compare Spontaneous Evolution to and why?

    All of Bruce Lipton's book have the same feel. His writing is very consistent. The complex theories, concepts, and ideas are presented logically, clearly, and in a very easy to understand conversational tone.


    What does Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love listening to Steve Bhaerman voice. I feel that I receive deeper meaning listening while I am working.


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic read. I highly recommend it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated By Morton Sellers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1137)
    Performance
    (1018)
    Story
    (1006)

    A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than 200 personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists - both famous and less well known - and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.

    Chris Reich says: "Scared the Hell Out of Me"
    "Fantastic in depth look at Scientology"
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    Where does Going Clear rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the more interesting books I have listened to. The reason is the author in my opinion tried to be objective, neutral, and present both side of the story in a fair and balanced approach, and by the nature of the topic that is difficult to do.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    too many characters to mention


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

    no, but his voice is fantastic


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    The overall structure. Regardless, if it is a religion or not, it is a business, and apparently a well oiled machine.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robin Sharma
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (93)

    Regardless of what you do within your organization and the current circumstances of your life, the single most important fact is that you have the power to show leadership. Wherever you are in your career or life, you should always play to your peak abilities.This book shows you how to claim that staggering power, as well as transform your life and the world around youin the process.

    Jiri says: "Such a contrived story!! uhhh!"
    "LWT - Want a good life, listen or read this book"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Leader Who Had No Title the most enjoyable?

    I was a Leader Without a Title for years and years, but I didn't know it. This book explains the principles that if followed will lead one to achieve excellence in everything they do. A great book for adults, teens and even older children.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that simple fact that it is told in parable form. The author created a fictional story that contained each and every concept to become a Leader Without a Title and in the process of becoming a LWT one will achieve true happiness and fulfillment. Because the story is told in a very engaging parable form the concepts are easy to remember, easy to apply, and easy to adapt into anyones life.


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    Holter Graham's performance was award winning. Changing the voices slightly to provide emphsis on the personality of the character. Giving the characters a 3D persona. I could almost feel as if I know each character so well that if they walked passed me on the street I would know them instantly.


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

    This is a book that you will want to listen in one sitting; however, unless you are making a long road trip or taking a cruise it would be difficult to. This is a book that you have to stop and just think about. The concepts of the LWT are easy; however, the ramifications of actually implementing them are profound. I find that I want to listen to this book several times more to be sure that I have squeezed every drop of information out of it.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish everyone would listen or read this book and them implement the lessons it teaches. Our world would be an entirely different place a much better place if all of us were LWT.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11047)
    Performance
    (9551)
    Story
    (9519)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Steve Jobs Unwrapped"
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    What did you love best about Steve Jobs?

    Steve Jobs was a creative, innovative, and complex individual who mastered the art of marketing. Most people who read this last sentence would say of course just look at Apple; however, the great success story was the way Steve Jobs marketed himself. The public persona that we all know, isn't what he was really like. This is the mark of a true master of marketing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story starts off with the "Story of Steve Jobs" that we all know, and then the author begins to unwrap him. Like peeling away the layers of an onion, we finally get to the core of who Steve Jobs was, and more importantly why he was the way he was. There is absolutely no doubt that he was a creative genius; however, he was also ruthless, demanding, and many time treated the employees as parts required to get a project completed. His explosive temper, his laser beam focus, and attention to detail all combined to make him the success he was.

    The author includes a lot of lessor know facts about Steve Jobs such as how he approached Apples main competitor Microsoft CEO Bill Gates for a loan to keep Apple in business once he returned to Apple after being fired by the board of directors. Why Steve Jobs did not want to pay dividends to the shareholders of Apple corporation opting for increasing the actual value of the company and the companies shares while amassing billions of dollars in cash in the Apple bank accounts so that cutting edge technology could be purchased by Apple.

    As I finished listening to this book it dawned on me that the image of Steve Jobs that he so skillfully crafted as a nerdy kid with the ability to envision future technology isn't fact at all. Rather Steve Jobs too technology that other created and combined several difference technologies together to create a totally new product that used the old technology to achieve a totally new experience. As I finished the last moments of the recording, I was reminded of something that my doctorate advisor once said. A genius is a person who looks at the ordinary and sees the extraordinary. That sums up Steve Jobs life.


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

    The experience bought more feeling and depth to Steve Jobs. Not the image of Steve Jobs, but the real human Steve Jobs.


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

    Apple unwrapped, the story of an American Genius


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook removes the excuses that people offer for failure. Failure to live life to the fullest. Potential isn't affected by economic means, the type of family one comes from, the advantages or disadvantages of social class. If it did then Steve Jobs would have been a huge failure. Rather Steve Jobs listened to his heart, and found something he loved to do, and became so good at it that people paid him to do it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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