While I found this an interesting listen, the more I went on, the more I found Myss to be less open-minded than one might expect of a person portraying herself as a guru. I particularly found her prejudices against body modification (in the less than drastic form of piercings) and against therapy to be dissuasive. I also felt that there were some contradictions in her preaching.That said, I listened through the whole thing and tried to remain open minded, and still gained some interesting thoughts and insights from the whole thing. Might be useful if you are interested in looking at your personal relationships in a different manner or deconstructing your own actions and thought process for introspection and insight.
Not necessarily. I'm hoping to eventually find a more relevant book as to what I'm looking for, but this wasn't all a bad read. It just wasn't what I was hoping for.
This reading was taken from a workshop (though she is the only one who speaks), and I do think that format helped it, as she has down her emphasis and you definitely get the feeling from this that she is speaking directly to people present with her, not to a microphone. Which is very appropriate to the subject matter. I also feel that having the author's voice gives you a more authentic understanding of how she feels about what she is saying on topics, and in some cases this does serve to demonstrate a negative attitude.
While the premise of this series sounds riveting, and I had heard some good things, I actually found myself disappointed, all in all. There are a few neat parts, but somehow it felt fairly uneventful on the whole. And while I thought the narrator did an interesting job with Temeraire's voice, I don't think he lent much to what more active scenes did exist. It was however appropriate to the more Victorian aspects, in that most of the book read like the journal of a good-hearted but somewhat timid gentleman.
Perhaps the series picks up further on, but as for now, this book didn't entertain me enough that I feel motivated to give the others a try any time soon.
Actually, though it pains me to say it, this story might benefit from the editing that a movie translation would give it. At least so far as timing and engagement goes.
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