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krista

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  • Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Henry Cloud, John Townsend
    • Narrated By Dick Fredricks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (87)

    The wounds inflicted by an "unsafe" person can go deep. If you've ever been in a relationship where you were used, abused, or abandoned, then Safe People is for you. It will help you make wise choices in relationships from friendships to romance. You'll discover why good people can get tangled in bad relationships. And you'll learn how to avoid repeating your own mistakes and how to pick safe, healthy people for the friends you make and the company you keep.

    Diana says: "Excellent analysis of Safe and Unsafe People"
    "Great insight with helpful action steps."
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    Where does Safe People rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the most helpful self-help audiobooks I've listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Safe People?

    “When we ask we are owning our needs. Asking for love, comfort or understanding is a transaction between two people. You are saying: I have a need. It's not your problem. It's not your responsibility. You don't have to respond, but I'd like something from you. This frees the other person to connect with you freely and without obligation. When we own that our needs are our responsibility we allow others to love us because we have something to offer. Asking is a far cry from demanding. When we demand love, we destroy it.”


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator's over-dramatization and use of different voices (most of which sounded like they were drunk or derranged) for every little case example was odd for a self-help book. It was a little distracting and very perplexing but did not ruin the book.


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

    No- too much to absorb in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    This is from a Christian perspective but still has valuable insight to offer a non-Christian.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Boundaries in Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
    • Narrated By Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (107)

    Drs. Cloud and Townsend help you understand the friction points and even the serious hurts in your marriage - and move beyond them to mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy.

    Keith Thompson says: "Very helpful"
    "Great material, Valuable insight, weird narrator"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend the book but not the audiobook. The book offers a lot of wisdom and gives case examples to illustrate points. The strangeness of the narration is too distracting and detracts from the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    non-fiction- no characters


    What didn’t you like about Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend ’s performance?

    Contrary to what is listed the narrator is not either of the authors- it's someone else- I believe the same person who narrates the other boundaries books. This is a self-help book not a dramatic novel. There's no need for the narrator to try and "make things more interesting" by reading so dramatically and making each person in each case example sound like they are ready to jump off a bridge. No one talks that way. It makes it hard to take it seriously. He also gives everyone this weird accent- it's almost like a long island accent but not quite. It's distracting and I would suggest reading this as opposed to listening to it.


    What did you learn from Boundaries in Marriage that you would use in your daily life?

    That a good marriage and good boundaries start with having good character and good boundaries with yourself.


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful book. Weird narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Raven Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Maggie Stiefvater
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (797)
    Performance
    (729)
    Story
    (732)

    It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them - not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain.

    C. ALLINGER says: "Stiefvater does it again!"
    "Surprisingly lovely"
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    If you could sum up The Raven Boys in three words, what would they be?

    Surprising. Funny. Imaginative.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very pleasantly surprised by this imaginative and fully-fleshed story. I had my doubts but the author uses the paranormal subject matter as a context to tell a story that is really all about relationships, family, longing and belonging. With clever dialogue and a restrained hand she paints a vivid picture of well-realized characters and spirited relationships. The sense of mystery that winds through the story hasn't (yet) crossed over into cheesy or creepy (for me). Hope the sequel lives up to the original! I will be reading it.


    What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

    Persephone.


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

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boundaries in Dating: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Henry Cloud, John Townsend
    • Narrated By Jonathan Petersen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (47)

    Boundaries in Dating provides a way to think, solve problems, and enjoy the benefits of dating in the fullest way, including increasing the ability to find and commit to a marriage partner.

    doingme11 says: "AWESOME dating guidelines"
    "Great advice, weird narrator"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Wise, Godly, down-to-earth advice from a psychotherapeutic perspective.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Boundaries in Dating?

    Loved all the personal examples.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Why did the narrator have to say matoor and imatoor instead of mature and immature? Why? Seems silly but the word is used very frequently throughout the book so it really grates on you after a while.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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