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Metaphorica

Australia | Member Since 2012

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  • 86 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • If God Were Your Therapist: How to Love Yourself and Your Life and Never Feel Angry, Anxious or Insecure Again

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By David J. Lieberman, Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Dr. David Leiberman, offers insights into the human condition and reveals how, regardless of the opportunities available to us today, a lack of self-control results in poor choices and ultimately leads to negative emotions and destructive habits. If God Were Your Therapist offers neither exercises or affirmations. Rather, listeners learn how to regain self-control and move their thoughts, choices, and lives in a purposeful, powerful direction, free from the shackles of anxiety and stress.

    Melissa says: "Basic rules that make sense and need to be heard"
    "Not Feel-Good, but Food for Thought"
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    I needed to listen to this 3 times over, and rewound several times. The content is good food for thought - the execution can seem a little dry and clinical. Though I haven't read it, I imagine it might be easier to digest the content properly with the print version, as it does require some reflection.
    Overall, though, some good thoughts and ideas. As for life-changing as some other reviewers have stated, I'm not so sure. If you are into self-help and prepared to also take a good hard look at yourself - this is not feel-good stuff- then you'll like this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 86400: Manage Your Purpose to Make Every Second of Each Day Count

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lavaille Lavette
    • Narrated By Lisa Cordileone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    86400 is the instigator that will inspire you to live a renewed life of intention, ultimately managing your unique purpose to make a difference for others as well as for yourself.Starting with personal accounts of her own challenges with time management and her search to find meaning amidst her success and achievements, Lavaille Lavette provides ten characteristics she has discovered to help discern the value of each moment of the day and fill it with unique purpose.

    morton says: "Inspiring Audio"
    "Be Aware: Christian-centred Content"
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    Somehow, in the preamble to this book, I missed that the word "God" was a euphemism for the fundamentalist, born-again Christian God, and not the generic God that many books use to cover any one of a zillion belief systems for which wisdom can be found and applied. Within the first few minutes, the Christ-centred living tenet came up, and I knew this was a fundo manifesto. I turned it off. Somehow, I missed that this audio book has the born-again Christian agenda, and whilst this might appeal to some and be exactly what they are looking for, it's not for me, and if this type of Christian-centric content is not what you are after either, then avoid this book. It's just a pity that the introductory editorial blurb does not make it clear enough that this book is about being a good follower of Jesus and living your purpose for Jesus. Had I known this, I would not have purchased it.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Now Habit

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Neil Fiore
    • Narrated By Neil Fiore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (607)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (250)

    If you are a professional, manager, student, entrepreneur, writer, or homemaker, this audiobook will help you achieve your goals more rapidly, whether they are large, complex challenges or the small, essential tasks of everyday life and work. If you now work effectively, even though you have too much to do and too little time, The Now Habit will show you how to prioritize your goals to allow more time for guilt-free play.

    Ron says: "A keeper"
    "Ok content, painful to listen to"
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    Reasonable content, terrible narration. The issue has come up before, and here it is again: just because you wrote a book, doesn't mean you have the skill to read it! The author's narration is flat and monotone with frequent hesitations as he begins another segment of text. It's almost like listening to your 6 year old stammer over his homework reading because he doesn't know how to pronounce the next word. This book is a little like that in many places. I bought the book because years ago I read the hard copy version and remembered that it had some good content. However, not so the audio version.

    The content could be useful, but because he delivers like a robot with the caps lock on, I found I couldn't focus enough on the message to make it useful. Potential authors note; this issue of bad narration comes up frequently in audible reviews, and has certainly steered me away from a book more than once.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Should Not - and Put Ourselves in Great Danger

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Daniel Gardner
    • Narrated By Scott Peterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (670)
    Performance
    (380)
    Story
    (385)

    From terror attacks to the War on Terror, bursting real-estate bubbles to crystal meth epidemics, sexual predators to poisonous toys from China, our list of fears seems to be exploding. And yet, we are the safest and healthiest humans in history. Irrational fear is running amok, and often with tragic results. In the months after 9/11, when people decided to drive instead of fly - believing they were avoiding risk - road deaths rose by 1,595. Those lives were lost to fear.

    Kristopher says: "A rational assessment of the world we live in"
    "Lots of Factoids"
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    I purchased this because of all the great reviews. I found the delivery dry and dull, as if reading a list from the Guiness Book of Records or an Encyclopedia a lot of factoids collected from various schools of thought. Wasn't cohesive enough for me, so I stopped half way. I will try and listen to it again and if I change my mind, will amend review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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