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Lisa

DUBBO, Australia | Member Since 2008

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  • 6 reviews
  • 63 ratings
  • 156 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
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  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You: 101 Encouraging Stories about Dieting and Fitness...and Finding What Works for You

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark (editor), and others
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean, Buck Schimer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (20)

    There’s nothing better than hearing the success stories of other people. Listen to what worked for them and what didn’t. You’ll find your own path to success in these 101 stories about getting fit and shaping the right body for you.

    Lisa says: "A great walking companion :)"
    "A great walking companion :)"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I purchased this book to help motivate me back into a fitness/ weight loss regime. It was so good to have all these peoples stories keeping me company as I aimed to do the same thing they were talking about.
    Lots of variety in the stories and I never got bored listening. I only listened while I was walking, I saved it for that purpose only. 5.5 kgs down by the end of the book and starting to jog :))

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (675)
    Performance
    (501)
    Story
    (504)

    Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

    paul says: "Skeptical at 1st, Enjoyed every moment"
    "Amazing...."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This audiobook was fantastic. I listened to it walking, driving, cleaning the house and while putting on my make-up. It's that good :)
    It's also the best narration I've come across in an audiobook. Beautifully read, a great story line and wonderful characters.
    I'm sad to finish this. I wish there were a part two.
    Download now, that's an order!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New Self

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Deepak Chopra
    • Narrated By Deepak Chopra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (511)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (186)

    Fifteen years after his number-one New York Times best seller, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra revisits "the forgotten miracle" - the body's infinite capacity for change and renewal. You cannot take advantage of this miracle, Chopra says, unless you are willing to completely reinvent your body, transforming it from a material object to a dynamic, flowing process.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Wonderful Source of Knowledge..."
    "Great!"
    Overall

    Deepak Chopra could read a menu out loud and have me engrossed. This book was really good, a perfect blend of science and spirituality. I plan on listening a couple more times as there were many concepts worth hearing again. I have found that books like this often reveal more info/insights the second time around, perhaps because there is so much to take in. Enjoy this book, you wont be disappointed :)

    22 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • Total Relaxation: Guided Meditations for Achieving Inner Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By Richard Latham
    • Narrated By Jane Warren
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (12)

    These easy-to-follow guided meditations involve beautifully crafted stories with music and natural sound effects. Each track will ease you into a deep state of relaxation, where you can tap into the restoring power of meditation.

    Scott says: "Wonderful!"
    "Very good!"
    Overall

    Really well made and well put together. Sound is excellent and narrator is good if you don't mind a rather posh sounding english woman guiding you ;D
    Only negative for me is after doing meditations a few times the intro starts to get a bit drawn out, I think it's too long and found myself skipping forward a little. Otherwise really good :)

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret History of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jonathan Black
    • Narrated By Paul Matthews
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (9)

    Here for the first time is a complete history of the world, from the beginning of time to the present day, based on the beliefs and writings of the secret societies. From the esoteric account of the evolution of the species to the occult roots of science, from the secrets of the Flood to the esoteric motives behind American foreign policy, here is a narrative history that shows the basic facts of human existence on this planet can be viewed from a very different angle.

    Heimo says: "Not historical"
    "Very Interesting"
    Overall

    I loved this audiobook and listened to it in the car on a couple of trips I made. I found it to be engaging, well written and very well read. Worth another listen as there are so many concepts and so much history covered that it's hard to absorb it all in one listen.
    I, unlike the review below, did not find the frequent use of the word 'esoteric' bothersome at all!
    Enjoy :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Pleasure of My Company

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Steve Martin
    • Narrated By Steve Martin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Meet Luther. He is 38-years-old. He is a compulsive-obsessive. In Luther Steve Martin has created a highly original, memorably comic character. The Pleasure of My Company confirms Martin's position as a novelist of rare talent.

    Lisa says: "Loved it!"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall

    I loved this story. Steve Martin has a wonderful quirky imagination and his stories and characters are fresh and engaging. Im really glad he read the story because I find his voice quite soothing to listen to, not over-the-top, which suits his style of writing as well. An easy enjoyable listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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