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  • 4 reviews
  • 7 ratings
  • 228 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2015

  • Noble Heart: A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Pema Chodron
    • Narrated By uncredited

    You can't get away from suffering. That's the good news, teaches Pema Chodron. For at the core of your most painful experiences, you will find the seeds of your awakening. On Noble Heart, this best-selling author and Tibetan Buddhist nun shows you how vulnerability is our greatest spiritual resource amid life's difficulties. Using special meditations and teachings, she shows how to cultivate your own noble heart, one that sheds its armor, and opens fearlessly to both heartache and delight.

    Jim says: "Wonderful, like a personal retreat"
    "Spirituality that makes sense!"

    Pema Chodron is the most wonderful speaker. She has a lovely lilting, relaxing voice and what she says is well worth listening to. These sessions, recorded at a retreat, will give the listener lots of common sense, practical advice that they can really use to make their busy lives more spiritual. Highly recommended!

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    It's Dr. Kay Scarpetta's birthday, and she's about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids' game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there's been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car.

    G. House Sr. says: "Series badly needs to change focus"
    "Self indulgent writing."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I would agree with many of the other reviewers here - this is so tired and so self indulgent on Patricia Cornwell's part. I can't remember the last time I read one of her books where the action was not centred directly on Scarpetta and those close to her, full of suspicion and innuendo. It is getting really old. I was hoping for the brilliant murder mysteries Cornwell used to write but it seems she cannot write a plot without making it all about the main characters.

    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I will not be reading any more Kay Scarpetta and I would strongly suggest you save your time and money and give this one a miss. I only finished it because I was pissed off I'd paid $24.95 for it.

    What didn’t you like about Lorelei King’s performance?

    Awful narration. Very off-putting, inappropriate inflection. Just made a terrible story worse and very hard to listen to.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Discovering Your Inner Child

    • ORIGINAL (36 mins)
    • By Shakti Gawain
    • Narrated By Shakti Gawain

    There's nothing quite like a child's sense of wonder. Inspired by the pioneering work of Dr. Hal Stone and Dr. Sidra Winkelman (authors of Embracing Our Selves and Embracing Each Other), Shakti Gawain invites us to get to know the eternal child that lives within each of us. Though often a neglected aspect of ourselves, the inner child can become a rejuvenating source of joy, creativity, and self-healing. Through regular use of the exercises described here, you will create an unforgettable relationship with a magical part of yourself.

    Kate says: "Highly recommended"
    "Highly recommended"

    This is a short audiobook but I found it to be an excellent insight into the issues and emotions that we face in our daily lives. I've always avoided the idea of an "inner child" affecting who I am today, however, a number of issues have led me to explore this, and I think Shakti Gawain's book is a practical, down to earth look at what might be governing the decisions and action we take. At only 45mins it is worth taking the time to listen to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By Geneen Roth
    • Narrated By Geneen Roth

    When Food Is Love examines the motivations behind bingeing and obsessive dieting, and explains how such compulsive behavior sabotages intimate relationships. With compassion and penetrating wisdom, Geneen Roth reveals how to break destructive emotional patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers, physical and emotional - that make us human.

    "Recommended to those struggling with weight loss"

    Although the authour, Geneen Roth, has a rather annoying voice (somewhat whining and babyish), the message in her books is excellent. As someone who has struggled with weight issues for a very long time, her take on it is very different from most, but made complete sense to me. I would recommend listening to this and her other books. You get used to her voice after a while and what remains is a way to explore the deeper issues associated with food.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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