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Paul

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  • Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dr. David R. Hawkins
    • Narrated By Dr. David R. Hawkins
    Overall
    (481)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (224)

    The publication of Power vs. Force by Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., reveals to the general public secret information heretofore only shared by the author with certain Nobelists and world leaders. Analyzing the basic nature of human thought and consciousness itself, the author makes available to everyone the key to penetrating the last barrier to the advancement of civilization and science and resolving the most crucial of all human dilemmas.

    Greg says: "Good book – poor narrator"
    "Great book, good audiobook...."
    Overall

    This is a really interesting book. Extremely thought-provoking, and has the potential to be life-changing. However, there are 2 things to bear in mind: 1) The rational of the book is based 100% on applied kinesology (i.e. muscle testing). If you don't accept this or have an open mind, the whole premise falls down (I actually tried it as he suggests, and was positively suprised to see that it seems to work); 2) As other reviewers have pointed out, the author does not have a clear speaking voice and has a very monotone presentation. This can make it a struggle to listen to. For me, the first (and most technical chapter) was extremely hard to get through, and then (due to both the easier material and getting used to the voice, I guess) it wasn't much of a problem and I stopped noticing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Gary Ezzo
    • Narrated By Anne Marie Ezzo
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (60)

    The infant management concepts presented in this book have found favor with over two million parents and twice as many contented babies. On Becoming Babywise brings hope to the tired and bewildered parents looking for an alternative to sleepless nights and fussy babies.

    Amazon Customer says: "WOW!!! My baby slept at 10 weeks!"
    "Interesting, but be careful..."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes. The book presents itself as offering a parenting philosophy that is mainstream and widely accepted. The philosophy is actually highly controversial. I've no problem with controversy, but it should acknowledge this exists clearly at the beginning.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Gary Ezzo? Why or why not?

    No. Gary Ezzo and his wife (the reader) are evangelical Christians and have devised a parenting philosophy based on this belief. I don't share the same core beliefs, so would derive limited value.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Anne Marie Ezzo’s performances?

    No. I found the voice rather patronizing to be honest.


    Did On Becoming Babywise inspire you to do anything?

    Actually, yes. It's encouraged me to research authors on parenting books before I buy in future.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not saying their philosophy of EAT-WAKE-SLEEP routines doesn't work. The friend who recommended this book to me found it worked well for her little boy. However, the danger of any such routine is that the baby doesn't get enough food (particularly with breast feeding when you don't know how much they are actually eating). There's a lot of sites critical of this book. Just google them, and then you can make an informed choice.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (44)

    Is this Armageddon for the Artemis Fowl? Opal Koboi, power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate mankind and become fairy queen. If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if those nearest bodies include crows, or deer, or badgers - or two curious little boys by the names of Myles and Beckett Fowl? Yes, it’s true. Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl’s four-year-old brothers could be involved in destroying the human race.

    Paul says: "More of the same, but that's not a complaint!"
    "More of the same, but that's not a complaint!"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Love the Artemis Fowl series, and this is an exciting ending.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love Nathanial Parker reading.


    Which character – as performed by Nathaniel Parker – was your favorite?

    Butler.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really - not that sort of book.


    Any additional comments?

    Nope.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Allen
    • Narrated By David Allen
    Overall
    (521)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (90)

    Discover David Allen's powerful productivity principles and vastly increase your ability to work better, not harder - every day. He asks listeners what's holding them back and shows how all of us can be "ready for anything" - with a clear mind, a clear deck, and clear intentions. This is the perfect audiobook for anyone wanting to work and live at his or her very best.

    Jeff says: "Good follow-up to"
    "A thought-provoking follow-up to GTD"
    Overall

    This more informal and less-technical follow-up to Getting Things Done is aimed at people who've read the first book, and could use some more inspiration and thinking around the topic. As a big fan of GTD, I found this hugely enjoyable and inspiring, and would strongly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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