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Jeffrey

Phoenix, AZ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Rewire Your Brain: Think Your Way to a Better Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By John B. Arden
    • Narrated By Phil Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
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    (76)
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    Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was thought to be hardwired to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. Your brain is not hardwired; it's "softwired" by experience. This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships.

    Douglas says: "Important Work..."
    "No specific advice to improve how I use my brain"
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    What would have made Rewire Your Brain better?

    If there was less explanation on the anatomy of the brain and more time on specific steps to take to improve happiness, stress reduction, etc.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Phil Williams’s performances?

    Yes, he was very good.


    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Raising Your Self Esteem: Overcoming Pessimistic Patterns

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By Jacob V. Milliken
    • Narrated By Claton Butcher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (4)
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    The way in which you perceive life and your attitude towards life is a large indicator of one's happiness and success. Individuals that have a positive disposition, regardless of their circumstances, tend to be less anxiety-stricken and tense. They also wear a smile more often as compared to the individual that looks at life in a negative way. In addition, the way you perceive life also influences those that surround you. In essence, if you work on improving and maintaining an optimistic outlook, then you will have an increased chance towards leading a life that is fulfilled and happy.

    Jeffrey says: "Too basic not enough helpful information for life"
    "Too basic not enough helpful information for life"
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    Would you try another book from Jacob V. Milliken and/or Claton Butcher?

    I recommend going to Amazon and getting Feeling Good by Dr. David Burns. This is a very practical way of dealing with the expectation gap between what we expect and what we see as real.


    What was most disappointing about Jacob V. Milliken’s story?

    I could have gotten the same simple ideas by searching the web


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone is different so it is worth listening to and making your own judgment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Timothy Egan
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor, Ken Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (728)
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    The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region.

    Laurie says: "more than grapes of wrath"
    "Outstanding story teller & inspiring story"
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    Where does The Worst Hard Time rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Yes. Narrator Patrick Lawlor has great voice inflection. Tells a very entertaining story about the dust bowl.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think Alfafa Bill, the Governor of Oklahoma


    What does Patrick Lawlor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    You can imagine the people actually talking in their accents.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me appreciate the grit and persistence of the dust bowl people. made me appreciate my easy life.


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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