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saskatoon, SK, Canada | Member Since 2012

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  • Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kristin Neff
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (102)

    The relentless pursuit of high self-esteem has become a virtual religion - and a tyrannical one at that. Our ultracompetitive culture tells us we need to be constantly above average to feel good about ourselves, but there is always someone more attractive, successful, or intelligent than we are. And even when we do manage to grab hold of high self-esteem for a brief moment, we can't seem to keep it. Our sense of self-worth goes up and down like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling in lockstep with our latest success or failure.

    Jeanette says: "Worth Reading"
    "decent download - mostly review and reminders"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    not a lot


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    needed a "wow, i did not know that" factor


    What about Xe Sands’s performance did you like?

    very pleasing narrative


    Did Self-Compassion inspire you to do anything?

    remined me not to be so critical of myself


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Einstein: His Life and Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3893)
    Performance
    (1814)
    Story
    (1827)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

    Henrik says: "Surprise: Two books in one!"
    "Way over my head -too many formulas"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Get the abridged version unless your a rocket dr.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    N/a


    Would you be willing to try another one of Edward Herrmann’s performances?

    Narration fit the subject matter very well


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

    Felt a sense of accomplishment when I got thru it


    Any additional comments?

    As the Man of the Century I felt compelled to finish the listen- very challenging read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
    Overall
    (2227)
    Performance
    (1882)
    Story
    (1864)

    Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

    Teddy says: "Barely Made It Through This One"
    "very very interesting material"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    to the person with interest in this matter it is a must listen


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    despite what many previously stated in the reviews before purchasing ... the narrator was perfect .


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

    personal stories of crimes and incidences that we would not normally be privelaged to otherwise


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from What Every BODY Is Saying?

    taking the time to read peoples body language . people watching with a purpose . reading our customers much much better and " easier '


    Any additional comments?

    Valuable info that should somehow make its way into the educational system at an early age - more communication is done non verbally than verbal but we have NEVER been shown how to read in that manner

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Richard Rohr
    • Narrated By Richard Rohr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (194)

    In the first half of life, we are naturally preoccupied with establishing ourselves; climbing, achieving, and performing. But as we grow older and encounter challenges and mistakes, we need to see ourselves in a different and more life-giving way. This message of falling down - that is in fact moving upward - is the most resisted and counterintuitive of messages in the world's religions. Falling Upward offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how those who have fallen down are the only ones who understand "up".

    William says: "Life Changing Once You Are Ready"
    "very pleased with my choice"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Falling Upward to be better than the print version?

    i enjoyed both very much but the audible better - Rohr narrates and it is nice to hear HIS voice , inflection , tone ,word emphasis and phrasing


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    not that applicable to the subject


    Which character – as performed by Richard Rohr – was your favorite?

    n/a


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no : but for good reason - needed to go back to previous chapters often because it does challenge ones previous knowledge and thinking ... i would listen ... think on what was said and go back and need to here it again .


    Any additional comments?

    wonderful publication . DO NOT BE IN A HURRY TO "GET THRU IT " savor it ... let it sit .. allow it to soak ...

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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