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Alan

Christchurch, New Zealand | Member Since 2012

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  • Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Chade-Meng Tan
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (70)

    Early Google engineer and personal growth pioneer Chade-Meng Tan first designed Search Inside Yourself as a popular course at Google, intended to transform the work and lives of the best and brightest behind one of the most innovative, successful, and profitable businesses in the world... and now it can do the same for you. Meng has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical and proven tools and skills that anyone can learn and develop.

    Michael Davis says: "The narration is intolerable"
    "Great if you like listening to robots."
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    What disappointed you about Search Inside Yourself?

    I was really looking forward to this book after seeing the rave reviews on Amazon for the book. The biggest issue is that the book is narrated by someone that is so mechanical and droll that listening is unbearable. The guy literally sounds 'robotic' at times.When listening to a subject matter such as this, the tonality of voice is really important, the listener needs to feel comfortable with the narrater. I've only managed to get about half hour into this listen, I just can't stand it any more. I'm focussing far more on the narrators weird voice that I'm not hearing the content. Very disappointed.


    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Buddhist: Mindfulness, Enlightenment, and Sitting Still

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dinty W. Moore
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Dinty Moore set out to explore America's fascination with Buddhism and found himself enthralled. You will be too, as Moore takes you into the world of American-style Buddhism, from a mountain retreat for executives learning to deal with stress to a Tibetan Freedom Concert with the Beastie Boys.

    Cynthia says: "ineresting and worthwhile"
    "A really good read if contemplating Buddhism"
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    What did you love best about The Accidental Buddhist?

    I'm someone who's been exploring religion and Buddhism for a while, trying to understand my own spirituality. I enjoyed this read as I related to the author in a number of ways. It's a lighthearted easy short read (listen) and I can see myself listen to it again a few times over.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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