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  • Transforming Trauma: Uncovering the Spiritual Dimension of Healing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Caroline Myss, James Finley
    • Narrated By Caroline Myss, James Finley
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (61)

    In cases of severe trauma, the spiritual dimension of the healing process is often the most mysterious. Transforming Trauma brings internationally renowned teachers Caroline Myss and James Finley together for the first time on audio to explore how a combination of contemplative and clinical practices can dramatically enhance our ability to heal.

    Angela Lynn Piccola says: "Life-altering....."
    "High Spiritual Truths articulated with astonishing"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    High Spiritual Truths articulated with astonishing clarity.

    If like myself, you've been listening or reading Eckhart Tolle and Caroline Myss (wonderful spiritual teachers that they are!), you'll know there's many common threads weaving throughout both their works, but with astonishing clarity, James Finley manages to express these same truths and more, with such a sincere heart and with such a brilliantly intelligent choice of words, you get it like never before - you really do 'evolve' with each listening!

    Mr. Finley has raised his consciousness to a level where he has become extraordinarily adept at using his mind to translate that non-languaged experience of being, Soul communications, into plain English, well, more like plain-poetry, if you get my meaning! Because what he says, is like the experience of reading poetry, but unlike poetry, there's very little ambiguity.

    It's a tremendous pleasure to have the ‘unlanguageable’ experience of spiritual truth, somehow brought down into words, so you can find the help you want (and need!) for your own spiritual work to progress.

    High levels of understanding you get in flashes, not thoughts, flashes of truth you don’t have to turn back into words to know that you just had your consciousness raised. Where your heart floods with the awe that comes with understanding, and the understanding that you just evolved! And you can never go back to the way you were! Wonderful!

    I'm so grateful for this wonderful audio book! And I am so grateful for the effort Caroline and James have made in their lives to grasp these truths and pass them on in a way where many many people get the benefit of their very hard work.
    What a great blessing for all that get the chance to listen to this... what a blessing.


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: The Second Oldest Profession, Part 1: A World History of Espionage

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Burds
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (19)

    Professor Jeffrey Burds of Northeastern University delves into the history of espionage in this eye-opening lecture series. The course opens with espionage activity in the ancient world and the Roman Empire and continues with the American Revolution, Age of Napoleon, and American Civil War. Throughout this compelling discussion it becomes evident that spying is not only a never-ending source of fascination but also a major contributor to world history and the development of nations.

    Thomas says: "Fascinating!"
    "ERRORS-CARELESS AUDIO EDITING-v. interesting tho"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The audio editing has been done carelessly, resulting in needless ERROR of facts - e.g. in the audio book the Professor says, Julius Cesar changed his name to Augustus, in the PDF the same section has the correct FULL NAME for Octavius, who changed his same to Augustus. Problem is, how many other mistakes are there????


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It's great information, but it's accuracy is harmed by the careless audio editing.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The Professor has great information, but it's very obvious that he's reading from the written page, he sounds rushed, reading without imparting his actual understanding of the information. No doubt if he were actually lecturing for real, the sense of the words would come through naturally. The performance makes it hard to comprehend the information.


    Was The Modern Scholar: The Second Oldest Profession, Part 1 worth the listening time?

    It is definitely worth listening to, it's a very interesting subject. But frankly, with the mistakes, it's hard to get too enthusiastic until the audio book has be re-edited and the performance worked on. BUT THE INFORMATION IS FASCINATING, I'm writing this, precisely because I'm hoping this repair work will be done, then it will be a really great lecture!


    Any additional comments?

    The Professor makes a mistake saying 1504 instead of 1604 somewhere ... it was probably in the section on Elizabethan spycraft.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Poisonwood Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Dean Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3301)
    Performance
    (2084)
    Story
    (2101)

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    Lynda Rains Bonchack says: "A long time coming..........."
    "Beautifully written, just a great story!"
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    I love this book and listening to it as an audio book makes it all the more powerful, Dean Robertson makes sense of the poetic nature of this book and gives life to the characters ... perhaps some people have not enjoyed Dean Robertson, but I can't really make sense of their objections? On the strength of this audio book, I also bought the book for my kindle, so I can savor the beauty of Ms. Kingsolver's wonderful writing, but I have to say, I prefer to listen to Dean Robertson.

    I spent a whole weekend listening to this story on my iPod - I couldn't break myself from the journey of the book - transported to the Congo, I lay about, or walked slowing through the Hollywood Hills in a sort of trance, I listened and listened ... so beautiful, so soulful ... the characters and their story moved me greatly, I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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