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  • Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Lance M. Dodes
    • Narrated By John Meagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    In his revolutionary book The Heart of Addiction, Dr. Lance Dodes examined the underlying emotions that drive addictive behaviors - whether drinking, gambling, sex, or eating. Now, in Breaking Addiction, Dodes presents a comprehensive guide outlining seven critical steps to overcome addiction, based on his findings.

    M. A. Gueltekin says: "Determined to quit? This is your book!"
    "Dodes explores the cause as much as the addiction"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Indeed - it is well written. The numeorus case studies and stories told make for interesting content, easy to follow and each story illustrates the point vividly.The book sensitises the listener not to approach addiction simplistically, but to go to the cause of the addictive behaviour if real and sustainable rehab is sought.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Breaking Addiction?

    Introducing and defining the generic cause of addictive behaviour as "feelings of helplessness". This is original and accurate.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Many good scenes in the numerous case studies


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth a read for anyone interested in understanding addictive behaviour and how to break it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Six Suspects

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Vikas Swarup
    • Narrated By Lyndam Gregory
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Vicky Rai, the son of a high-profile minister, has been shot dead by one of the guests at his own party. They are a glitzy bunch, but among them the police find six strange, displaced characters with a gun in their possession, each of them steaming with a secret motive. India's wiliest investigative journalist, Arun Advani, makes it his mission to nail the murderer. In doing so, the amazing, tender and touching lives of six eccentric characters unravel before our eyes.

    A User says: "Is unputdownable a word?"
    "Tangible India - the impossible whodunnit"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I will! I already have.It provides an intelligent and insightful taste of India - one can feel the crowds, touch the garments, taste the food, dislike the politicians. Six Suspects brings this interesting and complex country and culture to life.


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

    The plot was initially very difficult to follow, until each of the main characters has stamped his or her own story unto the plot. It started making sense in Part II and really came together in Part III.


    What about Lyndam Gregory’s performance did you like?

    His tones, his accents for each character, his enthusiasm, his consistency with regard to each individual character. It was a really good audio performance. Even if you don't like the story, its worth listening just for the performance.


    Who was the most memorable character of Six Suspects and why?

    The tribal guy. He is the mirror in which all societies should look at themselves. The cellphone thief was also adorable.Mohan Kumar was the least believable of all the characters. The American guy was downright irritating - a very good typecast.


    Any additional comments?

    You won't guess the killer until the very last few minutes! It's worth going all the way.The story is beautifully told, albeit a little complex initially. I loved it, expecially from halfway through Part II. In a creative way, it breaks open India to each foreigner who knows very little about Indian culture, and at the same time entertains with a good 'whodunnit'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Man's Search for Meaning

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Viktor E. Frankl
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1971)
    Performance
    (946)
    Story
    (956)

    Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

    Ann Marie says: "I will isten again and again"
    "A gripping read"
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    Where does Man's Search for Meaning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I knew what to expect, but it was still highly illuminating and interesting.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Frankl's first-hand account of the holocaust horrors to which he was exposed, is a must-read! Being able to learn lessons from it, and in fact seeing proof for his logotherapy theory developed prior to the war, is even more compelling. It is inspiring, to say the least.


    Did Simon Vance do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I have heard better reads, but this was still quite acceptable.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Meaning found - in an unexpected place: the future!


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended, but only for those who think.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools for Recovery

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kevin B. Skinner
    • Narrated By Kevin B. Skinner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    Renowned therapist and expert on pornogrpahy addiction, Dr. Kevin Skinner carefully walks someone struggling with pornography through the steps to recovery. Treating Pornography Addition begins with how pornography becomes a problem in the mind and how it becomes addictive. Then it teaches the listener how to rewrite the patterns in the mind. It closes with the key steps of recovery.

    Jack says: "Honest opinion..."
    "Very insightful"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - it is one of very few books on this topic which addresses one of the biggest and most dangerous human experiments of all time. The book contains very useful and insightful information.


    What other book might you compare Treating Pornography Addiction to and why?

    Breaking Adiiction - Dr Lance Dodes


    Any additional comments?

    A must-read for anyone trying to help others (or himself) with pornography addiction. Useful insights into addiction of all kinds in general.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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