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  • Stress and Your Body

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Sapolsky
    Overall
    (53)
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    (48)
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    (49)

    Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress is an inherent aspect of life that can have tremendous negative effects on your mental and physical health. This makes coping with stress a critical part of how well we live.Once you understand the inner workings of your stress response system, you'll possess powerful knowledge that will help you understand and better deal with this common aspect of your busy life.

    Catherine says: "Not a bad primer for understanding stress"
    "I wish I listened to this 12 years ago!"
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    What did you love best about Stress and Your Body?

    I have been diagnosed with several stress disorders the most pervasive being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Listening to this book melded a ton of medical information I have learned over the years from a variety of rehab session/doctors together and now I now have a better understanding on what is happening inside my body! Thanks very much!


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

    Both! I am now a more informed patient speaking to my medical team also.


    Any additional comments?

    I will have to listen to more of these books - they are a great learning experience! Better than going to university and attending classes for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Olympian: The Inside Story of Olympic Excellence

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Anonymous (former Olympian)
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    The vast majority of us can only dream of being an Olympic-level athlete - but we have no real idea of what that means. Here, for the first time, in all its shocking, funny and downright bizarre glory, is the truth of the Olympic experience

    Lynda says: "Very jumbled read-hard to focus on the storyline!"
    "Very jumbled read-hard to focus on the storyline!"
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    Would you try another book from Anonymous (former Olympian) and/or Paul Thornley?

    For anyone who has worked or participated in an Olympics, the IOC controls their brand VERY tightly so that is why items have to be published anonymously. I was interested in this book after working at the 2010 Olympics, however the summary does not match the content at all (or I slept through that part)! I know more of the ins and outs of the Olympics along with what was kept secret than this book ever revealed-this writer thinks athletes get all access passes and that is not true, other than their facility and accommodation, their access is limited just like the public. So no, probably would not try a book from this author in the future, in addition I like to know whose work I am reading! This book could have been so good!


    What could Anonymous (former Olympian) have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Put his thoughts together first, pick stories readers want to hear, that are often not published but occur in the villages or during training, some of the athlete partying that goes on, cultural celebrations etc.


    What didn’t you like about Paul Thornley’s performance?

    His performance kept me listening to the book as I was sure it was going to get metter!


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

    Disappointment at a great opportunity lost.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dear American Airlines

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Jonathan Miles
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (36)

    Bennie Ford, a 53-year-old failed poet turned translator, is traveling to his estranged daughter's wedding when his flight is canceled. Stuck with thousands of fuming passengers in the purgatory of O'Hare airport, he watches the clock tick and realizes that he will miss the ceremony. Frustrated, irate, and helpless, Bennie does the only thing he can: he starts to write a letter.

    Victoria Wright says: "Hard to put down"
    "Not worth my time to listen to..."
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    as a former road warrior I thought this book would be interesting and take me back to letters I wrote this airline, especially when I ended up in the hospital with severe food poisoning. I was very disappointed with this book it was not poetic at all. I listened to hours of drivel, complaining and swearing-get on with life! Really for a couple of hundred dollars spent on a ticket we had to listen to this? The narration was a bit better than other books however with such a bad subject to read, it was ready hard to tell how good the narrator ready was. After 3 hours of swearing and whining about his life I had it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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