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Marianne

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Copenhagen SV, Denmark | Member Since 2010

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  • Failing Forward

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By John C. Maxwell
    • Narrated By John C. Maxwell
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (100)

    It seems that some people are born to achieve anything they want. Some would say they are lucky, are blessed, or have the Midas touch. But what truly is the reason for their success? New York Times best selling author John C. Maxwell has the answer: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.

    Francine says: "Life-changing perspective"
    "Nice and encouraging"
    Overall

    The concept of failing forward is nice and encouraging. But the book is storybased and the points mainly summarized by the phrase "try, try and try again". The stories told underline this point. If you just keep trying you will inevitably succeeded. It’s a bit annoying that the author doesn’t take into account that, because some made it through hardship and failure, some will not.

    The book is very one-dimensional, focusing almost entirely on the goals such as earning money or/and recognition from the "outside" world.

    It doesn’t discuss what our dreams and goals are made of. Perhaps some goals which you are failing to achieve could use some investigation. Perhaps the goals are not truly yours but put upon you by others/surroundings, or perhaps you have stopped believing in yourself making it (unconsciously) impossible for you to success. The book does thought, point out that your attitude toward your goals is important.

    The superficial approach of the book makes it a bit uninteresting, extraneous and lengthy.
    But the book is nice and encouraging. And on a long, lonely night with some recent failures troubling you, I'm sure it will bring you some pleasant comfort.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 852hz Solfeggio Meditation: Awaken Your Intuition and Connect with Your Inner Light

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Glenn Harrold, Ali Calderwood
    • Narrated By Glenn Harrold
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (59)

    This is one of a series of meditation recordings by Glenn Harrold and Ali Calderwood, which are based upon the ancient solfeggio musical scale. Each note in this scale has specific healing properties. This recording resonates to a frequency of 852hz and is associated with the colour of indigo and the element of light. Glenn Harrold's acclaimed vocal delivery and guided meditation combined with Ali Calderwood's deep and moving soundscapes tuned to 852hz combine to create a powerful meditation recording.

    Karen says: "One of my favorite in the series"
    "Its nice, but!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Glenn Harrold and Ali Calderwood and/or Glenn Harrold?

    Sure. For a period of time, Glenn Harroid put me to sleep with his "Ultimate Guide To Overcoming Stress"


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

    It is a visualisation... ? There was no surprises.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Glenn Harrold’s performances?

    Didnt I just answer that quistion above? :)


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from 852hz Solfeggio Meditation?

    The recording is nice. There is just this female voice singing in the background, from time to time, which really got on my nerves. I would definetly cut her out.


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Rhonda Byrne
    • Narrated By Rhonda Byrne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1638)
    Performance
    (865)
    Story
    (865)

    The Secret revealed the law of attraction. Now Rhonda Byrne reveals the greatest power in the universe: The Power to have anything you want. In this book you will come to understand that all it takes is just one thing to change your relationships, money, health, happiness, career, and your entire life. Every discovery, invention, and human creation comes from The Power. Perfect health, incredible relationships, a career you love, a life filled with happiness....

    Darren says: "The Power"
    "Worrying"
    Overall

    I like the message. Love your way through life and everything will come your way.

    BUT I find it indeed very problematic to make the listener believe that his/her thoughts is the direct cause of what is happening around him/her. Like the example where a husbands concerns about having a new child is made into the direct cause of the child being born prematurely with a very high risk of dying, thereby almost making him into a murderer. This is the recipe for making people go insane. You are truly allowed to have your own feelings without feeling guilty. Your feelings are nature’s way of helping you orient yourself in this world. Good feelings mean you are having a good time, bad feelings that something troubling you. Making your concerns into a problem, and even something which can bring others lives in danger is craziness.

    Music and quotes is used throughout the book to underline statements making them stand out has a universal truth.
    It reminds me of religious persuasion, with no place for critical thinking.

    I honestly think Audible should consider selling this audiobook.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Never Be Lied to Again

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By David J. Lieberman
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Utilizing newly-developed techniques, this audiobook tells you how to easily influence anyone to tell the truth within minutes. Never Be Lied To Again is chock-full of colorful examples and engaging scenarios to help give you that extra edge. Use these groundbreaking techniques to take control of every personal and business situation...and never be lied to again.

    Thomas says: "yes, good info to be aware of"
    "Not my cup of tea"
    Overall

    I really liked D. liebermans "Setting Boundaries with Difficult People: A Survival Guide for People Pleasers", but this audiobook Im sorry to say I really couldt get through.

    The signs of deception presented in the book could also be signs of insecurity, the rest were somewhat trivial to me. The techniques for getting people to come clean, were manipulation (until I stopped the listening 1h 20m into the book). To me manipulation (eg making others believe that you approve, respect or even appreciate a dishonest act, was all to much for me. I find an honest-seeking-to-listen-and-understand approach must more effective and rewarding.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Daniel Burrus, John David Mann
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Today we all face more impossible challenges than ever before. But flash foresight lets you transform the impossible into the possible, revealing hidden opportunities and allowing you to solve your biggest problems before they happen.

    Roy says: "Time Sensitive"
    "Really good"
    Overall

    This audiobook really seduced me and took away all my criticial thinking. It is definitely worth listening to.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Understanding the Power of Delete

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Scott Hurley
    • Narrated By Josh Kilbourne Kilbourne
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    One thing can be certain - everyone struggles in life. In his helpful guide to positive living, Dr. Scott Hurley teaches the secrets to overcoming your past and understanding your self-worth. The Power of Delete begins at the source of angst teaching positive routines to implement in your everyday life, followed by encouragement to continue living the fullest life possible. Sometimes all you can do is exercise your Power of Delete. That's right! You have the power to erase the discouragement, failure, and destructive attitudes plaguing your future. Don't waste another minute.

    Marianne says: "God and Satan was not what I was looking for"
    "God and Satan was not what I was looking for"
    Overall

    The Power of Delete is "finding God (and resisting Satan)". This terminology is strange and unfamiliar to me. A Christian might view this differently.

    I was looking for a secular book.

    (I find it problematic that the Publisher's Summary doesnt reveal that the book is directed toward Christians. Had I known it, I would not have bought it).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By don Miguel Ruiz
    • Narrated By Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker
    Overall
    (514)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (202)

    In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and restore the spirit of playfulness that is vital to loving relationships.

    Diane says: "Fabulous!"
    "A nice intellectual talk"
    Overall

    I felt in love with don Miguel Ruiz after listening to the book ”The Voice of Knowledge”. This program however seems more like a repetition of (to me) somewhat trivial “common” knowledge about love and relationship. E.g. one has to love oneself in order to love others, that love is accepting and respecting (and not wanting to chance your partner), and so on.

    The book doesn’t contain any tools og recommendation for getting to the “right “stage for “mastering love”, which makes it more an intellectual talk about what you should be, but probably aren’t. The latter because - as explained in the book - modern man is somewhat “ruined” by his own history of hurt and expectation/demands from his surroundings.

    I give this book three stars, because I connect with its values and understandings. If you are however familiar with literature about love and relationships the book doesn’t contains anything surprisingly new. In this case you might want to save the time and energy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Communicate with Confidence

    • ORIGINAL (25 mins)
    • By Christian Baker
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    This Communicate with Confidence audio programme is designed to help you re-programme your mind to enhance your communiations skills and improve your ability to communiate with confidence and clarity. It will enhance your speaking ability when giving public speeches, being interviewed or conducting meetings - whether it be one to one, to small groups, or to a large audience.

    Marianne says: "A visualization exercise, too fast and extraneous"
    "A visualization exercise, too fast and extraneous"
    Overall

    Christian Baker speaks so fast, that I really didn’t get to relax (as instructed to). And the things you are told imagine, I felt was more a poor form of brainwash then it was realistic pictures/feelings, I could relate to. It is possible that others can benefit from the exercise, I’m sorry to say, I didn’t.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living: Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Dale Carnegie
    • Narrated By Andrew MacMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1152)
    Performance
    (484)
    Story
    (488)

    Through Dale Carnegie's seven-million-copy best seller, recently revised, millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas that will last a lifetime!

    C. Mitchell says: "Excellent Read"
    "Almost gave me bad nerves"
    Overall

    The book is filled with stories of people in worrying tremendously. Which were all to much for me. The stories are horrifying, endless and with seemingly no direction. The way these people (in the end) "successfully" handles their stress are by accepting destiny (many when facing death caused by sickness do to worrying, being humble to life, and/or finding (and praying to) God.

    The stories are 50-100 years old and the problems facing thess persons seem different from the worries of modern man.

    The book doesn’t offer any modern active way for dealing with anxiety, like analyzing yourself, your background and self confident, your surroundings, and so on. To me its views, values and techniques belong to former generations.

    Buy yourself a more modern self help book, and save yourself a lot of worries.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Have a New You by Friday: How to Accept Yourself, Boost Your Confidence & Change Your Life in 5 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Kevin Leman
    • Narrated By Wayne Shepherd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    How many times have you tried to change your own habits, only to find that changing yourself is even harder than trying to change someone else? With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, Dr. Kevin Leman walks you through your own personal five-day action plan. You will come to accept the truth about yourself, boost your confidence by identifying the lies you’re telling yourself (and putting them to rest for good), and change your life by concentrating on becoming who you really want to be.

    Marianne says: "Wrong title?"
    "Wrong title?"
    Overall

    Some interesting points, no miracle cure, general, a bit too long.

    I had expected more and better tools for “changing by Friday”. I was looking for some “quick fixing” and encouraging reading. The book is more like an ordinary book about the topic, self development / help. No miracles by Friday as the title promises.

    Good parts:
    The chapter about birth order was interesting indeed. Very interesting observations about what shapes us. The chapter was maybe a bit too long.

    The authour's own story about the gain of self confidence in the academic field was also very interesting.

    The part about early childhood memories was ground shaking to me! (Do the exercise). I got to see some of my “blind spots”. Or I got to see and feel where my personality was shaped. My first memories were also feelings which unconsciously have been with me ever since, without me knowing where the feeling of being “me” came from. These (until now hidden) feelings are both my personality and also my defense. I have not truly been able to understand why people have called me selfish and absentminded (or therefore I have not been able to or felt it necessary to change it, because this “feeling of me” felt so right). But seeing myself in my early childhood I saw a child getting her way but also “living in my own world” to protect he self from chaos and lack of contact. Now that I have literally seen my weakness and its root, I feel I have a choice to do otherwise.

    How the personality of your parents has shaped us also turned to be true for me. Very interesting.

    Otherwise tools to identifying your weakness’s and implementing the changes was rather trivial. (Im not sure the experience I have described above was meant to be so ground shaking as it turn out to be for me).

    The author reveals weakness's which he has not be able to change, which makes the last part of the book more like chit-chat.

    Some interesting points, no miracle cure, too general, a bit too long.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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