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Marie A

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  • Who's Pulling Your Strings?: How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Harriet Braiker
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (103)
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    (61)
    Story
    (59)

    Millions of people, both men and women, can become involved in relationships with manipulators, people who control through emotional manipulation, insults, and mind games. These "toxic" relationships erode self-esteem and make life miserable for the victim.

    Marie A says: "I highly recommend this book."
    "I highly recommend this book."
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    What did you love best about Who's Pulling Your Strings??

    I have been married for almost 25 years and for almost all that time I have been controlled and abused by my husband and now … my two sons ( one adult and one almost adult).
    I have been depressed, suicidal, convinced that I am a biggest looser-you name it …
    I was listening to many books about detachment and had huge doubts that this approach works.Today for the first time I was able to “partially detach” from my husband’s abuse and belittling. It felt so good........
    I highly recommend this book. Just keep listening - it will help .


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Controlling Your Pain: The Right Methods That Will Help You Minimize Your Pain and Discomforts in a Healthy Manner and at a Very Low Cost

    • UNABRIDGED (53 mins)
    • By Tom Wenger
    • Narrated By Ashley Amo
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    In this audiobook, we will look at what pain means. You will also get to understand what exactly happens in the body when you experience pain. This is very important. You have to understand what you are going through so as to know how to get through this. You also get some insight on how to determine the intensity of your pain. In this audiobook, you will also learn the different types of pain. When going through these different categories, try and determine what kind of pain you are having.

    Marie A says: "Zero information, very bad narrator"
    "Zero information, very bad narrator"
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    What would have made Controlling Your Pain better?

    there is absolutely nothing in the book


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tom Wenger again?

    NO


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ashley Amo’s performances?

    she is terrible


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    it was cheap
    you get what you pay for


    Any additional comments?

    Do not waist your money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magic of Detachment: How to Let Go of Other People and Their Problems

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Lyn Kelley
    • Narrated By Lyn Kelley
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Dr. Lyn has struggled with the concept of detachment and "letting go" her entire life, and she finally got fed up with OPP’s (other people’s problems)! She shares with you exactly how to detach with compassion, what to say to yourself, what to say aloud, and how to pull out of the situation while avoiding conflict and the emotional rollercoaster. You’ll learn how to protect yourself with spiritual empowerment, how to show genuine love and concern, while detaching from your emotions.

    Marie A says: "Very mixed feelings"
    "Very mixed feelings"
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    I bought " Dr. Lyn's" books in the past, and I returned them to Audible
    I listen to this one and I have truly mixed feelings. I find very difficult to believe that this lady obtained Ph.D. in counselling, psychology or any other mental health profession. The professional vocabulary and knowledge is not there. This lady commits the basic mistakes that are described and corrected during the initial training of the mental health professionals.
    I perceive this book and the rest of " Dr. Lyn" publications, as books written by someone, who underwent counselling therapy and is in a process of sorting out her problems by writing the series of self-help books. There is nothing wrong with this approach (except the fact that she presents herself as a professional).
    These books are written with the great degree of naiveté; however, they are refreshing. They offer a common sense approach that appears quite sound. To "Dr.Lyn”: Ma'am, you are quite smart lady. You have a lot to offer for the average reader. Please do not stop writing.
    Stop pretending that you are someone else, stop the process of self-publishing and self-recording your books, start working with a professional editor, hire the professional narrator. You have a great message to pass around. I am sure that you will be able to reach much greater audience when you come across as being an authentic person with life experience and unique techniques that you are utilizing in combating your problems and setbacks. Best luck to you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Get Up, Stand Up for Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Gary Wohlman, PhD
    • Narrated By Gary Wohlman
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
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    (1)

    What Michelangelo was to sculpture, Gary Wohlman is to the body and soul. Just as Michelangelo saw the angel in the marble and chiseled until he set it free, Dr. Gary has developed a simple, elegant approach to bringing out the best in people: in their bodies, minds and lives... Being a model of all body, all mind, all spirit himself, his specialized somatic system frees people's unspoken conversations held in the deepest parts of the psyche through the body-mind interface.

    Marie A says: "The road to catharsis does not have to be painful"
    "The road to catharsis does not have to be painful"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The road to catharsis does not have to be emotionally painful
    Someone recommended this book to me.
    I started listen, to this audio, and I have to admit that the Dr Seuss's like approach to emotional trauma did not match my expectations.”
    I was furious and seriously upset about this “silly approach to trauma.
    I wanted to be able to say to the person who recommended this book - this is just one of the nonsense self-help books that is useless. Because I expected a long and very serious conversation about the book; I made myself listen to it. And… suddenly… I found myself in my home studio shaking my body and making monkey noises ( one of the exercises).
    It felt great. It was so refreshingly new...and NOT emotionally painful, dreadful, and high energy consuming as the other therapies I am familiar with.
    The process, of reaching the catharsis by stretching, body movements visualizations, rhymes, sometimes even nonsensical words and rhymes, is truly amazing - it simply works
    the approach not only helps you to release your stored emotions but energizes you at the same time
    I have not giggled like that for a long, long time ( many years).
    As you can imagine, I restarted the audio book and now I am listening to this book and learning a new approach with completely different attitude.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Set Up Photography Lighting for a Home Studio

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By Amber Richards
    • Narrated By Kris Price
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    How to Set Up Photography Lighting for a Home Studio is an audiobook that descriptively details subjects related to a basic photo studio setup in the comfort of your home. It contains information about how to use continuous studio lighting, and how to use strobe lighting photography as well as techniques that enable users to control the lighting as they wish. Having a controlled environment makes for beautiful photos, and gives options for creativity as well.

    Marie A says: "I strongly recommend this book"
    "I strongly recommend this book"
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    This is a wonderful book
    I am strongly puzzled by one star rating.
    To whom gave this rating, did you listen to the actual book? Your post shows ignorance and incorrectly cites author’s statements. ( What did you want to achieve? Did you try to get your credit back?)
    The book is short and to the point. It is worth reading even if you already have some experience.
    Several years back I bought a lot of equipment that in the long run appeared to be useless. If I had a chance to read this book, I would save a lot of money and a lot of time and frustration during my “experiments” with the equipment and trying to utilize the lights in the completely wrong way.
    My suggestion to beginner photographers- read this book first, then research what equipment is best for you. You always can upgrade and step up.
    Also after working in the studio with only artificial lighting - i just discovered the fun of mixing natural and artificial light- it takes some time to master it, but it opens various possibility.
    I strongly recommend this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EFT: A Complete Guide to the Emotional Freedom Technique: Improving Everyday Life with EFT: A Blueprint

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Tebow Dana
    • Narrated By Martin Gollery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    If you are interested in learning how to reduce stress and curb the instances of psychological reversal then you must get a copy of EFT: A Complete Guide to the Emotional Freedom Technique. With this book the reader is able to learn that and much more. The emotional freedom technique is a technique which allows the individual to use the meridian energy system of the body to get rid of stress.

    Sharon says: "Should have read the other review!"
    "Do not buy it"
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    Would you try another book from Tebow Dana and/or Martin Gollery?

    NO


    Has EFT: A Complete Guide to the Emotional Freedom Technique turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    How could the performance have been better?

    The voice of the narrator is difficult to listen


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from EFT: A Complete Guide to the Emotional Freedom Technique?

    Everything should be revised


    Any additional comments?

    Intend to return it

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Irritability Cure: How to Stop Being Angry, Anxious and Frustrated All the Time (Anger Management)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Doc Orman MD
    • Narrated By Matt Stone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    When you eliminate negative thoughts and energy from your life, you'll feel a sense of calm an inner peace like you've never felt before. But this is the power of negative thinking - when you turn your negative thoughts around, you actually create more energy and power that moves you into the direction you want to go in your life faster than you've ever moved before. We argue to protect our viewpoint when we could just as easily let the argument go and be happy. Learn how to reprogram your mind and subconscious habits and never have another unnecessary argument again!

    Marie A says: "Short but very helpful"
    "Short but very helpful"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is a hands on book on irritability and anger.
    I was not expecting fast results, and I was wrong.
    The method presented in this book is sound, it does not call for a long debate / analysis of every instance of anger that you would encounter. It offers a shortcut instead. I was extremely skeptic about the method but i decided to give a try and follow all the instruction. I was trull surprised when i noticed that this approach really works.


    What did you like best about this story?

    it's hands on approach.


    What about Matt Stone’s performance did you like?

    Very good narrator, his voice is vell matched for the content of the book.


    10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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