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Michelle

union city, CA, United States

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  • 33 titles in library
  • 3 purchased in 2014
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  • YOU: Having a Baby: The Owner's Manual to a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
    • Narrated By Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (58)

    America's favorite doctors Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz cover pregnancy from conception to birth. No matter how much you've read, watched, studied, or talked about this amazing biological journey, you have never heard anything like this.

    Sandra says: "A Good Read if You are Having a Child"
    "Engaging, and a lot of useful information"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed listening to this audio. It was engaging, and had a variety of useful information regarding pregnancy, from conception all the way to birth (and even the first month post-birth). I learned a lot, and I will probably listen to it at least one more time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Paul Tough
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (419)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (350)

    The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: Success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues for a very different understanding of what makes a successful child. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, economics, and psychology, Tough shows that the qualities that matter most have less to do with IQ and more to do with character: skills like grit, curiosity, conscientiousness, and optimism.

    Gregory says: "Heavy on Anecdotes, light on data"
    "Narrator offensive"
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    What would have made How Children Succeed better?

    I will be requesting a refund for this audio book. Each time the male narrator quoted an African American female he raised his voice in a high-pitched voice and tried to fake an African American "accent." This was quite distracting, and even offensive, especially when he would not change his voice when quoting a presumably non-African American female. (Either way, please don't try to put on a high-pitched voice when quoting a female, regardless of race; it sounds quite ridiculous.) All he has to do is say that he is quoting an African American female. He does not need to use a fake voice. It's too bad, because there was quite a bit of substance that was interesting. I may decide to purchase the written version instead.


    Would you recommend How Children Succeed to your friends? Why or why not?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dan John Miller’s performances?

    No.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives: A Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Deepak Chopra, David Simon, Vicki Abrams, and others
    • Narrated By Shishir Kurup
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    A much-needed antidote to our modern, assembly-line approach to childbirth, this new book is designed as a guide for all who wish to participate in the wondrous process of bringing new life into the world. Its ideas derive from two sources: the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, with its emphasis on body, mind, and spirit; and the latest Western scientific prenatal research.

    Bart says: "Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives (Unabridged"
    "Waste of a credit"
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    I had to stop listening about 1.5 hours in. If I could get my credit back, I would ask for it. There is no way I could bear listening to the full 7 hours. The audio was just a painfully long and boring way of repeating the same idea that it is important to stay positive and relaxed during pregnancy. Ironically, the audio was keeping me from being positive and relaxed. The audio kept repeating "mind and body" "mind and body" over again, trying to sound deep and mystical, but it began to sound cliche and annoying over time. I listened to the full audio of YOU: Having a Baby prior to this audio and found it to be much more beneficial and interesting, and jam-packed with a variety of useful information.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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