I absolutely love this audiobook and found it very useful and helpful. Qigong is something I plan to incorporate into my daily routine. I already meditate and I'm infinitely grateful to be able to learn something to practice along with my meditation. And not just for myself but everyone could use this book. Here's a quick synopsis of what you'll learn from this audiobook.
Qi is energy and the lifeforce of all that exists. Gong is a skill refined through repetition. Together meaning "refined energy." Posture, breathing, and focusing on intent through the mind by reaching a higher state of awareness through meditation. It increases positiveness and balance and is good for anyone at any age. And it's a great stress and pain reducer.
Explained here are techniques such as breath work, movements, and meditation that are used in Qigong. It's important to clear the mind and quiet the thoughts. If you find it difficult to turn off your busy thoughts just remember this takes practice. Don't give up. Stay positive and as the book says, use positive affirmations in the present tense~I AM rather than I will. Repeat them while practicing Qigong.
This book is such a gem. I would highly recommend listening to it.
Charles Orlik does a terrific job explaining Qigong and the steps to take in the practice. He speaks clearly and he explains the breathing and the exercise techniques in an easy to understand way. His reading of this book was even in a positive, upbeat manner. Great job!
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This book has some delicious recipes for low carb healthy eating. First it explains lots of healthy foods one can incorporate into their diet such as legumes, and more fruits and veggies, It then suggests foods you should try to avoid such as white sugar and white breads. It's divided into sections A: Induction, B: Ongoing Weight Loss, C: Pre-Maintenance, and D: Lifetime Maintenance with recipes for each phase. And a list of foods that are allowed and aren't allowed.
It includes 50 low carb and low calorie recipes for each phase. The recipes sound super good. Recipes for cheesy veggie omelet, cinnamon waffles, sauteed garlicky chicken, tomato soup with basil, tangy sorbet, crispy chicken nuggets, beef and mushroom stir-fry, roasted rosemary beef, spicy zucchini chips, kale, apple, and ginger smoothie and many more.
I plan to try these so I'll definitely be listening to this book again. This is a wonderful way to eat healthy. Overall, I'd recommend this book for the recipes alone. Can't go wrong. Phillip Pablo did a great job putting these together. It's for the lazy and busy in all of us because the recipes are quick and easy. Always consult with your physician before undertaking a new diet.
Charles Orlik does a great job reading this audiobook. I like his work. He's easy to understand and he makes the recipes sound easy to follow. He stays consistent throughout the book making this a handy audiobook to have with you while in the kitchen.
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This audiobook IS a treasure. I'm so glad I listened to this. It provided everything I need to know to get started connecting my blog to Amazon as well as posting ads on Amazon as well as other social networks. The SEO friendly posts and link-building information was very helpful. It also tells you ways to learn html and connecting your store to Amazon. I really needed this! Now to follow through. Thank you Gregory Anderson. Highly recommended.
Charles Orlik was terrific passing along this information. He spoke very clearly and made it easy to understand. I look forward to more from him. He also has a nice speaking voice. Great job!
This was a wild ride on the cyber side. Bridge is a former hacker who now stays out of the loop while hiring others to do his dirty work allowing him to stay under the radar. He can still access the global net from anywhere but he’s pretty much a moral-lacking middleman. He has his ex-cyber chick Angela who’s an information broker hire a hacker named Kyra to do a job and they plan a meeting at a club called The Arsenal. Bridge takes along his bodyguard Aristotle and they stumble onto something bigger than they thought. Someone was after something Kyra had.
This was an interesting listen but in a few places the story was hard to follow. I think it definitely has promise as a series and I would like to hear more. It was an action-packed thriller worth a second listen before book 2 comes out. I look forward to see where Gary Ballard goes with this one. It has a lot of potential.
Joe Hempel did an awesome job narrating this story. He has great characterization skills and with multiple accents I could always tell who was speaking. He has super voice control with a nice tone. He also kept the story moving at a perfect pace with good, clean voice inflections. He made this audiobook an excellent listen.
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A most lovely and poetic story about Carlo Diamante who keeps seeing a mysterious girl and wants to meet her. Once he does, he falls in love with her but she keeps disappearing. Once he learns her name is Emilene Espinosa he decides to take a trip to Bolivia and look for her in her home town. She had told him that the only way to reach her village is through a treacherous mountain pass called The Death Road. Once he arrives, he learns that there are more modern roads than what she had mentioned. He was completely confused.
Once he arrives in the village he goes to her house and speaks to her father Carlos who takes Carlo for a walk to the cemetery behind the Church. What he learns is devastating however, from the devastation miracles arise. Carlo was surprised that her father's name was Carlos. It was easy for him to remember.
Emilene had come to Carlo because she knew he needed her. His sister Josephine had terminal cancer and she knew of a cure from a fungus that grows at the top of the Corteza Verdi tree in the Amazon forest. Carlo and Mateo, Emilene's brother, among others take a grueling trip through the forest to retrieve the fungus for Josephine.
This was one of the best stories I've listened to. I would highly recommend this one. It's moving, sad, happy, exciting, and most of all heart-warming. Miracles do happen. And they often happen in the least likely places. What a wonderful story written by Dennis Butler. I look forward to hearing more from him.
Mathew Whitfield did a superb job narrating this amazing audiobook. He made it seem as if it were non-fiction or a memoir. He spoke in a natural voice and made it easy to listen to. His performance made this an overall great story. I hope to hear more from him in the future as well.
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I liked "Have You Seen My Son" to a certain point. It was a good story told in first person but I felt it was drawn out with too much inconsequential information. Lael's son Ace has been kidnapped by his father and it seems the story was more about Lael and less about Ace. For the length of the story, it would have been much better had there been alternating chapters with Ace and his father as well as Lael and her lawyer, adding more depth to the overall finished book.
Adding another point of view would have made this journey much more intriguing and less monotonous for me. The story started out good and while it's morally wrong, it's sadly not always illegal to snatch your own child when there's no custody order in place. It should be. When a parent has temporary custody, said parent should be protected from this. And sadly, in many cases the victim parent's only recourse is to snatch the child back which in itself is illegal if the parent is caught trying to do so. Family law is tricky in this department and unfortunately it is considered a domestic dispute.
Overall, this was an interesting story but about halfway through it felt flat and one-sided for me. I wanted to hear more suspense and perhaps Mike's point of view as well as Ace. I would still recommend this audiobook. It's definitely not bad. Just a little lengthy with a single point of view.
Becket Royce did a terrific job narrating this book. She kept the story moving forward with great voice inflections. She's the reason I kept listening. I like her style and she's proven to be a very skilled voice actor. I would hope to hear more from both her and Jack Olsen in the future.
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This was a fun audiobook filled with many lesser known, yet just as interesting and colorful characters from America's wild frontier. Many of whom worked the cattle drives and gambling circuits just as the famous outlaws did. Several were hard, dangerous people living in hard times when all that stopped them was frontier justice.
I think the most chilling story was about the Hill family where Alan Cash Hill and Dusky settled in Parker County Texas. They were a true family of outlaws, even having an escape tunnel under their homestead for other outlaws to stay and evade the law. Then there was Sarah Shull and David McCanles who was the first man killed by Wild Bill Hickok.
There was U.S. Marshal Ed Short from Oklahoma who was said to have feared neither man nor the devil who was in a famous gunfight with Black-Faced Charley Bryant from the Dalton Gang. Also, Punch Collins from Escondida, New Mexico and Pete Loggins from Arkansas who was a man of many trades and a murderer. From Illinois there was William Ruby and his Copperhead justice along with so many other characters with colorful histories.
There were a few chapters I listened to twice because I recognized the areas and I found it quite interesting listening to the history of the people and places that settled or passed through them. I would definitely recommend listening to this audiobook and I would even listen to it again while sitting around a campfire. It would remind me that the land I'm sitting on was most likely occupied by at least one or more of these folks from the old west. This was a great book by Mark Dugan.
Roy Lunel did a perfect job narrating this audiobook. He spoke clearly and told the stories as one would expect to hear them. I think he has a great voice for doing westerns. He made this book completely enjoyable and I hope to hear more from him in the future.
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The topic of UFO’s NEVER gets old for me. This is one of my favorite subjects and has not only intrigued me but countless others as well. While it may be true that many stories have been heard and told before, I still always, always find something new and inspiring to love about them. I don’t seek out new information as there’s always something to be learned from the info that’s already out there if you’re willing to listen.
For anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky in wonderment or looked through a telescope at the moon, stars, and planets then you know there has to be something out there besides just us. We’re small. Too many people who are completely unconnected have seen things and told about them despite being ridiculed. Just to name a few right off the top are Ken Arnold and Betty and Barney Hill among many others.
Then you have the Roswell Incident where there have been eye-witnesses come forward years later and speak of what they saw. One account in particular is very close to my heart. I grew up near where the Aurora Incident took place. I was fortunate to have someone close to me take me to see where it occurred almost every weekend when I was growing up. Perhaps that’s what sparked my lifetime interest in the subject of Ufology. Many people in the Aerospace Industry are just as intrigued by these stories as I am. Some are looking for new info while others are completely satisfied with what we already know. There’s Mufon (Mutual UFO Network), as well as other organizations AND people who work daily to keep us updated on new information.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this audiobook for anyone truly interested in UFO’s, aliens, telekinesis, and more.
Kevin Pierce did a terrific job narrating this audiobook. He spoke clearly and made the book a pleasant listen for me. He delivered straight talk on my favorite subject with no interruptions. That’s priceless.
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I liked Spookie the cat and I liked the physics tie-in when Spookie and Dyspepsia go into space. I also enjoyed when Dyspepsia began to glow. They go to Mars and see the pyramids and the face . This was definitely something different.
The chapters were naught and that was pretty cool. I think perhaps Spookie was experiencing Shrodinger's theory.
Clark Nida did a nice job reading this. His voice is pleasant and I'll look for more from him and the author in the future. Oh, I listened to the sample of "Titan Kiss" and it sounds really good.
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Okay, so this story has turned me into a zombie convert. I've always been on the fence about zombies until now. And I'm glad circumstances had it where I had somehow overlooked this book. I had three books with very similar covers and had thought I'd already listened to it. Now I know if I had, I'd never forget it. There is no downside to this but if there has to be one, it's that I'm now hooked and want to listen to the rest in the series. Nothing regarding zombies has ever felt real or believable until I listened to "Adrian's Undead Diary." It's like no other. I LOVE THIS BOOK!
The way in which this story is told is entirely believable. It's mostly told through journal entries and he's even titled it Mr. Journal. And he has a cat named Otis. I'm already looking into book two. His journal is written similar to a ship's logbook containing information about his routine, significant incidents, and day-to-day activities which makes it fully attention holding. This gives it that added extra that makes it more than just about zombies. It's also about him. And he's a pretty interesting and intense guy. He's also very likeable and someone you'd want to be stranded with if there was a zombacalypse.
That being said, this story is the bomb. If someone is reading this and hasn't listened to the book yet, I would highly recommend you do so immediately. You'll love it. I couldn't turn it off. Excellent audiobook.
James Foster is an amazing narrator. I love his style. He sounds like he's reading from his own journal. It was like he was sitting next to me telling the story. I'm so glad to see that he's reading the whole series. That makes me look forward to it even more. He's a natural adding a realistic touch that makes the story a remarkable listen.
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