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Victor

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  • The Effortless Life: A Concise Manual for Contentment, Mindfulness, and Flow

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Leo Babauta
    • Narrated By Fred Stella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (19)

    This book shares ways to make life less of a struggle, to help you find contentment in a world where little exists, to instill a bit of mindfulness in an age of distractions. If you’ve had problems with frustration, struggle, dstraction, anger, impatience, unhappiness, relationships, goals, work, being present… this book is for you.

    Victor says: "The Zoo Monkey's Mantra"
    "The Zoo Monkey's Mantra"
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Leo Babauta and/or Fred Stella?

    Never again would I waise money for Leo's cliam on insanity!


    What was most disappointing about Leo Babauta’s story?

    Uneducated (or could that be overeducated to the point of madness?) author speaks of thinks that he has no clue about.
    In general, ideas are good for the zoo monkey that's been fed by someone and has nothing to do in life, no aspirations, no dreams, no goals - just eat the banana you have no idea where it comes from.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I'd say there were coulpe points I would've live, but the whole book's poor idea really outshone it...


    What character would you cut from The Effortless Life?

    Author


    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By T. D. Jakes
    • Narrated By Ezra Knight
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (210)

    Modern life can seem like being lost in a jungle. With distractions and dangers emerging from every direction, it's easy to lose focus. Over time, we lose touch with one of our most powerful, purposeful, God-given attributes - the desire to be fruitful and multiply, what Bishop T. D. Jakes calls our "instinct for increase". Combining historical, cultural, and personal examples with biblical insights, in Instinct Bishop Jakes outlines how to rediscover your natural aptitudes and reclaim the wisdom of your past experiences.

    Samika L. Williams says: "Wise Words Delivered Poorly!"
    "Who ever hired this narrator?"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Couple insights did make me think deeper and come to my own conclusions, which I like.


    Do you think Instinct needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Most likely if I'd have an option to blacklist narrators in my profile on Audible, I'd do that to Ezra. Here's why: Most educational books are listened to at faster rate, and the way Ezra narrates, makes it sound terrible at 1.5 speed. At normal speed - it's ok, but at normal speed the book seems quite "wattery" (as many books these days are - like the bigger the better). I guess the idea was that the book from black author should sound black - that was wrong. Now it does sound black, but Jakes doesn't speak like black when accent is concerned...


    Any additional comments?

    Somehow I did expect much more of the book in general. Few days after listening I couldn't figure out why exactly am I disappointed. Then it downed on me - I hoped to get a manualas to How to increase the instinct. But either I missed it or it is not in the book...

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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