This audiobook has inspired thousands of people around the world to find a sense of purpose and belonging. It asserts that life is not a battle but a game of giving and receiving, and that whatever we send out into the world will eventually be returned to us. This little book will help you discover how your mind and its imaging faculties play leading roles in the game of life.
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This is not a review of the book itself, but of the narration. I see that the narrator is Jason McCoy. The narrator on this version is not a man, but a woman. She reads too fast and with no emotion. I don't feel I can listen to her and get anything out of this marvelous book. I'm sorry for this. Thanks for the free download, but if Jason McCoy isn't reading, then this is misleading your customers who like good voices. If this IS Jason, then there is still an issue.
This is a really excellent book. I have read it, so I bought the audio version to listen to in the car or when going to sleep. I do things like that. Unfortunately, I should have listened to the preview before purchasing it. In my opinion, the narrator absolutely ruins the book. She has a very annoying voice, and what's more is it is monotone ... places where she should be using intonation, she doesn't. Do yourself a favor and find this on audio some other way. Please don't judge the book by this audio version. There is so much insight in this book that it can change your life (and your way of thinking, which is exactly what this book is about). It would be hard to get to the meaning of this book by this particular audio version. Save your $3.
Say something about yourself!
I have a couple versions of "The Game of Life." Frankly the audio is read so fast it's almost difficult to absorb and starts to grate on the nerves after awhile. I'd look at getting the abridged CD or perhaps looking for a volunteer version online, vs. spending the $3 here.
I really tried to listen to this, but the speaker was so fast I literally became dizzy and nauseous. I only absorbed about 10% of what I heard, and I had to take tums. It was like being on a spinning roller coaster.
I heard the audio. I think it's a good book. Nothing new, but great stuff to constantly embed mentally for the path of life. As for the narrator, obviously she can read very well. I'm a producer and talent myself, and I know there's a director or producer calling the shots in there. A talent, like a player, relies on their coach, in this case that would be the producer/director. That person has to be very familiar with content and the style "the message" is going to be delivered. The production in itself is poor. I hear many edits (places where the narrative was paused). That would seem a producer is not on top of continuity. The speed and intensity of the narrator suddenly changes, So, if the director does not notice this he/she can't coach the talent to redo it for consistency. It's hard for me to believe that the call to read this book would have been to simply throw it away type of read. It would seem to me that many passages would have required pause to think and meditate momentarily. Many others should have had a lot more dramatic style, especially if quoting from the Bible. I know this could get cliche-ish if done incorrectly, or over done, but the content's importance to the author is for the audience to capture and register the enormous message. It seemed it was read more like medical science book and not a coaching tool. It is still a great book to listen nonetheless. My dos centavos.
I literally could not listen to this after 5 minutes. The narrator ruins this book by reading way too fast, with no feeling or emotion. She reads it like she is trying to get through it as fast as possible, with no intonation, monotone doesn't even describe it. They missed the mark on this one. This was a total waste of money. Someone like Kelly Howell would have been perfect for this.
By getting someone with more emotion to read it. Kelly Howell comes to mind.
Disappointment that I could not listen to it as I was so annoyed at her voice.
Sayings of Jesus Christ are omitted. I understand you are probably trying to reach a wider audience that Christians. But please indicate this clearly when such thing are taken out.
The ability to read text and listen to audio simultaneously. But had hiccups because the audio skipped certain Christian lines.
Voice is good, but is in a race to finish.
Nothing to cut, but put back what is taken out.
Glosses over mistakes and carries on.
I could not recommend this audiobook to anyone as it is so hard to listen to. I felt like I was listening to news report rather than a book. I highly recommend reading the written book but not the audiobook. I had to force myself to continue listening to it. And I'm really big on the subject matter!
FSS yes. Don't know about Dixie.
The book is fantastic. It blows me away that it was written so long ago by a woman. Absolutely inspired and revolutionary. She puts the law of attraction in very simple terms on how to edit your verbiage on creating abundance.
Dixie Glassman's narration was too fast and her voice is a little too harsh. She has a strong woman's voice, but I expected to hear a softer one and slower narration. I slowed down the speed of narration to 0.75 and that seemed much better, but the echo is too distracting, so I am still listening to it at the default rate. I feel like my thoughts can't keep up with the words because it's way too fast (and I've read the book before).
I'm trying to think if the speed would be appropriate for a speech, talk, or other type of book, but I don't think it would for anything. Listen to anyone's political speech or talks. I've listened to audio books and they're telling a story, not trying to spit out words as fast as humanly possible. The goal is for the listener to understand what you're saying, not to attempt to keep up with the words.
I would buy this again from a more appropriate narrator. I don't think I can listen to this a second time. The speed is just too distracting and I can't focus on the message of FSS's profound words.
4.5 out of 5 - only because it is different from anything else.
I have been reading the late Mrs. Shinn's books for years and was thrilled to see that they have been recorded. There was some extra material in the audio version - mostly anecdotes
Hearing the book made it come alive.
no - but she really made sense in her approach. This is one of the original self help books and one of the best.
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