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Cara Lawrence

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  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,091

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Grreat book, always brilliant when read by the author

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-17

I enjoyed this book immensely, I spend ridiculous amounts of time in my car, so I try to fill that time with all the books I want to read & don’t get the time to. Often my 10yr old son is in the car with me so that gives me a frame work for the books I can & cannot read.
I had to laugh as my son asked me ‘mum, why are you reading a book where a bossy lady is telling you what to do’, I informed Tom that Mel was advising not telling me & it was what was helping us get to schedule early every morning. Honestly, I am the bed sloth from hell, I am on strong painkillers after breaking my back & they make me very incredibly sleepy & by morning my pain levels have risen so combined, I’m a horrible person until coffee & meds do their thing. Mel’s words are slowly sinking in & not only do I slowly de out of bed like a boneless sloth (not up to jumping yet), I have started swimming again, my son is delighted as he is a water baby & in between laps, I muck are with him, it’s more fun than I would have expected.
If you are struggling or stuck, try this book, if it dragged me out of bed, it can only help you!

  • The Eye of the World

  • Book One of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,759

When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Your first step down a very long and winding road.

  • By Lore on 06-29-12

A great start to an enjoyable series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-17

I read this series when I was younger & phones still needed to be dialled, now I’m listening to it again with my 10yr old, he is loving this series & is now on book 5, thank goodness for credits or I would be broke.
I am really enjoying listening along with him, there is just something nice about listening to a book you read as a child, with your own kid 😊
My son & I always listen to Audiobooks in the car, it is extremely beneficial for language development & the brain process’s it the same as reading, my son is not a fan of reading & Audiobooks are giving him an appreciation for books, that neither I or his teachers could provide.

  • 7 Habits of Highly Manipulative People

  • By: Jon Bet
  • Narrated by: Jack Nolan
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

This audiobook will guide you through seven habits which are consistent across all game players, manipulators, narcissists, sociopaths, and liars. Simply by becoming aware of these habits, you'll find yourself being overlooked rather than targeted as another mark by these pernicious, intra-species predators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good and informative!

  • By Rochelle on 07-27-16

Enjoyable, helpful for clarifying my husband

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-17

I married & lived with a man (for 12yrs) who fulfils all these point, I am now studying the subject with the intention of not getting caught again, it is painful to here a lot of his “methods” outlined. I recommend anyone who has been or is living/friends/related to someone who fulfils these different criteria’s to study and read all you can, watch your finances & get the hell out of there...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

  • By: Frans de Waal
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

De Waal reviews the rise and fall of the mechanistic view of animals and opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed. De Waal's landmark work will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal - and human - intelligence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finally the science catches up

  • By Philomath on 05-07-16

Fascinating insight to animals

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-17

I listened to this book with my ten year old son, we both throughly enjoyed the story & with the exception of a few scientific terms which he needed some assistance with, he had no problems understanding the story. It is wonderful that science is now proving what animal lovers have known all along in their hearts, animals are sentient creatures with the ability to understand, plan & love.
Recommended reading for animal lovers & sceptics alike. Big thumbs up to Frans de Wall

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Alice in Wonderland Syndrome: Experiencing Complex PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depersonalization, Derealization, and Migraines

  • Transcend Mediocrity, Book 101
  • By: J.B. Snow
  • Narrated by: Carl Moore
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

Many people have heard of trauma and PTSD. But when we think of PTSD, many of us think of nightmares and flashbacks that are related to one traumatic incident or event that has been experienced by the sufferer. There is another form of PTSD that's related to being exposed to repetitive trauma. It is called Complex PTSD, coined by a woman named Judith Herman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-16

Interesting & well written but not in depth enough for me.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-17

I enjoyed this book, it certainly covered some questions I had & cleared up some minor points, however, I was looking for something more in depth & will check out the websites offered.

This book would be a good starting point to give to the partner of someone who suffers from PTSD or Alice in Wonderland Syndrome.

It's not overly long or full of difficult technical jargon & gives a brief insight into the conditions. A partner would find it quite easy reading without being completely overwhelmed by the insidious depths of despair that these conditions can induce.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death of a Darklord

  • Ravenloft: The Covenant, Book 1
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85

Death of a Darklord focuses on a young woman who finds that she has a talent for magic in a land and a family unforgiving of such abilities. Her tragic attempts to redeem herself in the eyes of her family involve aiding them on their quest to end the dark magic that has destroyed a neighboring town.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • waste of credit

  • By Ncv on 02-22-13

The Covenant, Book 1

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-17

If you could sum up Death of a Darklord in three words, what would they be?

Strange, intriguing, different

What did you like best about this story?

The story line is interesting but like most first books of a series, it's all about padding out the characters and trying to establish a new world and the story line that it's going to follow, I enjoyed the book, I love this author and fiction. An easy read, however, I'm intrigued how the author is going to follow up.

Which character – as performed by Nick Sullivan – was your favorite?

I liked the twins the most

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I have been an audiobook fan for years and listen to them when I drive, I found myself listening to this one when I was walking the dogs as well.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the book, I don't want to give away anything but was a bit sad that so many main characters left the story, I'm hoping that they may come back in the future and I am intrigued to see how the magic progress.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful