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Danee C Jones-Mitchell

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  • Parenting at Your Best

  • Powerful Reflections and Straightforward Tips for Becoming a Mindful Parent
  • By: Roni Wing Lambrecht
  • Narrated by: Roni Wing Lambrecht
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

How do you maintain mindful relationships with your children in this frenzied, disconnected world? Most of us believe we have parenthood planned perfectly; when we'll become parents, how we'll parent, even anticipating how our children will respond to our parenting. Yet, reality proves to us on a daily basis that nothing in parenting goes as planned. With all of life's ups and downs, outside influences, and daily stressors, how do we navigate parenting?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An encouraging story of hope and reflection

  • By Joe Caples on 11-21-17

Sad but TRUE

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

My initial reaction was sadness upon hearing the impetus for the book. The tone was both reflection of author's parenting strengths coupled with "do this so you don't have any regrets". Although I felt stings of this sadness throughout book, I could really appreciate to the practical strategies and could/would be easily implemented. Simple and easy to understand language and on point with common parenting concerns.

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34,901
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,008
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,973

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Threat From Within

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-22-15

Love sharing the adventure with my daughter

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

This is my first time around the Potter series (outside of the movies) and I'm loving that i get to share the adventure with my 9 year old daughter! The details of the story are so much more rich than is portrayed on screen. The narration is stellar and the story is quintessentially fascinating "Harry". We tried to read it together but this is so much more exciting and gives us a new level of connection. We plan to listen to the whole series.

  • Mothering with Courage

  • The Mindful Approach to Becoming a Mom Who Listens More, Worries Less, and Loves Deeply
  • By: Bonnie Compton
  • Narrated by: Sandra Murphy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Mothering with Courage provides guidance for mothers to self-reflect and dig deep to discover what is important to them from their own perspective. Only from that space can a mother discover how to be the best, most authentic mother for her child.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Connection is the key!

  • By Danee C Jones-Mitchell on 06-27-17

Connection is the key!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

Beautifully done! It gave me empathy about both myself as a kid and my own child. This is not your 'garden variety' parenting book that seeks to resolve perceived behavior challenges with strategies to get your child to do better. There are consistent opportunities to reflect on who we are as mothers and humans and how our experiences affect the parent child relationship (as they do in ANY relationship). The bottom line seemed to be encouraging thoughtful, strength based interactions with our children which promotes connection and leaves everyone feeling valued. I appreciate all the the research based factoids about behavior and best practices.

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  • Guided Meditation

  • 30 Minute Guided Meditation for Sleep, Relaxation, & Stress Relief
  • By: Mindfulness Training
  • Narrated by: Mindfulness Training
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Throughout this audiobook, you will be guided from start to finish. We will begin with your current state of stress and bring you to a relaxed state of calm awareness, where you will be able to push all of the troubles of the day from into the distance and find peace within the inner solitude and relaxing soundtrack. With this wonderful guided meditation, you can practice at home or on the go, learning how to de-stress quickly and easily.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than many

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-13-16

Put me to sleep

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

If you could sum up Guided Meditation in three words, what would they be?

Soothing
Clear
Serene

Have you listened to any of Mindfulness Training’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to other books by this company but have from other companies- I love how this one got right into the practice.

What did you learn from Guided Meditation that you would use in your daily life?

Taking moments to just "be" wherever I am

  • The Book of Harlan

  • By: Bernice McFadden
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

The Book of Harlan opens with the courtship of Harlan's parents and his 1917 birth in Macon, Georgia. After his prominent minister grandfather dies, Harlan and his parents move to Harlem, where he eventually becomes a professional musician. When Harlan and his best friend, trumpeter Lizard Robbins, are invited to perform at a popular cabaret in the Parisian enclave of Montmartre - affectionately referred to as "the Harlem of Paris" by black American musicians - Harlan jumps at the opportunity, convincing Lizard to join him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An insightful account of an eventful period

  • By Ezinwanyi on 07-26-16

A dynamic duo--McFadden and Miles!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would and WILL recommend this outstanding, compelling book to friends. McFadden is one of my favorite authors and this work exemplifies why. She has a way of drawing the reader in to the character, atmosphere and circumstances that is mesmerizing. To say the story was well written was an understatement. The weaving of human spirit and history marveled all the senses.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the inclusion of true to life historical facts and figures from Louis Armstrong to the Holocaust-WOW! It made me want to learn more about Blacks in the holocaust. I am a jazz lover so the references in this area were out of sight! I also liked that the ending was not one I could have predicted and the way it brought everything full circle.

What about Robin Miles’s performance did you like?

Her cadence, tone, expression, ability to have the listener feel the words, audio clarity and command of language and accents. She is my favorite narrator--an honored griot. I especially enjoy her her West Indies/Jamaican tongue.

If you could rename The Book of Harlan, what would you call it?

Retribution

Any additional comments?

Don't make us wait too long for the next one!

  • Small Changes, Big Results

  • 26 Simple Changes to Improve Your Faith, Finances, Health, and Relationships!
  • By: Scotty Studer
  • Narrated by: Joseph Brookhouse
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

With all of the must-do activities in your life today, how can you fit in the activities you want to do? Better yet, what about activities you need to do? Implementing these new behaviors requires change, and let's face it, change is hard! It's a lot easier to quit or, at best, give a half-hearted effort. The problem with taking the easy route is that you don't feel you've accomplished anything, and you rarely see lasting results.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Information

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 08-20-16

SMALL steps LARGE impact! Well written!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Small Changes, Big Results to be better than the print version?

I have never read the print version. This was my first encounter of this marvelous book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Small Changes, Big Results?

All the moments that confirmed that I am on the right track with some things I am doing and the moments that so very succinctly detailed SIMPLE shifts I can make (not a lot of time nor effort) to improve my life day to day. I love the level of specificity and explanation of "value" of each change. Some changes I could make in the very midst of reading. The consistent iteration of "try this for seven days" made feel like I could do it (commit) without the pressure of worrying about how I would be able to keep it up. In another book I recently read, I discovered that commitment to ridiculously small changes encourage inspiration of larger changes as they become habits.

What does Joseph Brookhouse bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator had a positive tone and gave me the impression that we were having "conversation" of sorts. It was like having a session with a life coach.

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

Absolutely! I purposely listened in segments so that I could absorb the information, decide what (if any) of the changes I wanted to employ before going on the next section. It provided a great walking companion.

  • NLP Master's 2-in-1 Box Set

  • By: Ramit Gupta
  • Narrated by: Daniel Hawking
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

It's time to take massive action and finally create the life that you've always dreamed of. I'll walk you through every step of the way. I'll not only teach you the basics of neuro linguistic programming through extremely powerful NLP techniques, but with my newest release, the NLP Master's Scriptbook, I will give you step-by-step instructions and the exact scripts that I use to achieve massive success in my own life! It's time to stop living in the past, start dominating the present, and start planning for an awesome future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I Learned what NLP Means

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 08-02-16

More Iike Intro to Positive Thinking

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

What disappointed you about NLP Master's 2-in-1 Box Set?

The continual "think positive and your life will change" message and lack of a scientific, solid NLP techniques.

Has NLP Master's 2-in-1 Box Set turned you off from other books in this genre?

I did learn the definition of NLP as well as the science behind it.

What didn’t you like about Daniel Hawking’s performance?

The narrator did little to provide "verbal animation" and bring the information to life resulting in bland recitation information.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The author began will with just enough information to let a beginner know about NLP (science and benefits) but throughout the book provided "Mickey Mouse how two" that were passe' and often redundant. The numbered outline of techniques was overwhelming and under exciting. It left me wanting more--for example, "hold ___ and repeat___" than the repeating of affirmations.

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  • Lazaretto

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane McKinney-Whetstone
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Isolated on an island where two rivers meet, the Lazaretto quarantine hospital is the first stop for immigrants who wish to begin new lives in Philadelphia. The Lazaretto's black live-in staff forge a strong social community, and when one of them receives permission to get married on the island the mood is one of celebration, particularly since the white staff - save the opium-addicted doctor - are given leave for the weekend.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting characters; Interesting plot

  • By Msmat on 05-05-16

WORTH THE WAIT!!! Fans will love it!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Where does Lazaretto rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I listen to lots of audiobooks and this is easier in my top 5! How can a duo of one of my favorite authors and narrators be bad?!?! The prose where so poetically spun and had a way of taking me right into the feeling of the moment. McKinney Whetstone has a way of using similes like no other. I did not want it to end!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Although a lesser character in this story, Buddy was my favorite. I enjoyed his tough exterior that did not contrast but compliment his soft, loving and loyal interior. I enjoyed his confident intuition of people and ability to see and act on truth. His sister a close second for some of the same reasons--she too utilized her intuition and acted from a strong sense of truth. I loved that she was a lady, pure and simple.

What about Adenrele Ojo’s performance did you like?

I have always love Adenrele! Her performance enhanced the story. She embodied the characters in voice and sentiment!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Sylvia recounted the story during Carl's procedure. WOW! Confirmed some suspicions and provided context for other things.

Any additional comments?

Author had a firm grasp on the time period with use of language, what Black people were feeling and doing related to what was happening in the US. I can't wait for the next book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Americanah

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,665

As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dazzling, Romantic, and Witty

  • By Anna-Bo-Banana on 04-28-14

New love affair with Africa

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

Reviewed: 08-02-14

Would you listen to Americanah again? Why?

I rarely re-listen because part of the excitement of the story is not knowing what will happen next. Although I ABSOLUTELY LOVED is book, I will probably not listen again.

What did you like best about this story?

Getting to know America from the perspective of non American blacks. What's always valuable is to garner this view from a humanistic sense. As a black American who understands the coarse relationship between this country and Africa, I was pleasantly surprised by the "obvious" nuances that that I had never considered. It gave me a different respect and clarity about my beloved Africans and how they relate to America and Americans. A myopic viewpoint kept me from even considering the differences.

I love the depth and complexity of the love between the two main characters. I love the "insiders view" of the Nigerian world and the history lessons.

What does Adjoa Andoh bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brought the characters to life with an outstanding performance including spot on accents and affect.

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

Absolutely!

Any additional comments?

Adiche is a classic in my book.

  • The Awesome Girl's Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men

  • By: Ernessa Carter
  • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 242

Four women. Two years.A friendship to last a lifetime.The only things that Sharita, Thursday, Risa, and Tammy have in common are their disastrous love lives. But the year three of them turn 30 will be different, they swear!Sharita, a plump and conservative accountant wants to make partner at her firm and find the man of her dreams. Thursday, the daughter of a formerly chart-topping political rapper, wants to stop being a serial one-month stander, and settle down into a stable life with a stable boyfriend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this author...

  • By A. Endre on 05-19-16

She did it again!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-14

Which character – as performed by Janina Edwards – was your favorite?

Reisa

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Know thy self and know they relationships

Any additional comments?

Once again, Ernessa Carter has spun what seemed to be a "how to get a man guide" to an insightful, bold tale of relationships: girlfriends, daddy/momma/daughter, men, self. At first listen, I was tempted to confuse this book with the shallow urban black literature (all Black lit ain't created equal)-young women struggling with careers while tryna' look good and bandage all the bad feelings with a man, any man, wondering why "a good black man is hard to find" ignoring the lowest common denominator (namely, she!), but I degress... This is NOT that story. Ernessa Carter digs into the complexities of relationship dynamics (across the board) in an honest and clever way leaving us once again with the awesome charge of being authentically and wonderfully ourselves. She invites us to risk, share, love and learn in our journey to become our better selves and along the way, there's a chuckle but mostly an "ahhh haa".

Well done my dear sister, I look forward to more of your tales SOON!

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