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- The Five Secrets to Awakening Transformation
- By: davidji
- Narrated by: davidji
- Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
Award-winning author of Secrets of Medtiation and destressifying, meditation teacher, and stress management expert davidji offers his five time-tested secrets to awakening transformation, so you can ground yourself, gain clarity, make life-affirming decisions, step into your power, own your impact, and soar.
- By Russel on 01-05-19
Not my cup of tea
I kept waiting for it to get better but it never did. I don’t mind theories about the universe and how we interact with it but the author wasn’t talking from a place I could relate too. And he says the same thing in 3-4 different ways over the course of a chapter. Not for anyone who likes a ton of facts.
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Breaking van Gogh
- Saint-Rémy, Forgery, and the $95 Million Fake at the Met
- By: James Ottar Grundvig
- Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
- Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
In Breaking van Gogh, James Grundvig investigates the history and authenticity of van Gogh's iconic Wheat Field with Cypresses. Relying on a vast array of techniques from the study of the painter's biography and personal correspondence to the examination of the painting's style and technical characteristics, Grundvig proves that the "most expensive purchase" housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is a fake.
Could have been good with an editor
- By Paul on 05-09-18
Good Story but not Historically Accurate
Would you listen to Breaking van Gogh again? Why?
I would definitely listen to this again. The story is highly interesting covering all angles in which the picture wheat field with Cypresses came into existence.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
I knew virtually nothing about this topic and don't follow art or the art world but I was entertained the entire time. It was written very well with plots rises and suspension to keep you wanting to listen.
Have you listened to any of Jeff Cummings’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This is the first for me.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I think the areas where he discussed Vincent Van Gogh and how his mental illness and lead poisoning was the reason for his ability to see color so vividly was so heart breaking for me. It made me realize that while we love looking at the art work we hate the reasons that inspired the art work and there's such a bitter irony there.
Any additional comments?
The only thing I didn't like about this book was that while it's discussing historical events the author has a highly emotional spin on everything. Many facts are listed as facts instead of emotional conjecture and that bothered me. The story was well written and presented but sometimes the conclusions were listed as facts when in reality we have no way of knowing and or no evidence. I wish the author had been more clear about this.
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