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  • The Anger Trap

  • Free Yourself from the Frustrations that Sabotage Your Life
  • By: Frank Minirth, Les Carter
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heybourne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

It's easy to identify rage in people who lose their temper at traffic jams, unruly children, unresponsive coworkers, and unrealistic bosses. But we may not recognize more subtle manifestations of anger, such as being uncomfortable with loose ends, acting impatiently, or being overly critical. That is anger, too. And, as is so often the case, angry folks don't seem to realize that the behavior causing them problems at home or at work actually stems from unrecognized and unresolved pain and emotional injuries from the past. Is all this negative emotion inevitable, or are there choices about how to respond.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok, But No Actual Tools to Help

  • By Stephanie G on 07-14-14

Very insightful book with useful strategies

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

This is a topic well worth exploring; giving great insight to the interactions we have with others and our own internal world.
It explains how and why the overtly angry and the more covertly passive-aggressive behaviours of humans occurs. Even if you would say your anger is mild and more like frustration and a lack of tolerance, then this book still has some eye opening reflection available for you.

Not preachy or glossing over with generalisations on the topic. This is truly educational and helpful.

The narrator of this book was not the most ideal for me to listen to. I found it a bit distracting for me when trying to absorb the information - however I tried not to focus on that and I did get used to his tone and style a bit more. I was a bit disappointed it wasn’t narrated by Les Carter himself as he has a very good voice to listen to.

I found this book after viewing Les Carter’s most useful You Tube channel where he has an extensive number of videos about understanding and dealing with a Narcissist. A simple google search will lead you to his channel. His Texan accent is always a pleasure to listen to, and I find it easy to absorb the information shared there.

  • How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

  • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,776

Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. But like it or not, it's one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being.In just six lectures, Professor Curzan teaches you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Discussion Maybe of Limited Use

  • By Brett on 07-20-15

Interesting and very good speaker

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

This was an enjoyable and educational listen
The author narrates really well and I would be interested in hearing other works by her.
I have returned to listen to a chapter or two again.
Not overly long (compared to some other audiobooks) but as I got in a 2 for 1 credit sale I felt like I got more than my money’s worth for the quality of this production. Thanks for making it.

  • Esther Perel's Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,571

For her latest Audible Original, Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love, Esther Perel invites you to listen to private and intimate conversations exploring the evolution of relationships. Hear six sets of people at different points in their quests for romantic and familial love, including a young couple whose immigration status has forced them to consider marriage, a stepmother trying to put the pieces back together for four children whose mother died by suicide, a nonbinary child desperate to connect with their single mother, and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Isle of the counselor

  • By Anne on 10-26-18

Very interesting and useful

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

This was fascinating and very interesting to hear others talk so honestly about very intimate relationship issues.

We found it of great interest. Even those relationship situations included that we would have thought didn’t apply to ours were worth listening to. Each chapter gave the listener gems of wisdom from others experience along with Dr Perel’s insightful comments about their lives and loves.

Has made me want to listen to her other audible sessions.

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,186
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,721

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Experience

  • By Stephen R. Grant on 11-05-18

Very entertaining and heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

How lovely to hear this lovely audio recording in the live theatre at New York.
Very touching and humorous too.

Thank you for sharing it with us via audible.

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  • Finding and Keeping Love

  • An Imago-Based Program for Getting the Love You Want
  • By: Harville Hendrix PhD
  • Narrated by: Harville Hendrix PhD
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

With Finding and Keeping Love, this world-renowned relationship therapist brings you the most important practices and insights from Imago therapy distilled from more than three decades of working with singles, couples, and parents. Whether you’re still looking for that special person or you’re already in a committed relationship, here is a program to help you better understand yourself, your partner, and the vital ingredients for deep and lasting love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every one should read, practice this in life.

  • By Karla on 08-10-18

Good practical advice you can use

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Very informative and inspiring advice that seems to help.

Good audio version specifically made for this format.

Helpful exercises to pause and work through in each chapter. This along with Hold Me Tight is a good choice when in pursuit of relationship help. Both have interesting perspectives and practical help.

Both partners would need to read or listen to either one for it to work; and be willing to have a go.
This book in particular though has left us both feeling like we have something to begin with, rather than just give up in our efforts to save our relationship.

  • How to Be an Elder

  • Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype
  • By: Clarissa Pinkola Estés
  • Narrated by: Clarissa Pinkola Estés
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 118

How to Be an Elder presents the culmination of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés' masterwork, inviting us to “come into our own as wiser and wild souls” through six sessions of teachings, stories, poetry, and blessings. In this fifth and final volume of Dr. Estés' landmark series, we will explore how it is that through the gathering of our years we become a beautiful refuge for ourselves, our Souls, and for those who come after us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Re - Awakening

  • By Anonymous User on 06-15-18

Just wonderful. Have loved her entire series.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Having listened to all of this series I can highly recommend it.

Love
Wisdom
Positivity
Knowledge
Reflection
Empowerment
Soothing voice
Nurturing
Ready to face the world

This is how I feel after listening to Dr Clarissa Pinkola-Estes audiobooks and CDs.

How lucky are we to be able to share in this?
This series is one of the longest and most rewarding things I’ve ever listened to.
After buying the first ones on CD I have enjoyed relistening to them. Each listen rewards you with the above gems.

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of her work, from the amazing work “ Women who run with the wolves” in print to her many audiobooks.

  • Manipulation: A Psychologist's Guide to Detect Emotional Manipulation, Spot Mind Control Tricks of Influence & Persuasion Tactics to Defend Against It

  • Psychology Self-Help, Volume 3
  • By: Katherine Chambers
  • Narrated by: Eva R. Marienchild
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

Almost every person will suffer some form of manipulative behavior at some stage in their life, it's unavoidable. Whether it's an overt form of intimidation and bullying in the workplace or more subtle covert manipulation within a relationship. It's much more prevalent than you think. But most people aren't equipped with the right observation strategies to pick-up on it, or the right mental make-up to deal with it....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The greatness of manipulation.

  • By Thaman on 07-29-17

Good information

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Helps you recognise if you are being manipulated. Have re-listened several times, especially to my bookmarked sections.

People who buy this may well benefit from listening to

Attached: The new science of adult attraction

Which was uncannily accurate in its descriptions of my avoidant attachment style partner’s behaviour.

  • Smoke Gets in your Eyes

  • And Other Lessons from the Crematorium
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, 23-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about, she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind, and found herself confounded by people's erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable, touching and interesting

  • By A. B on 08-16-18

Very enjoyable, touching and interesting

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

I enjoyed this honest look at something we are all heading towards - Death

I learnt you can view a Cremation (Witness Cremation) instead of just watch the coffin disappear on a conveyor belt or descend into the podium which would be my choice in cremation attendance of a close loved one.

I laughed and gasped once or twice at the sad situations described. But I mostly felt uplifted and welcome this work as our society is so death averse.
It’s so much healthier to talk about it than live by pretending that death isn’t something you’ll be doing.

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  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love

  • By: Amir Levine, Rachel S. F. Heller
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,043

Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many best-selling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships - until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do not buy the audible version.

  • By Tamara on 09-14-17

Very insightful and of practical use

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Not having the printed book didn’t ruin my ability to learn from this audiobook as others suggested in some reviews. I simply paused, got pen and paper and took my time to write up a 7 column table & to record my answers to the questionnaires as needed.
( I felt this was minimal effort to gain such important insight into oneself and ones relationships, and didn’t wish I had bought the paper version instead).
I will listen again and relisten. Old patterns run deep and society’s current beliefs influence greatly how much credence we give to our own legitimate needs for intimacy.

Would definitely recommend this book as being of use on working out why your relationship is or isn’t working. Many, many “aha!!” moments when listening to the examples in this book, it was almost uncanny in the accurate depiction.

  • The INFP Personality

  • Appreciating and Comprehending the Idealist (MBTI)
  • By: Jasmine Peterson
  • Narrated by: BettySoo
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Among the MBTI ecosystem of personality types is the Idealist INFP. This personality is one of the rarest, representing four percent or less of the population. This guide covers the INFP personality and many areas of their lives. Subjects included are: INFP communication skills, INFP careers, INFPs in the workplace, INFP relationships, INFP strengths and weaknesses, INFPs as friends and much more!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but short

  • By A. B on 04-09-18

Interesting but short

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Not a bad listen. But the Clayton Jeofferies MBTI series is more than double the length and has more info, so if only buying one I'd probably recommend his INFP one.

Having said that (having picked this up in an Audible sale yesterday) it was still enjoyed and of use.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful