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Jennifer J. Curfman

SAN ANTONIO, TX, US
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  • Ep. 9: Trauma Doesn't Like to Be Touched

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792

A newly-married couple comes to Esther for guidance on how to create a space of safety and physical intimacy, while also giving voice to past trauma.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Safe space

  • By JakalTheOne on 11-27-17

I'm here and your safe

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

Whether you are in a heterosexual, homosexual, or a transgender relationship, it doesn't matter. Listening to this episode does. I heard myself and my issues for the first time and what an eye opener this episode is. I recommend this for anyone in a relationship where one partner is all touch and feel, while the other is verbal and doesn't require the affection. This episode teaches you how to navigate relationships like this with the end result of all parties feeling fulfilled with a greater understanding of why the other person is the way they are. Excellent, Excellent, listen to this one more than once.

  • Ep. 7: Tell Me I'm Not Alone

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117

A young family, a 16-year age difference, and a wife who used an extra-marital relationship to find independence.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • One sided

  • By Sarah Wade-Medeiros Cormier on 10-23-17

The shoe is on the other foot

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

This was a very interesting episode that many of us don't often here. The woman had the affair and the after effects it had on the husband. I think we all often forget men can feel hurt, anger, self doubt and the loss of self esteem. This episode was an eye opener to the feelings not only women can have, but men to. At times the feelings carry much more pain then a woman could ever imagine.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ep. 5: Impotent Is No Way to Define a Man

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361

A man has struggled with impotence for over two decades. His wife, in despair over her feelings of hopelessness in the bedroom, seeks relief for her sexual frustration and feelings of resentment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent topic for couples/husband's

  • By Jennifer J. Curfman on 08-19-17

Excellent topic for couples/husband's

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

The subject was extremely interesting and I believe a husband, partner, lover or boyfriend would gain much more from this topic than a woman. The wife in this episode seemed to make her husband feel worse and more self conscious then he already is. By the end of the episode I wanted to slap her and tell her to open her ears, heart and mind. If she doesn't value him for who he is, someone such as myself would enjoy the company of her husband and it will be too late for her to open her eyes. He will encounter some one who can be desired, loved, cared for and valued by what he can do emotionally and physically without intercourse. He deserves the same. I'm happy to enjoy his company and solitude. To bad he continues to hang in there.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ep. 1: I've Had Better

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,726

[Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Response to the bitter comments...

  • By Ashley on 06-15-17

every couple, no exceptions, must listen & learn

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

If your marriage has been stricken with infidelity, this is a MUST. My husband has had numerous affairs, and I owe a lot of it to our lack of communication before and after the affairs. I am going to send this book to my husband and use it to start the conversation I've been so fearful of having. I feel strongly that this is the book to use because it is not one sided, favoring one spouses views or feelings​ over the others. It is difficult to approach a sensetive, life changing subject without starting off angry and placing blame. Listening to this gave me the manuscript I think we have both desperately​searching for.

I recommend this to all couples. It may fix what is broken and it can also be an eye opener and keep it from breaking. I could've listened for hours upon hours.

  • The Stranger Within

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,653
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,648

Be careful what you wish for. On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to James, she finally gets the family she has longed for and becomes a mother to his two sons. So why is she arrested for murder? Things are not as Callie hoped they would be and she struggles to be accepted as part of James' family, and to keep hidden the secrets that could destroy her future. As her life spirals out of control, setting in motion a chain of events with devastating consequences, Callie is forced to question how well we ever really know ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-30-16

Should've Listened

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

I read several reviews, both positive and negative. I told myself, to give this book a chance, what a mistake I made. I should've followed the advice of one of the reviews which in part said that the main character gets to be unnerving, with her whining, poor me attitude. You want to shake her and say "snap out of it". She reminds me of that girl friend you like as a person, but after spending a couple of hours with them you feel drained, frustrated, angry and irritated. I want a book to take me away and not to a place I avoid in reality. I've learned my lesson regarding reviews, they are there for a reason.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Salvage the Bones

  • A Novel
  • By: Jesmyn Ward
  • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,204

Best-selling author Jesmyn Ward won the National Book Award for this poignant and poetic novel. Unfolding over 12 days, the story follows a poor family living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With Hurricane Katrina bearing down on them, the Batistes struggle to maintain their community and familial bonds amid the storm and the stark poverty surrounding them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful With No Holds Barred

  • By Gillian on 03-31-14

Couldn't finish the story

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

After reading the reviews and seeing the book awards I was anxious to dig in, but I stopped with 3 hours of the book to go. Once the dog became ill and violent and the talk of the dog being trained to fight and the beginnings of the dog killing her puppies I couldn't go on. Esch, the main character is fascinating and the narrator is excellent to say the least, but the decline of the dog and all that goes along with her and her owner, Esch's brother, was to much for me to continue. I think if I would've continued the story would stay with me and not in a good way.

  • Buy a Bullet

  • An Orphan X Story
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,028

The Nowhere Man is a figure shrouded in secrecy - a near legendary figure who helps those lucky few who are given the means to reach out to him. Before he was the Nowhere Man, Evan Smoak was a highly trained government operative known to a few as Orphan X. This is the story of Smoak's first outing as the Nowhere Man, where after completing a mission in Northern California, he happens to spot a young woman at a coffee shop....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Would Love to know someone like this!!

  • By shelley on 01-03-17

Short but thrilling

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

Although this story was merely 40 minutes long, it carried the same weight of suspense, thrill and action as his full length books do. So, if you are new to Greg Hurwitz but are unsure if you want to take an 8-10 hour plunge on one of his unabridged books this is an excellent sampling of his work and of Scott Brick.

  • The Air He Breathes

  • By: Brittainy Cherry
  • Narrated by: Brian Pallino, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,129

I was warned about Tristan Cole. "Stay away from him," people said. "He's cruel." "He's cold." "He's damaged." It's easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster. But I couldn't do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him, because it also lived inside of me.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular... except for one little thing

  • By Jessica on 04-12-16

Attention Getting

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

I'm not one to normally leave reviews, but the story and narration are to superb to not do so. The story is original and keeps your attention and peaks your interest to what will happen next. It is both drama and romance;the romance of the story isn't overwhelming and a turn off. I fell in love with the characters and how the author would separate each character the same way you would separate a chapter. I wouldn't normally have chosen this type of book, but it was the audible buy of the day. So well worth it, and I've discovered a new author to follow. I hope readers enjoy this book as much as I did.

  • The Heavens May Fall

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, David Colacci, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,950

Detective Max Rupert's and attorney Boady Sanden's friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2017 Audie Nominee

  • By Bob on 02-20-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

Comparing this to his other books leaves me very disappointed. The story line is very good and interesting, but the ending is a complete let down. I feel like he just said "ugh" I'm done with this and it is what it is.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,724

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-19-16

I loved the book from start to finish. There wasn't one character I disliked, not once, throughout the book. The reading is superb. All characters are played well, no matter the size of the part. I highly recommend this book. It is one you can listen to over and over again.