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Dr. Z.

southern California
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  • The Godwink Effect

  • 7 Secrets to God's Signs, Wonders, and Answered Prayers
  • By: SQuire Rushnell, Louise DuArt
  • Narrated by: SQuire Rushnell, Louise DuArt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

From the authors of the popular and best-selling Godwink series comes a new and inspiring collection of true stories about people whose lives were changed by specific and extraordinary answers to their prayers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great God Winks stories as usual.

  • By Dr. Z. on 04-12-18

Great God Winks stories as usual.

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

This continues the many great God Winks stories with a few added suggestions. Be sure and read the first book in the series.

  • The Power of the Other

  • The Startling Effect Other People Have on You, from the Boardroom to the Bedroom and Beyond - and What to Do About It
  • By: Henry Cloud
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

Combining engaging case studies, persuasive findings from cutting-edge brain research, and examples from his consulting practice, Dr. Cloud argues that whether you're a Navy SEAL or a corporate executive, outstanding performance depends on having the right kind of connections to fuel personal growth and minimize toxic associations and their effects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Which Corner Are You In?

  • By Jeffrey Wooten on 07-07-16

You Have To Do Better Than This

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

Reviewed: 08-29-16

Extremely basic material. Very, very disappointing. Nothing new here. Most of these thoughts have been discussed in other books, tapes and seminars for years.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • You Were Born Rich

  • By: Bob Proctor
  • Narrated by: Bob Proctor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556

In You Were Born Rich, Bob Proctor has done it again, this time taking you step by step to the surprising discovery that success is not always reaching out for something that you don't have but rather only reaching over and rearranging the pieces already there. The great value of this audiobook is that you can instantly apply the conclusions to your own life. It will begin to impact you long before you reach the last chapter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not at all what is advertised

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-12-18

Lacks depth

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

Not nearly as good as the original book written in the 1980s. Something was lost in all of the preacher like "live" presentation.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Come to the Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Jennifer Wilder Morgan
  • Narrated by: Kathie Lee Gifford
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

In Come to the Garden, the main character, Jenn, wakes up on her birthday to discover an angel in her backyard garden. The angel, who calls herself Margaret, is charming and funny, and she knows that Jenn has been questioning a lot of things about God recently. Is he really there? How is anyone supposed to believe that God truly cares for us when we see so many bad things happening in our world, and we experience the disappointments and tragedies of life? But Jenn suspects that God has been trying to speak to her in mysterious ways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing book. Angels ARE among us.

  • By L. B. Rouse on 06-10-16

The Garden Needs More Attention

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

Not at all what I expected. I kept listening and thinking that there had to be some substance to the story coming up somewhere, but it never quite made the grade beyond rambling dream interpretations and a more fiction-like storyline. Still, there were some good reminders for Christians that are well worth hearing again. Kathy Lee Gifford's narration was by far the best part of this book that could and should have been so much more.

  • Co-Creating at Its Best

  • A Conversation Between Master Teachers
  • By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Esther Hicks
  • Narrated by: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Esther Hicks
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 852

What happens when you bring together one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers of all time and the Master Sages of the Universe? A magical, insightful, invigorating encounter you will never forget! Before a live audience in Anaheim, California, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer sits down with Esther Hicks and the wise Collective Consciousness known as Abraham.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The two best together, fantastic teaching

  • By mpb on 04-06-15

Suspend Your Jedgement

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

Reviewed: 01-20-15

Suspend your judgement of who or what Abraham is and soak up the message. If you simply listen and allow the teachings to reach your mind, you'll receive the real Secret. One of the best explanations of the Power of Attraction and more.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Ask Deepak About Love & Relationships

  • By: Deepak Chopra
  • Narrated by: Deepak Chopra, Joyce Bean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 110

Reflections, thoughts, and inspirations on big questions about love and relationships from writer and philosopher Deepak Chopra. Join the New York Times bestselling author on a journey of personal, social, global, and spiritual transformation to ease your mind and soul. The Ask Deepak series was created to encourage people to live healthier, fuller lives and to be more aware. Deepak Chopra delivers this inspiring project for personal and global transformation. Learn about spirituality, wellness, healthy living, and humor, as they relate to love and relationships, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a hard look at relationships

  • By Jes on 09-02-14

Want To Feel Good? Avoid This Book!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-14

What would have made Ask Deepak About Love & Relationships better?

This should have offered more realistic relationship advise and featured less twisted stories that most listeners could never ever relate to, even if they tried.

Has Ask Deepak About Love & Relationships turned you off from other books in this genre?

Many other books in this genre offer much better advise than this book. Going way back to author Barbara DeAngelis, or more recently Gary Chapman's books, both of those authors and others have more realistic stories and much more relatable problems.

What didn’t you like about Deepak Chopra and Joyce Bean ’s performance?

Joyce Bean's performance was annoying. I have never heard a female narrator pretending to sound like a man when she read letters written by a male. Why bother? It's so disconcerting. Just read the stories! Deepak Chopra was fine. He was the expected Deepak. However, whoever produced this book and built the letters, the questions and the answers missed the mark entirely. This is a very depressing review of life at it's worst, making the reader or listener trudge through the mud and the muck. And, what have we achieved in the end? If anybody actually feels better after hearing, I would be amazed. If you have these kinds of serious problems, you need to see your own selected licensed therapist instead of seeking quick answers from an audiobook. Very, very disappointed in what I heard and I felt totally deceived by the way this book was marketed toward us.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Huge disappointment. A total waste of time and money.

Any additional comments?

In the future, I would hope to see more thoughtful choices before promoting something as a special purchase.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Circle Maker

  • Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears
  • By: Mark Batterson
  • Narrated by: Mark Batterson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405

It’s time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker - a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his prayers for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart’s deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This has changed my prayer life.

  • By Sheri on 09-18-13

Outstanding in every respect!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-14

What did you love best about The Circle Maker?

Great stories, excellent narration and thought provoking ideas and suggestions.

What did you like best about this story?

Multiple stories were of great interest and worth sharing with others.

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

First time listening to anything by Mark. Very good!

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

Yes. At no point in the recording did either the story or narrator lose my full interest.

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject of prayer, faith or one's purpose in life. Very inspiring work.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Inside-Out Revolution

  • The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever
  • By: Michael Neill
  • Narrated by: Michael Neill
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

Would you like to experience amazing clarity, peace and freedom, even in the midst of challenging circumstances? In this ground-breaking audiobook, bestselling author Michael Neill shares an extraordinary new understanding of how life works that turns traditional psychology on its head. This revolutionary approach is built around three simple principles that explain where our feelings come from and how our experience of life can transform for the better in a matter of moments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real

  • By Tad Davis on 05-03-16

I Shoulh Have Known Better

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

Reviewed: 07-13-14

What disappointed you about The Inside-Out Revolution?

Lacks any substance or helpful tips. Likewise, no memorable stories - just contained rambling random thoughts.

Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Neill again?

Doubtful.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Neill?

Michael's voice was not the problem. He's a fine narrator. The content lacked any useful information.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Extremely disappointed.

Any additional comments?

If this is a person's only exposure to Michael's work, it's doubtful they will ever sample anything again. That's a shame, because he is better than this work. I should have known better when he began the book by apologizing, saying that it contained no helpful tips, step-by-step guides or any plan of action. This book was nothing but pure "stream of consciousness" that lacks substance and generally leaves everyone but the author totally unsatisfied. So very disappointed with this purchase.

4 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Love Life

  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,396

Love Life serves up another delicious selection of intimate stories and observations from Rob Lowe's life, told with humor, warmth, and brutal honesty. After writing his acclaimed debut effort, Lowe felt he had more stories to share and many more friends to introduce. The result is a touching memoir about the business and craft of acting, the pitfalls of success, family, love, and much more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Open, Honest, Sentimental... not quite as Intimate

  • By Kelly on 01-07-16

Maybe The Best Storyteller Since Mark Twain

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

Reviewed: 04-18-14

What made the experience of listening to Love Life the most enjoyable?

Rob is totally into telling great stories, complete with voices and sound effects that will make you laugh, cry and feel completely alive.

What other book might you compare Love Life to and why?

Rob's first book was simply amazing! I would highly recommend reading (or listening to) that one. too. Perhaps, his first book was one of the best autobiographical accounts ever by anyone. This is equally entertaining, emotional and touching with all new stories.

What about Rob Lowe’s performance did you like?

He's authentic - a rare commodity in Hollywood these days.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Manifest Your Millions!

  • A Lottery Winner Shares his Law of Attraction Secrets
  • By: Eddie Coronado
  • Narrated by: Russell Stamets
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

This is one of the most powerful Law of Attraction books you will ever read. It was written by a lottery winner who understands how the Law of Attraction works and how it can be used to attract money. The Law of Attraction is not a fly-by-night fad, but a powerfully creative force that can give you the life of your dreams if you know how to use it, so the better you understand this power the faster it will manifest your desires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to do LOA from one who actually made it work!

  • By Heather on 02-27-14

Absolutely Nothing New Here!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-14

Any additional comments?

If you've read any books on Goals, Affirmations or the Law of Attraction they will probably be as good as this. This is full of old stories, rehashed sections from previous writers and plenty of old ideas.

1 of 15 people found this review helpful