LISTENER

Gigi

Woodinville, WA, United States
  • 14
  • reviews
  • 5
  • helpful votes
  • 36
  • ratings
  • The Dance of Connection

  • By: Harriet Lerner
  • Narrated by: Harriet Lerner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

In her most affirming and life-changing book yet, Dr. Harriet Lerner teaches us how to restore love and connection with the people who matter the most. In The Dance of Connection we learn what to say (and not say).

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Listen at 1.5x speed

  • By Tanya on 12-08-15

Connection Dance

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

This book was very informative and helpful. I like the stories. It contains practical help. Thank you Harriett Lerner. Your books have helped me greatly learn to dance without stepping on toes or choosing to sit one out.

  • Chazown, Revised and Updated Edition

  • Discover and Pursue God's Purpose for Your Life
  • By: Craig Groeschel
  • Narrated by: Jim Denison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Tired of living half a life - or even a waking nightmare? Struggling to find meaning in a job you don't like? Facing graduation or midlife changes in a faltering economy? Wishing you could rekindle a dream you gave up long ago? It's time to get your vision checked! In this practical, energizing guide, pastor and author Craig Groeschel shows how to live life fully by finding, naming, and achieving your unique God-given goal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vision = Chazown

  • By Gigi on 04-19-17

Vision = Chazown

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

If there is no vision, the people perish. Craig Groeschel has revealed a way to find the vision of God's purpose for our lives. Where core values, spiritual gifts, and passion intersect, one can find the sweet spot if Chazown.

The online tools help to identify these parts of the puzzle. I found this an encouraging and motivating book. Our home group is working through it together. I can't wait to see what each person finds for their life purpose.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Uninvited

  • Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
  • By: Lysa TerKeurst
  • Narrated by: Ginny Welsh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,640

The enemy wants us to feel rejected, left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ's powerful love. In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection - from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What A Great Book!

  • By Charles Andre, Jr. on 01-27-17

Uninvited invites us to Live Loved

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

Reviewed: 09-19-16

This is an excellent book that challenges the reader to live knowing that even in the storms of life, we are loved by our creator in an everlasting way.

Too often when painful events happen, our focus turns to the pain instead of the Healer. This was a great reminder that we have the ability to choose to remind ourselves that God already sees and knows how to mend our broken hearts.

Rejection is a big theme in this book. We have all experiences rejection. Whether from a parent, friends, bosses, co-workers, a spouse, a sibling or others we have relationship with, rejection happens. Knowing those past rejections may be triggered in current situations when that rejection pain surfaces can make us aware to revise our perspective.

How to do that? Lysa TerKeurst gives plenty of ways to combat that feeling of rejection which can make us think we are not enough.

I have the corresponding study guide and have enjoyed the challenge to reframe our situations by reminding our wounded soul that God sees and knows and will be there in the storm.

This one is a keeper to be read several times because rejection comes at us from all directions and we want to learn how to live loved, because God loves us more than we will ever know.

Thank you Lysa. #Uninvited

  • The Comeback

  • It's Not too Late and You're Never too Far
  • By: Louie Giglio
  • Narrated by: Mark Smeby
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Have you ever longed for a comeback? We all know what it feels like to have life disappoint us and not work out as we'd hoped. We all know what it's like to long for something different, something better, something more. The Comeback celebrates new beginnings. It offers encouragement and perspective, and it's for you if you feel frustrated or confused, if you're sorrowing or in pain, if you've made mistakes or are grieving, if you're disappointed or feel as though life doesn't make sense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comeback!

  • By Katie on 11-01-15

You can be the comeback kid

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

Louie Giglio does a fabulous job of bringing stories to life to help us know that we can be a come back kid.

He draws real life stories and parallels them to Biblical truths of how individuals can come back from tragedy, illness, generational bondage, betrayal and our own self destructive behaviors. Because Jesus is alive.

Jesus is the ultimate comeback kid who defeated death. And because he loves me, he will help me come back too.

I love listening to this book and will likely read the print copy so I can take notes for future reference.

Great book and recommended for that person in your life who could use a bit of hope and a vision of their comeback story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Road Less Traveled

  • A New Psychology of Love, Values, and Spiritual Growth, 25th Anniversary Edition
  • By: M. Scott Peck M.D.
  • Narrated by: M. Scott Peck M.D.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519

Perhaps no book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives than The Road Less Traveled. With sales of more than 7 million copies in the United States and Canada, and translation into more than 23 languages, it has made publishing history, with more than 10 years on The New York Times best seller list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Revised Edition Highly Recommended

  • By John on 12-10-03

Courage to take the road less traveled

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

Reviewed: 06-28-16

This book was recommended by my counselor and I found it very interesting. The road less traveled has been my journey to healing and working through the difficult process of discovery and learning better ways to think and relate to the world around me.

I always most enjoy the stories of patients who Dr. Scott worked with as it is much easier to see the process that way rather than read the clinical process.

I was reminded about how grace truly is an amazing gift to each of us and how difficult it can be to give and receive.

In listening to audio I sometimes get distracted and have to reverse the recording to catch what I missed.

I'd like to listen again with my journal in hand because Dr. Peck shares some helpful insights I'd like to share in my writings.

The audio was giv

  • Healing Ruby, Volume 1

  • By: Jennifer H. Westall
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 112

Ruby Graves, a young girl in Depression-era Alabama, faces the hardships of poverty and loss with as much faith as she can muster. At only the age of 13, she's already lost a younger brother to illness and now faces losing both her father and the boy who's stealing her heart to illnesses as well. Armed with her beloved scriptures, she prays daily for their healing, only to have her tender faith shattered by her father's death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • On my "Best of the Year" list already

  • By Felita Daniels on 05-11-16

I am hooked! Great book

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

Reviewed: 06-24-16

Healing Ruby, by Jennifer Westall was my first book by this author, but certainly not my last. The narrator of this audible book made it so real with each Character.

I found myself rooting for Ruby throughout the whole book. Westall shows the racial conflicts of the early century in the south. She shares how tragic some of the lives were but with God's Grace and Mercy, some made it through.

Healing Ruby is about faith playing itself out in the life of young Ruby, even though it cost her dearly. It stirred my faith in humanity showing that love wins, even when it hurts.

I will download another Westall book for sure. I enjoyed this one so I hope to enjoy many more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

  • A Novel
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom, Paul Stanley, George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,670

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character - Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist ever to walk the Earth - in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. It's an epic story of the greatest guitar player ever to live and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fiction interwoven with REAL people, places,events

  • By Cynthia on 12-02-15

A Magical Story

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. I especially liked the voices for the various characters. I enjoyed the characterization of Frankie, Aurora, Maestro, and many other characters.

The mystery of the heavily clothed figure kept me wondering throughout the book. I liked how album wove real life musical heroes into the story to bring life to the family of the music industry.

Our neighborhood bookclub selected this book and I'm really glad they did. I recommend it as an enjoyable read for anyone whether you're a music lover or not.

Well done Mitch Albom another awesome book. Thank you!!

  • Trusting God

  • By: Jerry Bridges
  • Narrated by: John Haag
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Because obeying God makes sense to us, in most cases, His laws appear reasonable and wise, and even when we don’t want to obey them, we usually concede that they are good for us. But the circumstances we find ourselves in often defy explanation. When unexpected situations arise that appear unjust, irrational, or even dreadful, we feel confused and frustrated. And before long, we begin to doubt God’s concern for us or His control over our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Complete

  • By Marta on 05-23-11

Trusting God Review

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

Reviewed: 09-10-15

I found this to be a very inspiring and helpful book. As a mom of a son born with severe congenital birth defects I have learned to trust God even when it hurts. Jerry Bridges helped me understand why God is trustworthy through Scriptures pointing the way.

I found the narrator to be a little dry. He pronounced the words very clearly and sometimes that just feel boring. But the content was awesome. I ended up buying the print book because there were so many quotes I wanted to write down.

Highly recommended book whether you were struggling with trusting God or not.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Codependent No More

  • How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
  • By: Melody Beattie
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,460

A source of healing and inspiration for millions, this modern classic spent over three years on the New York Times best seller list and made codependency a household word. Codependent No More contains dozens of real-life examples, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests to help you along the road to recovering your own life. For anyone struggling with a relationship involving alchoholism or other compulsive behaviors, this program points the way to healing and the renewal of hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing perspective

  • By Tracy Perkins on 05-12-16

Wish I'd read it years ago!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-15

Codependent No More is a very helpful tool that stands the test of time. The issues are the same even though the book was written more than twenty years ago.

I found myself in many of the stories, the tools and suggestions and activities are very helpful to personalize the ideas presented in the book.

I listened to the book on Audible so I ended up buying a print copy too so I can journal through and highlight key points.

I am thankful for the vulnerability of the author as she shared her struggles with hope of helping others.

This is a must read for my huge family who by the very nature of ten kids raised by a single mom became codependent.

This is a must read for the wife of a busy husband, the angry husband, the alcoholic brother, the addicted coworker, the friend who keeps her at arms length.

I can't think of a person who would not benefit from this easy to read and apply book.

I only wish I had read it as a teenager...but I was much older than that when it was written.

  • Softly and Tenderly

  • A Songbird Novel
  • By: Sara Evans, Rachel Hauck
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gallagher
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Maybe in the wide-open country she can learn to breathe again... Happily married and owner of two successful boutiques, Jade longs to begin a family with her husband, Max. But when she discovers that Max has an illegitimate son — who he wants her to help raise — Jade’s life is turned upside down. She flees to her childhood home, a rambling Iowa farmhouse, with enough room to breathe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome & Fresh

  • By Shawpack on 01-02-18

Softly and Tenderly

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

Reviewed: 07-05-15

Love and trust and letting go are all parts of life in this story I related to. I have come to know the characters in these books as if I've known them all my life.

I can't wait to read the next book in the series. I want to see what happens in Jade's life. I am rooting for her and Max to make it. But I also know the feeling she has for Dustin.

I'm sure the next story will continue in the story of June and Rebel and Jade, Max and Asa. I'll miss Beryl. I enjoyed her feisty character.

Great series. Easy to relate. I enjoyed the way the narrator read each scene. Highly recommended.