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  • Guided Meditations for Stress Reduction

  • By: Bodhipaksa
  • Narrated by: Bodhipaksa
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Mindfulness has been shown in clinical trials to be an effective way of reducing stress. It is a form of focused awareness that helps to prevent the runaway thinking that gives rise to physical and emotional hyper-arousal. The two meditations in this audiobook help us to develop this transformative quality of mindfulness and to practice acceptance of our present-moment experience in a non-judgmental way - in particular, with their emphasis is on learning to "be comfortable with discomfort".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very relaxing except for the very end

  • By Julia on 09-19-12

Not a Traditional Guided Meditation

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

Reviewed: 02-24-16

Not at all the type of imagery-based guided medirations many are used to, this recording seems merely instructional - simply teaching awarenwss of physical sensations. If you're looking for exploration and relaxation through guided meditation and imagery, this is not the book for you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Narrowboat Lad: The Narrowboat Lad, Book 1

  • By: Daniel Mark Brown
  • Narrated by: Daniel Mark Brown
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

At the age of 25, during the summer of 2012, Dan found his ideal home, the fact that it was nearly 100 miles of canal away from his workplace, friends, and family gave him a rough and ready introduction to what it meant to own a boat as his first task was to travel the slow way home... in his home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Account

  • By PG on 06-10-15

Excellent Account

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

I adored hearing about the trials and joys of Dan, a new narrowboat owner, especially in his own voice. Quite well written, and I hope he does another book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Creation of Anne Boleyn

  • A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen
  • By: Susan Bordo
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 335

Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a fascinating reconstruction of Anne’s life and an illuminating look at her afterlife in the popular imagination. Why is Anne so compelling? Why has she inspired such extreme reactions? What did she really look like? Was she the flaxen-haired martyr of Romantic paintings or the raven-haired seductress of twenty-first-century portrayals? (Answer: Neither.) And perhaps the most provocative questions concern Anne’s death more than her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The title says it all

  • By Red Emma on 04-15-14

Absolutely Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 11-13-14

Would you listen to The Creation of Anne Boleyn again? Why?

Yes. The narration is fabulous, and the writing is wonderful

Who was your favorite character and why?

Anne & Susan - Learning how the author was feeling toward the character was as much fun as the factual history.

Which scene was your favorite?

Anne in the Tower

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Discussion of 21st Century young women who have found a hero in Anne.