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Lea Zimmerman

Gladewater, TX, United States
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  • Aware

  • The Science and Practice of Presence--A Complete Guide to the Groundbreaking Wheel of Awareness Meditation Practice
  • By: Dr. Daniel Siegel
  • Narrated by: Dr. Daniel Siegel
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one's life. An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation's effectiveness, this audiobook teaches listeners how to harness the power of the principle "Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows". Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear and anxiety in your life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Least favorite of all my audible selections

  • By Lynn Kelly on 08-27-18

I hate to do this, seriously

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

But I just can't.

This is my favorite sort of book. Books about 'presence' or awareness should at the very least inspire. This mostly inspired me to want to go take a nap. I simply could not keep my 'awareness' on the book itself at all. It's so dry and textbook-y, instead of making me friends with my conscious awareness I just wanted to go do something else, ANYTHING else. I have probably something near 500 audible titles and I have returned very, very few. But this one is going back, with me having listened to probably two hours of it, an hour of it I listened to twice thinking surely the problem was me, and that I was not paying sufficient attention. But if on two attempts a book cannot draw me in, I'm done. Meditation is simple. and this book seems to want to make it very, very complicated. Of course I could be wrong with that assessment as I can't bring myself to get farther in. I feel rather badly, like I owe the author an apology....but this was just so not for me.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Stop Nail Biting: Craig Beck Hypnosis

  • By: Craig Beck
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Craig Beck is a master hypnotist of 20 years' standing and is also a respected timeline therapist and NLP master practitioner. He understands what makes people tick and, more importantly, how to access and remove the erroneous programs that cause us problems in everyday life. Designed to quickly help you reduce and remove the overpowering urge to chew on your nails and fingers, this powerful and proven hypnosis can help you to stop nail biting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bought and downloaded two weeks ago

  • By Lea Zimmerman on 08-13-17

Bought and downloaded two weeks ago

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

And opened it and listened to it at work. Now, my nails were bitten past the quick at that time and had been so for weeks. I've had a lifelong nailbiting problem and though I have quit from time to time, stress sends me back...

So again, I didn't even listen correctly. I just wanted to hear what it sounded like prior to actually 'using it.' However, I found for the rest of the day I just had zero interest in biting my nails. And for the next day, and the next. I did lie down' and listen to the recording correctly one evening later in the week, and I think I will do so every so often, but the magic occurred that first day, even though I didn't listen the 'right way.'

It's as though the term 'nailbiter' just doesn't apply to me anymore. I am not avoiding doing it, it just does no occur to me to do it and my hands don't go automatically to my mouth anymore.

I am pretty grateful, and now have actual nails.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Weighing Shadows

  • By: Lisa Goldstein
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 18

Ann Decker fixes computers for a living, and in the evenings she passes the time sharpening her hacking skills. It's not a very interesting life, but she gets by - until one day she's contacted with a job offer for a company called Transformations Incorporated. None of her coworkers has ever heard of it before, and when Ann is finally told what the company does, she can hardly believe it: TI has invented technology to travel in time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Time travel and intrigue

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 12-04-15

I am about to return this.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-15

Time travel stories are among my very favorites, and at first this one seemed to have promise. But it all falls apart with the first foray into the past. It’s not believable at all, and the performance is overblown with a ‘smarmy’ feel to it. I am shutting it off at chapter 8, I just can’t take any more.

I respect the hard work that goes into both writing and reading as audio, and I hat to have to be so harsh… but it’s awful.

  • We Are Not Ourselves

  • By: Matthew Thomas
  • Narrated by: Mare Winningham
  • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 982
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 981

Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she’s found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond Depressing

  • By Emily Yolkut on 01-12-15

I truly enjoyed this and hope to find more

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

Reviewed: 07-17-15

I really cared about the characters and the storyline, just good solid fiction. will likely listen again!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Course in Miracles: Workbook for Students, Vol. 2

  • By: Dr. Helen Schucman (scribe)
  • Narrated by: Jim Stewart
  • Length: 19 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Book 2: Workbook for Students includes 365 lessons, one for each day of the year. It is not necessary, however, to do the lessons at that tempo, and one might want to remain with a particularly appealing lesson for more than one day. The practical nature of the Workbook is underscored by the introduction to its lessons, which emphasizes experience through application rather than a prior commitment to a spiritual goal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb if you are ready

  • By Lea Zimmerman on 10-25-14

superb if you are ready

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

Reviewed: 10-25-14

The Course trains the mind and opens the heart. You will find out that all things are forgivable and your burden will lighten as you realize that all things are gently planned for you by One who seeks your highest good. You will get over thinking you were ever, ever alone, or that it was ever even possible for you to be alone. Reality will replace perceptions, and you will prefer reality and laugh at your perceptions that you thought were ever real. You will love yourself and your Self and others as your Self! (If you are interested in the supplements to the Course, Manual for Teachers, etc. don't buy them separately, they are included in the recording of the main Text, which I have also written a recommendation for here on Audible.)

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • 600 Hours of Edward

  • By: Craig Lancaster
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,561

A 39-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Edward Stanton lives alone on a rigid schedule in the Montana town where he grew up. His carefully constructed routine includes tracking his most common waking time (7:38 a.m.), refusing to start his therapy sessions even a minute before the appointed hour (10:00 a.m.), and watching one episode of the 1960s cop show Dragnet each night (10:00 p.m.). But when a single mother and her nine-year-old son move in across the street, Edward’s timetable comes undone....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Good Book with a Very Difficult Hero

  • By Lulu on 08-27-12

Oh My Goodness

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

Reviewed: 06-21-14

I hated for the story to end. I really felt the author's concerns and the human-ness of this person from the inside out! We would find an individual such as this challenging, (I work with developmentally disabled persons) but they are just like any other person, with reasons for the things they do and preferences and the ability to grow and mature. Edward is a marvelous, quirky, flawed but dear human being, enjoy getting to know him.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

  • A Novel
  • By: Fannie Flagg
  • Narrated by: Fannie Flagg
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,147

Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fun story!

  • By Lea Zimmerman on 12-06-13

What a fun story!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-13

You really end up going through a life journey with this character, who discovers herself adrift as to past, identity, purpose....and it's a romp of a journey with twists that leave you laughing, thinking 'how ever in the world!' It's inspiring as well as entertaining.

I loved the narrator, story, everything but must mention, there are production problems. A couple of times the narration goes back a few chapters and replays entire sections. So don't think you are crazy when you think 'didn't I already hear this part?' you did, and you'll have to forward a few places to pick up the story again. This story is good enough you'll be happy if you don't let this dissuade you!

26 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Choosing Love

  • Moving from Ego to Essence in Relationships
  • By: Gina Lake
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Van Volkinburg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Are you sabotaging the love that is possible in your relationships? Have you ever wished you could unlock the love that is your true nature and express it fully? Loving in the Moment offers a spiritual approach to transforming relationships by showing you how to let go of your preconceived ideas and judgments. By moving beyond your ego and conditioning, you can create a richer, more loving life for yourself and those you care about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wise and uplifting

  • By Lea Zimmerman on 08-17-13

wise and uplifting

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

Reviewed: 08-17-13

I deeply hope persons with a Christian worldview won't bypass this book simply because the author believes in reincarnation. I don't particularly believe in reincarnation but I don't think one needs to do so in order to sense that we are all connected as part of one great wholeness. (I actually think our connectedness means we all have some access to each other's thoughts and memories, etc. which might account for the impression of past lives, but I don't think it's important to know this at this time, I believe we'll all know 'ultimate reality' eventually, are Christians not promised the 'tent of God will be with mankind?')

In the meantime, spiritual teachers such as Gina Lake help point us to the most loving parts of ourselves, she calls it 'essence' and every time she says 'essence' my spirit hears 'that part of you that knows God.' What someone else's inner Self hears in the place of that word I can't predict, but I think you will find it meaningful to find out. What I look for in spiritual teachers is not 'all the answers,' which they can't have anyway, but for a saner approach to all aspects of my life, inner and outer. Those who appreciate writers like Tolle, Ruiz, and especially Byron Katie, will appreciate Gina Lake. I am blessed by this book, and have found myself listening to parts of this recording almost every day.

The narration also is excellent, by the way.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk

  • By: Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
  • Narrated by: Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 294

Internationally acclaimed parenting experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish have helped millions of families with their breakthrough, best-selling books. Now, they return with a lively, down-to-earth guide that tackles the tough issues teens and parents face today. After years of research, lecturing, and feedback, Faber and Mazlish have developed an innovative approach to maintaining a candid, open, mutually respectful dialogue between parents and teens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Felt like I was being talked down to

  • By N. Bickett on 11-05-12

Good basic info and somewhat motivational but....

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

Reviewed: 08-13-13

It will make you feel like it is possible to interact with your teen in a more positive way.

I will finish this book, and I am sure I will even listen more than once so that I can apply some worthy ideas and techniques. But the reviews that say the authors were 'trying to act' and that they felt they were being 'talked down to,' those reviews were spot on. The narration is a turn off, unfortunately. Overblown phrasing when a nice simple reading would have conveyed the information so much better, and I don't hate accents but their accents are annoying. I'll listen in spurts!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Swan Song

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 34 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,044

Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply an Amazing Story

  • By Amanda H. on 06-21-12

This is one of my faves!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-13

I loved this story. It gripped me, seriously. I cared about all of the protagonists, and worried over their fates. I actually would get to my destination and keep listening with my mp3 player in the car, to find out what happened next. And esp. if you get it in this 4.95 sale, you will be bagging a deal. It's a wonderful story, don't miss out.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful