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  • Give Yourself the Answers Instead of Asking Questions

  • By: Dr. Eric Dlugokinski
  • Narrated by: Dr. Eric Dlugokinski
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Go one day without asking a question and your life may change forever. This is the challenge that Dr. Eric Dlugokinski suggests in Give Yourself the Answers Instead of Asking Questions. Although it is a popular notion that questions are an essential and integral part of rich and sensitive communication, Dlugokinski illustrates how there are often inappropriate or "deadly" questions that disrupt healthy relating.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good ideas, some problems with narration

  • By Wallace on 11-04-09

Good ideas, some problems with narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-09

I found the ideas in this audio-book quite helpful. The author explains that many times asking questions is either a way to avoid revealing our inner self, or a way we give up our proper authority. He advises that we connect with ourself through solitude, reflection, pausing, meditation. By being connected to our inner self, or being centered, then we can achieve balance between our needs and goals, and those of others, neither being a doormat or a bully.

While the narrator has a nice voice, many times he becomes tongue tied. Sometimes the phrasing is awkward, and there are at times lapses of silence. Sometimes he clears his throat. One passage of about two minutes is repeated. I got the impression the recording was a first draft and that the final editing, for some reason, never was done.

The first 6 minutes of the recording is a testimonial to merits of the author by one of his colleagues. Kind of like a commercial. From my stand point, I'd already bought the book, and would have preferred to get started listening to it without this preamble.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Making Things Better: Unfolding Your Potential

  • By: Tarthang Tulku
  • Narrated by: Arnaud Maitland
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    0 out of 5 stars 0
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    0 out of 5 stars 0

When we use Skillful Means, we approach our work directly, taking action to solve problems and uncovering the strength of our natural abilities. Each of us has this potential.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • An sketchy introduction to a 10 week course.

  • By Wallace on 06-13-08

An sketchy introduction to a 10 week course.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-08

A few minutes into the presentation the speaker explains this is an introduction to a 10 week series of seminars on how to use the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to operate a successful business, and in addition to the seminars, 3 texts are required to get much benefit from the instruction. A variety of topics are briefly touched on, often with the comment that this will be dealt with more fully in the seminars.

This presentation would be more appropriate as a free advertisement for someone thinking of purchasing the whole seminar series with the texts, rather than as a stand alone audio book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Learn in Your Car: Spanish, Level 3

  • By: Henry N. Raymond, Oscar M. Ramirez
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

The Learn in Your Car language series is the first system ever designed to teach a language in your car...or anywhere...without a textbook. And now with Learn in Your Car from audible.com, you can turn your PC, your Rio, or any mobile device into your own personal language tutor. Browse more Learn in Your Car.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good, but you need to know some Spanish

  • By Wallace on 02-24-07

Very good, but you need to know some Spanish

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-07

Learning another language involves 3 separate but interrelated skills: reading, understanding the spoken word, and speaking yourself. This title helped me speak better, and taught me some additional vocabulary. The format is that the phrase is first spoken in English, followed by a pause for you to translate it into Spanish. Then the Spanish speaker speaks the phrase with a pause for your to repeat it, and then says the phrase again with a pause. By practicing, and listening carefully to the Spanish speaker, you can develop a more authentic accent. Unless you have had an introduction to Spanish, and have some familiarity with the grammar and what spoken Spanish sounds like, I think this title could be frustrating and overwhelming.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • ImmersionPlus

  • Spanish
  • By: Penton Overseas Inc.
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

The ImmersionPlus series of original vignettes has been created especially for the intermediate to advanced foreign language students who want to improve their foreign language comprehension.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Must KNOW Spanish!

  • By Elayne on 10-12-05

English/Spanish booklet is available

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-06

A booklet with the Spanish dialogs and their English translations is available from Penton Overseas (http://www.pentonoverseas.com/) for $3 plus $2 shipping.

Eventually I would have gotten around to looking up the words I didn't recognize, but to me the booklet is worth $5. Also I can be sure my translations are correct. Without the booklet I may have been a little uncertain that pan rebanado is sandwich bread, and that colmado nocturno is an all night grocery store.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Visualization

  • Directing the Movies of Your Mind
  • By: Adelaide Bry
  • Narrated by: Adelaide Bry
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Original Recording
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    3 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

This unique program teaches you the theory and practice of visualization and, perhaps even more important, how to develop the trust and self-confidence to make it work for you! Discover what scientists, doctors, athletes and executives have proven: What you can visualize, you can have!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ok for an introduction

  • By Wallace on 09-10-06

Ok for an introduction

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-06

Not a bad introduction to visualization. The speaker has a pleasant voice. The various types of visualizations, and their uses are discussed. At the end, the speaker takes you through a visualization to find your inner advisor.

While I liked this title, I found Creative Visualization (unabridged) by Shakti Gawain much better. For me, Shakti Gawain's presentation had much more helpful information.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful