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  • Getting Past Your Past

  • Take Control of Your Life With Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy
  • By: Francine Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

Whether we've experienced small setbacks or major traumas, we are all influenced by memories and experiences we may not remember or don't fully understand. Getting Past Your Past offers practical procedures that demystify the human condition and empower listeners looking to achieve real change. An easy conversational style, humor, and fascinating real life stories make it simple to understand the brain science behind why we get stuck in various ways and what we can about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A competent introduction to a very useful method.

  • By Gare&Sophia on 01-16-13

Narrator is extremely annoying

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

Reviewed: 03-07-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Getting Past Your Past to be better than the print version?

No I wouldn't. I really like the content of this book but both my husband and I cannot stand listening to this narrator. She comes across as overly dramatic and her style really interferes with taking in the message of this book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Too emotionally syrupy and dramatic.

Any additional comments?

To the publisher: Please do not use this narrator. We had the same reaction to her work in Daring Greatly by Brenee Brown.

13 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Daring Greatly

  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,939
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,106

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Important information - painful narration

  • By Marc on 10-01-12

Brene Brown is great but can't stand narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-07-14

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I really like the content of this book but both my husband and I cannot stand listening to this narrator. She comes across as overly dramatic and her style really interferes with taking in the message of this book. We almost stopped listening but then found we could tolerate it if we played the book at 1.25 speed.

What did you learn from Daring Greatly that you would use in your daily life?

The concept of "enough" vs. abundance was quite interesting.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful