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Can't get much better

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-19-19

My 12 year old step-son and I listen to this on our way out to our Wyoming ranch each night. We're captivated by the stories of a young boy who works so hard and and learns so many things, the hard way.
As an animal behaviorist, I enjoy that it is full of great insight on horse behavior. That doesn't mean I agree with every interpretation or method but this is a story of a boy learning to do things a kinder and better way than we generally see, a boy who grew up to be a great compassionate horse trainer.
Eventually our ranch (120 Acre Wood) will be a place for both animals and people to learn and overcome trauma and I will pass this audio on for others to experience. My son is learning to be so brave around the horses and this gives him encouragement (and probably a few bad ideas too).

Great required reading

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Reviewed: 01-16-19

This book was easy to keep listening to because of the interesting and almost unbelievable stories suffered by those who are locked up, and very difficult to listen to for the same reasons.


This is required reading for a Master of Social Work class related to intersections of mental health, trauma and addiction. It's easy to see how people would turn to substance use to get over the horrors and trauma experienced by those misunderstood and locked up- if they survive solitary confident with their lives or their eyeballs.

We see this in the real world all the time. Law enforcement is there to stop criminals, not babysit sick people. They frequently don't understand confused or unstable mental health problems and treat people as being resistant. Also, there are those who try to pull the wool over the eyes and fake mental illness. After this book the experienced professional will have a far better understanding of what's real, but it will take a lot more to fully understand. More books could be written on the topic and far more investigation done on the topic.

This book clearly helps us understand what a colossal failure the criminal justice system is for those with mental health problems. Conditions are so bad and restrictions so tight that professional volunteers can't even try to help. There needs to be education for law enforcement, corrections officers, and a complete change in laws protecting people from themselves and the system.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Summary of The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer: The Journey Beyond Yourself audiobook cover art

Nothing new here

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Nothing exciting or new here. Maybe the book is way better. It just says choose to be happy, let things go, spend time with family and friends, and this is your only life so live it. Nobody ever forgot something painful or stopped thinking about something because someone said to let it go. It says to be mindful, um, of course. Does the book have techniques for practicing new habits or ways of thinking or is it just telling you do do these things? Also, what evidence is there that humans are the only ones who understand and/or think about death?

This is not my normal kind of book. I'm a dog trai

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Reviewed: 02-22-18

This is not my normal kind of book. I'm a dog trainer behaviorist and generally you won't find be listening to the anthropomorphic type of book that is made with a cat narrative.
Mindfulness is however another passion and I was able to enjoy the book for what it is. It's someone guessing how a cat might tell her story about going from nearly being tossed in the dumpster to learning patience and other life lessons.
I often wondered how many of the details were made. Is it mostly made up or did everyone who knew the cat get together and say where they saw her doing what on any given day. I'm excited to start book two about the Art of Purring.

A long time favorite

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Reviewed: 10-24-16

What made the experience of listening to The Other End of the Leash the most enjoyable?

It's always a good reminder to read or listen to this book again. I've been recommending this book to students for many years

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Try the Coursera class too

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Reviewed: 10-24-16

What made the experience of listening to The Genius of Dogs the most enjoyable?

It's well written, very informative, cutting edge information at this time and inspirational.

What did you like best about this story?

Inspiration on what a true scientist is - one who's willing to truly ask the question that go against what they believe to be.

Which scene was your favorite?

The bit about working with the foxes in Russia and great way he designed a study to work with animals who are known for not liking people as well as the ones who had hardly been touched but because of selective breeding jumped right into their arms.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Take the dog Emotion and Cognition course with the book. It's free.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Didn't do anything for me

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-14

What did you like best about Planning Your Unique Wedding? What did you like least?

IDK, possibly nothing. I have never planned a wedding or helped plan one and I can't say I got anything out of this book I hadn't already considered. She was too intense, and All of the psychology and destressing tips were annoying. I'm planning a fun event with a man I am in love with, no the guests will be fine with whatever we do, nothing to freak out about. Just wanted some fun ideas

You should warn your readers

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Reviewed: 05-18-13

Would you try another book from Don Colbert and/or Steve Hiller?

In a world filled with many religious viewpoints, your books summary should warn people that you will be preaching Christianity and not just Health.

3 of 9 people found this review helpful

Mind overload- but not for the average person

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Reviewed: 09-02-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, but only a certain kind of friend. One who could handle all the sex talk and who is interessted in what animals and humans have in common.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The little girl with bulimia. I had never before consideded her fear and how it could relate to the fear animals have when they have to do something risky to eat.

Have you listened to any of Karen White’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

Any additional comments?

It covers everything from sexy body language comparisons to weight problems. Truly comprehensive and enlightening.

It is overwhelming how much we have to learn from each other. Animal doctors and human doctors. Having worked in a few vet clinics, I knew something was up, but I would have had no idea that they did not communicate more.

There is some odd and disgusting stuff in this book too. I found myself blushing as I was walking around with my headphones on fearing the reaction of those around me if the headphones popped out and they could suddenly hear the odd stuff I was listening to. Listening to it a second time helped me, as I was so distracted the first time, I was shocked at how much I had missed.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Gave some ideas

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-12

What made the experience of listening to Dating Dossier the most enjoyable?

There were a few things I had not thought of that I may actually do. Nothing life-changing. It is mostly be positive, think positive, act... but gives a few tips on how to do that.

What other book might you compare Dating Dossier to and why?

It's not really a book. Just a short overview

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Dating Dossier?

ways to not just listen but really look like I am listening.