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  • Emotional First Aid

  • Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries
  • By: Guy Winch Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Guy Winch Ph.D.
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Explaining the long-term fallout that can result from seemingly minor emotional and psychological injuries, Dr. Winch offers concrete, easy-to-use exercises backed up by hard cutting-edge science to aid in recovery. He uses relatable anecdotes about real patients he has treated over the years and often gives us a much needed dose of humor as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than years of therapy

  • By Mona on 08-03-13

An emotional band aid itself

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I love this book and Dr. Winch. His voice is so warm and calming and is a band aid itself - his voice and Dr Winch himself. Great advise great understanding i wish i could talk to him in person. Has listened to the book 3 or 4 times maybe five and constantly coming back to it... great to calm down thoughts when you cant fall asleep in the crazy thought chaos...

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,837

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Poignant Story

  • By AudioAddict on 04-25-13

Cancer story, not really any people there

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

In the era of positive psychology, I have an impression that there is more and more books and movies about sadness and misery. Are we missing it or something? I love John Green and absolutely loved his Turtles All The Way Down. While not very positive either, it had so much... life in it. The Fault in Our Stars is a tragic story of kids dying of cancer but the story is not the issue. The way how it's told is just so heavy, so cancer-driven. I have no idea how it is to be so sick and I hope I will never find out. So maybe that's why it's easier for me to judge. But I have read books about kids dying of cancer and they were still different, inspiring, uplifting. This one - I dragged listening. It was like listening to a person in deep depression and it just drains you, regardless of how bad you may feel for them.
It's like there were no people there, just cancer, sickness, depression.

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,985

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Title misrepresents tone of content

  • By Matt on 07-29-14

A badass book

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I love every bit of it, I love Jen Sincero. Listening to the book for the third time and counting. Already got a hard copy for highlights and notes. This is an amazing book and written in such a cool way. Read by Jen in a humorous fashion and beautifully. Highly recommend.

  • Letting Go

  • The Pathway of Surrender
  • By: David R. Hawkins MD. PHD.
  • Narrated by: Peter Lownds PhD
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,411

Letting Go describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to enlightenment and become free of negativity. During the many decades of the author's clinical psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human suffering in all of its many forms. The inner mechanism of surrender was found to be of great practical benefit and is described in this book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read it, practice it... and change your life

  • By ScottishLass on 07-22-15

Great content, but not easy to listen

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

It is an amazing book - that's for sure. Great lessons, great insights. But the way it is written - ugh, so painful. It is of course written by a genius and it's no surprise he talks like a genius and not everybody will get it. But I wish it was written a bit lighter so that I can listen to it over and over. Unfortunately, it is like a huuuuuge research paper that I need to take notes on. Nevertheless, listening again and thinking of getting a hard copy for better note taking;) It has an amazing wisdom inside and that is worth any pain to get through to it!
Highly recommend.

  • Turtles All the Way Down

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,559

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly small amount of actual turtles.

  • By Meg on 11-03-17

All the way down beautiful

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I bought this book ONLY because of the title which referred to something I've read in an academic paper by one of my favorite researchers/professors. I wasn't interested in the plot or anything but thought if someone chose a title like this for a book, it must mean something.
I do love teenage literature so it fit right in. Beautiful story, beautifully written. And important one to tell.
Highly recommend, will listed to again.

  • The Happiness Advantage

  • The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
  • By: Shawn Achor
  • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,473

Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Putting Positive Thinking To Work

  • By Sara on 10-29-14

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

One of these books you listen over and over. I love Shawn and his voice! There are a lot of books about positive psychology but this one is a gem among them. Insightful, told with a sense of humor, beautiful. And if you are or have been a student, especially in grad school - it is extremely relatable and it feels like "finally someone gets it". Highly recommend.

  • Everything, Everything

  • By: Nicola Yoon
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Robbie Daymond
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,782

This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bubble Girl Meets Boy

  • By FanB14 on 09-16-15

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Such a delightful story, told in a beautiful way. I have bought the book after seeing the movie and it was a great “rewatching”. I don’t know what is it about this particular story, probably the way it is told, that it is so dreamy and hopeful and... just different. I feel in love without being in love... Great read for everybody including cynics who normally can’t stand any love stories. I wouldn’t however call it a love story - more a trip into the land of love and hope and teenage years when we believed that everything could be possible. Everything, everything...

  • I Know How She Does It

  • How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time
  • By: Laura Vanderkam
  • Narrated by: Laura Vanderkam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

Balancing work and family life is a constant struggle, especially for women with children and ambitious career goals. It's been the subject of countless books, articles, blog posts, and tweets in the last few years, and passions run high in all directions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrative is a powerful thing

  • By Marcia on 12-18-15

Boring, repetitive, bad narration

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

Reviewed: 04-17-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Different narrator, faster reading, more dynamic and a more organized story. I felt it is repeating the same over and over.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Way too slow reading and weird pauses between sentences. Makes me fall asleep.

Any additional comments?

I loved 168 hours and bought this one with hope of getting some more of that spirit and story that was in 168 hours. Sooo disappointed. Waited and waited for a story but had an impression that it is only an introduction to the book over and over. I really like the author but she reads too slow, makes pauses between sentences, it is painful.

  • The Gabriel Method

  • The Revolutionary Diet-Free Way to Totally Transform Your Body
  • By: Jon Gabriel
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

The pile of recent dieting books is growing faster than the average American's waistline. From the well-known programs that deprive and restrict to ones that rely on juice alone, it seems that everybody has an answer to the growing problem of obesity. When Jon Gabriel's life took an unexpected turn, he suddenly was awakened to the marvelous gift that he had been given - the opportunity to live - and was disgusted at how he had treated his body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing approach

  • By Carol on 05-12-16

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 07-30-16

If you could sum up The Gabriel Method in three words, what would they be?

revolutionary, true, refreshing

What did you like best about this story?

The way how he explains being fat.

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

The author's life story.

Any additional comments?

The book is a great listen for the first few chapters but then it gets difficult to follow. I was listening to some point and then decided to get the print copy to follow his directions and instructions - it's a lot of things one needs to write down (or highlight). I still recommend it in the audio version even if only for the chills and catching the spirit.

  • Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,550

Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting man

  • By Jeanne on 11-13-11

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 05-23-16

Where does Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Great narration, great lecture. One of the most fascinating books I have ever read or listened to.

What did you like best about this story?

An objective picture of a genius who one hates or loves and most often both at the same time.

Any additional comments?

It's not only a story of a man who has changed the world, but it is also a story of an exceptional man, different than anybody else. What makes up a genius? What comes out of a reality distortion? A fascinating read even for those who don't like Apple.