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Albuquerque, NM, United States
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Overcome Learned Helplessness audiobook cover art
  • Overcome Learned Helplessness
  • Self-Empowerment Affirmations for Improved Self-Esteem, Confidence, Self-Respect and Self-Image
  • By: Lexie Hay
  • Narrated by: L. B. Rose

Go ahead, listen to it.

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

Not bad, definitely beats trying to alter my consciousness in any other way. Interesting music on the last two sections, sounds promising.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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You'll need an aspirin and a shower after this.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Anyone seriously curious about the inner workings of the Nazi mechanism will receive a detailed schooling here, but should be cautioned that this is disturbing material. While this certainly would come as no surprise, the protagonist's personal perversity takes on a life of it's own that didn't seem to serve the story.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I was glad it was over but proud to have stayed with it to the end.

Was The Kindly Ones worth the listening time?

I have mixed feelings about this question. Parts of it were revealing as to how the Holocaust could have happened, but I just didn't understand why so much time was spent on the personal sickness of the main character's sexual obsession with his twin sister. It just went on and on. It seemed like a cop out; of course this person could kill Jews, he's a sick pervert! I would have been more interested to see how a healthy individual might gradually be swept up in a mind set that resulted in this social tragedy.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Wake me when it's over...

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

Reviewed: 02-12-12

Where does Princes of Ireland rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love learning about history through fiction, but the epic scope of this novel gives the reader short and shallow encounters with generations of characters. It is very well written and performed, but my personal taste leans towards detail and drama with a core group in a shorter time frame. I had a hard time paying attention and caring about the characters.

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

My experience reading Sarum was very much the same.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Smoker's Rattle & Chomping Dentures

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-11

I adore George RR Martin's books and couldn't wait to hear the reading. Unfortunately, listening was an endurance test for me. While the reader is a very, very skilled actor whom I greatly admire, I struggled against my pet peeves. When he would laugh, a deep rattle would often rise from his chest, unlikely for an eight year old Sansa! His sentences would sometimes end with the clicking of teeth, which really distracted from the story for me. If you are able to overlook or not be bothered by such things, by all means, dive in. In every other way it is a skillful read of a great book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful