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Pete Miller

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A life changing experience

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-18

The skill and artistry of the narration kept me engaged right through to the end of this long book. I doubt whether I would have the tenacity to read it myself, but with the stunningly talented Humphrey Bower at the helm, I didn’t want this to end. Luckily, Audible has many books narrated by him, so I am already choosing my next one.

The Engrossing saga of a life lived large

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-16

I recommend you listen to the Persimmon Tree beforehand. This is beautifully narrated . It covers many decades and is well researched.

narration by the author adds authenticity

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-15

if you are sick & tired of hearing a journalists view of the Afghan conflict, and instead would line to witness it for yourself, then listening to this excellent story read by the author is about as close as you'll get without going to Afghanistan.

Once it's finished , you will have a better idea of the Afghan people and their struggles during the recent war.

Self-talk classic sold short

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-11

Ive read this book at least 6 times over 20 years. I adore it. The contents mean a lot to me - because they have improved my life in so many ways. My hopes were very high for this absolute classic of what to say when you self-talk. Maybe I was expecting too much - because ultimately, I was disappointed. I found the narrator Jason McCoy did not understand what he was reading. Even though he is an experienced speaker, he in-correctly pronounced many names and spoke far too rapidly; even nervously. I feel that this information needs far more CARE with its contents. There was no love in Jason's voice. He just sounded as though he wanted to get the whole exercise over and done as soon as possible.

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Sublime. The reading of this is a work of art.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-11

Now I've listened to many recordings in my life; I've even made a few successful ones myself. But nothing comes close to the brilliance of Lou Diamond Philips awesome interpretation of this classic novel. The effortless way he swings between accents, the rhythm and flow, the pause and effect; it is truly one of the finest audio books on the market. Anyone interested in voice-over technique could use this as a standard 'text'. And this is a good example why Audible should only stick with trained actors to read their fiction novels.

Essential knowledge for a happy life. Get it.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-11

This recording is a like a strong tonic. You know its good for you - but the digestion is sometimes a little hard to take because it makes us face our own short-comings.

However, the contents are very inspirational and uplifting - and also practical (which is sometimes rare for this genre).

I recommend it to anyone, of any age. (I actually managed to play part of it to my teenage daughter in the car on the way to school - and she listened without complaint. Woo-hoo)

The contents are - excuse the pun - a powerful statement about how to live abundantly - and of course, uses Rhonda's previous work 'The Secret' as the basis - but this work is a big step beyond the Law of Attraction.

'The Power' she talks about is the power of love. OK I can hear you groan or scream. Yes, its true we hear the word LOVE way too much; but the author's sustained passion and commitment will convince you to re-evaluate your meaning of this ubiquitous noun.

The message of vibration, feelings, imagination, and gratitude has definitely improved my life. It reminds us that everything we do is important; everything. For this, I will be eternally grateful because it’s a message that I can take with me all day, every day, wherever I go, for the rest of my life.

Some reviewers have complained about Rhonda's speaking voice as having a weird manner and accent. Yes - I get that, but I am an Aussie so I'm used to it - but I can imagine how others might find it off-putting. (thanks goodness it is interspersed with a great male voice reading quotes)

Anyway, if you can push through this vocal barrier, I can assure you, the rewards are significant.

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