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  • Unfu*k Yourself

  • By: Gary John Bishop
  • Narrated by: Gary John Bishop
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,059

Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now I'm F'd for sure!

  • By Kerry Strong on 08-24-17

I loved this book - twice!

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

If you could sum up Unfu*k Yourself in three words, what would they be?

Fun. Direct. Will stick with you (I couldn't stick to just 3)

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gary!

Which scene was your favorite?

No "scenes". Just a great book.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

I'm addicted to certainty.

Any additional comments?

I can't imagine just reading this book. You HAVE to listen to it, as read by the author. It will make you laugh, make you stop to ponder, and make you take a pretty good look at yourself. It's one of the few books I've listened to a second time, immediately after finishing it. Good stuff. Really, good stuff.

  • What to Remember When Waking

  • The Disciplines of Everyday Life
  • By: David Whyte
  • Narrated by: David Whyte
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

A poet like David Whyte turns words into transcendent vehicles for spirit. With What to Remember When Waking, this celebrated writer and teacher reveals how our reality is created through conversation with the universe-and how we can create an identity robust enough to meet life's gifts and demands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best audiobook experience I've had so far

  • By Sabrina on 01-18-16

It's more of an experience you have than a book

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

What did you love best about What to Remember When Waking?

David Whyte has a way of weaving poetry into everything he writes, even when he's not trying to.

What other book might you compare What to Remember When Waking to and why?

For me, this book was 100 percent unique.

What does David Whyte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

You really have to experience it as written by the author. Without that, it would lose too much.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

The poem about his young daughter.

Any additional comments?

I listen to books while I'm doing other things but this book is so rich (I can't think of another way to describe it), that I spent hours just sitting and listening. Not doing anything else, just listening and absorbing.

  • Uncharted

  • The Journey through Uncertainty to Infinite Possibility
  • By: Colette Baron-Reid
  • Narrated by: Colette Baron-Reid
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Where are we going? How will we get there? In a world of uncertainty, most of us don't really know. Our challenge is to sail into uncharted waters - away from the familiar ways that don't work anymore - to discover ourselves and the infinite potential for our lives. It's in these as-yet-undiscovered places within us that we come to recognize what we can be and what we can co-create with Spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging and inspiring!

  • By April Haapala on 02-24-18

Doesn't fit well with the audio format

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would clarify upfront that there's a long, written exercise for every 15 minutes of listening. A really long exercise.

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

I quit about 1/3 of the way through the book.

Did Colette Baron-Reid do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

n/a

Did Uncharted inspire you to do anything?

I'm more aware of staying clear of audio books with exercises in every chapter.

Any additional comments?

Based on the description, I was really excited about this book but, it just didn't work for me. It would be great to listen while lounging on a beach somewhere with a journal close by. But, I listen to books while I'm doing other things, like driving. The problem was every 15-20 minutes there's a REALLY long journaling (sp?) exercise. For example, answer A-C for 15 - yes, 15 - separate questions (so 45 thought-provoking questions in a single exercise). At first, I tried answering the questions in my mind and bookmarking the exercises to come back to, later. Except that the exercises take a REALLY long time to do with any thoughtfulness and I don't have that kind of time to sit and write. There isn't enough other content in the book to make it worth reading if you're not following the exercises.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Why Quantum Physicists Create More Abundance

  • By: Greg Kuhn
  • Narrated by: DJ Holte
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

Have you ever wondered what science has to say about the law of attraction? Is it real? Can it be explained or verified? Why Quantum Physicists Create More Abundance is a brief, yet powerful, book which at last reveals simply how cutting-edge science explains the law of attraction. You'll find it fun to read too - written in simple, everyday language. And, if you're like most people, you'll find that learning why the law of attraction actually works pours rocket fuel into your belief in it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and to the Point

  • By Kris M on 05-19-15

Is "Life Changing" too dramatic?

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

Fantastic explanation and insights into a rather complex subject. The author unfolds the info and the narrator delivers it in dual perfection. Seriously, what I learned in under an hour resolved questions I've had for years and will serve me for the rest of my life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful