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Caylene J. Vincent

Ballarat, Australia
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  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,898

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Are we turning the corner....

  • By jaga on 06-07-18

Must read

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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: 04-25-19

This is a very powerful story that looks at the cause of depression in not just one light but a vast number of different lights and experiences

  • Of Blood and Bone

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 2)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,314
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,733

Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before - the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted - and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden. In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait for the next!

  • By Tayln on 12-12-18

A fabulous book! Highly recommend

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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: 02-24-19

Waiting for this one to come to the movies

It is was a great sequel to the first book and will leave you hanging out to get the next one

  • Overdiagnosed

  • Making People Sick in Pursuit of Health
  • By: Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, Dr. Lisa M. Schwartz, Dr. Steven Woloshin
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389

Going against the conventional wisdom reinforced by the medical establishment and Big Pharma that more screening is the best preventative medicine, Dr. Gilbert Welch builds a compelling counterargument that what we need are fewer, not more, diagnoses. Documenting the excesses of American medical practice that labels far too many of us as sick, Welch examines the social, ethical, and economic ramifications of a health-care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read for All!

  • By J. D. Portnoy on 12-07-12

Everyone needs to read

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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: 02-17-18

This is a story people need to read prior to any exploratory tests on their bodies before they subject themselves to the worry often experienced with these events

  • Chasing the Scream

  • The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,914

It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is worth your time....

  • By Drake on 04-24-16

Humbling

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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: 12-09-17

This book should be read by every person involved in legislating against drugs so that a difference can be made for more who really are sick or those who want to use and do so safely

  • Morning Star

  • Book III of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,288
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,363
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26,311

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It doesn't get much better than this!

  • By Audre on 03-24-16

Fantastic

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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: 03-27-17

This set of books should be made into a set of movies, keeps you guessing until the very end

  • Golden Son

  • Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,377
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,176

Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I felt like the first book was a great Epic story

  • By Dirk on 02-01-18

Stimulating

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

What did you like best about this story?

Its not predictable

Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I'm listening to the 2nd book in the series

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

You feel a number of emotions as the author captures your attention

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,010

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, what a performance and what a story

  • By Jared G on 08-27-16

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Little slow starting off but the story was captivating and of course has hooked me into buying the 2nd book

  • Adultery

  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

Linda knows she's lucky. Yet every morning when she opens her eyes to a so-called new day, she feels like closing them again. Her friends recommend medication. But Linda wants to feel more, not less. And so she embarks on an adventure as unexpected as it is daring and that reawakens a side of her that she - respectable wife, loving mother, ambitious journalist - thought had disappeared. Even she can't predict what will happen next...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Paulo book I've read!

  • By Caylene J. Vincent on 01-19-17

Worst Paulo book I've read!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

In the past I e always enjoyed the story and paulo captures you in this. I kept reading hoping it would improve but it did not

  • The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

  • A Novel
  • By: Jan-Philipp Sendker
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,566

When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be - until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the listener’s belief in the power of love to move mountains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book was like a touching adult fairytale.

  • By sally stanton on 09-17-12

This is a story that touches your heart

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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: 10-07-16

I read a lot of books, some good and some not so good. But every now and again one comes along that touches your heart with the simplicity of the message and beauty in the story. Just love this book

  • The Seventh Bride

  • By: T. Kingfisher
  • Narrated by: Kaylin Heath
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 587
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 585

Young Rhea is a miller's daughter of low birth, so she is understandably surprised when a mysterious nobleman, Lord Crevan, shows up on her doorstep and proposes marriage. Since commoners don't turn down lords - no matter how sinister they may seem - Rhea is forced to agree to the engagement. Lord Crevan demands that Rhea visit his remote manor before their wedding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creative Story

  • By Amber on 03-13-16

I wanted so much more

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

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

I don't read novels as much as I read non fiction, but I do it, just to relax. There was some good stuff to the story, but it left me wanting more. It finished abruptly and I was as a result, a bit disappointed, so no I would not be likely to recommend that book to a friend, sorry