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  • Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

  • How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship
  • By: Shari Y. Manning PhD
  • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be intensely caring, warm, smart, and funny, but their behavior often drives away those closest to them. If you're struggling in a tumultuous relationship with someone with BPD, this is the book for you. Dr. Shari Manning helps you understand why your spouse, family member, or friend has such out-of-control emotions and how to change the way you can respond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By randy on 06-15-16

Helpful information, presentation is stilted

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

This book contained a lot of good information and I'll probably end up buying the Kindle version so that I can refer back to it frequently. The style of the narrator was irritating to me. She seemed almost robotic at times. I think it was because there was so much clinical information. She was easier to listen to during the case study portions because she seemed more animated. I think this was appropriate, it's just not the most enjoyable listening. In any case, I feel like my retention of lists of helpful strategies, lists of the criteria for diagnosing this condition and so on will be greater if I have a chance to look at the lists. Listening to this book gave me a great overview. I might have had a hard time getting through the whole thing reading it myself. Now I'll want to go back and read certain portions in order to help them stick.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Steelheart

  • The Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,047

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

Love the premise.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-15

I really enjoyed the anti superhero world created in this novel. It was exciting and interesting. The characters were fun. The narration was good.

  • Pathfinder

  • Book 1
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Kirby Heyborne, Don Leslie, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,962

Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him - secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story OK, Narration Mixed

  • By Paul from Washington on 07-28-12

Really enjoyed this book.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-13

What made the experience of listening to Pathfinder the most enjoyable?

The story really captured my attention and kept me interested. I enjoyed the fact that it was a science fiction story set in a time that in many ways resembled much earlier history on earth.

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

The narrators do a great job giving voice to the characters.

Any additional comments?

My teenage daughter also loved the book and it's fun to listen to the same thing and be able to talk about it.