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Filazafer

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  • Blood Meridian

  • Or the Evening Redness in the West
  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,928
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,915

Author of the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy is one of the most provocative American stylists to emerge in the last century. The striking novel Blood Meridian offers an unflinching narrative of the brutality that accompanied the push west on the 1850s Texas frontier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Existential leavings

  • By Colin on 03-22-08

Over rated.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-17

Yeah, I don't get the hype. It's well written, some amazing prose. But weak story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rebel Buddha

  • On the Road to Freedom
  • By: Dzogchen Ponlop
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Dzogchen Ponlop (introduction)
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 556

There's a rebel within you. It's the part of you that already knows how to break free of fear and unhappiness. This rebel is the voice of your own awakened mind. It's your rebel buddha - the sharp, clear intelligence that resists the status quo. It wakes you up from the sleepy acceptance of your day-to-day reality and shows you the power of your enlightened nature. It's the vibrant, insightful energy that compels you to seek the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buddhism for the Western World

  • By Glenn on 04-24-11

just an overview

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

If you already know Buddhism you won't get a whole lot from this book. As an introduction it's just okay. It's just an overview and doesn't give you much for developing a practice. I recommend the book Headspace as a much better introduction.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mindsight

  • The New Science of Personal Transformation
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215

From everyday stress to severe trauma, many obstacles to a full life can be overcome by developing what Dr. Daniel J. Siegel calls "mindsight," our ability to perceive the mind and literally redirect the flow of energy and information within our brains. Through this powerful capacity for insight and empathy, we can "rewire" crucial connections, create dynamic linkages, and open ourselves to relationships in a new way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK!

  • By Annie M. on 02-24-10

Good info for people who want to know the science

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

Reviewed: 07-17-15

It's very in depth with a lot of info on the science of how the brain works. This is for you if you need to know why mindfulness works. If you don't care about the science and just want info on mindfulness and how it can help then there are better books. My favorite is Get Some Headspace by Andy Puddicombe.

  • The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting

  • Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown PhD
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,867
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,319
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,264

On The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, Dr. Brené Brown invites us on a journey to transform the lives of parents and children alike. Drawing on her 12 years of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame, she presents ten guideposts to creating what she describes as "wholehearted" families where each of us can continually learn and grow as we reach our full potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very good refresher, but not her best book.

  • By Filazafer on 06-06-15

A very good refresher, but not her best book.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

Brene Brown truly changed my life. I will buy everything she does without regrets. This is not really a book, but more of a spoken word recording. It is good, but you will get so much more out of her audible book called "The Power Of Vulnerability." That is her masterpiece and it will explain the ideas presented in this book in much greater detail. This is more of a refresher and goes in more depth about how the ideas apply to parenting. like I said before this is a spoken word talk and she is an excellent speaker. And when I say excellent I mean maybe the best I've ever heard. She is very engaging and easy to understand. But, it's not just some touchy-feely junk like some reviewers have stated. Her ideas are backed with real research that she conducted herself. Like I said before she changed my life and I now understand what I need to do to make positive changes in relationships and parenting. This book is good, but it's not the best starting point.

62 of 65 people found this review helpful

  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

  • How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting
  • By: Laura Markham
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906

Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham's approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don't need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe - or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions - and get them in check - so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hands Down, Best Parenting Book I've Ever Read

  • By JC on 12-04-13

An excellent book on parenting.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

There are several books on this topic and I'm not sure if this is the best, but it's the best one I've found so far. I am a social worker and part of my job is helping parents with their discipline methods. This book explains the topic clearly and the narration is excellent. The message is to change your own behavior to teach your child to behave. I completely agree with the author that the parent's emotional intelligence is extremely important. If you want to predict what kind of adult your child will be you only need to look inside yourself. He/She will most likely have all of your strengths and weaknesses. If you are prone to adult temper tantrums, then your child will copy you. If you are in control of your emotions and remain calm, your child will begin to copy that as well. It won't happen overnight mainly because the parent is going to mess it up and won't be able to maintain calm. The child will increase their testing behavior when the old methods stop working, but if the parent can truly change then the child will follow.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness

  • How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day
  • By: Andy Puddicombe
  • Narrated by: Andy Puddicombe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, the Voice of Headspace, and the UK's foremost mindfulness expert, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now. Like his readers and students, Andy began his own meditation practice as a normal, busy person with everyday concerns, and he has since designed a program of mindfulness and guided meditation that fits neatly into a jam-packed daily routine - proving that just 10 minutes a day can make a world of difference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding for a beginner

  • By The Flying Lizard on 06-24-17

The best book on mindfulness.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

I have been a user of the author's headspace app for over a year now, so I had a good idea of what to expect in this book. He is able to explain how to be mindful in a simple and understandable way. I've read many books by zen masters that I value, but I feel like I got more out of this book. It is narrated by the author and he does an excellent job. He tells personal stories that keep you engaged. Overall, I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in mindfulness and/or being more calm.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful