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Delgany County Wicklow, Ireland
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  • The End of Your Life Book Club

  • By: Will Schwalbe
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 691
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 609
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 607

>"What are you reading?" That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By fred on 10-30-12

Breathtaking

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

Reviewed: 10-11-12

Would you listen to The End of Your Life Book Club again? Why?

Because there was so much that I identified with, the author sentiments were so close to how I felt about my Mothers illness and death, that it literally took my breath away. Also, I wrote down most of the titles from book club (all of which I want to read) I would like to listen once again to the reasons for choosing titles.

What other book might you compare The End of Your Life Book Club to and why?

None really, because this book touched me in such a unique way, I felt it was almost written for me, it felt to me as if my Mum said "if you read these books ,they will answer all your questions"

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

He made the book speak to me, he could have been Will Schwalbe, it was as if he was talking about his own mother

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Most of it did but especially the very last few minutes, he captured that moment when someone dies exactly as it is.

Any additional comments?

No, I would like to thank the author, Maryann was so like my own mother, some of the similarities are uncanny, even down to his Mother's concern for his insomnia. He has given me a readymade booklist, a big thanks.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Sleep Soundly - For a Better Night's Sleep

  • By: Christian Baker
  • Narrated by: Christian Baker
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

This Sleep Deeply and Soundly Audio programme is designed to help you re-programme your mind to naturally sleep soundly, deeply and peacefully. Christian Baker's high quality hypnosis audio programmes utilize a combination of powerful hypnotic and NLP techniques and other personal development and mind expanding strategies, helping you make genuine life changes easily, quickly, and permanently.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So Bad

  • By Anne on 09-06-12

So Bad

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

Reviewed: 09-06-12

What disappointed you about Sleep Soundly - For a Better Night's Sleep?

It sounds like the guy is on speed, frantic voice, so far removed from calm and sleep, I cannot understand why he made cd.

Would you ever listen to anything by Christian Baker again?

no

Would you be willing to try another one of Christian Baker’s performances?

no

What character would you cut from Sleep Soundly - For a Better Night's Sleep?

Author

Any additional comments?

No, I hated it, very sorry I bought it, my own fault did not listen to sample