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  • When Love Is a Lie

  • Narcissistic Partners & the Pathological Relationship Agenda
  • By: Zari L Ballard
  • Narrated by: Lisa Bunting
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

When our partner is a narcissist, only those who've actually experienced the madness will ever understand what we're going through. When Love Is a Lie is a straight-up, tell-all book about narcissism in relationships that skips the clinical bullshit to focus solely on the personal experience. A narrative that holds nothing back, Zari Ballard's story will educate, enlighten, and empower you to evaluate (and fully understand) the mind-boggling dysfunction in your own relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Mary H. on 04-03-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

This book is skillfully written and very much validates the odd and uncaring behaviors, actions, and experiences a person has while involved in a relationship with a Cluster B individual. It was both shocking and saddening to understand the truth as I drew the parallels and heard every thought I ever had about my relationship described in this book. Also, the narrater's voice and reading style were perfect and engaging. That was an added bonus.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Starting Something Stupid

  • How to Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen, and Live without Regret
  • By: Richie Norton, Natalie Norton
  • Narrated by: Richie Norton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

What if the smartest people in the world understand something that the rest of us don't? (They do.) What if they know that in order to achieve success, they will sometimes have to do things that others may initially perceive as stupid? The fact of the matter is that the smartest people in the world don't run from stupid, they lean into it (in a smart way). In The Power of Starting Something Stupid, Richie Norton redefines stupid as we know it, demonstrating that life-changing ideas are often tragically mislabeled stupid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful

  • By Edward on 06-27-13

The reader was annoying and took away from the story

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

I am usually able to get past a reader whose voice or annunciations are like nails on a chalk board, but I found this reader SO irritating that I would ask for a refund if I could. Firstly, he sounds to be about 18 and his half-chuckle way of conveying the points was enough to make me want to vomit. When a reader says "impor'enh" instead of "important" I just cant take it seriously. He doesn't pronounce any of his T's if they fall within or at the end of a word. Like a high school teenager talking to his friends. Like Mar'in instead of Martin. His way-too-young sound was impossible to believe while listening to the story line. While this book may have had some very good ideas, It was impossible for me to stay interested because the subject matter was too mature for this boy's voice, annunciation and manner of reading. I wanted to like it, but I couldn't.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful