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  • Mind to Matter

  • The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality
  • By: Dawson Church
  • Narrated by: Dawson Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

The idea that “thoughts become things” has become a meme in popular culture. It’s held as a firm proposition in metaphysics, and some spiritual teachers ascribe infinite powers to the mind. But are these claims scientifically accurate? What does the scientific evidence tell us about the scope of the human mind to transform thoughts into reality? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating!

  • By Indy Reader on 07-05-18

Life changing!

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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: 10-15-18

I absolutely love this book. Dawson Church takes a scientific approach to what is commonly considered "new age" or "mystical" by the sceptics and time after time, he proves that we have more power in our thoughts than we ever imagined. While some chapters are quite lengthy, I believe that they are power packed with scientific evidence. Dawson himself reads the book, and his passion and love for the subject are very evident. He also offers loads of freebies and additional content. You get so much more than just the book! True value for money. An amazing book. I'll be listening to it again and again.

  • Breaking Orbit

  • How to Write, Publish and Launch Your First Bestseller on Amazon Without a Mailing List, Blog or Social Media Following
  • By: Jonathan Green
  • Narrated by: Matt Weight
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

After years working as one of the most prolific ghostwriters and authors in the world, Jonathan is finally ready to reveal his secrets for launching books on Amazon. Get the exact secrets that his coaching clients pay thousands of dollars for. This system works for every single niche and category - from romance novels to children's books, from parenting to cookbooks. Whether you have never written a book before or are about to launch your 100th novel, you are sure to find value in Breaking Orbit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will rocket any author to success!

  • By Bronwyn Johnson on 10-05-18

This book will rocket any author to success!

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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: 10-05-18

I read Jonathan's book "Serve no master" and was quite disappointed. I was hoping for a more practical step-by-step guide. I considered not reading "Breaking Orbit" but then bought it on impulse. I'm so glad I did!! The book is a quick read and absolutely everything I was looking for. I loved it so much I started it again immediately. It is packed full of useful, practical tips and tools. I'm super excited to use all of these to launch an Amazon best seller.

  • Shadow of the Lions

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Swann
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 969

It has been almost 10 years since Matthias graduated from the elite Blackburne School, where his roommate and best friend, Fritz, fled into the woods, never to be heard from again, in the middle of their senior year. Fritz vanished just after an argument over Matthias' breaking of the school's honor code, and Matthias has long been haunted by the idea that his betrayal led to his friend's disappearance. When he is offered the opportunity to return to Blackburne as an English teacher, he sees it as a chance to put his life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the finest books I've heard on Audible!

  • By Kathi on 08-07-17

Loooong winded and slow.

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

This is a very well written novel, technically speaking, but the pace is really slow for a thriller. The storyline is good but the execution is dragged out. I don't think I'll read more books by this author.

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  • Involuntary Witness

  • Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 1
  • By: Gianrico Carofiglio
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,108

A nine-year-old boy is found murdered at the bottom of a well near a popular beach resort in southern Italy. In what looks like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime. Faced with small-town racism, Guido attempts to exploit the esoteric workings of the Italian courts. The voice of Sean Barrett brings this gritty Italian detective series to life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Poignant

  • By chris on 01-06-12

It's not "Avocado"

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-15

I really enjoyed this Italian novel about the rather conflicted "advvocato" (lawyer/ advocate) who takes on a challenging case to try to save an innocent man from life in prison. The pace was good, the story was interesting and the characters were colorful. I look forward to reading more by this author.

  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but far from the 2 first boks.

  • By Glenn on 10-30-15

Cormorand and Robin at their best!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-15

Another brilliant crime thriller featuring Cormorand Strike and his "partner" Robin.

From the moment a woman's leg arrived at the Private Investigator's office, addressed to his Girl Friday and partner, Robin, the story was on!

I'm a fan of Robert Galbraith and this novel built on the previous ones also featuring Cormorand and Robin. It is an interesting tale of two strong characters solving crimes, in spite of personal and financial constraints.

This story introduces a new character, Shanker. I really enjoyed this new, colourful character and the role he plays in assisting the two primary protagonists.

The villain is evil to the core, has motives that run deeper than simple pleasures or malice - that make him unpredictable and interesting.

It is a long book, but my attention was hooked from start to finish and I didn't want it to end. I'm looking forward to their next adventure.

Robert Glenister is a master narrator! His accents and voices are brilliant! I really enjoyed his style and will listen to more books that are narrated by him.

  • One Kick

  • Kick Lannigan, Book 1
  • By: Chelsea Cain
  • Narrated by: Heather Lind
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 389

From the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thrillers: The first in a nail-biting new series featuring Kick Lannigan, a young woman whose complicated past has given her a very special skill set. Famously kidnapped at age six, Kick captured America’s hearts when she was rescued five years later. Now, twenty-one, she finds herself unexpectedly entangled in a missing child case that will put her talents to the test.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book. I hope the series gets better.

  • By David Shear on 08-22-14

Chelsea Cain does it again!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would. As a big fan of the Archie and Gretchen series, I was very interested in reading this book. It did not disappoint. I was gripped from beginning to end.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love the main character, Kick. She goes through the most traumatic experience as a young girl but uses it to fuel her survival. She is complicated and difficult - but actually has a heart of gold and is a powerful woman.

Which character – as performed by Heather Lind – was your favorite?

I love the detective who finds and cares for Kick. No matter what happens he shows up when she needs him. Heather managed to portray a lovely fatherly tone in his dialogue.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You can't keep a good woman down.

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward, Robert G Slade
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

The compelling new standalone novel from the Sunday Times number-one best-selling author of Unseen and Cop Town. With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can’t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared 20 years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT!!!!

  • By penny ann on 07-04-15

Gripping thriller from start to finish!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Pretty Girls to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version but the audio version was extremely well done. Excellent performances! Brilliant story and unpredictable plot.

What other book might you compare Pretty Girls to and why?

Similar to Karin Slaughter's Grant County thrillers, this story is well constructed with believable characters. The villain is a complex character but his/her acts are pure evil! The protagonist tends to receive help from an unexpected source and there are twists and turns the whole way through the book.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed the end scene. After reading a very thrilling book where the protagonists encountered one setback after the next, and it seemed all hope was lost, it was wonderful to see them take back their power in the end. I won't say more and spoil the ending for you - but this was a really powerful scene.

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

I was very disturbed at times when the story became too violent. The villain is particularly wicked and his abuse of women is diabolical. These scenes are quite graphic and fortunately, not that long or frequent.

Any additional comments?

Karin is a master storyteller and this is one of the best I've read so far. Highly recommended!

  • Your Brain on Love

  • The Neurobiology of Healthy Relationships
  • By: Stan Tatkin PsyD
  • Narrated by: Stan Tatkin PsyD
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784

"Understand your brain, improve your relationships." That's what Stan Tatkin has learned from his leading-edge work as a researcher and couples therapist. In this complete audio learning program, he merges current insights from neurobiology and attachment theory to help us shift out of conflict and into deeper and more loving connections. Listeners first learn to identify attachment styles - the patterns of intimacy that begin in our earliest years - both in ourselves and in those around us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relationship Essential

  • By Martin on 08-31-14

By far one of the best relationship books ever!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

If you could sum up Your Brain on Love in three words, what would they be?

Good, practical advice!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Your Brain on Love?

A number of times I almost expected a light bulb to appear above my head; because I was confronted with one "A-ha!" moment after another as he explained the material. He uses years of relationship counselling experience to give good, solid advice.

He explains complex, scientific brain neuroscience in simple terms with enough information to really help the reader grasp the concept. Then he helps you understand that none of the personality types are "wrong" or "right" and how you can best relate to any of them. I love the simplicity with which he explains these concepts and the practical advice he gives for each.

Any additional comments?

This should be a compulsory book for every person to read. He presents it so well, without judgement and gives such brilliant advice. His ultimate goal is to help people build solid, secure relationships and I believe that he gives the reader sufficient tools to accomplish that.

  • Boundaries in Dating

  • How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships
  • By: Henry Cloud, John Townsend
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Petersen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499

Boundaries in Dating provides a way to think, solve problems, and enjoy the benefits of dating in the fullest way, including increasing the ability to find and commit to a marriage partner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Packed with good Godly advice

  • By F. Bramming on 01-27-15

Wish I'd read this sooner!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes definitely. This is great, practical advice that should be compulsory reading for everyone. It teaches how to set boundaries, not only in dating but in life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's not a story book so no characters.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Petersen – was your favorite?

It's not a story book so no characters.

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

It made me nod in agreement so many times. It also helped me see things very clearly and understand behavior and why relationships failed in the past.

Any additional comments?

The book is really well written and the Doctors give so many real life examples to illustrate the learning. I really enjoyed it. I'm going to read all their other books. It offers great Bible based advice, without being judgmental or "preachy". Excellent read!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Skeleton Road

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a gothic Victorian building in Edinburgh, which is scheduled for renovation, Cold Case Squad detective Karen Pirie is given the task of identifying the decades-old bones. Her investigation leads her back to past conflicts, false identities and buried secrets...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Skeleton Road - Highly Recommended!

  • By Ettienne Myburgh on 12-28-16

I started thinking with a Scottish accent

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

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

I love Val McDermid's books and have been a fan for a long time. This did not feel like her other books, it seemed to take a very different direction. I would recommend it to people but would manage their expectations that it is not typical of her other work.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I loved it. I admit I was hoping for a happier ending but the story didn't build to an "and they lived happily ever after" scenario. That said, it didn't have a sad ending - it ended the best way it could.

What three words best describe Cathleen McCarron’s performance?

Amazing at accents

Was The Skeleton Road worth the listening time?

Yes it was. It was depressing at times and I felt so much compassion for the protagonist, I kept hoping things would look up for her. The story was very intriguing and had some interesting surprises along the way.

Any additional comments?

Val is a master at her art. I did find Cathleen's Scottish accent quite heavy and not always easy to follow. After a few hours, I started thinking with a Scottish accent. :-) I almost fell over when she read dialogue of American, European or English characters because her accent changed dramatically. She is very good at that. She gave an excellent performance.