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  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

  • How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents
  • By: Lindsay C. Gibson PsyD
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543

In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents' emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you'll learn how to create positive new relationships so you can build a better life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional maturity is a topic worthy of study

  • By D. Villalpando on 10-11-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

Powerfully good insight on how emotionally immature people behave and the lasting impact it can have on the psyche of a child. Excellent advice on how to overcome the damage that has been done and live a better life.

Useful insight on recognizing & dealing with emotionally immature friends & family as an adult. This is probably the best "self-help" audio book I've ever listened to (and I've listened to a LOT). Good practical advice.

  • Auschwitz

  • A Doctor's Eyewitness Account
  • By: Richard Seaver (translator), Tibere Kremer (translator), Miklos Nyiszli
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, the prisoner Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared death for a grimmer fate: to perform "scientific research" on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the man who became known as the infamous "Angel of Death" - Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele's personal research pathologist. In that capacity he also served as physician to the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners who worked exclusively in the crematoriums and were routinely executed after four months.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A mixed bag

  • By PJC on 10-01-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 06-28-16

Any additional comments?

Absolutely riveting. Could not stop listening. I learned a lot about the Holocaust that I did not know. Narration was excellent as well.

  • The Nazi Officer's Wife

  • How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust
  • By: Edith Hahn Beer, Susan Dworkin
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115

Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman, so she went underground.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought Provoking

  • By Ella on 10-29-06

She sure had terrible taste in men

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

Reviewed: 06-28-16

What made the experience of listening to The Nazi Officer's Wife the most enjoyable?

I purchased and listened to this book through Audible and found it impossible to stop listening. The story was riveting and I learned so much about treatment of the Jews that I never knew. I think listening to it on Audible was a really a lucky choice, because other reviews have complained that the writing style was too conversational or not well edited. But my experience was a good one, because the presentation was one of Edith recounting her harrowing ordeal, telling a story some 50 years later. The narrator had an accent and did a really good job of helping me forget she was reading a book.

I agree that some parts of the story seemed skewed; uncomfortable facts of the story were rushed over. Some of these scenarios made Edith a less-sympathetic character, because rather than taking time to explain any emotional conflict, she stated the facts and moved on quickly in the story. I give her credit for honesty, even if it caused embarrassment. But not taking time to express any regrets, I think, gives the reader the impression that she had none. Like other reviewers have mentioned, it sometimes made me not like the lady much, for **SPOILER *** getting engaged to a married man with a child, for having a child with an abusive Nazi, abandoning an orphan child, refusing to take part in the prosecution of war criminals, and continuing a lifelong friendship with a coward. She sure had terrible taste in men; I'll say that! *** end SPOILER***

Edith seemed so callous about these things. But a review isn't about whether I liked the woman or not. I wish she had taken more time to explain decisions like these. A little self-reflection would have made her a more sympathetic character. But I had to remind myself that this is the story of how she survived the holocaust. Maybe a more sentimental person would not have survived. She tells her story and I enjoyed hearing it. I learned a great deal in the process and I'm very glad I came across this audio book.

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  • The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists

  • Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family
  • By: Eleanor Payson
  • Narrated by: Cathryn Bond Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

This ground-breaking book offers hope and help to those who have been drawn into these devastating relationships. She includes illuminating case studies that identify the problems that occur in the different types of relationships, from co-workers, to friends, to parents, to lovers. Listeners employing these insights and skills will find new abilities to identify and protect against the narcissist's manipulations and take back control of their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gem,a must read, it fulfills all expectations

  • By Sonia on 12-03-12

Excellent! Tremendously Enlightening and Helpful

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

Reviewed: 11-18-15

I chose this book when I read another reviewer here call it the best book she had read on the topic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I took her recommendation and I'm glad I did! I agree completely; it is an invaluable education on understanding what you are dealing with and why you can't just "talk things through" with your NPD friend/family.

Other books I've read spend so much time describing how to recognize the NPD person, that there is very little in the way of advice on how to coexist with them. I wish there were more specific techniques on how to do that in this or any other book. Sadly, it's pretty clear that I will never be able to "talk sense" into an NPD friend. But "The Wizard of Oz and other Narcissists" did an excellent job of helping me to understand why I keep attracting these type of people into my life, how to recognize it early and NIP IT IN THE BUD!

I don't know why this book spoke to me so much more than the others I have read. Maybe because it was an audio book? Or the author's expertise on the subject? Or simply because I found the narrator so pleasant and easy to listen to! I don't know, but it's the first book that lead me to a true ah-ha moment and helped me see actions I could take to stop allowing these people into my life.

Truly life changing; I'm listening to it a second time already, so that I never forget the valuable lessons I found in this book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful