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Marni Gable

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  • Focused Forward

  • Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD
  • By: James M. Ochoa LPC
  • Narrated by: James M. Ochoa
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

James M. Ochoa, LPC, goes beyond the management and scheduling techniques most ADHD books focus on to deal with what really holds so many ADHD-ers back - the emotional fallout of ADHD. He helps listeners identify, manage, and alleviate symptoms of a PTSD-like condition he calls emotional distress syndrome, with practical, proven advice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Daydreaming can help your ADHD

  • By Gecka on 05-02-16

Good techniques that I will use

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

Reviewed: 04-30-17

As others have mentioned, the narration is sometimes halting and the use of verbal descriptors for punctuation symbols (parentheses​, end parentheses, quotation mark, bullet point, etc) are distracting and unnecessary, however I thought the content overall was useful.
I'm a little disappointed in a technique he describes as integral to his success in treating patients with ADHD which he later notes that he regrets he can't teach us in a book. I was waiting with some suspense for that element and when it was never really dealt with, except to refer the reader to a local specialist, it was a bit of a let down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Untethered Soul

  • The Journey Beyond Yourself
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,099

Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Changed my Life!

  • By Peggy on 10-21-12

inspirational

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

This book really helped simplify the ideas of the Tao, Buddhist/Zen theory with a sometimes too Christian slant. Enlightening. I did not like the narrator though.

  • Ruby

  • A Novel
  • By: Cynthia Bond
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 981
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 860
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 857

Ephram Jennings has never forgotten the beautiful girl with the long braids running through the piney woods of Liberty, their small East Texas town. Young Ruby, “the kind of pretty it hurt to look at,” has suffered beyond imagining, so as soon as she can, she flees suffocating Liberty for the bright pull of 1950s New York. Ruby quickly winds her way into the ripe center of the city - the darkened piano bars and hidden alleyways of the Village - all the while hoping for a glimpse of the red hair and green eyes of her mother.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing

  • By Timothy Huff on 02-19-15

depressing and without real resolution

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

Reviewed: 03-05-16

Just too many long pages of tedious graphic description of child abuse. couldn't recommend.

  • Never Broken

  • Songs Are Only Half the Story
  • By: Jewel
  • Narrated by: Jewel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,722

New York Times best-selling poet and multiplatinum singer-songwriter Jewel explores her unconventional upbringing and extraordinary life in an inspirational memoir that covers her childhood, rise to fame, marriage, and motherhood. She writes beautifully about growing up amid the natural wonders of Alaska, about pain and childhood trauma, and about discovering her own identity years after the entire world had discovered the beauty of her songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I did not expect to like this book

  • By Megan on 09-30-15

interesting and insightful

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

Reviewed: 01-09-16

Its obvious that Jewel is a very smart, strong woman who has overcome a lot of negative experiences -but i felt there were things left out of the story that might have been important. Worth a read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Front Runner

  • A Dick Francis Novel
  • By: Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a multitime champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does he know that the call will set off a lethal chain of events, including the apparent suicide of the jockey and an attempt on Hinkley's own life. Never one to leave suspicious events alone, Hinkley begins investigating the jockey and the races he may have thrown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read!

  • By Bruce on 04-23-16

disappointing... my least favorite so far.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-15

Uneven, hard to follow storyline, obvious lapses in deductive thinking... I spent most of my time wishing he'd just state the obvious and move on.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Life on the Road

  • By: Gloria Steinem
  • Narrated by: Debra Winger, Gloria Steinem
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,561

Gloria Steinem - writer, activist, organizer, and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world - now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early years led her to live an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change. She reveals the story of her own growth in tandem with the growth of an ongoing movement for equality. This is the story at the heart of My Life on the Road.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Changed Me

  • By Angel Adams on 11-05-15

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 11-02-15

Great insight into a great lady who has worked tirelessly for equal rights for 50 years and still going strong. inspiring.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,367
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,502

Readers and listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Biggest Inspiration In a Long Time

  • By Gillian on 09-23-15

A lovely extension of her wonderful TED talk

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

Reviewed: 10-09-15

I love this way of thinking for creative people. I didn't even realize I was buying in to the "tortured artist soul" myth until I listened to this book. I can now embrace the idea of interacting with my creativity in a more positive and less damaging way. It has allowed me to demand less from my creativity in order to get more from it.

  • Nightwoods

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Frazier
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 679

Charles Frazier puts his remarkable gifts in the service of a lean, taut narrative while losing none of the transcendent prose, virtuosic storytelling, and insight into human nature that have made him one of the most beloved and celebrated authors in the world. Now, with his brilliant portrait of Luce, a young woman who inherits her murdered sister’s troubled twins, Frazier has created his most memorable heroine. Before the children, Luce was content with the reimbursements of the rich Appalachian landscape....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful writing and powerful narration

  • By Molly on 10-20-11

I'll listen to anything narrated by Will Patton.

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

Reviewed: 02-02-15

Story was intriguing, but the ending petered out... I really love these books but I'm left wanting answers. If I'm supposed to use my imagination, why buy a book at all?

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,652
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,591

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good enough to speed through, not enough to rave

  • By JD on 12-02-14

Funny in parts, wouldn't buy it again

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

Reviewed: 01-05-15

If I learned anything about Amy, it's that she is a normal person with the same concerns as everyone. But it was a little like listening to my neighbors tell their life story. Interesting, but not really worth spending actual money on.

53 of 62 people found this review helpful