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  • Loving What Is

  • Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
  • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell, full cast
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, "It's not the problem that causes our suffering; it's our thinking about the problem." Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point we can truly love what is, just as it is.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Go for the abridged version

  • By Eric on 01-06-16

Tolerate the narration

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Great concept and practice. Horrible narration. The whole thing would have been half the length if the "sweetheart"s, "angel"s, etc. would have been edited out. Very, very difficult to listen to.

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,384

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I wasted my money so you don't have to.

  • By Scaht on 10-31-16

I wasted my money so you don't have to.

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

Reviewed: 10-31-16

Exceptionally poor "spewer" of other work. Lude, rude, and crude regurgitation of Hill, Allen, Tolle, and many others. Although there were many of the greats quoted [ripped off], I was unable to get beyond the illiterate reading.
Etcetera... NOT Ekcetera.
Couldn't care less... NOT Could care less.
EKCETERA...
Terrible. Spend your money on other, more well-known authors, that had original thoughts, and were able to communicate them without vulgarity. And to illustrate just how vulgar: I'm a born-and-raised Chicago south-sider, and I found it too vulgar.


12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Healing

  • Achieving Total Wellness Through Higher Levels of Consciousness
  • By: Dr. David Hawkins
  • Narrated by: David Hawkins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Dr. David Hawkins's renowned Map of Consciousness is one of the most innovative and useful personal development tools ever developed. In this groundbreaking program, Dr. Hawkins shows you how to use this scientifically formulated technology to bring healing and wellness to the most important parts of your life quickly, comfortably, and naturally!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't believe I've never heard this author!

  • By Sharee on 04-19-16

A Horrible waste of money!!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-16

A woefully incomplete paraphrasing of numerous incoherent eamblings. Read "Letting go". MUCH, MUCH better than this garbage!!

3 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox

  • Reprogram Your Body for Rapid Weight Loss and Amazing Health
  • By: William Davis MD
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Through the New York Times best seller Wheat Belly, millions of people learned how to reverse years of chronic health problems by removing wheat from their daily diets. Now Dr. Davis provides a simple 10-day grain-detox plan, with carefully designed meal plans and delicious recipes that include everything needed to fully eliminate wheat and related grains. You will be guided through the complete detox experience and learn how to reduce or eliminate wheat-withdrawal symptoms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Where are the missing pages?

  • By janelle cossey on 11-01-17

Yet another Atkins regurgitation

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

Reviewed: 12-14-15

What would have made Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox better?

The Wheat Belly books got good reviews, so, having been an Atkins fan, I thought I'd see if there was new or additional information.

There wasn't.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Let There Be Light

  • Physics, Philosophy & the Dimensional Structure of Consciousness
  • By: Stephen J. Hage
  • Narrated by: Andrew Mulcare
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

Let There Be Light presents a simple, beautiful, and elegant view of the oneness of all life, subjective and objective. It demonstrates the unity of the physical world with conscious experience of the physical world. Consciousness is not inside space and time, space and time are within consciousness; they are a special structure of the perceptual portion of consciousness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening

  • By Nebiyu on 07-04-16

Synonyms are only good to a point

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

Reviewed: 11-30-15

If you could sum up Let There Be Light in three words, what would they be?

Great book!

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Provides ample opportunity for extrapolation of popular thoughts and ideas.

What about Andrew Mulcare’s performance did you like?

Can also be used, in part, for basic contemplative meditations if you can tolerate the "lists" of examples that were often tediously long.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,914
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,725
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,726

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

Proofing Failure

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

Reviewed: 07-06-15

This is a pretty complicated story and plot for an audio book, unless you're able to really pay attention. The narrators are both fantastic, the story and story development is fantastic; but, because it's complicated, as an audio book, consistency is key when multiple narrators are involved. Specifically, they should all (both, in this case) pronounce the name of the same characters the same way. If you should listen to this fantastic story, remember that when Michael speaks of (SAD-ee-us), and Kate speaks of (Suh-DEE-us), they're talking about the same person. Kate is not introducing a new character.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You Can Heal Your Heart

  • Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Death
  • By: Louise Hay, David Kessler
  • Narrated by: Louise Hay, David Kessler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

In You Can Heal Your Heart, self-empowerment luminary Louise Hay and renowned grief and loss expert David Kessler have come together to start a conversation on healing after loss. Louise and David discuss the emotions and thoughts that occur when a relationship leaves you brokenhearted, a marriage ends in divorce, or a loved one dies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Information, Poor Narration.

  • By Ryan Healey on 04-20-14

Terrible

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

Reviewed: 05-04-15

The author (Kessler) spends far too much time and energy trying to place himself in the same league as Louise Hay. All of his "My good friend Louise said..." moments became tiresome quickly. The absolute worst part is that, although Louise Hay is given "top billing", she is nearly non-existent in the narration, other than to read affirmations.
I still wonder if Kessler is any good, because I couldn't stand his iincredibly poor narration to find out.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,413

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

Very well written, and flawlessly narrated

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

Can't say too much more without giving away secrets; but I will say that although this really isn't my type of book, the quality of writing and excellence of narration were extremely enjoyable, and I highly recommend the read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cracking the Code

  • Breaking Through Your Self-Imposed Limitations
  • By: R. L. Adams
  • Narrated by: Bruce A. Lorie
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

We all want to live a better life. We all want to achieve a certain set of goals we set out for ourselves. But, when it comes down to it, we simply get stuck. We're stricken by things like procrastination and the inability to act. So why is that we say we want something, but when it comes down to it, we don't do what it takes to achieve it? Well, if you've set goals in the past, and you found yourself giving up, then this book is for you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ready for change?

  • By J. elizalde on 02-24-15

Useless cliche's paraphrased and regurgitated.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-14

"Work hard for a long time"...
"Work through the pain..."
"Never give up..."
.. and my personal favorite:
"Having goals is critical to achieving goals."
Don't waste your time. You've heard it all before.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Willpower Instinct

  • How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
  • By: Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,793

Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Research based guide to improve willpower

  • By Neuron on 05-27-13

Illuminating, to say the least.

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

Reviewed: 04-27-13

I suppose that if we all took the time to actually think about these things, it might seem.... almost obvious. However, we don't.. but we should. And that is what happens here. An excellent read, to be sure.