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Paul B Estrada

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  • The Science of Self Talk: How to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence and Stop Getting in Your Own Way

  • Positive Psychology Coaching Series, Book 18
  • By: Ian Tuhovsky
  • Narrated by: Randy Streu
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

We all speak to ourselves on a daily basis. Whether it’s out loud or an internal (or infernal) commentary, we all practice self-talk, and how we speak to ourselves can have a significant effect on our emotions and subsequent actions. Mindfulness expert Ian Tuhovsky explains how we can rewrite the script when it comes to our internal communication. Through a series of simple exercises for use in daily life, you can understand your own self-talk in order to change the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Guide

  • By Shannon G on 12-12-18

So much more than I expected.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I wanted to check out this audiobook because I had heard about self talk and I wanted to learn to identify my own self talk more easily and work to make it more positive. The author gave pleanty of tips and practical exercises to help with that, but also explained so much about how it works in a way that was easy for me to understand. He also touched on many subject areas that I have heard before but didn't fully understand and brought them together in a way that made sense to me. Subjects like cognitive dissonance, learned helplessness, the pareto principle, and intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation to name a few. I feel like this not only helps me understand the basics, but points me in several directions that I might want to learn more about next in order to gain a deeper understanding. From now on, this will be the first thing I recommend to anyone who is serious about wanting to overcome negative thoughts and not sure where to start.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Binge Eating Disorder: Self Help Binge Eating Guide to Stop and Overcome Overeating

  • By: Charlie Mason
  • Narrated by: Jeff Lewis
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

This book will discuss the causes of binge eating and help you learn how to stop it! By learning what triggers a binge eating episode, a person is empowered to break the cycle that keeps them unhealthy and unhappy. Also explained is why diets will not make you thinner nor stop overeating. The bad habits that keep you locked into continuing binge eating are described along with an easy way to do away with them. A guide to making a food plan that will give you complete control over your food intake is included. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative..

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 11-19-18

Makes a lot of sense

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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: 11-18-18

Author hits the nail on the head when he talks about the characteristics of binge eating. I felt like he was talking about me specifically. This is not a diet plan, it is a guide to help recognize and avoid traps and cyclical patterns among other things.
Lots of good science related material. I found much of the information to be helpful and motivating. It most definately gets easier the more you work at it.
In my opinion, the last chapter has most of the inspirational take away message from this book. It's worth relistening to in times of weekness.
Read confidently and professionally by the narrator.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Ghost Stories: Compilation of Real Horrifying Demon Encounters

  • Horror Anthology Series, Book 3
  • By: Hannah Tidy
  • Narrated by: Nathan Hansen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Real-life cases of gut-wrenching demon encounters that’ll shock the daylights out of you! Best-selling author Hannah J. Tidy will introduce horrific stories and experiences of demonic encounters had by normal people who’ve dared to play with games such as the Ouija board. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good collection

  • By TU on 11-28-18

So good, so creepy

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

This is the first book in the series I've heard. It was so much better than I expected. The stories being based on real events makes it so much creepier. I was blown away when it got to the part about the creepy games. I was listening to this in the car on the way home from work. Once I got home, I sat there in my car for about an hour in my parking spot because I wanted to keep listening. As soon as I finished this audiobook, I bought the other two books in the series.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Emotional Intelligence at Work: A Self-Help Guide That Teaches You to Build Your Social Skills and Establish Strong Relationships with Your Peers

  • By: Lawrence Franz
  • Narrated by: Jason R. Gray
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

If you're have trouble dealing with negative emotions in your place of work and it's costing you opportunities, relationships, and your sanity, then this book is for you. Our world today is nothing like our ancestors have ever faced. A fast-paced world of economic uncertainty and turbulent workplaces, and our bodies have not evolved to deal with the kind of stress that this new situation presents. In this book, Lawrence Franz lucidly explains what emotional intelligence is and how it is clearly tied with our ability to control stress, especially in the workplace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes softskills are just as important as hard

  • By KD on 11-17-18

Very Helpful

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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: 11-12-18

Lots of tips to help with controlling emotions while at work or to keep your work from making a wreck of your emotional health. A lot of this I've heard or read about somewhere before but it helps to hear it as though it were applied to my situation from an outside perspective. Situations are explained in a way that could apply to virtually any job.
Read clearly by the narrator.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Cooking on a Budget: A Short Read on Simple Strategies & Solutions That Work for Saving Money & Eating Healthy

  • By: Ash Mahoney
  • Narrated by: Aida-Maria Boiesan
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Are you thinking about eating healthy, but not sure how to save money? Would you like to being healthy eating all while you budget like a pro? Then, Cooking on a Budget is for you! This short guide about properly budgeting for healthy eating habits includes: Cooking 101, a back to basics approach to food preparation, budgeting for beginners, how to save and eat what you want, how to incorporate healthy cooking into your daily life, information on money saving most dieting books won’t cover, and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A short primer on Cooking at a low cost

  • By cosmitron on 10-03-18

Lots of good suggestions.

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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: 10-06-18

I have been trying to eat healthy without spending a ton on groceries for years. Many of these suggestions I have learned through my struggle and I continue to use every day. There were also a lot of new things for me to try and look into. Whether your trying to make your family grocery budget stretch, or meal prep healthy foods for the week, this book summarizes every tip I can think of that could help you. There is also a detailed section on when to buy produce in season.
Read clearly and precise by the narrator.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Flaming Dove

  • By: Daniel Arenson
  • Narrated by: Heather Costa
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

The battle of Armageddon was finally fought... and ended with no clear victor. Upon the mountain, the armies of Hell and Heaven beat each other into a bloody, uneasy standstill, leaving the Earth in ruins. Armageddon should have ended with Heaven winning, ushering in an era of peace. That's what the prophecies said. Instead, the two armies--one of angels, one of demons--hunker down in the scorched planet, lick their wounds, and gear up for a prolonged war with no end in sight. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Flawed demons and angels

  • By Margaret on 12-01-18

Origional and intresting concept.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I love the idea that heaven might not ultimately win armageddon. The storyline opens the door for so many possibilities. The endless legions of demon drones together with the unstoppable Arch-demons and near undestructable fallen angels are more than a match for the dwendleing number of angels left to fight. Laila the half breed reluctantly stands to turn the tide of a war that has gone on for way too long. This story brought to my mind Laura Croft meets Underworld with two scoops of girl power and a healthy dose of Twilight-ish forbidden love. The ending, which I wont spoil, gave me more questions than answers, but seems to leave the door open to a sequel I hope to see soon.
Great story telling by the narrator Heather Costa.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Vortex

  • The Harem at the End of the Galaxy, Book 1
  • By: Kyle Kenze
  • Narrated by: Charlie Boswell
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42

The last women alive locate the last man alive. Now, a confused 21st-century male must service all these beauties from the other end of spacetime. The survival of humanity depends on it. Clayton Parks is just another low-level civilian contractor at the Pentagon. Then he's snatched through time and space to the opposite ends of the galaxy, where he learns he's humanity's last hope....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun quick read

  • By cosmitron on 09-27-18

A fun and humerous erotic fantasy.

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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: 10-06-18

Follow along as Clayton tries to save humanity while getting laid at both sides of the vortex. I was very sad that this was just part one, but with more story to come I look forward to seeing how the future plays out for Clayton in his new job and the excursions through the vortex.
Narrator Charlie Boswell's gruff voice adds a definate male prospective to what could only be a man's erotic adventure.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • A Shade for Every Season

  • By: Chad A. Clark
  • Narrated by: J. Stempien
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

A Shade for Every Season consists of over 70 tales, reaching into the horror and science fiction genres and beyond. The stories may be short, but the impact is not. Take a stroll through the dark and the macabre. Hear of revenge, snatched back from beyond the grave, and monsters that will thrill and scare you. Travel into the furthest reaches and isolation of outer space. See what lies down inside the darkness, where sometimes doors are best left unopened. Experience the thrill of the narrative - in the time it takes to finish your morning coffee.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Interesting Collection

  • By Shannon G on 11-06-18

Dark short stories

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

A large collection of very short stories. The title story, A shade for every season, being the longest, at 10 minutes. I decided it wasn't a good idea to try and listen to each story back to back, but instead listened to one or two stories at a time during my smoke break to take my mind off of work for a few minutes, or during short commutes. Section 1 has various stories, some like the recollections of nightmares, others clever and humorous. Section 2 has stories relating to Christmas or winter time. In section 3, the author tells stories about various monsters from legends. One for every letter of the alphabet. Section 4, entitled "End of the road" is comprised mostly of horrors some of which involve actually being on the road. Overall, the stories are mostly dark, or dark humor, and worth a listen to anyone who likes stories roughly 2-5 minutes long.

I found the narrators voice soft and calming. I would have listened to this in bed except that I feared the stories might actually give me nightmares.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Guided Meditation

  • 30 Minute Guided Meditation for Joy, Serenity, and Happiness
  • By: Living in Bliss Productions
  • Narrated by: Jeanne Pilgrim Mayo
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

We’re always seeking it - the freedom to finally be happy, to finally experience the peace we know is possible. This meditation is an opportunity to remember we needn’t always be looking elsewhere for our happiness, our serenity. We’ve a joy deep within that’s always present, always accessible to us, if we can only lighten the burdens of the world to feel it. I invite you to join me in a thoughtful guided meditation to drop in and experience, even just for this half hour, your authentic joy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome relaxation listen.

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 07-23-18

I needed this

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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: 08-06-18

This is so much more than an audiobook. First of all, I thought I needed to wait until I had 30 minutes free to try this. I waited over 3 weeks promising myself I would make time for it. You dont need to listen to the entire guided meditation to benefit from it. You should listen to this when you feel like you need to meditate even if you only have a few minutes. The soft voice and tranquil music start working almost instantly to help your mind and body relax and bring about a sense of calm in less time than it would take to smoke a cigarette. This can also be used to help you relax your mind and thoughts in bed before falling asleep. No sitting pose necessary.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Metal Magic Trilogy

  • Metal Magic, Punk Pandemonium, and Damned in Glam
  • By: Brian Barr
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

The Metal Magic Trilogy collects Metal Magic, Punk Pandemonium, and Damned in Glam. These three occult horror stories tell of musicians discovering magic grimoires and unleashing chaos. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectator to Musician, The Grimoire Touches All

  • By Spooky Mike on 07-07-18

Occult Classic

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

This takes me back to Black Sabbath albums and Hellraiser movies. Three stories about the lure of evil due to it's forbidden nature or promise of fame, and the inevitable demise of those that seek it. The magic grimoires that connect these stories is a Pandora's box that can only be opened by the power of music.
I enjoyed the narration of Rick Gregory. I will definately be checking out some of the other authors he reads for as well.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.