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  • The Lost Children

  • By: Theresa Talbot
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Investigative journalist Oonagh O'Neil's instincts tell her when a story is worth pursuing. And the death of an elderly priest on the altar of his Glasgow church, just as she is about to expose the shocking truth behind the closure of an infamous Magdalene Institution, tells her a sinister cover up is in play. DI Alec Davies is appointed to investigate the priest's death. He and Oonagh go way back. But now they're united in uncovering not only what happened to the lost babies secretly born in the Institution, but what happened to the young women that survived by vowing loyalty to one another...forever. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio quality is horrendous

  • By Katie on 12-14-18

Audio quality is horrendous

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

My favorite narrator, but it’s hard to listen to. I hope to get a new version of the problem is fixed or the book is re-recorded.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wired for Dating

  • How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate
  • By: Stan Tatkin PsyD MFT
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

Everybody wants someone to love and spend time with, and searching for your ideal partner is a natural and healthy human tendency. Just about everyone dates at some point in their life, yet few really understand what they're doing or how to get the best results. In Wired for Dating, psychologist and relationship expert Stan Tatkin - author of Wired for Love - offers powerful tips based in neuroscience and attachment theory to help you find a compatible mate and go on to create a fabulous relationship.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Title is misleading

  • By tfarmer on 06-10-18

Worst narration EVER!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Omg I can’t listen to this! There’s a different style to a book of this content. This guy is ridiculous!

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,762

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-17

Holy cow! This is brilliant!

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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: 12-04-18

We need more amazing writers like Gail Honeyman in this world. This story has everything, I couldn’t stop listening. The narrator is pure perfection! I’m telling everyone to listen.

  • Relationship Rx

  • By: Stan Tatkin PsyD MFT
  • Narrated by: Stan Tatkin PsyD MFT
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47

Why do couples fight? With Relationship Rx, renowned psychotherapist Stan Tatkin offers couples in crisis a prescription for understanding the deeper issues underlying their conflicts. Drawing from his Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT), Tatkin unpacks common causes of relationship challenges with humor and compassion. Filled with practical tools, insightful commentary on sample conflict dialogues, and an in-depth exploration of what really makes for a secure relationship, this program will help couples restore and sustain the love that brought them together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellently balanced for both the avid learner, unsuspecting dunce

  • By James Bush on 07-18-18

Awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-18

I love all his books. But the acting from the “examples” is ridiculously bad. It makes them not relatable and a big distraction. The examples were not necessary. With that being said Stan once again offers a tremendous amount of information about all of us.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Traumatic Stress

  • The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society
  • By: Bessel A. van der Kolk, Alexander C. McFarlane, Lars Weisaeth
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 20 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

This best-selling classic presents seminal theory and research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Together, the leading editors and contributors comprehensively examine how trauma affects an individual's biology, conceptions of the world, and psychological functioning. Key topics include why certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, the neurobiological processes underlying PTSD symptomatology, and enduring questions surrounding traumatic memories and dissociation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More IMPORTANT than Ever

  • By Jessie on 09-01-18

Huge Bessel A. Van der Kolk fan!

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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: 07-09-18

If you’re looking into the category of trauma. This is wonderful! It taught me so much about myself and my past.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Body Keeps the Score

  • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
  • By: Bessel Van der Kolk MD
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,684
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,986
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,915

In The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring - specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neuro feedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievably clear and Life Changing

  • By colleen geis on 05-06-15

Blew my mind

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I’m not even sure how to begin to explain how life changing this book is. If you’re looking into the category of trauma, you must read this!

  • Attachment in Psychotherapy

  • By: David J. Wallin
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

This eloquent book translates attachment theory and research into an innovative framework that grounds adult psychotherapy in the facts of childhood development. Advancing a model of treatment as transformation through relationship, the author integrates attachment theory with neuroscience, trauma studies, relational psychotherapy, and the psychology of mindfulness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An inspiration for a psychotherapist

  • By T. D. Howell on 12-17-17

Amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I learned so much about myself and my past partners. Everyone no matter your lifestyle or relationship status, should read this!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Healing from Hidden Abuse

  • A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse
  • By: Shannon Thomas LCSW
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

Within every community, toxic people can be found hiding in families, couples, companies, and places of worship. The cryptic nature of psychological abuse involves repetitious mind games played by one individual or a group of people. Psychological abuse leaves no bruises. There are no broken bones. There are no holes in the walls. The bruises, brokenness, and holes are held tightly within the target of the abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will change your life

  • By cjg on 07-09-17

Wonderful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I had no idea just how emotionally abused I was by my borderline personality ex. This is a must read if you are struggling to move on, heal and also understand why they did it and why you feel for it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mindsight

  • The New Science of Personal Transformation
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202

From everyday stress to severe trauma, many obstacles to a full life can be overcome by developing what Dr. Daniel J. Siegel calls "mindsight," our ability to perceive the mind and literally redirect the flow of energy and information within our brains. Through this powerful capacity for insight and empathy, we can "rewire" crucial connections, create dynamic linkages, and open ourselves to relationships in a new way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK!

  • By Annie M. on 02-24-10

Dr. Siegel is brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I’ve read/listened to all of his books. He’s taught me so much and helped me understand myself and my past partners. I recommend his work to everyone, you will not be disappointed!

  • The Betrayal Bond

  • Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships
  • By: Patrick Carnes Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

In The Betrayal Bond, Patrick Carnes presents an in-depth study of these relationships, why they form, who is most susceptible, and how they become so powerful. He shows how to recognize when traumatic bonding has occurred and gives a checklist for examining relationships. He then provides steps to safely extricate from these relationships. This is a book you will turn to again and again for inspiration and insight, while professionals will find it an invaluable reference work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Anthony Smith on 04-23-18

Worst narrator!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Narrator has a horrible lisp with his “S” and it’s incredibly difficult to listen to this audiobook!! I wish I had the actual book to read and could return this audiobook. I may not be able to finish it.