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  • The Opposite of Worry

  • The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears
  • By: Lawrence J. Cohen
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Whether it's the monster in the closet or the fear that arises from new social situations, school, or sports, anxiety can be especially challenging and maddening for children. And since anxiety has a mind of its own, logic and reassurance often fail, leaving parents increasingly frustrated about how to help. Now Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, the author of Playful Parenting, provides a special set of tools to handle childhood anxiety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Huge help for my anxious children

  • By D on 11-04-15

Winner!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-16

Beautifully narrated, empathic, intuitive, and fun! My husband and I listened to this together for him, an adult man with GAD, and he got a lot more out of it than a high brow shrink talking about brain function. Best book I've ever read about anxiety.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Why Does He Do That?

  • Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
  • By: Lundy Bancroft
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 571

He says he loves you. So...why does he do that? You've asked yourself this question again and again. Now you have the chance to see inside the minds of angry and controlling men---and to change your life. In this groundbreaking book, a counselor who specializes in working with abusive men shows you how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gives deep understanding of an illusive problem!

  • By Shelly on 06-21-12

This book can change the world

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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: 04-22-16

A must read for everyone. I was an abused wife so I understood from abuse from the victims perspective, but I was clueless why he did it. Now I know and it wasn't what I expected. So important for everyone to understand why he does it and what to do about it.

  • Setting Boundaries with Difficult People

  • A Survival Guide for People Pleasers
  • By: David J. Lieberman
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

The New York Times bestselling author, Dr. David J. Lieberman, introduces a wonderful right-to-the-point mini audiobook that tells listeners how to put an end to boundary issues once and for all! What do you do when the person on the other end of your "No" flat out refuses to accept your "No"? You'll discover exactly what to say as well as learn the underlying psychology that motivates them to always ask, and you to always give in! Plus, you'll learn step-by-step what you can do about it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • More Christian Propaganda

  • By Mike on 04-04-16

Simple, but maybe too simple if you need a book on it in the first place

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

Reviewed: 03-25-16

If you need a book on how to set boundaries, it's likely because you don't feel worthy of making them. He does address this, but he makes it seem like you should just be able to change now that you know better. Not sure that's how people actually work. But the principals are right on.

  • H Is for Hawk

  • By: Helen Macdonald
  • Narrated by: Helen Macdonald
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,759
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,750

When Helen MacDonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer captivated by hawks since childhood, she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators: the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral anger mirrored her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mabel The Hawk--The Fire That Burned The Hurts Away

  • By Sara on 04-09-15

Never Have I Ever!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Never have I ever heard a book so beautiful, and I read at least 30 books a year. Its like a zen meditation, the way she brings you right down into the thrill, savage intensity, mental torment, and personal insanity of her story.

Its very dark, but somehow instead of making me want to turn away, it made me want to stay and feel it, in all of its grace and beauty. I loved her poetic detail in the visual and sensory opulence of the English countryside and hawking, and her genius emotional, historical and cultural insights. Poetry, but not in a gratuitous or strained way, just as an elegant way of letting the story unfold.

What other book might you compare H Is for Hawk to and why?

Shakespeare? Emerson?

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Its too much to take in all in one sitting. Like a good wine, its better sipped slow and steady with time for rumination in between.

  • The Shepherd's Life

  • Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape
  • By: James Rebanks
  • Narrated by: Bryan Dick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. He's the first son of a shepherd who was the first son of a shepherd himself; his family have lived and worked in the Lake District of Northern England for generations, further back than recorded history. It's a part of the world known mainly for its romantic descriptions by Wordsworth and the much-loved illustrated children's books of Beatrix Potter. But James' world is quite different. His way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Author Wears His Life As A Heavy Mantle

  • By Sara on 12-06-15

An important and poetic life

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

Reviewed: 07-13-15

A life of meaning and purpose lived out in the beauty and history of the land, animal and community. We should all be so lucky.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Tracks

  • One Woman's Journey Across 1,700 Miles of Australian Outback
  • By: Robyn Davidson
  • Narrated by: Angie Milliken
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

Robyn Davidson made the perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea, with only four camels and a dog for company. Enduring sweltering heat, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as an extraordinarily courageous heroine driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Australian Desert Adventure

  • By Sara on 03-23-16

Mini drift vacation

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

Reviewed: 06-18-15

Beautifully written. It took me away to a place and adventure so very far from my own life, without having to leave home. Can't wait to read her next one.

  • Third World America

  • How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream
  • By: Arianna Huffington
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

America's middle class, the driver of so much of our economic success and political stability, is rapidly disappearing, forcing us to confront the fear that we are slipping as a nation - that our children and grandchildren will enjoy fewer opportunities and face a lower standard of living than we did. It's the dark flipside of the American Dream - an American Nightmare of our own making.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad... but with a ray of hope

  • By Maciej on 10-20-10

Ouch :(

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-10

If you needed that last little push to slash your wrist, here it is. Even though the information in this book is correct, timely, and deserving of our awareness and attention, the way it is presented is oppressive and disheartening in the extreme. I tried to get through it, hoping there would be some uplifting guidance at some point, but I just couldn't make it. I don't wish to stick my head in the sand, but I don't wish to have it crushed with narrow focused negativity either. Sorry, but I cant recommend this book.

9 of 23 people found this review helpful