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Simple Abundance

By: Sarah Ban Breathnach
Narrated by: Sarah Ban Breathnach
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Publisher's Summary

What stands between you and a happier, more fulfilling and contented way of life? Sarah Ban Breathnach's gentle lessons show you the way to excavate your talents from layers of denial, disbelief, and the delay of your dreams. Six creative and practical principles illuminate this safari of self and spirit - gratitude, simplicity, order, harmony, beauty, and joy. This adaptation of the New York Times #1 best seller will help you to discover how daily life can become an expression of your authentic self.
©1996 Sarah Ban Breathnach, All Rights Reserved, Simple Abundance is a Registered Trademark of Sarah Ban Breathnach, Adaptation Approved by the Author (P)1996 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing; 1996 Time Warner AudioBooks, ©

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  • 06-16-05

Love this book, love the audio even more

Sarah Ban Breathnach has written some wonderful books that have helped me find the simple life. Her audio books are wonderful - her voice is a pleasure to listen to ask you learn how to live an authentic life.

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Introduction to the Concepts of Simple Abundance

I purchased this audio version months ago and never listened to it. I don't know why I waited so long because it was absolutely lovely. It presents the structure of the print version with short stories to illustrate the themes. It is NOT a word by word version of the print version but it is worth the 2 hours of your time to listen. I will be purchasing the print version soon.

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a lovely soothing book

I found some of the topics to be overly General and cliche, but the booklet in overall was lovely and soothing the narrator did a good job and the piano excerpts were nice. Reminder to find your own pace and to live your authentic self

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loved it!

I have the book in print. The audio book is just as excellent. The narrators are great. My long commute to work becomes much easier to tolerate and I arrive at work in a better mood.

















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A wonderful read.

Right on point! I entirely enjoyed the simplicity of this book. It took me on a beautiful path back to me.

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Good enough to read twice over

excellent narration read by the author. good content. Many may sluff it off but I agree with most of the concepts and got value from this listen.

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Sarah changed my life

If you could sum up Simple Abundance in three words, what would they be?

After reading her books I had a total awakening of my life, what I was here to do, what I really valued and who I wanted to include in my circle of life. Amazing book!!!!!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Simple Abundance?

I loved this from her first book but did not fully understand it for several years and after I had read some of her other books. "Most People try to live their lives backwards they try to have more so they can be happy, the way it really works is that you first must determine what will make you happy and then work to get those things"This is probably not a direct quote but it is branded on my heart.

What about Sarah Ban Breathnach’s performance did you like?

I love her voice. She is perky but soothing

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Simple Abundance?

It has changed my life and lead me to other things that were part of the book i.e. Carolyn Myss, and her books, and one of my favorite gifts from the book was the music and the pianist, Kelly Yost who lives in Idaho. I have corresponded with Kelly and she has helped me to get all of her albums. Her music is one of my life pleasures. Thanks to Sarah. I have all of her books and I think my two favorites are Simple Abundance and Romancing the Ordinary.

Any additional comments?

In Romancing the Ordinary I learned to make Chocolate Soup. Love it I think I am Sarah's best customer since I have given away 35 of her books to those I love.

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I enjoy all her Books!!

What did you love best about Simple Abundance?

The way Sarah shares het life andhow Honest and inspirational sarah is.....

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sarah she gives you a diferent way to enjoy and be Authentic

Which scene was your favorite?

How Sarah shares her thoughts on starting over and lookingforward takeing time to allow for a quite moments of reflection on ideas

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All of her book moves me

Any additional comments?

Sarah is a great writer

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Complete disappointment

This was recommended by a friend but there was nothing inspiring or original in the book. The narration was lackluster. My friend suggested that I simply had not given it a chance so I tried to listen to it a second time and only made it a short time before abandoning the second attempt. I am a devotee of simplicity and simple living but found this book had nothing to offer me. A waste of time and money for this reader/listener.

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As a Christian, it was NOT for me.

She continuously talked about "the universe" fulfilling your needs. Not my cup of tea as a Christian.

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  • Lulu
  • 07-25-19

I love it

This book is just beautiful- I read it as a book but listening to the authors own voice - which is a beautiful soft velvety voice accompanied by the Piano reflections really is an audible treat. Like a cup of hot chocolate on cold winters day - with cream !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-21

50 years backwards

I am appalled with the fact that Oprah Winfrey would endorse an author who requires of women to be competent housewives in this day and age in order to reclaim their abundance. disgusted and disappointed

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  • Gillian Kincaid
  • 10-24-19

Interesting book

Wasn't keen on the narrative but the book was informative and helpful. Heard alot of good thing about this book, I wasn't disappointed