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- Courtney 3, Book 5
- By: Wilbur Smith
- Narrated by: Simon Vance
- Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
It is 1913 and ex-soldier turned professional big game hunter Leon Courtney is in British East Africa guiding rich and powerful men from America and Europe on safaris in the Masai tribe territories. One of his clients, German industrialist Count Otto Von Meerbach, has a company which builds aircraft and vehicles for the Kaiser's burgeoning army. But Leon had not bargained for falling passionately in love with Eva, the Count's beautiful and enigmatic mistress.
Promised much but delivered little
- By Richard on 21-05-09
Typical action adventure that I love from Wilbur
Would you listen to Assegai again? Why?
No. The appalling Geordie accent of the female heroine makes her sound like an asthmatic 50 year old male iron worker from Newcastle in love with the passionless sounding toff from London. So unbefitting voices for a Wilbur Smith novel. Destroys the usual romance value found in Wibur's books and makes the scenes extremely cringe-worthy and impossible to listen to unless you particularly like the sound of two men deeply in love with each other. If you can manage to survive those scenes and Wilbur's book minus the romance, you should still love the book.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I liked the powerful lion fighting German. It's a shame he had to be a baddie, he was amazing.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
Descriptive elements were well narrated. The voices of the main heroes were disappointing for me.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
Get an action type person to read such a book.
You Can Be Happy No Matter What
- Five Principles Your Therapist Never Told You
- By: Richard Carlson Ph.D.
- Narrated by: Richard Carlson Ph.D.
- Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
Most of us believe that our happiness depends on the outside world - and that by solving our problems, improving our relationships, or achieving success, we will find contentment. In You Can Be Happy No Matter What, Dr. Richard Carlson shows that happiness has nothing to do with forces beyond our control. His simple and practical guide teaches 5 principles - Thought, Moods, Separate Realities, Feelings, and the Present Moment - for discovering a new mode of living that doesn't repress natural emotions, yet where feelings and thoughts don't overwhelm us. Dr. Carlson is the best selling author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff.
It changed me completely
- By Expat_Deutschland on 30-12-16
A Doctor who uses actual Truth makes this work
What did you like most about You Can Be Happy No Matter What?
You can implement this straight away. In the morning I hated my enemy sitting next to me, of course I knew this was wrong but I struggled to deal with him, he was bigoted and foul mouthed. I began listening to this book and by the end of the day I easily made him my friend and actually sincerely liked him, despite all his faults that appeared to me, and he liked me too!
This really works because you immediately connect with what you know to be your own inner and Universal Truth and it's therefore fool-proof. This should be mandatory reading for all. It reminds us of the way things really are and not just they way they appear according to our developed beliefs and our own personal projections.
Sometimes the world seems to overtake us, but really it is just our own mind struggling ineffectively to solve apparent problems. This book shows you how to stop doing this and how to instantly and easily get a little space and distance from daily issues thus allowing them to be solved automatically as we take our own self out of the equation. (My words only). Stress and problems dissolve away instantly. It's truly amazing. Then when the pressure that was creeping up on you is gone you can properly solve the issue if required - indeed if it was as serious as it had seemed at the time and in a far more objective and effective way using your natural positive frame of mind. This is my interpretation anyway, but you need to read it for yourself. Well worth every penny and I will keep going back to this book as life tries to creep in with it's stresses when I forget about Truth again.
Not all of us can escape to a Buddhist Monastery and believe me it's not all plain sailing there either, but this you can apply this right now and instantly surpass those who have had years of training in trying to master happiness. This is good, VERY good. Thanks Dr Richard.
What other book might you compare You Can Be Happy No Matter What to, and why?
My own book Freedom of the Peaceful Warrior. This book tries to analyse and explain that which is beyond human understanding, that which can only be experienced directly by the individual to be fully understood and realised. Perhaps this way people will get an understanding of the concept of it and move towards it.
It is not easy to get there of course but I try to explain the experience of it that came to me after some extremely hard times trying to get there. Of course only years later after having given up and getting in some serious trouble did it come to me by itself in it's own sweet time of course.
I try to re-draw upon that Ultimate and transforming experience in daily life and I do admit it is very hard and I am not always effective. I feel that I need to take time out to re-focus. Life has it's pressures when we allow it overrun us.
But Dr Richard's book above tells you how to immediately apply this same Truth seemingly by amazing coincidence and how get you to it straight away. Of course the Truth is Universal so it should be no surprise to find that someone else has also accessed it but seemingly mastered its application here and now and when in the thick of it all. I take my hat off to him.
His book is really useful to me as it is easily applied and you can instantly feel the results. I could perhaps add a little to his book in places but he could certainly add a lot of clarity and summary and user-effectiveness to mine.
Have you listened to any of Richard Carlson’s other performances? How does this one compare?
I have not yet.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Nothing to lose.
Any additional comments?
Please read his book, it will change your life.
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