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J. Martin

London
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  • Waking the Tiger

  • Healing Trauma
  • By: Peter A. Levine, Ann Frederick
  • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. It asks and answers an intriguing question: Why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized? By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • narration issues

  • By mr i mullins on 03-04-17

Shame about the narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-17

Love Peter A Levine's work and was looking forward to this, unfortunately it's a great book ruined by truly awful narration.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Falling in Love with Where You Are

  • A Year of Prose and Poetry on Radically Opening up to the Pain and Joy of Life
  • By: Jeff Foster
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

As we open up to life and love and each other, as we awaken from our dream of separation, we encounter not just the bliss of existence, but its pain, too; not only life's ecstasy, but also its agony. Healing doesn't always feel good or comfortable or even "spiritual", for we are inevitably forced to confront our shadows, fears, and deepest longings - those secret parts of ourselves that we have denied, repressed, or deemed "negative" and unworthy of our love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By J. Martin on 16-12-16

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-12-16

Loved this wonderful book by Jeff Foster, a beautiful window on radical truth. Shame about the narrator though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Italian Renaissance

  • By: Kenneth R. Bartlett, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Kenneth R. Bartlett
  • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

The effects of the Italian Renaissance are still with us today, from the incomparable paintings of Leonardo da Vinci to the immortal writings of Petrarch and Machiavelli. But why was there such an artistic, cultural, and intellectual explosion in Italy at the start of the 14th century? Why did it occur in Italy? And why in certain Italian city-states such as Florence? Professor Bartlett probes these questions and more in 36 dynamic lectures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By mr on 29-12-14

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 21-07-15

A brilliant history passionately delivered, from the Renaissance beginnings with Petrarch through to the misunderstood Machiavelli and closing with inspiring and poetic remorse at how it all ended.
A fantastic lecture, highly recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rewire Your Brain

  • Think Your Way to a Better Life
  • By: John B. Arden PhD
  • Narrated by: Phil Williams
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was thought to be hardwired to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. Your brain is not hardwired; it's "softwired" by experience. This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Content is great - reader is terrible

  • By Stir on 28-10-12

Great book, terrible read!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-12

Why are so many brilliant audiobooks spoilt by bad reads. This guy sounds like a computer for much of the time. A shame, it's such a good book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful