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Jackie Lawlor

Birmingham, England
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  • Out of Our Minds

  • Learning to Be Creative
  • By: Ken Robinson
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

There is a paradox. As children, most of us think we are highly creative; as adults many of us think we are not. What changes as children grow up? Organizations across the globe are competing in a world that is changing faster than ever. They say they need people who can think creatively, who are flexible and quick to adapt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jam packed with good stuff

  • By Michelle on 16-01-12

Liked the book but wish Ken had narrated it

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

This book is fascinating and laced with the humour I enjoy so much from the author.
It was narrated too fast and the humorous bits were read in the same time as everything else.

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  • Happiness by Design

  • Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life
  • By: Paul Dolan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Paul Dolan shows us how to find pleasure and purpose in everyday life. As a professor of behavioural science at the London School of Economics, Dolan conducts original research into the measurement of happiness and its causes and consequences, including the effects of our behaviour. Here he creates a new outlook on the pursuit of happiness - it's not just how you feel, it's how you act. Happiness by Design shows that being happier requires us to actively redesign our immediate environment.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unhappiness by poor narration

  • By rosemary on 20-01-16

Interesting content but read in an uninspiring way

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

Reviewed: 15-02-16

What did you like most about Happiness by Design?

Some interesting ideas that I will apply to my life. I believe there are PDF documents I can use although I haven't worked out how to find them yet.

Would you be willing to try another book from Paul Dolan? Why or why not?

Yes. Although I had to listen to this twice as I didn't enjoy it the first time around, mainly due to the dull narration.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jonathan Cowley?

The author himself

Any additional comments?

This is an instance where I would have probably enjoyed the written form of the book rather than it being narrated by someone other than the author, and so unsympathetically.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,943
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,903

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Ollie Chapman on 22-09-15

So full of wisdom

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

Reviewed: 16-09-15

I came to Brene through her Ted Talks and Rsa Shorts and this recording built on from these. An enormous amount to take in and so many moments where I had to stop and reflect as I processed new information and so much resonated at a deep level for me. I love Brene's work.

I will need to re listen to really take in everything because of the range and depth of the content.

I think this work is life changing, thank you Brene.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful