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  • Millionaire Mindset

  • How to Become Rich in 7 Easy Steps
  • By: Craig Beck
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

What you are about to discover in Millionaire Mindset is that money is just a made up concept; it doesn't really exist in the way that most people think that it does. This book will change the way you think about wealth and give you a step-by-step route to a rapid and continuous influx of money.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great . it will change your life

  • By Selma S. Awadalla on 04-11-17

Some good content

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Craig Beck can be quite inspirational and uplifting with his down-to-earth, boy next door language and delivery.
There are many of this type of book and writer out there (and I've read a few!) Generally, it's quite difficult to find something new, that you haven't heard before. Really it's just a question of finding someone who you feel is genuine and who explains things in an approachable and easy to understand way.
Craig Beck is probably one of the best in the field (especially for non-Americans who struggle with an American accent) but the issue I have with this title in particular is his constant banging-on about alcohol. He's obviously an ex-alcoholic with a serious bee in his bonnet about anyone who enjoys a drink.
I have absolutely no intention of letting my enjoyment of the odd glass of wine stop me from realising my full potential in life. We don't all have addictive personalities and I got pretty pissed-off with the constant preaching. At the very least, it was tiresome and boring. At worst, downright patronising.
Wise up, Craig Beck... we're not all as weak and you presumably once were, so lay off the lecturing!

  • The Idea in You

  • How to Find It, Build It, and Change Your Life
  • By: Martin Amor, Alex Pellew
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Do you have an idea in you? A hobby, a project, a product...something that could change your life? The Idea in You is a bulletproof system for finding the right idea and shaping it in to a success - on your own terms. With advice from the people behind the likes of Pizza Pilgrims, Parkrun and Decoded, The Idea in You will show you what to expect, how to think and what to do when launching your own venture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommeneded

  • By NgomAC on 18-03-18

Very average

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I'm sure there are people who would benefit from this book.
I was hoping that somewhere along the line I'd hear something, or hear something which might lead to me hearing something, that might spark off the start of a seed of an idea, which apparently, I have in me.
Not so.
This book is more or less entirely focussed on giving people with an idea the confidence/kick up the ass they need to develop their idea.
No idea? This can't help.

  • The Starch Solution

  • Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good!
  • By: John McDougall, Mary McDougall
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54

From Atkins to Dukan, fear of the almighty carb has taken over the diet industry for the past few decades - even the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger an avalanche of shame and longing. But the truth is, carbs are not the enemy. Now, best-selling author John A. McDougall, MD, and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, prove that a starch-rich diet can actually help us lose weight, prevent a variety of ills, and even cure common diseases.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just too scary

  • By M. King on 17-06-18

Just too scary

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

Reviewed: 17-06-18

This guy would have you eating nothing.
I am already a vegan, and eat very little junk or processed food. Yet this guy has managed to make me feel like the most unhealthy person in the world, as if I am deluded and should be ashamed of myself
I already go along with many of his theories, that we should avoid animal products (not only for health!) and that most people eat way too much protein. That's why I bought the book, to vindicate my long-held belief that starches such as whole grains and potatoes are good for you and together with vegetables form the mainstay of a healthy diet.
But when he started to say olive oil, nuts and seeds and soya shouldn't be eaten either, I stopped listening. So perhaps he's right, but I can't live on carrots. I'm not allowed tea, coffee or alcohol either...I'll just kill myself now, shall I?

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  • Reality Unveiled

  • The Hidden Keys of Existence That Will Transform Your Life (and the World)
  • By: Ziad Masri
  • Narrated by: Mitch Horowitz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

In Reality Unveiled, Ziad Masri takes you on a profound journey into the heart of existence, revealing a breathtaking, hidden reality that will transform your life forever. Far from offering simple platitudes and general principles, Reality Unveiled immerses you into this surprising world of ancient and modern knowledge - and presents you with all the incredible evidence to support it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Splendid.

  • By SMILER on 29-08-18

Lost me somewhere around chapter 4

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

Reviewed: 21-05-18

This book has so many great reviews, I thought I'd give it a go. A ray of positivity...perhaps, a different way of looking at things... on a dark day.
It started off promisingly enough, with some interesting and hopeful insights, almost plausible and introduced with a 'this is the way it is' kind of angle. No speculation. These are the facts. Hmmm.
I just find it difficult to swallow how, with every supposed case of reincarnation, the spirit has always been a human previously. Nobody ever remembers a previous life as a mosquito, do they? But why not? the narrator states that we are all connected, all one, all the same thing. But he then goes on to describe alien beings as somehow different (and perhaps mosquitoes, too) as apparently we don't come back as aliens, either.
All rather dodgy.
I'd love to believe in all this stuff. Of course I would, who wouldn't? But I'm afraid I just - don't - and this book has managed to push me even further away. Shame.

  • Priscilla

  • By: Nicholas Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Shakespeare
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a box of documents belonging to his late aunt he was completely unaware of where this discovery would take him. The Priscilla he remembered was very different from the glamorous, morally ambiguous young woman who emerged from the many love letters and journals, surrounded by suitors and living the dangerous existence of a British woman in a country controlled by the enemy. He had heard rumours that Priscilla had fought in the Resistance, but the truth turned out to be far more complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mesmerising

  • By M. King on 06-05-18

Mesmerising

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

This is a LONG, and occasionally long-winded tale which completely transported me to the war years in a very different way from the usual books, films and documentaries I've encountered. At times the content did feel a little long, and I found I had to be in the mood to listen to it, but Nicholas Shakespeare's writing is (always) so faultlessly beautiful, and his narration so perfect (and fitting) that it almost doesn't matter what the content is!
That said it is a very evocative account of the time and of ordinary lives not often heard about, and a moving attempt to unravel the mysteries of the life of the author's aunt, who he'd known as a small boy, after she had died and was no longer able to answer those questions, not that she would have. Complex characters and a fascinating and moving story make this a book I'll never forget, just like Nicholas Shakespeare's other works.

  • Blink

  • A psychological thriller with a killer twist you'll never forget
  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 724

Three years ago Toni's five-year-old daughter, Evie, disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no CCTV, no trace. But Toni believes her daughter is alive. And as she begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself - and a devastating truth. Toni's mind is trapped in a world of silence. Her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible: she must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Blink! just Don't Miss It!

  • By Simon on 18-02-17

Passed the time

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

yes it was enjoyable enough and passed the time.

Would you recommend Blink to your friends? Why or why not?

It was Ok if not earth-shattering, although I'd probably recommend other books first

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yeah

Could you see Blink being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

I guess

Any additional comments?

The story is pretty far-fetched and takes ideas from other books I've read recently such as the far superior "Sometimes I Lie"
It's not terribly well-written or well thought-out, although the plot holds the interest.
The main character needs a good slap, she comes over as pretty wet and the child is irritating (or the narrator is, I couldn't decide which)

  • How The Secret Changed My Life

  • Real People. Real Stories.
  • By: Rhonda Byrne
  • Narrated by: Rhonda Byrne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Since the very first publication of The Secret a decade ago, Rhonda Byrne's best-selling book has brought forth an explosion of real people sharing real stories of how their real lives have miraculously changed for the better. How The Secret Changed My Life presents a selection of the most heartwarming and moving stories in one inspirational volume.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring :)

  • By Annie on 24-10-17

OK but slightly annoying

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Maybe. It kind of reaffirms the theory of the Law of Attraction and shows it can work for some people. But it got very samey and repetitive to an almost gloating level.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Apparently the case studies were from people all around the world, but the narrators all have a very strong American accent which made it seem less credible.

Could you see How The Secret Changed My Life being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

If you're struggling with the whole idea of manifesting your chosen destiny and need something to grasp onto this might give you a bit of hope and inspiration. I hoped it would do that for me but instead I found I was just waiting for it (and the tedious accents) to be over.
Most of the stories were pretty simplistic too.... not much meat to this.

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  • The Silent Wife

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin-Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064

Lara's life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can't tell anyone else or everything Massimo has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage. Maggie is married to Massimo's brother Nico. She knows all of Nico's darkest secrets - or so she thinks. The one day she discovers a letter in the attic....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better analysis of coercive control than The Archers!

  • By Frances Locke on 21-09-17

different

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Quite compelling, nothing groundbreaking but quite a reasonable story with sympathetic and believable characters. I would have maybe liked a further chapter as it finished rather quickly!

  • The Girl Before

  • By: JP Delaney
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,067
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,061

Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultraminimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a rerun of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the listener off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense portrayal of psychological obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping thriller

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-05-17

Slightly far-fetched but compulsive... 31/2 stars

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Would you consider the audio edition of The Girl Before to be better than the print version?

I don't know, I have not read the print version but I think it might have got a little tedious. I think I might have skipped some parts of a written version, as it feels like quite a long book

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl Before?

It's all pretty much one-tempo... I guess a bit samey, with no particular 'wow' moments but it does conjure up a certain atmosphere

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

Edward. Both women needed a good slap really.

Any additional comments?

I guessed the outcome ahead of time. A bit like a TV drama... in fact this would make a good TV drama. Certain parts were a bit annoying and unbelievable but nevertheless it was difficult to put down

  • The 12 Wealth Secrets

  • How to Achieve Financial Freedom Forever
  • By: Robert Stuberg
  • Narrated by: Robert Stuberg
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

You will begin by discovering the tools you have at your disposal for creating the financial freedom you've always dreamed of. In this remarkable seminar, Robert Stuberg leads you through the process of using your talents to do what you love and attract a fortune. You will learn to set and achieve your money goals, free yourself from the crushing burden of debt, and live in abundance.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Simplistic and patronising

  • By M. King on 03-03-18

Simplistic and patronising

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Would you try another book written by Robert Stuberg or narrated by Robert Stuberg?

No.
I am returning this title.
there are many such books out there (and I've read most of them, lol) and usually there is at least one pearl of wisdom to glean from each of them, helping to build up a complete picture. This one, however, has nothing at all a half-wit couldn't figure out for themselves: 'Don't buy things you don't need'... no shit. 'Earn more'. Really? 'Save each month'. So tell me, how does one do that when ones income is not as much as one's bills each month? Oh, he has an answer for that too: Cut up all credit cards except one, and pay that one off. Uh.....
And 'invest in the stock market'. Oh yeah, I'll do that. Might need to sell my house and sleep on the streets but hey...

Seriously anyone could have written this book. In fact, I think I'll write a book just like it. That'd be a better use of my time, and guaranteed to generate more income than any ideas I found in this one.

Has The 12 Wealth Secrets put you off other books in this genre?

No, because I know good ones are out there. They might be few and far between but Mike Pettigrew's is excellent and Ron Holland is not bad either. Not sure why I bothered with this one TBH but it was in my wish list so thought I might get something from it. I didn't,

What three words best describe Robert Stuberg’s voice?

American. Overenthusiastic. Fast.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The 12 Wealth Secrets?

Especially the first 2 chapters which, in common with many similar books, just describe what subsequent chapters will be about rather than just getting on with it

Any additional comments?

this might be OK if you've never read any other book about creating wealth before, or if you haven't yet managed to figure out that in order to save money you need to earn more than you spend. if this isn't a revelation to you, steer clear,