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C.Meadleton

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  • Happy

  • Why More or Less Everything Is Absolutely Fine
  • By: Derren Brown
  • Narrated by: Derren Brown
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455

Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. He shows how many of self-help’s suggested routes to happiness and success - such as positive thinking, self-belief and setting goals - can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Derren the intellect & sage....emerges!

  • By (Andee4me:) on 01-12-18

Better Derren reading it to me, than me reading it

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

Reviewed: 23-03-19

I bought the hard copy of this book and as much as I love Derren I REALLY struggled reading it. The 'brief' history of happiness just seemed to go on and on and on when I was reading it myself. I was very happy when I noticed Derren had recorded for Audible and it's much better listening to him narrate his work as he intended it to be heard.

Whilst not much concrete advice is given I did enjoy the book and his trashing of Rhonda Byrne of "The Secret" fame and "just think of what you want and it happens" mantra.

  • Out of This World

  • By: Neville Goddard
  • Narrated by: Mitch Horowitz
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Neville Goddard explains the power of imagination and offers detailed visualization/mediation techniques that are out of this world! Learn what thinking fourth dimensionally is all about. You'll discover how to change your future and make your desires in the invisible manifest in this physical realm. Remember, there is no one to change but self.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • AWFUL- fails to meet expectations

  • By C.Meadleton on 03-02-18

AWFUL- fails to meet expectations

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Would you try another book written by Neville Goddard or narrated by Mitch Horowitz?

Absolutely not

Would you ever listen to anything by Neville Goddard again?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Mitch Horowitz’s performances?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger - as it failed to meet the description of it.

Any additional comments?

Book summary claims "offers detailed visualization/mediation techniques that are out of this world". It does NOT! I am so annoyed and angry I spent a credit on this. The "techniques" are just being told to sit down in a chair and relax and imagine things - hardly a detailed technique! This book is entirely WAFFLE. Spend your book credits elsewhere!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Switch: The Secret Law of Subconscious Attraction

  • By: Craig Beck
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Discover the secret behind the secret, and become a master of manifesting everything and anything you desire using the law of subconscious attraction. In this unique audio series, master hypnotist and best-selling success author Craig Beck reveals the little known techniques required to remove all the problems and obstacles in your life and replace them with the stuff of your dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! This works!

  • By MsAC on 28-09-17

Just about o.k

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Craig's constant self-promotion of his other material. Really should just be once at the end of the book.

Would you be willing to try another book from Craig Beck? Why or why not?

Not sure, the constant self-promotion I found really annoying.

Was The Switch: The Secret Law of Subconscious Attraction worth the listening time?

Just, Craig lists examples I have already heard lots of times.

Any additional comments?

Craig needs to find his real voice again. As soon as I started listening I thought "commercial radio DJ" and was later proved correct.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Manifest Your Millions!

  • A Lottery Winner Shares his Law of Attraction Secrets
  • By: Eddie Coronado
  • Narrated by: Russell Stamets
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

This is one of the most powerful Law of Attraction books you will ever read. It was written by a lottery winner who understands how the Law of Attraction works and how it can be used to attract money. The Law of Attraction is not a fly-by-night fad, but a powerfully creative force that can give you the life of your dreams if you know how to use it, so the better you understand this power the faster it will manifest your desires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple and effective

  • By Mrs on 01-03-14

Terrible narrator voice

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

Reviewed: 20-12-17

Narrator sounded like a robot and completely uninterested in what he was reading. content just ok.

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,163

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • oh, how I missed it.

  • By evgenia on 18-07-17

Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 31-10-17

Good stories with strong performances. hope Audible do more of this style of drama audio books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Happiness Equation

  • Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything
  • By: Neil Pasricha
  • Narrated by: Neil Pasricha
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a Walmart executive, a New York Times - best-selling author, and a husband and dad. After selling more than a million copies of his Book of Awesome series, he now shifts his focus from observation to application. In The Happiness Equation, Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing, do anything, and have everything. If that sounds like a contradiction, you simply haven't unlocked the 9 Secrets to Happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compacted Self Improvement

  • By Andrew Dawson on 10-05-18

An o.k self-help book

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

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

I had this playing in the car and it covers some interesting areas, although I wouldn't say I am any wiser as to what to DO differently in my life to get what I am after.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Neil gives lots of examples from his own life. Some of these are o.k, but I thought some came across as bragging along with self-promotion of his website.

I didn't like that towards the end he instructs the listener to ignore advice from everyone, but fails to realise that he himself is giving advice!

What three words best describe Neil Pasricha’s performance?

He is almost giving a video performance rather than an audio performance. There are sections where he is drawing on a pad and you can hear it, but obviously not see it.

Do you think The Happiness Equation needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, not at all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful