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  • The Magic of Detachment

  • How to Let Go of Other People and Their Problems
  • By: Lyn Kelley
  • Narrated by: Lyn Kelley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Dr. Lyn has struggled with the concept of detachment and "letting go" her entire life, and she finally got fed up with OPP’s (other people’s problems)! She shares with you exactly how to detach with compassion, what to say to yourself, what to say aloud, and how to pull out of the situation while avoiding conflict and the emotional rollercoaster. You’ll learn how to protect yourself with spiritual empowerment, how to show genuine love and concern, while detaching from your emotions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor performance

  • By Simone on 01-04-17

Very poor performance

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

Performance: The author narrates her own book probably from her house, the result is a poor echoing narration with too much oscillation in pitch. And we pay the same price of a high quality narration made in a proper studio, this shows that the author is cheap and selfish. She also promote herself in the entire book.

Story: The book is not bad in itself but it's basically a compilation of her good readings she probably made throughout her life. So there's nothing from her own creation but a compilation of the good gurus out there, in that sense, it is better to go straight to the gurus rather than reading her books.
The book is a self autobiography as well, and we can see she is a recovered doormat, in that sense, she gives good tips on how to say "no" in certain situations which in my opinion was the best part of the book as she exemplifies the situations and teaches the listeners how to say a collected 'no', but apart from this, there isn't much to add up.
In my opinion, the other weak point in the book especially coming from someone in the psychology field was the reference of Oprah Winfrey, Kate Perry, Mandela and so forth as role models.

  • Adult Children

  • The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families
  • By: Linda Friel, John Friel
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

It is estimated that as many as 34 million people grew up in alcoholic homes. But what about the rest of us? What about families that had no alcoholism, but did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy problems, depression, problems in expressing feelings, plus all the other personality traits that can produce a family system much like an alcoholic one? Countless millions of us struggle with these kinds of dysfunctions every day, and until very recently we struggled alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive in a wholesome way!

  • By Phyllis McA on 25-07-15

Highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 22-03-17

Everyone should read/listen to this book as not everyone had perfect parenting since our parents are only human beings and make mistakes as they have their own insecurities, therefore, they project their junk onto us and/or raise us in dysfunctional ways which make us grow up as adult children.
For those who really came from dysfunctional families, the remedy is continuing with this kind of readings plus 12 step groups for adult children and therapy if you have the money for it.

  • Madame Bovary

  • Classic Collection
  • By: Gustave Flaubert, Eleanor Marx-Aveling (translator)
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

A brilliant psychological portrait, Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human mind in search of transcendence. Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1857, it catapulted Flaubert to the ranks of the world's greatest novelists and ushered in a new age of realism in literature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Anne on 05-09-09

Another classic that must be read

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

Reviewed: 14-02-17

Madame Bovary is a book we all should read or listen. The story is catchy, we want to carry on listening to it in order to know how it's going to end. Narrator is good as well. It's not a long book. Flaubert is great.

  • Anna Karenina

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 39 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Vladimir Nabokov called Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina "one of the greatest love stories in world literature." Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a rich and complex meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity. Married to a powerful government minister, Anna Karenina is a beautiful woman who falls deeply in love with a wealthy army officer, the elegant Count Vronsky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still a Timeless Russian Classic

  • By cheryl on 09-10-11

Classic that must be read

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

Reviewed: 14-02-17

Although it is nearly 40 hours long, but it's not boring at well, exactly it's very catchy.
Tolstoy is superb. Narration is good as well which helps us follow it cos it's long journey on Anna Karenina's life. This is a classic we must read before we die.

  • Thérèse Raquin

  • By: Emile Zola
  • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 363

Once upon a time, a teenaged Kate Winslet ( The Reader, Titanic, Revolutionary Road) received a gift that would leave a lasting impression: a copy of Emile Zola’s classic Thérèse Raquin. Six Academy Award nominations and one Best Actress award later, she steps behind the microphone to perform this haunting classic of passion and disaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping and vivid

  • By Rebecca on 08-04-12

Well read

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

Reviewed: 14-02-17

Kate Winslet read this book very well, she is indeed a good narrator. The story is also good and catchy, and it made remind me of the radio soap operas, we want the see how it's going to end.

  • Mindfulness For Dummies

  • By: Shamash Alidina
  • Narrated by: Shamash Alidina
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Are you stressed out, worn out, and generally fed up with life? Do you suffer from chronic fatigue, migraines, or unexplained illnesses? Would you like to regain a sense of balance in your life? Mindfulness for Dummies audiobook can help. Using mindful breathing and self-control techniques you can attain a positive and relaxed way of being. The easy-to-follow advice and guided meditations in this audiobook let you clear your mind of negative and distracting thoughts and begin living positively.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Boring at first

  • By Simone on 13-02-17

Boring at first

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

Reviewed: 13-02-17

Boring at the beginning but it improves towards the end. Worth listening.
I liked when he mentioned practicing gratitude because we want what we don't have and we tend to not want what we have which is what happens to me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Home Coming

  • Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child
  • By: John Bradshaw
  • Narrated by: John Bradshaw
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Using a combination of workshop presentations and exclusive, practical exercises, accompanied by the soothing music of Steven Halpern, John Bradshaw demonstrates how your wounded inner child may be causing you pain and offers the tools to help you gradually, safely go back to reclaim, and nurture that child - and literally help yourself grow up again. This special presentation will show you how to: validate your inner child through meditations and affirmations; give your child permission to break destructive family roles and rules; adopt new rules allowing pleasure and honest self-exploration; deal with anger and difficult relationships; pay attention to your innermost purpose and desires...and find new joy and energy in living.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but not the book.

  • By Laurence on 30-06-11

This is THE book !!!

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

Reviewed: 30-12-15

If you had a dysfunctional childhood, you must listen to this book which have very good insights to reparent our inner child.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Road Less Traveled

  • A New Psychology of Love, Values, and Spiritual Growth, 25th Anniversary Edition
  • By: M. Scott Peck M.D.
  • Narrated by: M. Scott Peck M.D.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

Perhaps no book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives than The Road Less Traveled. With sales of more than 7 million copies in the United States and Canada, and translation into more than 23 languages, it has made publishing history, with more than 10 years on The New York Times best seller list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Years of pleasure

  • By Angelina Birch on 21-07-14

Too psychological

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

Reviewed: 29-12-15

The reading is a long one, and Mr Peck is not a good narrator.
This book is too psychological containing bits of psychoanalysis, transference, psychotherapy and so on, if you are looking for self help techniques, this book is not a good one as it does not give us the tools to love yourselves.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

  • By: Susan Jeffers, Ph.D
  • Narrated by: Susan Jeffers
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

What is stopping you from being the person you want to be and living your life the way you want to live it?

Fear of tackling an issue with your boss, fear of getting to grips with a problem in your home. Fear of change. Fear of taking control...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing wisdom

  • By gr8art4u.com on 23-12-12

Worth listening to

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

Reviewed: 27-12-15

A wide explanation on what holds us back because of fear, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, and negative self talk.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Healing the Child Within

  • Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
  • By: Charles Whitfield
  • Narrated by: Robert Feifar
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Have you ever heard of your inner child? Well, this is the classic book that started it all. In 1987, Charlie Whitfield's breakthrough concept of the child within - that part of us which is truly alive, energetic, creative. and fulfilled - launched the inner child movement. Healing the Child Within describes how the inner child is lost to trauma and loss, and how by recovering it, we can heal the fear, confusion and unhappiness of adult life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Content is okay if you can cope listening to it.

  • By Dillie Bubble on 21-09-14

Very technical

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

Reviewed: 19-11-15

This book is indeed helpful but it is very technical, for real change we need to get really dirty in order to heal our past wounds, in that sense, Home Coming by John Bradshaw is a must to grieve our hurt inner child.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful