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A great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-19

The plot is great and also the narrator.

It’s very worth listening to it, I may te-listen it.

Very poor performance

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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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.

Highly recommended

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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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.

Another classic that must be read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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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.

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Classic that must be read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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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.

Well read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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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.

Boring at first

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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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.

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This is THE book !!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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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.

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Too psychological

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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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.

Worth listening to

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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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.

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