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  • Living in the Now

  • How to Live as the Spiritual Being That You Are
  • By: Gina Lake
  • Narrated by: Toni Orans
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

The 99 essays in Living in the Now provide practical wisdom, which will help you live in this world as the spiritual being that you are. They can be read in any order and used in daily contemplation. They address many questions raised by the spiritual search, offering insight on fear, anger, happiness, aging, boredom, desire, patience, faith, forgiveness, meaning, fulfillment, meditation, being present, quieting the mind, letting go of the past, healing conditioning, dealing with emotions, trusting life, trusting your Heart, and many other deep subjects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly the best book out of the lot!

  • By Mr. Craig Hyman on 25-02-17

A poor Power of now replica

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Disappointing effort that drones on and is all over the place. I only managed to listen to about three chapters.

  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

  • Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry
  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

Through Dale Carnegie's seven-million-copy bestseller, recently revised, millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas that will last a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very good book

  • By Marc on 13-12-08

Timeless

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

Reviewed: 22-08-18

an amazing book which exceeded all my expectations. there are some wonderful words of advice for all ages.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Declutter Your Mind

  • How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking
  • By: S.J. Scott, Barrie Davenport
  • Narrated by: Greg Zarcone
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Feel overwhelmed by your thoughts? Struggling with anxiety about your daily tasks? Or do you want to stop worrying about life? The truth is we all experience the occasional negative thought. But if you always feel overwhelmed, then you need to closely examine how these thoughts are negatively impacting your lifestyle. The solution is to practice specific mindfulness techniques that create more "space" in your mind to enjoy inner peace and happiness.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By M Ferris / L Summers on 11-11-16

this is time management not de cluttering

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-18

this is a. rehash of commonly available time management techniques and will do little to help vclear the mind.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Tom Conti, Jane Asher, Ruta Gedmintas, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433

What begins as a routine journey on the luxurious Orient Express soon unfurls into Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery. This all-star production features lead performances from Tom Conti ( The Dark Knight Rises, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo ( After Earth, Hotel Rwanda and Ace Ventura) and Eddie Marsan ( Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta and Hancock) plus a full supporting cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All-star Poirot!

  • By Mikey on 05-11-17

an absolute joy

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

Reviewed: 16-04-18

Great presentation and technically superb . The story is well known and this is a superb rendition.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Ultimate Jim Rohn Library

  • By: Jim Rohn
  • Narrated by: Jim Rohn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 212

So, what is it about Jim Rohn that has made him so tremendously effective in teaching others how to become so massively successful? The answer is he has a unique way of helping you discover that you are so much more capable and powerful than you have ever imagined. This is a breakthrough body of work from this world-renowned success philosopher, teacher, and motivator. Nightingale-Conant has compiled and distilled his most thought-provoking, income-generating, and fulfillment-producing ideas into 10 easy-to-listen-to-and-apply modules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth a listen

  • By James Lay on 15-05-18

Brilliant and timeless

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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: 05-04-18

Jim Rohn is eternal and this is a richer world for having received his wisdom over forty amazing years. this is a fabulous collection that you will enjoy over and again,

  • Captain to Captain

  • Star Trek Legacies, Book 1
  • By: Greg Cox
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Hidden aboard the USS Enterprise is a secret that has been passed from captain to captain, from Robert April to Christopher Pike to James T. Kirk. Now the return of the enigmatic woman once known as Number One has brought that secret to light, and Kirk and his crew must risk everything to finish a mission that began with April so many years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Stov on 30-09-16

Good solid Trekkie fun

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

If you could sum up Captain to Captain in three words, what would they be?

Traditional, exciting, fun

What did you like best about this story?

This was an enjoyable book that bounced along at a good pace. It ends with a cliff hanger that was unexpected so well done for that. It loses a point for pandering to the gender neutral 'hir' pronoun for half the book which makes it really distracting trying to follow bits of the story.

  • The Myth of Male Power

  • By: Warren Farrell
  • Narrated by: Warren Farrell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

For the audio book version, Dr. Warren Farrell personally rewrote the highlights of The Myth of Male Power as a dialogue. The questions are similar to what others will ask you when you discuss these issues. You’ll have Dr. Farrell’s best answers. The Myth of Male Power helps each family member understand that genuine power is neither status nor money, but “control over one's life.” He documents that virtually every society that has survived has done so by persuading its sons to be disposable--whether in war or in work; and therefore indirectly as dads. And disposability is not power. Considered the Bible of men's studies—yet highly empathetic to women (Dr. Farrell was repeatedly elected to the Board of the National Organization for Women in NYC)-- the meticulously researched The Myth of Male Power takes the listener on a captivating journey around the world, throughout history, biology, the Bible, the law, and everyday life, challenging every currently-held assumption about men, women and the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just to make others aware,

  • By Sean on 21-04-18

Buy the book instead

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Would you try another book written by Warren Farrell or narrated by Warren Farrell?

The book was excellent but this is just an interview. The other problem is that Dr Farrell comes across as badly muffled - the sound quality is really poor and it makes the whole thing pretty unsatisfactory.

  • The Marshmallow Test

  • Mastering Self-Control
  • By: Walter Mischel
  • Narrated by: Alan Alda
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 412

In The Marshmallow Test, Mischel explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life - from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way you think about who we are and what we can be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Judy Corstjens on 30-11-14

A Scientific Study - not a practical listen

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

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

If you have an interest (in a dry sense) in the subject of willpower then you will enjoy this but I spent the whole book waiting for the aha moment but it never ever came. If you want to get something practical from this then you simply won't. The author has marketed this in such a way that it would seem to appeal to popular consumption but it is simply a thesis; clever perhaps but dry and lacking in any way that the reader can interpret and put into practice.

What could Walter Mischel have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Get to the point.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator was fine.

Do you think The Marshmallow Test needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

God no.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Laser-Sharp Focus

  • A No-Fluff Guide to Improved Concentration, Maximised Productivity and Fast-Track to Success
  • By: Joanna Jast
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Unhappy with your productivity? Consumed by distractions, interruptions, and wandering mind syndrome? Can't focus and concentrate? Tired of ineffective, blanket advice on improving your focus? Whether you're a student, freelancer, entrepreneur (or wanna-be preneur), employee, or anyone else dreaming of being able to snap into focus and maintain it for however long you want, this book is for you.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Padded out and shallow

  • By rjj on 28-02-18

Padded out and shallow

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

Reviewed: 28-02-18

You can find better than this paltry and frankly useless and boring effort elsewhere. if you can focus through this book then you have no problem at all. about 20 minutes of slightly useful info crammed into 6 hours.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overcome Anxiety

  • A Self Help Toolkit for Anxiety Relief and Panic Attacks
  • By: Dr. Matt Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dr. Matt Lewis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Overcome Anxiety is an effective, practical, science-based, self-help book that will help ease anxiety, panic, worry and stress, and bring peace, calm, and courage to people who suffer from anxiety and stress - based on the successful Overcome Anxiety workshops of Dr. Matt Lewis.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful in just about every way

  • By rjj on 21-01-18

Awful in just about every way

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-18

written by an academic for God knows who, narrated by the author which was a bad decision. it might relieve anxiety by sending you to sleep but that's about it.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful