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  • The Gifts of Imperfection

  • Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn how to accept yourself

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-09-12

Brilliant and very helpful.

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

Reviewed: 24-01-14

If you could sum up The Gifts of Imperfection in three words, what would they be?

Thought-provoking. Helpful. Insightful.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gifts of Imperfection?

Realising I did some of the things mentioned and I could easily change this.

What about Lauren Fortgang’s performance did you like?

It was fine, she sounded like she was actually talking to you rather than reading but was a little robotic sounding when reading quotes.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Be yourself: Life is too short to worry about what others think.

Any additional comments?

Definitely worth listening too, give it a chance it may just change your life.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who: Paradox Lost

  • By: George Mann
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Briggs
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

The Squall feed on psychic energy. They spread like a plague and if they are not stopped they will strip the Earth clean.... London 1910: an unsuspecting thief finds himself confronted by grey-skinned creatures that are waiting to devour his mind. London 2789: the remains of an ancient android are dredged from the Thames. When reactivated it has a warning that can only be delivered to a man named 'The Doctor'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story, so good I listened to it twice.

  • By Sandra W on 28-11-13

Brilliant story, so good I listened to it twice.

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

Reviewed: 28-11-13

If you could sum up Doctor Who: Paradox Lost in three words, what would they be?

Brilliant, scary and fun!

What does Nicholas Briggs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Whether I would have got this from only reading the book I'm not sure but he brought the artificial man to life and made him seem almost human.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The epilogue, I felt was beautifully done. I can't say any more than that without giving a lot away.