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  • Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come

  • An Introvert’s Year of Living Dangerously
  • By: Jessica Pan
  • Narrated by: Jessica Pan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? If she knowingly and willingly put herself in perilous social situations that she’d normally avoid at all costs? Jessica Pan is going to find out. When she found herself jobless and friendless, sitting in the familiar Jess-shaped crease on her sofa, she couldn't help but wonder what life might have looked like if she had been a little more open to new experiences and new people, a little less attached to going home instead of going to the pub. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved this book

  • By Daniella Kelly on 07-07-19

Brave, funny, moving

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

Reviewed: 14-06-19

I loved this book and the narration by the author is excellent. It’s about living life in a potentially lonely world, it’s about vulnerability and being brave.
It’s funny, warm and just brilliant. Everyone should read it!

  • Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting

  • By: Noël Janis-Norton
  • Narrated by: Noël Janis-Norton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Simple strategies for a happier home and more cooperative kids. For children aged 3-13.Finally, a revolutionary programme that gives you simple steps to take the daily battles out of parenting. These strategies resolve one of parents' biggest frustrations: getting your children to listen and do what you ask, the first time you ask. When children are at their best, it is easy to get along with them and enjoy them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bit long winded

  • By Big Ears on 27-02-16

Interesting ideas, nice reading.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. It's nice to hear it read by the author; I think that adds something, and noelle has a very calming reading voice.

I would say that the book has plenty going for it. It prevents some interesting ideas. I certainly think the descriptive praise is worth doing. It's worth remembering, though, that parenting is not one-size-fits-all. I don't like the idea of 'rules' since we all know that if we are told we must not do something, then that's the first thing we want to do.

All in all, it's worth reading/listening to, but remember to personalise the approach for your own precious ones.

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