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  • NLP Master's Handbook

  • The 21 Neuro Linguistic Programming & Mind Control Techniques That Will Change Your Mind and Life Forever
  • By: Ramit Gupta
  • Narrated by: Daniel Hawking
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Have you ever had a memory that, when brought up again, brings out the worst emotions in you? Perhaps it's an overwhelming sense of fear that you feel, despair, grief, or embarrassment. It takes control of your current self, and although the experience happened yesterday, a year ago, or even a decade ago, the vividness of that memory has a huge impact on how you perceive the world today. What if you could rewrite that memory and associate new feelings with it? Would you choose to be happy with, satisfied with, or even entertained by that memory instead?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of a credit

  • By jane on 15-06-17

Waste of a credit

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

Reviewed: 15-06-17

This book is a waste of a credit - it contains nothing that isn't explained much better else where.

  • Not My Father's Son

  • A Family Memoir
  • By: Alan Cumming
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015

Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. That man was Alan's father, Alex Cumming. Alex was the dark, enigmatic heart of Cumming family life. But he was not the only mystery. Alan's maternal grandfather, Tommy Darling, had disappeared to the Far East after the Second World War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An extraordinary memoir

  • By Katherine on 06-11-14

Sad - Wonderful - True !

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

Reviewed: 10-11-15

What more can I say - just read the book - I am here on a close Tuesday morning in England with tears running down my face as I listen to this incredible book. My tears are also for the two boys who had a horrible. Child hood and the hope that everyone who has suffered in this way comes to the same peace - it is. NEVER the fault of the child !!!
I am so glad that this story has a great conclusion many who have suffered the same do not. It to Alan Cumming credit that he share how to thrive after surviving get help and share with loved ones.........A honour to have read this book - Thank you.

  • Jeremy Poldark: Poldark, Book 3

  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Cornwall, 1790. Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life. Accused of wrecking two ships, he is to stand trial at the Bodmin Assizes. Despite their stormy married life, Demelza has tried to rally support for her husband. But there are enemies in plenty who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not least George Warleggan, the powerful banker whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cliff hanger! When are the rest coming !!

  • By jane on 13-04-15

Cliff hanger! When are the rest coming !!

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

Reviewed: 13-04-15

These excellent books go on beyond the third book which this is - when can we get all the follow ups on Audible ?
For those of us who find print hard to see we are left waiting to find out what happens next!
Come on Audible get the next ones recorded !!!!
Soon please!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bridget Jones

  • Mad About the Boy
  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 905
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 908

With her hotly anticipated third instalment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget's life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous email CC, total lack of twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A mixed reading/listening experience!

  • By Ann D on 07-11-13

Don't bother!

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

Reviewed: 14-10-13

Would you try another book written by Helen Fielding or narrated by Samantha Bond?

No. I hated this book.

What was most disappointing about Helen Fielding’s story?

There was no story! Just totally predictable Bridget's search for another man, Mark having died.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

None.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Regret for spending my money on this rubbish!

Any additional comments?

If you're thinking of buying the new book about Bridget Jones don't bother get out your old ones! They were of there time - funny and new. Not so this resurrection of Bridget - I wonder what prompted this book? Ill thought out and just plain rubbish - save your money!

25 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • Navel Gazing

  • One Woman’s Quest for a Size Normal
  • By: Anne H. Putnam
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cannon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

For anyone who's ever avoided the mirror, skipped swimming or got stuck in a dress in a changing room... Almost every woman worries about her weight. For Anne H Putnam, it became unavoidable: by the age of seventeen she weighed over twenty stone and had tried everything, from dieting to fat camp to wearing big t-shirts. When she decided to have weight-loss surgery, she thought everything would change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Weight loss surgery not that quick fix

  • By jane on 18-02-13

Weight loss surgery not that quick fix

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-13

I loved this book. It tells all about how being fat feels and how weight loss surgery seems to be the answer. It gives a true prospective on how you feel and what happens to your body afterwards. The fixes you need for loose skin that are not fixes that leave you with scars which need as much hiding as the fat did and the worse thing is you can still put weight on!

This could be my story and many other weight loss surgery patients - well written with a voice of honesty and a sense of fun. A must read. Thank you!

  • From a Clear Blue Sky

  • Surviving the Mountbatten Bomb
  • By: Timothy Knatchbull
  • Narrated by: Timothy Knatchbull
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

On the August bank holiday weekend in 1979, 14-year-old Timothy Knatchbull went out on a boat trip off the shore of Mullaghmore in County Sligo, Ireland. It was a trip that would cost four lives – and change his own forever. The IRA bomb that exploded in their boat killed Knatchbull's grandfather Lord Mountbatten, his grandmother Lady Brabourne, his twin brother Nicholas, and local teenager Paul Maxwell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tough story, beautifully told

  • By Caroline on 22-08-11

Excellent informative listen .

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-12

This book is about one man comming to terms with the loss of significant family members (this family happens to be Lord Mountbatten's) it is told by his twin grandson who survived the bombing and explores the loss and affects of those loses (one of whom is his twin brother) on himself and the undercurrents and politics that surround the incident . I listened to this book from beginning to end in one sitting! Excellent would highly recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful