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  • Strength in Stillness

  • The Power of Transcendental Meditation
  • By: Bob Roth
  • Narrated by: Bob Roth
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53

Bob Roth is one of the world's most sought-after teachers of transcendental meditation - a highly effective form of meditation that goes beyond mindfulness to produce a deeper and long-lasting sense of peace. Every day we face a growing epidemic of stress. People of every race, age and income all make the same confession: 'I am so stressed'. There is a simple practice that dramatically changes how we respond to life's stresses: the Transcendental Meditation technique.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really misleading, should have known better before

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-03-19

A superb outline of the benefits of meditation

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

What did you like most about Strength in Stillness?

The book discusses the use of meditation in today's frenetic world to relieve the effects of stress. Its main focus is on TM, Transcendental Meditation. However, it does not teach the practice, which needs to be learnt from a teacher.

What other book might you compare Strength in Stillness to, and why?

There are numerous other books on meditation. This is succinct and is without philosophy.

Which character – as performed by Bob Roth – was your favourite?

This is not a fictional book.

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

The testimonies of folk who have benefitted from the technique.

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  • The Hanging Girl

  • Department Q, Book 6
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 699

In the middle of a hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Mørck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague working on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive at first, but then he receives some shocking news. Carl then has no choice but to lead Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious 17-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator???

  • By Alexandra Allan on 16-12-15

Why change the narrator

2 out of 5 stars
1 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Revert back to the previous narrator

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hanging Girl?

LIke others, I gave up due to the narration.

How could the performance have been better?

By having Stephen Pacey , the previous narrator. ( There is a theme here!)

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

Disappointment.....yes the narration

Any additional comments?

Bring back Stephen Pacey. I will not buy all future books with this narrator.