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  • The 3-Day Effect

  • By: Florence Williams
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

The 3-Day Effect is a look at the science behind why being in the wild for a minimum of three days can make us happier, healthier and more creative. Whether it’s rafting down Utah’s Green River, backpacking in Colorado wilderness or strolling through Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., scientists are finding that immersions in nature can reduce anxiety, enhance creativity and boost overall well-being.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We need more of this

  • By Chris F on 30-10-18

I loved this

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Reviewed: 15-10-18

I really enjoyed this series and listened to them all in quick succession. Florence Williams takes us on a fascinating journey hearing how nature can positively impact upon people who need to rebalance or heal.

23 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Braving the Wilderness

  • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 900

'True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.' Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarisation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-10-17

Living wisdom

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Reviewed: 27-01-18

Listened to this book twice so far, and plenty more to learn from the riches within.
'Strong back, soft front, wild heart'

  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,684

Listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of mystery and suffering that surround the process - and showing us all just how easy it can be. By sharing stories from her own life as well as from her friends and the people who have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring listen

  • By Red Nell on 28-09-15

Fabulous book

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Reviewed: 26-05-17

I have been practising as an artist for over 20 years and this book captures so much of i felt to be true in my life of the struggles and misconceptions of what it means to be creative.

  • Prodigal Summer

  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives in southern Appalachia. At the heart of these intertwined narratives is a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches them from an isolated mountain cabin where she is caught off-guard by Eddie Bondo, a young hunter who comes to invade her most private spaces and her solitary life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • truly beautiful

  • By Geoffb on 02-12-07

truly beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-07

This is my third Kingsolver book and I have to admit that after listening to this wonderful audiobook that I will now be going on read everything she has written.
Prodigal Summer is a rich, complex tale that is expressed with great insight into our humanity and the larger world of which are such an integral part. Kingsolver is a very gifted narrator and to let her words wash over me during this telling - well for me I could ask for nothing more.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful