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Unfortunately

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-20

Unfortunately it can’t be downloaded due to it saying - download corrupted - the only way to listen is to stream it.

Oh dear

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-20

It’s a book of not very well written summaries of other people’s work.

The other reviews seem to have come from a similar source.

Narration is like a robot.

It’s as if this was written and published by the author.

Awful waste of time.

The. Key to the fabled mystery is unlocked

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-20

Although it may come across as fragmented, look beyond the finger pointing to the stars. There is much to glean from the master of versatile prose.

Narration is beyond extraordinary

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 17-09-19

There’s nothing to dislike.

Anne Hathaway’s narration is, by far, the best I’ve heard.
She sounds like she enjoyed reading the book.

As is often the case - the book exceeds the film.

It’s a fun cheery listen.

Enjoy!

Oh dear

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-19

First prize for worse narration.
The narrator sounds like he’s yelling at the mic from a different room.
The story is a classic.
Although the price is very low the audio is that bad - the narrator needs to go.

It’s favourite to either read the book or listen to it using TTS.

It can’t be overstated how dreadful the narrator is.

Great book, however

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

Reviewed: 12-08-19

I first read this book as a kid and have read it many times since.
However, this audiobook is heavily abridged it’s about 1/3 of the hard copy.

It’s okay, but it should have been completed.

Thought provoking

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-12-18

The author is very sure of his beliefs, which is fine, though the book could be read as didactic. Or rather, misread.

There’s many interesting ideas and concepts from ancient times to modernity, especially from the stoics.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book even though I found myself disagreeing with much of what he says. However, it’s the areas that I don’t concur with that I found most rewarding as it challenged and left me pondering deep questions.

Such books are good for ones own growth and self introspection.

An enjoyable, satisfying and thought provoking book.
I’ve ordered many of the books Derren mentioned.

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If you found this great advice...

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Reviewed: 30-11-18

...then you had lousy parenting.
I painfully went through the whole book, believing, after all there are many great reviews, that the ah hah moment would arrive.
It didn’t happen. I found this book immensely frustrating.
What’s happening to the world when such books make it into the adult world. (Kings new clothes?)

The narrator is superb, though I felt sorry for her having to read the bleeding obvious.

A place for everything and everything in its place ... dad lived by that and even when he was bed bound, he still knew where everything was.

Chuck out what you don’t need. Needs v wants. You know the stuff.

The ole chestnut. Just Do It. Reading won’t do it for you.

We all know a clean, clear area equates to clearer thinking.

Save your money and buy something enjoyable.

I feel mean not writing a better review. But it won’t change your life. It won’t change a lightbulb, unless you need the book to stand on.

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One mans story

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-10-18

Although a lot of hard graft has gone into this book. And we’re all looking for a simple solution. This book, if taken seriously, will cause some truly ill people a false sense of hope.

It’s concerning that those in a dark period may adhere to the subjective advice and ruin their life.

It’s true, doctors to hand out pills to too many who are not clinically disabled through depression.

Having witnessed a family member commit suicide and her father fighting depression, his medication is keeping him balanced and alive.

One time he had a church tell him he was cured through their prayer meeting. The very next day he was in a police cell due to the consequences of not taking his medication for depression.

The change from the original diagnosis after taking medication enabled him to live a full life. Due to stopping his meds’ he lost his home, wife and children.

Read the book, but please do not put blind faith into one mans misdiagnosis. It’s not an exact science, though it is a life saving one. My brother is still alive today, only because of medical intervention.

I too wrote off big pharma as snake oil. Yet here in England the research by NICE and the university’s is deep and thorough.

The book could cause unintentional and unneeded suffering.

A good support network, though great as it is, everyone has an opinion, everyone reads the latest on the internet, the latest greatest book of the moment. Meanwhile the poor person suffering from depression gets more confused and being vulnerable will try to pleasing everyone’s opinion whilst in internal agony.

It’s an enjoyable read but one mans misdiagnosis has to be seen as a subjective opinion of what the authors bias is.

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An Antidote to Modern Life!,

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-11-08

Finding Happiness is one of those rare gems of a book that serenely guides you through the trials of modern day life.
Father Jamison has an excellent delivery and is a highly skilled orator. As with Finding Sanctuary it has been a blessing to read the book and listen to the download.

Father Jamison takes the reader hand in hand to genuine inner joy. \"Are monks happy?\" His reply, \"They are not unhappy.\" That grabbed me straight away, along with his question about having a happy death! Having never thought about death being happy, on the rare occasions I think about death. I realised that to have a happy death, equates to having a happy and fulfilled life.

With his profound insights, and effective communication, this book remarkably mirrors humanities embedded condition. With such elegance, we're guided through many of the reasons that make us unhappy.



Ultimately the dark clouds dissipate, opening the door to inner happiness, if you so choose..

I pray that this also blesses you and sets you on a new track, as we pilgrim through life.



This book is of a solid foundation to make a significant change in your life. Its timing in this troubled era is perfect.

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