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A. G. Gilbert

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  • Wealth Magnet

  • By: Dolf De Roos
  • Narrated by: Dolf De Roos
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

You don't have to sell your soul to be rich. Nor do you have to sacrifice your relationships in order to build wealth. You don't even have to scrimp and save! Sure, you can get wealthy that way - but it's no fun! Fabulously wealthy people have a much better strategy for having it all: money, harmonious relationships, the right connections, the right opportunities, and more. It's not so much that they do things differently; it's that they have a different psychology.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good ideas but I wonder if they are applicable?

  • By A. G. Gilbert on 14-07-18

Good ideas but I wonder if they are applicable?

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

Reviewed: 14-07-18

I have mixed feelings about this book. Yes, I guess he is right: if you make money your life's purpose, then you should attract it. But I would not want to be him, no matter how rich he is. I would hate to spend my life obsessing about real estate deals.there must be easier ways of making a fortune than this!.

  • The Autoimmune Fix

  • How to Stop the Hidden Autoimmune Damage That Keeps You Sick, Fat, and Tired Before It Turns Into Disease
  • By: Tom O'Bryan DC CCN DACBN
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Millions of people suffer from autoimmunity whether they know it or not. The root cause of most weight gain, brain and mood problems, and fatigue, autoimmunity can take years - or even decades - for symptoms and a clear diagnosis to arise. Through years of research, Dr. Tom O'Bryan has discovered that autoimmunity is actually a spectrum, and many people experiencing general malaise are already on it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Making the complex simple

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-10-17

Stating the bleeding obvious

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

The first half of this book drove me crazy. He just waffled on and on and on without getting to the point of what his therapeutic method (a strict diet without gluten, dairy, sugar or alcohol) was all about. I hoped the second half was going to be better but I have given up without getting to the end. As someone who actually suffers from diabetes I know that it is not a trivial matter of changing your diet and it will all 'go away'. I found this book not only unhelpful but so negative in tone that it made me feel more anxious about what I put in my mouth than I think is healthy. If he has a point and people get better from his advie, then good luck to him and them. In my opinion there are better books available for example Dr Sarah Myhill's classic on chronic fatigue syndrome, which really does work, at least for me.

  • The Universe Has Your Back

  • Transform Fear into Faith
  • By: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163

In her latest book, The Universe Has Your Back, New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches listeners how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson in the book guides listeners to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security, and clear direction. The lessons help listeners relinquish the need to control so they can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A deeply comforting and inspiring book

  • By Agent Em on 04-01-17

Too much ego

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-18

This lady is convinced she has found it all. She really, really believes in herself and so she wants to remind you, at every step of the way, that she is great. Yes, she has had her difficult moments (haven't we all?) but she is really special. It is all 'I' this, 'I' that and, you know what 'I' really love myself.

So would I recommend this New York Bestseller author's book to you? Who am I to judge? If you want to be like her, then maybe this book will help you. For me it was a waste of time and money.

  • The New Rules of Marketing and PR

  • How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly
  • By: David Meerman Scott
  • Narrated by: David Meerman Scott, Sean Pratt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

The benchmark guide to marketing and PR, updated with the latest social media and marketing trends, tools, and real-world examples of success The New Rules of Marketing & PR, 4th Edition is the pioneering guide to the future of marketing, an international best seller with more than 300,000 copies sold in over 25 languages. It offers a step-by-step action plan for harnessing the power of modern marketing and PR to communicate with buyers directly, raise visibility, and increase sales.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • To simple

  • By N P Sinclair on 19-09-15

Good but could be made better for audio

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

Reviewed: 25-02-18

Would you consider the audio edition of The New Rules of Marketing and PR to be better than the print version?

Don't know as I haven't read the printed version

What about David Meerman Scott and Sean Pratt ’s performance did you like?

He speaks well but I could have done without all the boasting at the beginning.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

How to use your connections to sell lots of books

Any additional comments?

Yes. My major fault with this audio book is the lack of detail concerning chapter headings. Calling them 'chapter 1', 'Chapter 2' and so on is no help to the listener. I need to know which chapters contain what information. After all this is a reference book and not a novel.

  • Your Psychic Pathway

  • Listening to the Guiding Wisdom of Your Soul
  • By: Sonia Choquette
  • Narrated by: Sonia Choquette
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

All people are endowed with an amazing psychic ability. This natural gift can give us the power to expand our awareness, reconnect to our Higher Intelligence, and discover a personal pathway to our souls. Leading spiritual teacher Sonia Choquette has created Your Psychic Pathway: Listening to the Guiding Wisdom of Your Soul, which contains clear, inspiring, and practical guidelines for tapping the psychic powers within you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fab! :)

  • By sara on 10-02-15

Good, practical advice on developing psychic abili

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

Reviewed: 30-08-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Your Psychic Pathway to be better than the print version?

I don't have a print version but I like audio books.

What did you like best about this story?

She makes it clear that we should all be psychic.

What does Sonia Choquette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

More personal.

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

I liked her description of our various guides and angels in the unseen worlds.

Any additional comments?

Her voice takes a little getting used to if you aren't American.

  • The Power of Chi

  • Applying Far Eastern Insights for Effortless Living
  • By: Robert Pino
  • Narrated by: Robert Pino
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Drawing on his unique background in the spiritual underpinnings of success and personal fulfillment, Robert identifies specific principles for connecting with chi and the dramatic transformation it can bring. What's more, he links these principles with specific strategies and tactics for applying them every day. The Wisdom of Chi isn't a history lesson or a philosophy seminar. It's a clear-cut program for getting everything you want and deserve, with the basic energy of the universe as your personal power source!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book but not what I expected

  • By A. G. Gilbert on 16-04-17

Interesting book but not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 16-04-17

What did you like most about The Power of Chi?

I liked the insight it gave me into certain aspects of ancient Chinese philosophy. However I was expecting more in the way of exercises to enhance my Chi. It seemed to be more about psychology than energy practices but then maybe I just don't understand enough. I also felt that the early chapters were better. The later ones seemed to be more in the way of waffle to fill space.

What other book might you compare The Power of Chi to, and why?

I have books on Feng Shui and also I Ching. I guess it could compare with these.

Have you listened to any of Robert Pino’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No I haven't listened.

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

Several but I don't remember where.

  • Journey of a Lifetime

  • By: Alan Whicker
  • Narrated by: Alan Whicker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

This sumptuous book to accompany the major BBC TV series of the same name, is a glorious celebration of 50 years in front of the camera. For as long as most can remember, Whicker has roamed far and wide in search of the eccentric, the ludicrous and the socially-revealing aspects of everyday life as lived by some of the more colourful of the world's inhabitants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth downloading

  • By Michael on 19-11-09

Good in places but somewhat jaded I thought

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

Reviewed: 13-04-17

If you could sum up Journey of a Lifetime in three words, what would they be?

Old man reminisces

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Kind of fizzled out

What about Alan Whicker’s performance did you like?

He sounds tired as well he might be at his age. I am not convinced he should have read it himself. However his fans would no doubt disagree on this one.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it is not for that. It is a book to dip into, chapter by chapter.

Any additional comments?

Alan Whicker was a TV mega-star in his time. However times move on and many of his stories no longer resonate as they did when he wrote them. The world has moved on faster than he could have imagined and in a very short time. Thus his book is really a glimpse into the past, which may or may not interest the reader.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,029

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun yarn with some unexpected twists.

  • By Bad Monkey on 26-04-17

Thin on plot, needed more meat.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-17

Would you try another book written by Craig A. Falconer or narrated by James Patrick Cronin?

Possibly but he needs to learn from this one. His characterisation was weak, as was his protagonist. Not much action and little activity from the antagonist. In addition the plot was meagre, if intriguing. I would recommend more activity, more conflict and some love interest, There was none of this at all.

What was most disappointing about Craig A. Falconer’s story?

It was so slow and almost nothing seemed to happen. We expect more action in Syfy and it should be less plain-sailing for the protagonist. He seemed to get his own way at every point even though he comes over as a wimp. That is not believable.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

At the beginning when his publicist introduces herself for the first time. She was undoubtedly his best character.

Did Not Alone inspire you to do anything?

No.

Any additional comments?

I presume this is a self-published, first novel. It's a shame he didn't have a competent editor to advise him as the underlying idea for the book was good. It just needed more fleshing out, more action and better characterisation. A good editor could have advised on tis.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Get Out of Your Own Way

  • How to Overcome Any Obstacle in Your Life
  • By: Larry Winget
  • Narrated by: Larry Winget
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

You think you know what you want in life. You've tried to achieve those things. But if you still don't have them, the culprit may be closer than you think. In this perspective-altering program, the world-renowned Pitbull of Personal Development(tm), Larry Winget, exposes the things you are doing right now to unknowingly prevent your own success in the most important areas of your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • harsh but true

  • By Tanya on 08-11-16

Rubbish

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

Reviewed: 16-09-16

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you are looking for a book on self-improvement, this is a waste of time. All the guy does is rant like a school teacher telling off naughty children. Waste of money.

What could Larry Winget have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Get a life

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Larry Winget?

I wouldn't

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None that I could tell

Any additional comments?

Get a job Larry and don't pretend to be a guru.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Prosperity Consciousness

  • How to Tap Your Unlimited Wealth
  • By: Fredric Lehrman
  • Narrated by: Fredric Lehrman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Are you willing to be wealthy? To your conscious mind, that may sound like a strange question. But deeply ingrained subconscious beliefs may be holding you back from what you consciously desire. When your thoughts are in conflict, your results will be inconsistent at best, and failure will tend to win out over success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent advice

  • By A. G. Gilbert on 28-07-16

Excellent advice

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

Reviewed: 28-07-16

What made the experience of listening to Prosperity Consciousness the most enjoyable?

There are many books on positive thinking, how to attract wealth and self-development. This title was not the usual vague advice from people who like to boast of their wealth. It was very practical in its methodology,. I am now going to try out the techniques he suggests. I am sure this will produce very positive results.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not that sort of book.

What about Fredric Lehrman’s performance did you like?

It was well narrated. Of course some of the banking ideas are a little dated in this world of internet banking. However that won't matter much. In fact it makes implementation of his advice on setting up multiple accounts, very much easier.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me feel optimistic about the future. It helps me feel more positive that I can achieve my goals.

Any additional comments?

One of the better titles from Nightingale-Conant.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful