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Phoebus Weebus

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  • Women Who Run with the Wolves

  • Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
  • By: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Narrated by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

Drawing from her work as a psychoanalyst and cantadora (keeper of old stories), Dr. Estes uses myths and folktales to illustrate how societies systematically strip away the feminine spirit. Through an exploration into the nature of the wild woman archetype, Dr. Estes helps listeners rediscover and free their own wild nature.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not the full book!!

  • By Jessica on 08-08-18

the best book I’ve ever listened to

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

Reviewed: 16-11-18

Life changing, inspiring. The stories and the wisdom and the kindness with which it is delivered. I loved this and will be purchasing more of her work. Thank you

  • Our Little Secret

  • By: Claudia Carroll
  • Narrated by: Karen Cogan, Sophie Harkness, Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

A sparkling story about what happens when you let someone into your life...but they turn out to want more than you'd bargained for! Sarah Dee has the perfect life. A high-flying job in a law firm, a beautiful daughter and a house to die for. So how does she find herself looking in through the kitchen window while another woman enjoys it all?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Lavinia Sanders on 08-09-18

Overexplaining to pad things out

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

Reviewed: 15-06-18

Good idea for a story but under developed over explained and too much detail of what people are doing or eating or seeing - irrelevant details. Also characters oversimplified. Villain and victim with no subtlety. I really wish I could find some intelligent fiction that is fun to listen to.

  • Mating in Captivity

  • Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

When you love someone, how does it feel? And when you desire someone, how is it different? In Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel looks at the story of sex in committed couples. Modern romance promises it all - a lifetime of togetherness, intimacy and erotic desire. In reality, it's hard to want what you already have. Our quest for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion. And often, the very thing that got us to into our relationships - lust - is the one thing that goes missing from them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning: this book might change your life.

  • By Phoebus Weebus on 30-05-18

Warning: this book might change your life.

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

Reviewed: 30-05-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it was thought provoking and full of knowledge gained Esther's years of experience, listening to and helping couples. I found this book very challenging and advise listening with your partner rather than trying to relay the information - you might have a lot you might want to talk about! A great book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Moominpappa at Sea

  • By: Tove Jansson
  • Narrated by: Hugh Dennis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

If you haven't met a Moomin yet, you're in for the most magical fun! The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Tove Jansson's endearing classic, Moominpappa at Sea, read with warmth (and some lively character voices) by the comedian Hugh Dennis. A Moomintroll is small and shy and fat, and has a Moominpappa and a Moominmamma. Moomins live in the forests of Finland. One day Moominpappa is feeling at a loss.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A darker Moomin...

  • By Belinda45 on 28-01-15

Not just for kids

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

Reviewed: 30-05-18

These Moomin books are delightful to listen to and can be enjoyed by children and adults. The characters are wonderful and the settings of the stories are magical. Hugh Dennis does a great job narrating - especially his use of different accents for the characters. There are universal themes running through the stories about being the hero, feeling abandoned etc... So beautifully written and a quality production.

  • A Tale for the Time Being

  • By: Ruth Ozeki
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ozeki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602

Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. She suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into an enchanting mystery. In a small cafe in Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao Yasutani is navigating the challenges thrown up by modern life. In the face of cyber-bullying, the mysteries of a 104-year-old Buddhist nun and great-grandmother, and the joy and heartbreak of family, Nao is trying to find her own place - and voice - through a diary.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit of a struggle

  • By Andy Parsons on 24-11-13

beautiful

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

Reviewed: 30-05-18

Heard about this author and book via secular buddhist Stephen Batchelor - another great writer. This is very beautifully written and cleverly constructed. I really liked the characters and it was very thought provoking - one i will listen to again.

  • Thirst

  • By: Kerry Hudson
  • Narrated by: Yolanda Kettle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

The beginning of a relationship is usually all about getting to know each other. Not so for Dave and Alena. He's from London; she's from Siberia. They meet in a slick Bond Street department store, where she's up to no good, and it's his job to catch her. So begins an unlikely relationship between two people with pasts, with secrets. But despite everything they don't have in common, they’re still fighting for a future together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Patricia Grundy on 31-07-15

Good idea

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

Reviewed: 30-05-18

The main characters were very likeable and believable but there was just a little bit too much description of their surroundings and the moments of 'will they won't they' were all bit too drawn out and too repetitive. Also I felt that a couple of things were just not believable and just used to ramp up the drama which it didn't need. On the whole a good idea but a bit overdramatic for me. Great performance by Yolanda Kettle though.

  • The Power of Archetypes

  • How to Use Universal Symbols to Understand Your Behavior and Reprogram Your Subconscious
  • By: Marie D. Jones
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 6

Deep within your mind is a realm filled with powerful symbols that drive your thoughts, behaviors, and actions - often without your knowledge. This is the hidden world of archetypes, universal symbols responsible for who you are, how the world sees you, and what you believe about yourself and your life's purpose. The Power of Archetypes will help you identify, understand, and work with the archetypes that exist beyond your conscious awareness to create your reality "behind the scenes".

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • if the person reading the book sounds bored...

  • By Phoebus Weebus on 27-05-18

if the person reading the book sounds bored...

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

Reviewed: 27-05-18

Come on Audible, how about a little quality control. I cannot rate the actual book because the performance is beyond terrible. i started to become convinced this is a robot reading this. I am getting fed up of returning books because they have terrible 'performances'. the new stuff produced by audible is actually the worst culprit. I think I'm done with my subscription.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Buddhism Without Beliefs

  • By: Stephen Batchelor
  • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Demystifing the tenets of Buddhism, this introduction to the Buddhist religion explains, without jargon or obscure terminology, the essential elements of its teachings, presents ways to work toward awakening, and examines Buddhism's relevance in Western culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, filled with insight

  • By A. M. Koch on 24-03-17

A must listen

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

Reviewed: 29-01-18

Beautiful from start to finish. So much to consider and contemplate when listening that I will be listening multiple times. I can’t recommend it enough.

  • The Little Book of Big Change

  • The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit
  • By: Amy Johnson PhD
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Mary Carthy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Little changes can make a big, big difference! In The Little Book of Big Change, psychologist Amy Johnson shows you how to rewire your brain and overcome your bad habits - once and for all. No matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it. Drawing on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality, this book will show you that you are not your habits. Rather, your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that is easily reversed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The mechanics of real change

  • By MrTrader on 06-08-16

good book but terrible production on audio

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

not the audio version. it sounds like its been cut and pasted together. horrible annoying digital glitchy sounds are very distracting when trying to take in important information.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Little Book of Big Change?

the information is really good.

How could the performance have been better?

without all the funny editing noises that make it sound like it was cut and pasted together.

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

i got annoyed with the performance.

Any additional comments?

buy the kindle version or a hard copy.

0 of 8 people found this review helpful