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  • Switch on Your Brain

  • The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health
  • By: Dr. Caroline Leaf
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 81

You are not a victim of your biology! The vast majority of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses. Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives you a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Warning! Try before you buy..

  • By Stephen Wilson on 23-05-16

Educational, but not entirely practical

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

Reviewed: 14-09-17

I thoroughly enjoyed being educated re brain chemistry and how it worked and I also value the repetition and summary, however the steps lacked any real life examples, the author could have cited one specific thought and gone through the series of steps and outcome. Hence the 3 stars

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  • Bright Lights, Dark Shadows

  • The Real Story of Abba
  • By: Carl Magnus Palm
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 26 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

An exploration of all aspects of the Abba member’s lives and careers. Amazingly detailed, it examines the group member’s family backgrounds, the pre-Abba days, the legendary 70s, the marriages, the divorces, the business ups and downs, and the post-Abba solo careers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bit boring

  • By Anna Fern on 17-12-18

Well read and absorbing

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

Reviewed: 27-04-16

A well researched biography of the group, my only complaint there was far too much info regarding their business ventures

  • The Story of Beautiful Girl

  • By: Rachel Simon
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

On a stormy night in small-town America, a couple, desperate and soaked to the skin, knock on a stranger's door. When Martha, a retired schoolteacher living a safe and conventional life, answers their knock, her world changes forever. For they are fugitives. Lynnie, a young woman with an intellectual disability, and Homan, a deaf man with only sign language to guide him, have escaped together from The School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, a brutal institution where people with disabilities are left to languish, shuttered away from the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a book that will make you feel and think

  • By Kindle Customer on 27-11-18

Beautifully crafted read

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

Reviewed: 21-07-15

This is a beautifully written story about a couple who leave A baby with an elderly widow. Twist to the story is that the couple have disabilities and are attempting to flee the home they were putt in. They unraveling story is sensitively written portraying the lives of individuals involved. This is not at all patronizing or cringe worthy, rather it is written with someone who really understands people with disabilities and those around them. It is brilliantly expressively read by Kate Reading.

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,885
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,553
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,517

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Ollie Chapman on 22-09-15

One of the best books I've read in a long time

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

Reviewed: 31-01-15

Brene Brown is a shame researcher. She recounts through her research on shame how that impacted her own life, or rather how the data she discovered hijacked her and brought her through a year of soul searching. The areas she covers are shame, wholeheartedness and of course vulnerability.

This is not a dry academic book that contains boring data and statistics, rather Brene reveals through the
Data and the areas I've mentioned above how those areas influence our lives and the lives of others.

She explains well how vulnerability is misunderstood and unpacks what can be good and bad about it, but above all why it's necessary.

As this was the audible version it was a series of talks she did. She speaks on tricky subjects with humour, compassion, sensitivity and honesty. She was not afraid to be open about her own experiences. She comes up with some great definitions too.

I loved this book because it was so unique, refreshing and above all resonates truth.

Finally you can't read this book without it touching you personally.




18 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • The Examined Life

  • By: Stephen Grosz
  • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355

We are all storytellers - through stories, we make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen. In his work as a psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last 25 years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behaviour. The Examined Life distils over 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight, without the jargon. This extraordinary book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Saffy on 13-02-13

Interesting book but does lack something

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

Reviewed: 08-01-15

This book was highly interesting and beautifully read however, I found some of the conclusions of the author wanting although I did appreciate that might be because some of these patients issues were probably complex and maybe down to the level of confidentiality required.Subject of grief came up a great deal. Some of the patients are fascinating particularly the teenage boy he saw.

I particularly liked the chapter about his father, I found that gave the book more of a human feel.

Read this only if you want an overview of the work of a psychoanalyst and their patients. As in some ways it felt more like a diary rather than a book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful