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  • Guided Meditations

  • Escape Into a World of Imagination
  • By: Richard Latham
  • Narrated by: Jane Warren
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

These easy-to-follow guided meditations involves beautifully crafted stories with music and natural sound effects. Each track will lead you into a deep state of relaxation, where you tap into the wonderful power of meditation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very relaxing and good guidance

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-05-14

Only OK

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-10

I'm looking for some nice gently guided meditations but these I find quite hard to follow. There are 3 different ones but each have there own little annoying features that I just couldn't get past. The background noise is quite loud, almost like the voice of the narrator and the background noise are competing. I'm going to keep these meditations but I'm going to look for new ones....I don't think I'll be doing them again unless I'm stuck.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Developing Your Own Psychic Powers

  • By: John Edward
  • Narrated by: John Edward
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

On this remarkable audio program, internationally-acclaimed psychic medium John Edward brings you a wealth of information that will help you develop your own psychic powers. The topics he discusses include Meditations, Psychic Self-Defense, Angels and Guides, Unleashing Your Psychic Potential, Psychic Tools in the Workplace, and How to Conduct a Psychic Session.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Combines all his psychic development work

  • By Therese on 13-08-10

Combines all his psychic development work

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-10

I wish I had've known before I bought the other 2 John Edward Psychic Development audiobooks that this one encompasses them all and has extra on doing psychic readings etc. Then I could've simply bought this book and not wasted my time going through each chapter listening to him and thinking 'I've heard all this already'. So on the whole, this book is fantastic. It covers everything you need to know when embarking on psychic development. I love his no crap attitude - you either listen to his advice or you don't, it's no skin off his nose. In this book he covers meditation, meeting your guides, angels, psychic protection, getting started on your psychic journey, doing readings, and most importantly the responsibilities and power you hold and you must be aware of when embarking on this work.
I wish I had've known all this before. Because the description doesn't tell you this is the only reason I've given it 4/5 and not 5/5.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

  • By: Robin Sharma
  • Narrated by: Robin Sharma
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is an inspiring parable about a lawyer, Julian Mantle, whose out-of-balance life provokes a spiritual crisis. As he journeys to an ancient culture, he gains powerful and practical wisdom. The story offers a step-by-step approach to a life of balance, courage, abundance, and joy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I so wanted to enjoy this book

  • By Therese on 13-08-10

I so wanted to enjoy this book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-10

The premise of this book is great. A high flying, fast living attorney has a heartache and wakes up to the fact that he has to change his life. He searches for the secrets of happiness, contentment and personal enlightenment. After he finds the answers, he returns to impart this new knowledge with others - the first being the author of this book who used to be his protege. The parables and metaphors are engaging and the lessons being taught are valuable and insightful but oh my God I found the author to be so irritating. The subject of the book is about finding enlightenment and he constantly makes unfunny stupid jokes that you find yourself constantly cringing at. And even the 'monk' thinks his jokes are ridiculous. Unfortunately I found myself wanting this book to be over as quickly as possible because the awkward jokes and silly statements and questions posed by the author were really getting on my nerves. So purchase this with the knowledge that you might finish it with a feeling of relief thinking 'thank God that's over'.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Many Lives, Many Masters

  • The True Story of a Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and Past-Life Therapy
  • By: Brian L. Weiss M.D.
  • Narrated by: Brian L. Weiss M.D.
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Dr. Brian Weiss is a highly respected psychiatrist from the mainstream of the medical establishment. Catherine is one of his most difficult cases, a 27-year-old woman racked by phobias and anxieties. In the course of Catherine's treatment, Dr. Weiss makes a startling discovery. Under hypnosis, she recollects, in vivid detail, events from past lives ranging from the prehistoric times and ancient Egypt to the 20th century and the fires of World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!!

  • By Jordana Meazza on 12-03-15

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-10

I got this book after listening to 'Through Time into Healing' but it really didn't matter. In this book Weiss focuses on Catherine, his breakthrough patient, through which he learned all about past lives and what happens when we die. I loved this book because not only does he tell us what happens with his patient but he dually focuses on the impact of these discoveries on him and how they affected his life day to day and overall. The book is short. I was left thirsty for more. This is a good thing because there is no fancy narrative or unnecessary padding - just the facts as he saw/sees them....told in a most empathic and friendly way. I would highly recommend this book for the curious scientist and anyone interested in finding out about past lives.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Through Time Into Healing

  • By: Brian L. Weiss
  • Narrated by: Brian L. Weiss
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Brian Weiss made headlines with his ground-breaking research on past life therapy in Many Lives, Many Masters. Now, based on his extensive clinical experience, he builds on time-tested techniques of psychotherapy, revealing how regression to past lifetimes provides the necessary breakthrough to healing mind, body, and soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book ...

  • By Liz Rees on 09-02-15

Fascinating!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-10

I loved this book. If you are at all interested in finding out more about past lives, Dr. Brian Weiss is the best place to start. His story is amazing....how he came to discover regression through hypnotherapy and the benefits that it can have for people is extraordinary. I'm particularly interested in his material as he never believed or even thought about past lives before he happened upon it in his therapy sessions. This book is too short as you really get into listening to peoples stories....I was disappointed when it was over. I'd highly recommend this to people.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guide

  • A Meditation Journey
  • By: Steven Farmer
  • Narrated by: Steven Farmer
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Based on his book Animal Spirit Guides, this audiobook by Steven D. Farmer takes you on a meditation journey where you'll contact the animal spirit guide that will best help you find answers to your questions and concerns. In this fascinating program, you'll also find a description of what animal spirit guides, totem animals, and power animals are; how they assist you as oracles in everyday life; and other ways you can connect with them for support and advice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love this!

  • By Therese on 25-07-10

Love this!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-10

A short easy explanation with a lovely gentle meditation in the second part. Stephen Farmer has a lovely voice and is very easy to listen to and follow.....I loved this meditation and I would recommend it to anyone interested in this area.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How Starbucks Saved My Life

  • A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else
  • By: Michael Gates Gill
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

In his 50s, Michael Gates Gill had it all: a big house in the suburbs, a loving family, and a top job at an ad agency with a six-figure salary. By the time he turned 60, he had lost everything except his Ivy League education and his sense of entitlement. First, he was downsized at work. Next, an affair ended his 20-year marriage. Then, he was diagnosed with a slow-growing brain tumor, prognosis undetermined. Around the same time, his girlfriend gave birth to a son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart warming and thought provoking, loved it.

  • By Ross on 15-05-16

Really Excellent Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-10

I love starbucks. I'm a coffee fiend....and I also love a great feel good true story. I was dubious about this book but found the title intriguing. How could Starbucks save someone's life? Well I found out. This book is well written. The narrator does a great job of making you believe that he's really working in the store or at the train station or in a scary meeting. You get a great insight into the workings of behind the scenes at your local coffee shop. What this book showed me was how much of a snob we all are when it comes to working in service industries or when it comes to working for "the man" - giving into commercialism more than by just buying a coffee. The truth is we are all snobs, and most people can't afford to be. The author learns this the hard way but changes his life for the better in the end. I will definitely listen to this again soon!

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  • The Accidental Billionaires

  • The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
  • By: Ben Mezrich
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost, and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More interesting than reading facebook

  • By R. Clegg on 21-09-10
  • The Accidental Billionaires
  • The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
  • By: Ben Mezrich
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain

Don't be deceived - This is really dull!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-10

I was so disappointed with this book. I'm a Ben Mezrich fan and loved Bringing down the House and the movie 21. He's a wizard when it comes to telling stories about the nerdy intelligent geek coming good and turning the tables on everyone. But this - woeful. The story of the invention of Facebook is interesting but it's not James Bond. And no amount of purple prose will inject into it the excitement it needs to make it a truly thrilling book. The subject matter is not life and death, and Ben does a bad job of trying to convince the reader that it is. I found my interest waning half way through and struggled to finish but I did in the end. If this story was told in a more factual, less embellished (just to make it exciting) kind of way it would've worked as a book in itself. This will be a better movie than a work of literary art!

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  • Garlic and Sapphires

  • The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
  • By: Ruth Reichl
  • Narrated by: Ruth Reichl
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Garlic and Sapphires is Ruth Reichl's riotous account of the many disguises she employs to dine anonymously. There is her stint as Molly Hollis, a frumpy blond with manicured nails and an off-beige Armani suit that Ruth takes on when reviewing Le Cirque. The result: her famous double review of the restaurant: first she ate there as Molly; and then as she was coddled and pampered on her visit there as Ruth, New York Times food critic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you love food, you'll love this!

  • By Therese on 29-03-10

If you love food, you'll love this!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-10

This is a fantastic insight into the wonderful world of food journalism, restaurants and class wars. As a budding food writer who is obsessed with cooking it, eating it, dining out, reading about it...I'm always on the look out for a new novel about food. I also love memoirs and factual books so this is a marriage made in heaven. I would love to be a restaurant reviewer myself so this book lets you know the positives and the many negatives that come along with the gig! The only quibble I have is with the author narrating the audio book. She had a very annoying habit of giving all the other female characters in the novel the exact same droning laboured deep voice to depict age. I know it's part of the narrator's job to do the voices but I think a different narrator would've helped move this story along with more of a flow. But in all a "sapphire" of a read.

  • Little Women

  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Whilst their father is fighting in the American Civil War, four sisters and their mother struggle to survive with help from a wealthy neighbour. Each girl has to overcome their own individual battles which range from short temper to the contraction of scarlet fever. Each will bring the family closer together or further apart. The story tells of their progression into womanhood and how they cope with the competitive romance of the neighbour's grandson and his tutor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic. Worth a listen

  • By Therese on 29-03-10

A Classic. Worth a listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-10

This classic novel is well worth a listen. The narrator has a lovely voice with a nice American accent (I was just imagining the author herself reading to me). You really can't beat a classic novel to bring you back to your childhood when you first read it and were affected by it...that's how I felt anyway. Little Women is an audio book not to be missed.