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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 people found this helpful

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.

20 people found this helpful

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'.

3 people found this helpful

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 person found this helpful

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.

7 people found this helpful

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 person found this helpful

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

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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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.

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.