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  • Rising Strong

  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 194

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Rising Strong, written and read by Brené Brown. The physics of vulnerability is simple: if we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and Rising Strong our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Whole hearted in training

  • By Holly on 06-07-2018

Inspiring and resonant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-2018

Brene writes from the heart with wit, strength and wisdom. The values she talks about in this book resonate strongly with my own... taking steps and finding courage to always be open to experiences, no matter how tough.

  • Braving the Wilderness

  • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064

'True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.' Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarisation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent . started it again as soon as i finished

  • By Tracey on 16-10-2017

Intense and thought provoking

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-2018

Brene writes from her heart. She sounds strong and her words are full of her own conviction. Powerful food for thought, though for someone like myself, it will take more than one pass to digest what she has to say and reinterpret it in my own way. Certainly worth a read if you are a seeker of truth and finding yourself.

  • Focused Forward

  • Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD
  • By: James M. Ochoa LPC
  • Narrated by: James M. Ochoa
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

James M. Ochoa, LPC, goes beyond the management and scheduling techniques most ADHD books focus on to deal with what really holds so many ADHD-ers back - the emotional fallout of ADHD. He helps listeners identify, manage, and alleviate symptoms of a PTSD-like condition he calls emotional distress syndrome, with practical, proven advice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and relatable

  • By Amanda on 18-03-2018

Enjoyable and relatable

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-2018

I need to listen again to actually get any concrete use from this, but it was good the first time around so I am happy to do so. As someone who is still trying to understand the condition and its role in their own life, it's a lot to take in, however there are many subjects that resonated with me. True words in the book though: take what you need and leave the rest. As far as narration goes, it was okay, but perhaps a little monotonous at times, I had trouble staying attentive... but maybe that's just me. His repetition of "parentheses" phrases was comical at first but got a little grating after a while. I suppose that's what happens when reading quite literally aloud though. Worth a listen or a read for those trying to figure themselves out.

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  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

  • Your Ultimate Brain-Body Makeover
  • By: Daniel G. Amen MD
  • Narrated by: Daniel G. Amen MD
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

Dr. Amen and his colleagues guide listeners step by step to fit, energized, and youthful bodies - while achieving optimal brain health along the way. Based on current insights, many pioneered at the Amen Clinics, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body teaches us how to: determine our brain type; reach and maintain ideal weight; reduce stress; strengthen the immune system; sharpen memory; and increase willpower and eliminate food cravings to achieve exercise and diet goals.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Condescending

  • By Amanda on 13-03-2018

Condescending

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-2018

Reminded me far too much of a fabricated daytime talkshow. A poor way to present and could not resonate with the content while they were talking. No thanks.

  • Never Binge Again

  • Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person
  • By: Glenn Livingston PhD
  • Narrated by: Roger Baker
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

If you struggle with binge eating, emotional eating, stress eating, or if you repeatedly manage to lose weight only to gain it all back, you may be approaching things with the wrong mindset. Most contemporary thought on overeating and bingeing focuses on healing and self-love. But people who've overcome food and weight issues often report it was more like capturing and caging a rabid dog than learning to love their inner child.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of space

  • By Anonymous User on 21-01-2019

No thanks.

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-2018

Awful narration, grating and annoying and unhelpful. Could not finish or resonate with the concepts in this rubbish.

  • Wild

  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an 1100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. After her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than an idea: vague, outlandish, and full of promise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Up there with into the wild.

  • By Luke on 30-01-2015

Loved It. Total inspiration!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-2017

Well written, entertaining, relatable, even if I've never hiked alone in my life. I sure want to. Seems totally legit and I was riveted for the whole thing. Thanks for the adventure. Great work on the narrator's part too, makes me imagine it really was the author.

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  • Women with Attention Deficit Disorder

  • By: Sari Solden MS
  • Narrated by: Sari Solden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

In this 150-minute program, Sari Solden, a psychotherapist, writer, and internationally known pioneer in the field of women with Attention Deficit Disorder, explores the unique way in which women experience life with ADHD. In her poetic and warm style, Sari poignantly leads the listener through the shame and hiding that accompanies these challenges for women who often have difficulty meeting society’s role expectations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for helping deal with self-acceptance

  • By Katie Katie Book Listener on 10-01-2018

Not bad but not great.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-2017

Didn't mind the voice recording but disliked the actor voices and background soundtrack. It became extremely confusing to listen to her words at some points over the talk or music. I also found it difficult to relate to many of the scenarios due to personal thought patterns and a totally different inner voice to what the actors were saying.

Much of it felt very contrived and false, and while this is not really a high quality drama on the big screen, it was still off-putting due to lack of authenticity in the actor's voices.

Perhaps it's just my personal preference that I would rather listen to the author/reader describe the things as opposed to turning it into some kind of radio drama. That technique might work for some, but not me unfortunately.

I did gain a little more insight into the condition from the content in general however, and I'm grateful for that.