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  • The Making of a Therapist

  • A Practical Guide for the Inner Journey
  • By: Louis Cozolino
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

The difficulty and cost of training psychotherapists properly is well known. It is far easier to provide a series of classes while ignoring the more challenging personal components of training. Despite the fact that the therapist's self-insight and emotional maturity are critical for successful psychotherapy, knowledge and technical skills are the focus of most training programs. As a result, the therapist's personal growth is either marginalized or ignored. The Making of a Therapist counters this trend by offering therapists a personal account of this important inner journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure gold

  • By Anonymous User on 11-03-2019

Pure gold

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-2019

I just started my degree in Arts Therapy and this is a perfect companion. The stories and reflections make sense. Through this book I've been able to understand why I've chosen to pursue Therapy as a professional. I'm sure I'll be reading this again and again.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,257

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Read

  • By Christopher on 21-01-2018

Was OK

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

Reviewed: 07-03-2019

There were some really amazing insights and some that I already knew. There were times when enjoyed listening and others where I was being berated. Overall the book is a bit choppy and could stay on topic better (especially the chapter about cats). The author goes off on tangents and for me I find that a waste of my time.
It's still a good read, but I've read better.

  • Alien: Covenant

  • A Novel
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien adventure. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. But it is actually a dark, dangerous world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book version of movie

  • By Katie on 24-07-2017

Loved it

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Reviewed: 11-01-2019

Just like the movie, but better! I love that the novelisation expands on characters and story. However the narrators execution of female screaming is pretty funny! He's got a strange idea of what a female sounds like when in distress (you'll know when you hear him). Otherwise a good book to expand the universe

  • The Divine Comedy

  • Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso
  • By: Dante Alighieri, Stephen Wyatt
  • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, John Hurt, David Warner, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Blake Ritson, David Warner, Hattie Morahan and John Hurt star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dante's epic poem. Inferno: Thirty-five year old Dante finds himself in the middle of a dark wood, in extreme personal and spiritual crisis. Hope of rescue appears in the form of the venerable poet Virgil, now a shade himself, who offers to lead Dante on an odyssey through the afterlife, beginning in the terrifying depths of Hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, exceeded all expectations!

  • By Glenda Walters on 15-07-2018

Wow!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-2019

I discovered this through a YouTube review of the movie 1408 and the depths the "psychological horror" can delve. It spoke of the parallels between the movie and the divine comedy (which I had never heard of). I went on Wikipedia to learn more about its origins, which led me here to listen to the dramatisation.

This being written in 1308 is mind blowing! The divine comedy is rich in imagination which I did not expect. It makes a lot of literature and modern movies seem pretty sub-standard by comparison.

Despite the heavily Christian undertones (ever present) this epic is brilliant. I can see a lot of this being reflected/copied in today's works, which shows how impactful it is and will most likely continue to be.

The actors in this are amazing and the sound effects are great. I started questioning myself after reading this so I guess it's now left it's mark on me too.

If you're not religious and can put aside the religious nature of this story (like me), you will be rewarded by it's structure, story, characters and it's intended purpose (hopefully). What a wonderfully beautiful epic!

  • Alien: Sea of Sorrows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: James A. Moore, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: John Chancer, Stockard Channing, Walles Hamonde, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Set 300 years after the events of Alien: Out of the Shadows and Alien: River of Pain, Alien: Sea of Sorrows deals with the rediscovery of dormant Xenomorphs (Aliens) in the abandoned mines of LV-178, the planetoid from Alien: Out of the Shadows, which has now been terraformed and renamed New Galveston. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation, reformed after the collapse of the United Systems Military, continue their unceasing efforts to weaponise the creatures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 31-12-2018

This is SO GOOD

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-12-2018

I was hesitant thinking this won't be great because it's set 200+ years after the nostromo events. But somehow the spirit of the franchise is kept alive. If only the movies could have been as good as this!

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  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun

  • By Tenma13 on 07-08-2017

Bloody brilliant!

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Reviewed: 27-12-2018

Love these dramatic re-enactments so much! They are not only great to listen to and put you in the action, they fill in the gaps between movies.
Absolutely great voice acting!

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey. Hoop and his associates uncover a nest of Xenomorphs, and hell takes on a new meaning. Quickly they discover that their only hope lies with the unlikeliest of saviors.... Ellen Ripley, the last human survivor of the salvage ship Nostromo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • F@$KING AWESOME!

  • By Anonymous User on 25-12-2018

F@$KING AWESOME!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-12-2018

This is so good! Why can't all books be like this? No 'he said /she said/she felt' etc. Just a bunch of great voice acting with sound effects.

This style of audio book was perfect for my long drive over the holidays. It turned a 4 hr drive into a thrilling and fast experience!

Great acting, superb sound effects and really cool story. 10/10 would recommend!

Now I'll be disappointed with every other book I read.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Oz

  • The Wicked Years, Volume 4
  • By: Gregory Maguire
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 28 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Gregory Maguire's Wicked Years series became national best sellers and the basis for a hit Tony-winning Broadway musical. Now, Maguire returns with the final installment in his transformative work, a thrilling and compulsively readable saga in which the fate of Oz is decided at last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book in the series!

  • By Anonymous User on 23-12-2018

The best book in the series!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-2018

Sure Wicked was a great interpretation of OZ before Dorothy, but Out of OZ left me with goosebumps. There's not much else to say. The conclusion to the series is gripping. It's got plenty of twists and what I love is that our protagonist doesn't buy into the drama surrounding her. She's unique and powerful, and she never quite understands that, though she understands a lot of things others don't. The narration was great and draws you back into OZ. I'm sad the series has come to an end, but I know have a beautiful memory of the story. What a great way to re-invent such a treasured classic!

  • A Lion Among Men

  • The Wicked Years, Volume 3
  • By: Gregory Maguire
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

While civil war looms in Oz, a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death. Before her final hour, a figure known as Brrr - the Cowardly Lion - arrives searching for information about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West. Abandoned as a cub, his path from infancy is no Yellow Brick Road. In the wake of laws that oppress talking Animals, he avoids a jail sentence by agreeing to serve as a lackey to the warmongering Emperor of Oz.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3 down 1 to go

  • By Anonymous User on 12-12-2018

3 down 1 to go

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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: 12-12-2018

The 3rd book in the Wicked years series. Lion among men is an interesting story about espionage and the moral obligations thrust onto someone with little choice. The lion Brrr is on a constant search for who he is while the denizens of OZ are defining that for him. Alone in the world, his story is quite sad (not unlike every character in this series).
He finds himself in court and on parole on the proviso that he gains information on the whereabouts of the Grimmerie. This leads him to interview Yackle while the war between Munchkinland and the Emerald City rages.
Despite the book not being as action packed, it picks up at the end when everything starts coming together. I really enjoyed the last few chapters the most. The first part of the book was a mish mash of historic interviews from the lion and mother Yackle.
I'm glad I got through this one, now I can start the final novel!

  • Son of a Witch

  • By: Gregory Maguire
  • Narrated by: Gregory Maguire
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Ten years after the publication of Wicked, beloved novelist Gregory Maguire returns at last to the land of Oz. There he introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully, Liir is shattered in spirit as well as in form. But he is tended at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by the silent novice called Candle, who wills him back to life with her musical gifts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An alternate history of OZ

  • By Anonymous User on 10-12-2018

An alternate history of OZ

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-2018

I very much appreciated the continued story from Wicked. I did not expect to be reading from Liir's perspective, however it was very interesting to see the characters from Wicked grown and withering away. I thought Gregory Maguire did a fantastic job narrating. Many more questions are left unanswered in this book, which leaves me excited to read the rest of the series.