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surprisingly amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-2020

This surprisingly turned a topic that has the potential to be very boring into something fun, exciting and original. I felt compelled to listen to the next installment after each episode. In short, amazing!

Glad I listened to the end

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-06-2020

This series started out pretty poorly for be to begin with, but I'm super glad I listened to the end.

not the greatest sleep meditation around

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-2020

I bought this looking for a better night's sleep and premium quality meditations and sleep sounds. However, I found the format of the book illogical and many of the meditations to be too short followed by jarring sleep sounds. The book is formatted into groups of three. An explanation of the meditation, the meditation followed by a hour long track of sleep sounds. I appreciated being able to skip the explanation, however the main body being split into two means setting a sleep timer on audible was a nightmare. The first two meditations went for about 10-20 mins followed by a repeated track of someone counting breathing. I felt sleepy after the meditation but the counting woke me up. Some of the sleep sounds are of low quality and made up of audio loops of a single white noise with an overly of some music. However, the cut for the loop was often obvious and mind immediately focused on the fact that it was a loop. I would say this is mainly personally preference, but this book was definitely not for me.

Jumbled

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-2020

The order the parts of this podcast outline my feelings after listening to this podcast 5,3,2,4,1,6. I feel a number of great ideas were outlined, however after a large amount of "flip flopping" backwards and forwards on the topics. I came out without a definite impression of whether any of the topics were good for sleep or bad for sleep. On a positive note, this podcast inspired me to read more about this topic and I have now started reading Why we sleep by Matthew Walker.

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Good but not what I expected

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-2020

If you are looking for a history of the resilience program based in Australia or more stories from of its founder, this book is for you.
However if you are someone looking for help with developing resilience or a teacher wanting to find more strategies to implement it, maybe consider another book.

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Not the original! No songs!

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

Reviewed: 16-10-2019

I was expecting a remastered version of the original. But wait as I may, no songs! The songs are what made my childhood memories and the flashy sound effects did not make up for the nostalgic character of the original.

Best history book on Australia ever!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-2017

There are many history books I would re-read but I'm now on my second listening. This book is full of hilarious jokes and David Hunt's accented impersonations of characters make listening to the audiobook version better than reading the text. I bought a copy for my family for Christmas.

A book about being funny from someone who really isn't.

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-2017

This book swapped between common sense, absurdity and formulating corny jokes. Making it It feel like a book about being funny from someone who really wasn't. I believe this book was well written, however the only content of real value came at the end and I have read the same content in another of the authors books.

Wordy and trite

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-2017

This is a book that would have been improved greatly from cutting down on wordy explanations fraught with alliteration, slang, gendered case and unnecessary synonyms. These made the audio-book dull and feel trite. For the majority of the book I felt that 92 was too high a goal for the author and that the number of techniques should have been compressed into 40 "worth while reading" techniques rather than watering down the quality with quantity.

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Great story, average portrayal.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-01-2017

This story is considered a timeless classic for a reason. However, this audio rendition may not have portrayed it in its best light. There were often odd switches in the voices of characters, sometimes being portrayed by a voice actor, sometimes by the narrator. This was very jarring and caused lots of confusion towards the beginning of the story.