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elena collins

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  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

  • A Spiritual Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
  • By: Robin Sharma
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Now published in over 70 languages, this number one international best seller gently offers answers to life's biggest questions as well as a practical process to help you create prosperity, vitality, happiness and inner peace. This is the incredible story of Julian Mantle, a superstar lawyer whose out-of-balance lifestyle leads him to a near-fatal heart attack in a packed courtroom. His collapse brings on a spiritual crisis, forcing him to seek answers to life's most important questions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Gawd.. please make it stop!

  • By elena collins on 20-07-2018

Gawd.. please make it stop!

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

Reviewed: 20-07-2018

A friend recommended this book so I was originally looking forward to listening to it. But early on I began to doubt its authenticity. There's a point where Julian Mantle, whose 53 year old body has just had a massive heart attack, and performs like he's in his 70s, scales the Himalayan mountains by himself, despite the fact that the author has just explained that most fitter, more amply prepared climbers die doing so. And then, after just 7 days of searching, Mantle stumbles across a secret clan of monks who give him the secret of life. At this point I googled Julian Mantle and discovered he doesn't exist. From that point on the remainder of the book sounded ridiculous. I had to stop listening, it was just pissing me off.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,669

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that 'sharing is caring.' So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Earphones comfy? Go!!

  • By Natalie on 19-05-2015

I felt every emotion in this book. Fabulous narrative.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-06-2018

These women were my friends and I was so sad to see them leave my life as the book ended. Not only did the story lines surrounding each character gradually transform into a sense of friendship for me, but I was utterly captivated by the beautiful narrative by Caroline Lee. With an effortless inflection of her voice here and there, Caroline was able to transport me right into the unique personality traits, fears and sentiments of each character. It was a lovely book to listen to.

  • Brain over Binge

  • Why I Was Bulimic, Why Conventional Therapy Didn't Work, and How I Recovered for Good
  • By: Kathryn Hansen
  • Narrated by: Lydia Wente
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Brain over Binge provides both a gripping personal account and an informative scientific perspective on bulimia and binge eating disorder. The author, Kathryn Hansen, candidly shares her experience as a bulimic and her alternative approach to recovery. Brain over Binge is different from other eating disorder books which typically present binge eating and purging as symptoms of complex emotional and psychological problems.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great information, horrible editing

  • By M. A. Kando on 26-10-2016

Never finished it

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-03-2018

I fell for the spin and believed this book was going to teach me something. It turned out to be like reading the neurotic girl's secret diary. I couldn't get past halfway, and ended up getting my purchase refunded. Maybe it didn't do anything for me because I couldn't relate to the author's story? All I know is that I found it to be a boring book that simply couldn't capture my interest.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

  • 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President
  • By: Bandy X. Lee - editor M.D.
  • Narrated by: Nanette Gartrell, Luba Kessler, Bandy X. Lee, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump describes the consensus view held by two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that Donald Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation and our own mental health.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Substantial and well delivered.

  • By elena collins on 12-02-2018

Substantial and well delivered.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-2018

Each of the mental health professionals provides their uniquely qualified perspective to demonstrate a shared belief - that Donald Trump is a danger to the American people and to the survival of mankind.

There are no diagnoses given (despite false claims by a handful of partisan critics that there are). Commitment to the book requires a genuine desire to get to the truth. The claims made in this book still appear to be standing up to the tests of time. An interesting and sometimes concerning read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful