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Mrs. J. C. Bodnarchuk

Sydney Australia
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  • Bad Feminist

  • By: Roxane Gay
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink - all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I'm not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting and topical

  • By Rhetta on 23-11-2016

Depressing and dark obsessed with darkness

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

Reviewed: 30-03-2019

I think this book is fixated on racism and has some very angry attitudes towards certain film makers and tv sit coms. There are good reasons for her anger but it was all too much for me.
I’m not interested in American tv sit coms. This has lots of dark and depressing content.
This is not for me. Maybe I’m not the target audience.
I found the majority of it totally depressing.
I like to be uplifted by what I read.
This book is written well but is definitely depressing.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,858
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,569
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,558

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very thought provoking

  • By Anonymous User on 11-01-2019

Excellent and uplifting

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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: 10-12-2018

This book is interesting and at times inspiring well worth listening to. I found the background to her life fascinating and the warmth of her character came streaming through.

  • Aware

  • The Science and Practice of Presence - a Complete Guide to the Groundbreaking Wheel of Awareness Meditation Practice
  • By: Daniel J Siegel
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

In Aware, New York Times best-selling author Daniel J Siegel introduces listeners to his life-changing meditation program, 'The Wheel of Awareness'. Whether the listener has no experience with reflective practices or is an experienced practitioner, Aware provides practical instruction for mastering this brilliant tool for cultivating more focus, presence and peace in one's day-to-day life. Dr. Siegel reveals in this fascinating audiobook how mindfulness practices such as meditation have the capacity to quite literally rewire our brains, as 'neurons that fire together wire together'. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tough going

  • By Mrs. J. C. Bodnarchuk on 28-10-2018
  • Aware
  • The Science and Practice of Presence - a Complete Guide to the Groundbreaking Wheel of Awareness Meditation Practice
  • By: Daniel J Siegel
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding

Tough going

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

This book is hard to listen to as the content is very technical at times. Has lots of new made up words, is an academic approach to meditation and perhaps is more suitable for a university study.
The sentences are very long and sometimes I found myself having to take a breath to enable to me to listen and get through to the end of them.
There are so many elongated explanations of simple things that I found it all too much.
There are lots of very good points in the book, some helpful, but he uses ten words when two would work perfectly.
I’m sure he is extremely knowledgeable and possibly helpful to some readers. I found it wasn’t easy to listen to.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Walking in Wonder

  • Eternal Wisdom for a Modern World
  • By: John O'Donohue, Krista Tippett - foreword
  • Narrated by: Pat O'Donohue
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

In this unabridged audiobook of Walking in Wonder, John O’Donohue’s friend and frequent collaborator John Quinn collects a series of talks and essays from the poet-philosopher on humanity’s relationship with the land, the ache of absence, our place in an often mysterious universe, and the great adventure of death itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Remembering John

  • By Moira Delandes on 25-03-2019

Inspiring

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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: 27-10-2018

Inspiring and very beautiful. Words that uplift, I didn’t want it to end. The book takes you into a beautiful world of green hills and mountains. Words that comfort and hold you and give you strength.

  • Any Ordinary Day

  • Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
  • By: Leigh Sales
  • Narrated by: Leigh Sales
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926

As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered audiobook, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Mrs. J. C. Bodnarchuk on 06-10-2018

Riveting

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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: 06-10-2018

A truely beautiful work full of feeling depth and interest. Humour and tears. It carries you forwards and inspires and informs. A really good and at times a gripping read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful