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  • Self-Compassion Step by Step

  • The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
  • By: Kristin Neff PhD
  • Narrated by: Kristin Neff PhD
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Why does it feel so natural to be compassionate and kind to those we care about - yet so hard to treat ourselves the same way? "Our culture teaches us to use self-criticism for motivation and to build self-esteem by constantly measuring ourselves against everyone else," says Dr. Kristin Neff. "We need to re-learn the essential skill of being genuinely nurturing and supportive toward ourselves."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book, lovely to hear author reading.

  • By ladybug on 17-05-2015

Hard to stick with the meditations

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2019

Content is good but breathing and swallowing noises during the silent meditation pauses should have been edited out.

  • Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,698
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,585
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,577

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia.... In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are. Girt introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock", and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Blue History of Australia - Addicted

  • By Nelson C on 25-05-2015

Exhausting to listen to

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

Reviewed: 11-07-2017

Relentlessly snarky. My mind was working so hard to decode the sarcasm that I retained none of the historical information.

  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

  • (And Other Concerns)
  • By: Mindy Kaling
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: comedienne, actress, obedient child of immigrant professionals, and now, writer. With a blend of witty confessions and unscientific observations, Mindy writes about everything from being a timid young chubster afraid of her own bike to living the Hollywood life, dating, friendships, and planning her own funeral - all executed with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • entertaining

  • By Jenny on 05-07-2015

Witty and endearing

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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: 03-02-2017

Love the style of honest and open story-telling, just self-deprecating enough to be real and relateable but also cognisant of her extraordinary-ness. Plus, hilarious. Loved it.