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  • Choosing Happiness

  • By: Stephanie Dowrick, Catherine Greer
  • Narrated by: Carmen Warrington
  • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Whatever our background, culture, or race, what rewards us most powerfully and consistently are the most deceptively simple abilities of all: the ability to be kind, to live enthusiastically and creatively, to appreciate and understand experiences different from our own, and to sustain a sense of inner stability and trust, even in unwelcome and difficult situations. These are the abilities that, bit by bit, moment by moment, choice by choice, create a life of happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing book

  • By melody on 31-05-2017

amazing book

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

Reviewed: 31-05-2017

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Gosh, this book...all I could think of was I can't wait to listen to this again! This book is honestly life changing _ if you only purchase one self-development book make it this one!

What did you like best about this story?

everything. The narrator was a little too sugary however and there were a few religious references BUT they were bearable considering the volume of life skills.

  • How to Talk to Anyone

  • 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
  • By: Leil Lowndes
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean, Leil Lowndes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

What is that magic quality that makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow Wow Wow!!!

  • By Stuart on 01-02-2017

disappointing

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

Reviewed: 31-05-2017

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I only managed to listen for an hour...I think if you are clueless about human interaction eg. how to smile etc this book could be worthwhile. I wasn't looking for advice on how to fake conversations by smiling in a certain way etc. I'll be returning this book

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Buddha's Brain

  • The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom
  • By: Rick Hanson, Richard Mendius MD
  • Narrated by: Alan Bomar Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking....

  • By Anonymous User on 12-01-2019

when nueroscience meets spirituality

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

Reviewed: 03-05-2017

Would you try another book written by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius or narrated by Alan Bomar Jones?

In my decision to read any further books by Rick Hanson I will firstly listen to an excerpt before purchase, I do have some on my wish list, I am not put off the author as yet, I have read many good reviews on his work. Regarding the narration, I found the tone so utterly boring I could not listen to this book more than once, his tone coupled with the numerous references to the hippocampus, cerebral cortex blah blah blah honestly was mind-numbingly monotonous ( like I said, should have listened to an excerpt before purchase)

What will your next listen be?

Currently, I am listening to the Mastery of Self by Miguel Ruiz, will follow this up with some more Pema Chodron & Stephanie Dowrick ( I love to listen!)

Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Bomar Jones’s performances?

I will not, no offense Alan

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I didn't love the book however, it was interesting to learn about the primitive brain

Any additional comments?

While this book was not to my taste it may well suit someone who isn't as spiritually minded

0 of 2 people found this review helpful