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Evelyn

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Story? Narration? Crux? Practicality? Accessibilty

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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: 04-12-2020

I am trying to listen to this book. I love the concept, though I'm having similar issues as other readers. Do you enjoy hearing about the construction of scientific experiments dictated with emphasis on statistical methodologies and what went wrong with the technology? Add in the "growly" tone that sounds like an aggressive robot has taken over the narrator's body at the start of sentences. It is truly bizarre. Her voice other than that is so lovely, which is what makes it more disorienting. Some of us know intuition works and want to focus on that. We don't need the science, useful as it is. It's tiresome to be in a world where any mention of intuition requires an in depth discussion on whether it exists. The other thing is, stories work. They sit with people. Statistics - not so much. Also - what's the point? This process needs to be accessible to people. I notice on the website that there are weekly intention groups where people are required to list their name, photo, medical condition. These are published publically - if the person is chosen. Now maybe it's too much to ask for the author to be responsible for a network of intention makers rather than a testimonial focus. I'd like to see a readily accessible group which focuses on broader aspects than healing medical conditions. E.g. some blockage in someone's life. I also think that this should be more accessible that a lottery-like system. This would be a power of eight. Right now it's a roboty idea of eight to me. Fingers crossed it gets better.

Powerful, Beautiful, Healing, Expansive

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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: 13-10-2020

I love this book. Martha perfects her pace and doesn't rush. Her tone is so calming and centering. This makes a big difference. I happen to be in a stage of where this book really touched home. The audio exercises throughout are simple so that the attention can be on the practice & framework so that they're likely to be remembered and easily done in babysteps or integrated in the day to day. That said, I know I'm going to listen to this book over and over. I like that it includes a more expansive idea of what a north star is and it's expressed with such relaxed clarity. It's not all about labels and linear processes. There's space for the soul, the desert and the stars here. Thank you Martha. What a beautiful piece to give to the world.

Replace the Narrator. The Material Deserves It.

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-2020

I love this book. If it wasn’t for the narrator, I’d probably rant about it. The narrator has a tone that is a cross between Harlequin teen romance, exaggerated annunciation of a reading to kids, with the speed of a teacher to students of a second language. I am fundamentally left annoyed. Why do so many intuition texts and videos ultimately fail with presentation? The reason I’m annoyed is because the material is excellent. Try to get past the narrator. See if you can up it to 2x speed. It might help. I really hope this author considers narrating her own material in future. She has a lot to contribute. Please do try the sample. I hope your experience is different to mine, if it is, I think it would be so worth it! Good luck.

Even An Introvert Appreciates It!

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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: 17-04-2020

From the very start of this book I was hyper aware that Kim & I are very different personality types. She appears to be ESFJ, and I am INTP. I don’t need a personality model to tell you that as opposites, if we were in the same room, we’d rub each other up the wrong way. Nor does Kim this when she says that communication with introverts can be like pulling teeth. As an introvert, that is exactly how I felt at the start of the book. The “school teacher” narration style can feel condescending and bleedingly obvious at first. However, despite clear differences in expression styles, I found myself settling in for a cup of hot cocoa. Soon, I found Kim’s clear way of stating things to be memorable and refreshing. Her confidence in subject matter is uplifting. No matter whether which “-vert” we are, that came out as one of the important aspects to this book. That Kim is vulnerable enough to communicate where she learned, and that this learning is ongoing is another key lessons. Hearing her stories really solidified this. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

Stunning

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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: 15-04-2019

This book validates what you may have already known inside, in a world that says differently. Read it now. The author has done the world a great service in writing this book.This is one of the best books I've ever read, for its capacity to take on the truth and put together connections in a way that is likely to stimulate real original thought in its readers.

Hard Work

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

Reviewed: 29-03-2019

I found this hard to listen to, no, impossible. The vocal fry and uppy-downy sentences made me feel like I was on a rollercoaster at a condescending theme park. I'm all for the author "doing her" but I'm doing me by not listening any more. It might help if I could actually process a sentence without huge effort. The overly sing-song lilt makes it incomprehensible otherwise. Her cursing is excessive. Cursing is great to emphasize things worth emphasizing, but she throws it on like white on rice for overly dramatic effect to replace what seems to be a lack of content.

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