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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-13

brilliance in a tale

What made the experience of listening to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team the most enjoyable?

the story, explaining how an actual principle plays out as a play is a powerful delivery tool

Who was your favorite character and why?

Catherine, she is a star

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Nice try, you will have to pay me first. that being said, if this was a movie I am mostly likely going to watch it.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-13

I want more

Where does The Power of Habit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

it is probably in the top 10%

Any additional comments?

The book is such a tease!! hold on, it is probably not fair to say that. the book is really valuable it offers great insight into the mind and how it works, into how habits form. but I need more.

1) there is so much around us that take advantage of how habits form, in a way that is sometimes (in my view) unethical. it makes me question a lot of the marketing that takes place. also made me wonder who has access to my habits and how do they use it. SCARY

2) the book offers no recipe for change. it tells you change is possible, it tells you the ingredients of the habit which can be potentially used for affecting change but it still leaves you wondering how to portion out the ingredients. not intentionally but just because of the nature of habit and the nature of individuals and how divers they are. it makes me want more.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-13

Where there is love, nothing is too much trouble

What made the experience of listening to The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts the most enjoyable?

recognising that as a feeling expressed in action needs to be translated. If you don't have the right translator you might be reacting to the wrong message.

also recognising that the delivery of love is just as important as its very existence cause otherwise it really doesn't matter how much love is there if not realized through appropriate delivery

What did you like best about this story?

real people, real stories and real life scenarios

Have you listened to any of Gary Chapman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

this is his first performance, I love the way he read it and I could relate to what he says better knowing it is him who wrote the book. so it was like having a private session with Dr Chapman

What did you learn from The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts that you would use in your daily life?

my spouse's love language :) I would use that a lot :)

Any additional comments?

Worth the time and Money

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-13

Very English

If you could sum up Is Counselling Training for You? in three words, what would they be?

Informative, and intriguing

What was one of the most memorable moments of Is Counselling Training for You??

No spoiler comments but I like the objectivity of the author, asking questions and sharing views more than telling and directing.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Geoff Barham?

Maybe, if the Author is male maybe. otherwise Geoff can be confusing cause he is almost using the same voice across all the different personalities of the book.

Any additional comments?

the Book is very British focused, which isn't bad if you live in England. it references a lot of associations and institutions in England that are irrelevant if you don't live there. other parts of the book are very valuable nonetheless.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-13

Fantastic Story, Horrible ending

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

i was captivated by the book for most of it with the exception of some parts with lengthy historical background. the thrill grew to the edge towards the second half of the book, (no spoilers) but i am always eager to find out what is going to happen next. Certainly enjoyed this part.

the ending however was disappointing and not clear, it didn't answer my questions and didn't leave me hungry for more either. i was like .... really? and what about?? what was the whole problem the were worried about to begin with? and why is it not a problem any more? didn't like that much

What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

Paul is Awesome!! I love how he changes his tone, pitch, and speed of speach to show differences between different players in the story. makes it so easy to follow.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-13

maybe the movie will be better

What would have made Digital Fortress better?

Everyone in the movie pause a long while, sat a long while, waited a long while, unenjoyable repetition.

The story was predictable from the start.

It wasn't very clear where the directors loyalty isToo much use of foul language.

Excellent reading performance

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-12

worth listening to

Would you consider the audio edition of ScreamFree Parenting to be better than the print version?

Totally, I don't read and having an Audio book is the best way I get access to such ideas

What did you learn from ScreamFree Parenting that you would use in your daily life?

Don't react emotionally

Any additional comments?

the book is great though some of the ideas seemed simplistic to me but I believe they are very valuable for many parents around me and I hope all parents learn to control their emotion reactivity and take matters in their own hands as they go about their life as parents

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-12

Who am I to review the work of the great exampler!

Would you listen to Paris Talks again? Why?

Yes, cause it is full of valuable insights for the ills of mankind today and how to treat them

What other book might you compare Paris Talks to and why?

Some Answered Questions by AbdulBaha

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful