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Publisher's Summary

Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had Parkinson's disease for many years, or you are younger or older, the lessons that Karl Robb offers in this audiobook will apply to your situation. A culmination of over twenty years of personal experience, in A Soft Voice in a Noisy World, Karl Robb provides an assortment of tips and suggestions that have made a difference in his life and benefitted him in his personal struggle with PD. This guide shows how one man successfully navigated the medical gauntlet with the support of his wife and care partner, and found his answers, often in the unlikeliest of places.
With forewords by award winning broadcast journalist and author, Bill Moyers and Parkinson's Action Network CEO, Amy Comstock Rick. Drawn from the pages of the popular Parkinson's blog,, this once-skeptic turned Reiki master describes the importance of complementary therapies to “Parkinsonians” through his personal mind, body, and spirit journey, detailing the role these have played in the course of his personal healing.
In this audiobook you will learn how through maintaining a positive attitude and utilizing Reiki and other complementary therapies, Karl has kept his Parkinson's in check, slowed the disease's progression, and amazingly seen signs of improvement, even after over two decades of dealing with PD. It is a compilation of hundreds of insights and practical tools intended to add inspiration and ease to your daily life, including suggestions and resources for bettering your patient-doctor experience, living a productive and happy life, staying fit and active, traveling, participating in support groups, being a PD advocate, improving your mind-body connection, and empowering yourself to heal.
©2012 Karl Robb (P)2013 Karl Robb
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa B. on 01-30-14

For every PD sufferer and caretaker. Must read!!

Where does A Soft Voice in a Noisy World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

#1. For anyone suffering from PD, this is the book to turn to when you're scared. Its written by a sufferer for sufferers. Its calming and reassuring.

What did you like best about this story?

That is was written by a person experiencing PD. Not a scientist, not a doctor, not scary like MJF's books tend to be.

Which scene was your favorite?

His experiences in the beginning are the same we all go through. It makes you feel like you are NOT crazy, like the medical profession first thinks you are.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. And I've listened to it over and over.

Any additional comments?

I recommend it to everyone involved in the PD community or new sufferers I meet, all doctors, all groups. This is the ultimate book for calm, reassurance, tips & tricks, positive reinforcement, and hope most of all. Bravo to the author.

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5 out of 5 stars
By C Addington on 03-17-16

Living with a spouse with Parkinson's Disease

This is a valuable book for both caregivers as well as PD patients. It is hopeful and, best of all, inspiring to take charge of one's life and wellness.

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