Robin Eller's earnest performance works well with this extensive lesson on how to put 100% of yourself into living your life. The can-do energy in her voice keeps the audiobook moving, even when the quantity and variety of advice threaten to overwhelm. Eller's optimism and clear interpretations make the message sound immediate and useful: Learn to be more engaged and receptive... Read More
Julie Bogart's performance has a buoyancy that helps listeners awaken to her inspiring message that education is about more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. With her naturally appealing delivery, she sounds at once youthful and wise--an appealing teacher to learn from and grow with. Attribute some of this accessibility to her neighborly writing. She makes sophisticated... Read More
In a matter-of-fact newscaster-style delivery, narrator Alex Hyde-White begins this audiobook with some startling statistics: From 1990 to 2015, the number of those with Parkinson's disease doubled to 6.3 million, and by 2040, it's expected to double again, making Parkinson's the world's fastest-growing neurological disorder. Considering that the disease was virtually unknown... Read More
Jen Hatmaker narrates her latest book, aimed squarely at her many female followers, with her customary passion and next-door-neighbor familiarity. Hatmaker opens by telling listeners that they are getting bonus content with the audiobook: additional tracks with interviews from her hugely popular "For the Love" podcast, with guests such as authors Shauna Niequist (PRESENT OVER... Read More
Psychologist Lara Fielding's narrating personality is well suited to her helpful lesson on managing difficult and intrusive feelings. She delivers her work, aimed primarily at young adults, with professional-level clarity and a cheerful tone. The latter quality is necessary, given the types of emotional distortions and painful instability her suggestions target. From her... Read More
Who better to narrate etiquette maven Miss Manners' audiobook than her daughter, Jacobina Martin? The queries discussed range from earnest to almost nonsensical, particularly when technology and contemporary behavior are the subjects. Martin's impressive talents perfectly mirror the questions asked and her mother's often hilariously sarcastic responses to "gentle readers."... Read More
Liam Gerrard's chipper performance would seem at odds with the subject of Danckert and Eastwood's audiobook. Yet, it's perfect. In this wide-ranging discussion on boredom, Gerrard's tone captures the authors' enthusiasm for a topic most would ignore. Listeners are given background on why people experience boredom. The discussion is philosophically engaging. Is boredom the... Read More
This is the no-nonsense guide to cultivating positive emotions that many listeners can really use right now. The authors teach practical ways to gain focus, to harness gratitude and movement, and to illicit positivity, empathy, and kindness. They also impart the fascinating science behind mental well-being and how to cultivate it. Since the audiobook describes but does not... Read More
Narrator Carrington McDuffie communicates the revolutionary spirit and intellectual depth behind spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson's most recent audiobook. With McDuffie's mature voice and thoughtful pacing, her sound has the stature needed to deliver this work, which blends the author's lyrical writing with ideas and sensibilities that seem to have come from the ancients.... Read More
"Those who can, write. Those who cannot, write about writing," writes Block with the self-deprecation for which he--a famous writer--is justly famous. This collection of WRITER'S DIGEST columns reaches for the informality of a seminar of the type Block and his wife, Lynne, once ran. Narrator Richard Neer even becomes a ventriloquist, interrupting himself with fictional... Read More
Robin Miles's performance channels the type of wise and nurturing voice you'd expect to hear from a child psychologist who aims to help kids deal with today's tumultuous world. With phrasing clarity that is at once relaxed and focused, she sounds like a teacher or care provider parents want to learn from. And the author doesn't disappoint with her accessible lesson on how... Read More
Narrator Gary Furlong enthusiastically delivers this advice on how we can reduce our stress and overreactivity and be happy by adopting aspects of the Japanese way of life. Furlong's authentic pronunciation of Japanese words brings persuasiveness to his discussion of how Japan's attitudes about the relationship between self and the community, along with social rules and... Read More
Narrator Soneela Nankani brings lightness to this meditation on what we can learn about creating a more balanced life from creatures in the world around us. Sounding amused and engaged, Nankani highlights the audiobook's interesting facts: Did you know jellyfish cannot move forward unless they relax and that some shrimp can sound off in oversized ways? Happily, she avoids... Read More
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