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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
All ready have, must read for anyone looking for a massive boost to life
Who was your favorite character and why?
What does Danielle LaPorte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Her voice is so easy to listen to, made the whole experience that more inviting
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Every chapter is just as good as the other
Any additional comments?
Wow wow I have listened & owed many many personal development books in life but I wish I had heard about this earlier, I have never ever written a review but felt if anyone is looking at this and not sure my words may make the difference to not missing out on this amazing lady & all her great thoughts.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I really liked and agreed with a lot of what she said. Some of the ideas were dead-on. The problem for me was that it often felt a little forced. Some of her pseudo quirky asides were majorly annoying. I wanted to love all of it. I would have loved to give the concepts 4 stars but their execution a 3 1/2. It's like a Forever 21, or Wet Seal version of a cool outfit that you might see. It felt a little budget in places.
She's a wise woman but it's just a little annoying to hear a little canadian girl say stuff like " mamma you treat yo' self real fine" and then say "about" in that canadian way that sounds like " a boot." I cringed too many times to count. It would be like Oprah doing a hip-hop review. Not quite what I wanted to hear.
The ideas were pretty good and most of it was fine but those random " I think I'm so hip" moments were like fingernails on a blackboard for me. I would recommend it to a friend but warn her that it might be better to read it in paperback rather than listen to it.
What's really funny about that is a friend told me about this same book but almost begrudgingly. She'd read it in paperback and while it sounded interesting, something about it made her almost not want to recommend it. ( I had to pull the title out of her.) When I got it as an audio book and commented to her about the author's little quips trying a little "too cool" she said " I had a hard time finishing certain sections because of it." I don't just mean the writing either.
At times, the author's unnecessarily breathy delivery make it sound as though she may have just taken a puff from a clove cigarette while doing a reading at a coffee house open mic.
Some suburban folks who like Harlequin romances and only listen to top 40 will probably not even pick it up. These are the folks that can hear the words " passion" and "uh-mazing" a million times and not want to puke. If my comments make no sense to you, then you will probably ADORE the PASSION ignited by this AMAZING book.
Worth reading, but just keep these comments as a warning label.
24 of 28 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of The Fire Starter Sessions to be better than the print version?
Although I have not "read" the book, I think having the author recite the book is a huge reason why I love, love, love this book.
What other book might you compare The Fire Starter Sessions to and why?
Excuses Begone by Wayne Dyer, The Magic of Believing by Claude Bristol, and Start Something that Matters by Blake Mycoskie all come to mind. I received the same type of message from all of these books: Love, be kind, be true to yourself, find your passion, folllow your dreams, and...live.
What does Danielle LaPorte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Life...she brings life to the story. She is witty, to the point, honest, funny, bold and sarcastic all at the same time. She is a joy to listen to....very refreshing compared to some of the other narrators I listen to.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I did have an extreme reaction to the book. I could not stop listening. I couldn't wait for the morning commute to arrive (this is when I listen to my audio books). It made me both laugh and cry. They crying however, was for the "aha!" moments that I experienced. Danielle is naturally funny, so, yes, laughing is definitely in order.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up The Fire Starter Sessions in three words, what would they be?
Inspiring, powerful, encouraging
Any additional comments?
I love Danielle's no-messing approach that really encourages you to take action in your life. I've listened to this book about 3 times now and hear something different from her to take away every time. Thank you Danielle.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Diving into the audio, being fascinated by the empowering summary on how to rock your own world successfully, in style, with charm and full throttle connected to the soul, was like a linguistic fireworks for me.
Much love to Danielle.
And thanks for the recommendation Louise.