• Finding Your Own North Star

  • Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live
  • By: Martha Beck
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (375 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"The North Star - Stella Polaris - is a fixed point that can always be used to figure out which way you're headed. Explorers and mariners can depend on Polaris when there are no other landmarks in sight. The same relationship exists between you and your right life, the ultimate realization of your potential for happiness. I believe that a knowledge of that perfect life sits inside you just as the North Star sits in its unaltering spot. You may think you're utterly lost, but brush away the leaves, wait for the clouds to clear, and you'll see your destiny shining as brightly as ever - the fixed point in the constantly changing constellations of your life." (Martha Beck)

As the creator of Life Designs, Inc., Martha Beck has helped hundreds of clients find their own North Stars and figure out how to fulfill their potential and create joyful lives through her lectures, seminars, and one-on-one counseling. In this book she shares her step-by-step program that will guide you to fulfill your own potential.

©2001 Martha Beck (P)2016 Tantor

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Rich source of practical content

This book gives a practical step by step approach and is filled with thought-provoking exercises. The only disappointment is the narrator. Her voice is overly animated and distracting. I usually listen to books like this again and again but I'm going to buy the print edition because I just can't handle the audio. I would have preferred the author's own voice.

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Struggled to finish as the voice was a challenge to listen to while driving to work

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Great Content, Ill-Fitting Narration

If you could sum up Finding Your Own North Star in three words, what would they be?

Engaging, Fun, Thought-Provoking

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A

Would you be willing to try another one of Karen White’s performances?

No

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Finding Your Own North Star?

Many!

Any additional comments?

Martha Beck writes (and narrates when she opts to also take on that task) with a tone of warmth and kindhearted humor. Unfortunately, Karen White's narration here misses that mark completely and seems ill-suited to the content, with the entire book sounding as if it's being read with a sneer.

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Narration not for me

I could not focus on the material, i found the narration voice and tone annoying.

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Heading North now

great information and exercises to complete but it sounds like the narrarators voice was cut and paste

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one of the best books I have read! wow

The narrator was the closest anyone could get to Martha Beck. Well done!
The book is beyond amazing. It is full of techniques to help you break free any blocks toward finding your own north star. I will definitely get the paperback version as well. this is a keeper.

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You Feel Lost? But dont know why?

Read to Find Yourself...Again. That strange feeling/emotion youre having is explained with this book. Read

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The reader is AWFUL - book is great

The message and book are great - Karen White is disingenuous and impossible to stomach - she sounds so forced and grating. Terrible performance that made me have to read instead of listen.

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Poor narrator

What made the experience of listening to Finding Your Own North Star the most enjoyable?

Martha's insight

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her voice is clinical and doesn't relay the humor and wit of the author.

Any additional comments?

Martha's voice please!

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Great ideas that have been tried and tested

I listened to this book with an open mind/heart, yet I realized that I had bought the physical book and had tried to use the recommendations to f”Find my North Star “, yet I found it difficult to follow.
I am a middle aged lady and I had already tried many of the tips suggested by the author, through therapy and support groups (AA)so I didn’t want to spend any more time seeking advice that I already know.
This book is a good tool for a younger woman

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