About Making Your Life Exciting, Easier, and Exceptional
Author: Art Rios
Narrator: Art Rios
Length: 3 hours and 6 minutes
Publisher: Rios Talks Inc.
Released: Nov. 30, 2020
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Has life Gotten Less Exciting?
Too much Work and Way Less Fun?
UnwInd, Relax, Take a Load Off.
When, where, why, and how did life stop being exciting and straightforward? We’ve taken on so much stress and worry. All the time. But why? For what?
In the first book in the Let’s Talk series, bon vivant Art Rios talks about how to make life exciting, easier, exceptional, and filled with pleasures - right now. It’s straight talk about modern times. Simple ways to unwind and enjoy life. Let’s Talk is about anything and everything. From happy hour to self-realization. From pursuing pleasures to pandemics to decluttering your life. From gratitude and kindness to lazy Sundays.
Whether you’re 18 or 80, it’s never too late to make the most of your life. Join Art and start talking about how to make your life an all-out blast, today.
This audiobook was provided by its author, Karla M. Jay, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks, Karla!
“One does evil enough when one does nothing good.”
I have to say that you should definitely be prepared for a somewhat heavy historical fiction before going into When We Were Brave. Just like you would expect from a WW2 novel set in Nazi Germany, it showed the hardships that people experienced as well as the precious few moments that were a result of appreciating the precious seconds that were rare and kind of far between during those times.
This was in general just a heartfelt, and long, journey. I have seen people comparing When We Were Brav to The Nightingale and I have to say that I see where they are coming from.
Listening to stories from the point of different jewish people that had different takes on what was happening was interesting to read, as When We Were Brave is comprised of mainly 3 stories. The characters in the first two stories were engaging and easy to get attached to but, to be honest, it started to lose my interest at some parts towards the end.
However, the familial relationships made me fall in love so fast and were so well written (especially with the second story of the mother and son trying to escape the Nazis). It was relatable for me personally and that was the story that really hooked me the most that I just had to drop everything and listen. If you aren’t a character driven person the plot of this is more than enough to keep you engrossed as it is quite intense and emotional.
The themes were absolutely amazing! Which is an aspect that I always expect to be strong with historical fiction novels and I am very happy to say that I was not let down.
It's heartbreaking. It's inspiring. What more could you ask for? I absolutely loved the Karla M. Jay's writing style for the most part and the narrator did a great job of translating that into the audiobook. There weren't any fancy sound effects or music but that did not hinder my enjoyment at all. I actually thought the narration itself was entrancing which suited the story perfectly
All in all, I agree with everyone that this was an amazing historical WW2 fiction and there is no doubt that you are going to love this if the genre comes within your reading taste.
Meet the Author/Narrator: Art Rios
ART RIOS is a trial lawyer by profession, a student of humanity by choice, and a friend to all by nature. A connoisseur of good old-fashioned gab, he advocates for the revival of genuine conversation as a way to connect with others, expand our minds, improve our world, and get more enjoyment and satisfaction from life. Board-certified in immigration and naturalization law by the Florida Bar, Art holds a Master of Laws degree in trial advocacy from Temple University, which he earned after obtaining his Doctor of Jurisprudence at Stetson University College of Law. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Stetson Law for over twelve years, where he teaches Immigration Litigation and Advocacy and is on Stetson’s Board of Overseers. Phew … that’s a wordy way of saying that he’s found a way to talk for a living, while helping others! Gifted in using words to connect, persuade and win, Art knows that words matter – and our most important mission in life is to connect with others. He’s convinced that open, honest, real conversations are the key to healing rifts, creating community, and unlocking the richness of life. Married with two daughters, Art enjoys spending all of his free time with his family, and he’d welcome the chance to connect with you. Strike up a conversation with Art online at www.RiosTalks.com.