All You'll Never Be

Because of Who You Are

Non-Fiction - Audiobook
Audio Book
Reviewed on 10/21/2023
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Author Biography

Tal Boldo is an award-winning novelist, writing under the pen names E. L. Neve & Dew Pellucid. She is the author of the literary romance, Looking Glass Friends, the teen fantasy, The Crystilleries of Echoland, and the inspirational illustrated booklet, All You’ll Never Be: Because of Who You Are.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jaqueline Neves for Readers' Favorite

All You'll Never Be: Because of Who You Are by E. L. Neve and Tal Boldo is a profoundly insightful audiobook that ventures into the intricate relationship between one's perspective on life and the resultant happiness. In this unique and thought-provoking exploration of happiness, the authors offer a valuable addition to any audiobook collection. The wisdom within its sections is refreshingly simple yet profoundly genius, ensuring that it becomes a resource to return to time and again when seeking guidance on the journey of life. Without giving away any spoilers, the audiobook's content serves as a beacon of clarity, illuminating the impact of our chosen paths on our overall well-being.

The quality of All You'll Never Be: Because of Who You Are by E. L. Neve and Tal Boldo shines through in the writing. The authors adeptly deliver profound insights in a concise, engaging manner, making this audiobook a must-listen for those seeking a deeper understanding of happiness, life choices, and personal fulfillment. The audiobook excels in conveying its impactful message with a masterful blend of pacing, reflection, well-drawn characters (the authors themselves), and profound thematic exploration. This audiobook has the potential to reshape perspectives, offering valuable guidance and enlightenment in today's distracting world. The content's structure is well-crafted, with an accompanying ebook that enriches the experience through captivating imagery.

Thoughtful music interludes effectively set the tone, facilitating contemplation of the presented philosophies. With author E. L. Neve serving as the narrator, her authenticity and passion shine through in every word, adding a personal touch to the content. The clear and articulate narration facilitates a full engagement with the material, making it easy to follow the profound insights presented. Furthermore, the crisp and clear sound quality ensures that listeners can fully immerse themselves in the audiobook's content without any distractions.

Ann Linus

All You’ll Never Be: Because of Who You Are is a self-help book about happiness—the kind of happiness that comes from accepting yourself as you are, with all the choices you have made. Through a forest of five thoughts, E. L. Neve summarizes how to live a simpler and more fulfilling life. In the same vein, this book is a reminder that a person is the biggest director of their life. The person you’ll never be is the price you are paying for who you want to be, and that means different things to each person.

I liked this book's title and simple message. The thoughts in it spurred me to introspection and had me nodding and taking notes. I also liked its presentation and brevity, which encouraged me to listen more than once. I found this little book to be a helpful reminder to embrace myself and still press on, and I recommend it. It is a reminder to go with the flow.

I listened to the audio version of All You’ll Never Be: Because of Who You Are, and I enjoyed the narration, which was done by E. L. Neve herself. Her voice was calm and soothing, which was just right for the subject matter at hand. I liked the soft musical interludes at the end of each chapter, and I was impressed that the music was also written and performed by the author. Because I enjoyed the audio version of this book, I am curious to check out the text version.

Miche Arendse

A thought-provoking and insightful book, All You'll Never Be: Because of Who You Are by E. L. Neve seeks to strip away the wordy overcomplicated philosophical theories and instead looks at five simple yet powerful philosophical thoughts to find peace and happiness within oneself. Taking a unique approach to life and how we perceive it, this book explores how to change your perspective in life.

All You'll Never Be: Because of Who You Are by E. L. Neve was very impactful from the very first line and I felt how much thought the author put into it. Many times books like this one can get very wordy and sometimes overcomplicate the subject matter but I feel that the author kept it simple and concise. In doing so the message is always clear and direct but still holds weight to it. I really enjoyed the various concepts that Neve explores and it really did have me contemplating many things and looking at them in a new light.

The audiobook narrated by E. L. Neve was beautifully done and although the audiobook was only just over 20 minutes long, I found that I was so much more receptive to everything because of it. The fact that the author herself narrates this book is amazing and makes it that much more meaningful. I found the author to have such a soothing voice and it made the audiobook feel almost like a meditative piece. The quality of the audiobook itself was very good and I enjoyed the addition of the music which added to the overall experience.

Rabia Tanveer

All You’ll Never Be: Because of Who You Are, written and narrated by E.L. Neve, is a self-help audiobook on how positivity and motivation are the keys to brushing the dust off and rising once again. The audiobook is just 22 minutes long, with each chapter being very short. The brief musical interlude between each chapter sets the tone and gives the boost readers need to rise up once again. The goal of this book is very simple: seek happiness in everything and encourage self-discovery. Embrace yourself, accept change, and go with the flow of life rather than against it.

Author E.L. Neves also narrated the book beautifully. She took her time to fully enunciate each word and created a soothing environment for me. I felt very comfortable and relaxed as I listened to her. The analogy with the grasshopper spoke to me; it made me reflect on my life and how I could easily become my own creation if I put my mind to it. I liked how gentle E.L. Neves was and how easy it was for her to speak to my soul.

The book itself is very charming. I enjoyed how easily it reflected my state of mind so effortlessly. The musical pieces were as calming as E.L. Neves’s words and ensured readers would feel comforted by every aspect of the audiobook. I think I listened to this book at least 15 times in two weeks, sometimes thrice a day as well. It gave me hope when I needed it, boosted my determination, and filled my heart with the courage to stay positive. I highly recommend All You’ll Never Be to my peers.

K.C. Finn

All You'll Never Be: Because of Who You Are is a work of creative non-fiction in the self-help, inspirational writing, and personal growth subgenres. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience and was penned by author E. L. Neve and narrated in its audiobook format by the author. This unique audiobook delves into five philosophical thoughts in a short, musical format. It invites listeners to explore a self-portrait hanging in a gallery, encouraging them to see it in a new light. The book's approach is akin to the visual arts, where one looks beyond the surface to find the hidden image behind the image.

Author E. L. Neve has crafted a surprisingly intense introspective experience that feels accessible and simple at first but ultimately makes you contemplate the backgrounds that often obscure our understanding of life's key secrets. The confident, honest narrative style challenges you to reflect on your own self-image and the hidden layers of your identity whilst also offering a lot of anecdotal support, and the philosophical musings make this a deeply valuable audio experience for those who enjoy exploring deep questions about life and self-perception.

In terms of its audiobook production, the editing is crisp and clear for an enjoyable listening experience. E. L. Neve speaks with smooth authority and knows how to perfectly balance moments that need to be soothing with those that intend to inspire and energize listeners. In the absence of print illustrations, the work uses musical interludes effectively to convey the essence of the book, and I enjoyed these immensely. Overall, All You’ll Never Be is a short but impactful audiobook that invites you to view your own reflection in the mirror from a different angle, prompting self-discovery and contemplation. I’d certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a fresh perspective from which to explore life.