= Soothing Sounds of Nature
Reviewer: The Rebecca Review.com from a land drenched in
raindrops and echoing with thunder
While I can appreciate the sounds from a secluded lake,
there is nothing like the sound of a thunderstorm rolling in.
For the past few days I’ve been in rainy day heaven. There is
nothing like snuggling up in bed and listening to a thunderstorm
while you read poetry. Of course it would be better if someone
was reading you the poetry although the thunder in the
“Rolling Thunder” CD is so realistic, it will keep your full
You can hear each droplet of rain hitting the parched earth.
The storm brews slowly, then the wind starts to blow and finally
birds chirp and the thunder gets louder and louder as if the
storm is rolling across the sky. Spectacular! The best I’ve
heard so far and well worth the price of the entire set. Of
course my cats fell soundly asleep to it and once you get used
to it, you can eventually enjoy it late at night as you fall
“Morning in the Mountains”
is perfect for a time when you want to listen to a cool mountain
stream cascading down the mountainside.
“Secluded Lake” is much more
restful and you can hear the cry of a loon as it echoes off the
alpine shores. The sounds on this CD were recorded from sunrise
“Ocean Shore” is mostly
rolling surf and a few seagulls. You really need to dig your
toes into some sand while listening. ;) It will inspire a trip
to the beach.
“Bird Sanctuary” is a
symphony of birds serenading one another.
“African Rainforest” was
actually quite comical in places once the gorillas and monkeys
have their say about it all. Exotic birds, insects and a
tropical rainfall makes this the most unique recording in the
“Humpback Whale Serenade” is
an interesting conversation between whales to the background of
a soothing sea and rolling surf. The haunting echoes seem to
surround you if you imagine yourself at the bottom of the sea.
Truly the best recording I have heard to date.
“Pine Forest” is filled with
life. All you need is the scent of pine to complete the
“The Deep Woods” has a
chorus of birds mixed in with cooing doves. If you think about
it, the harmonizing is rather amazing. These are the sounds you
would hear if you were on a long hike and got to the place in a
woods where you imagined no man had been before. This was my
least favorite as there was a sound that I could not quite
The first 9 CDs would be perfect for Massage Therapy, a quiet
moment, calming background for writing, or just a complete
nature escape. Each one of these recordings is clear and
realistic except I was not happy with “The Deep Woods” for
I’d pay $20 just for the “Rolling Thunder” CD because
it is that good, so getting 8 additional CDs that I love almost
as much was a great deal for the price. Think of this set as
being 9 CDs and you will be very happy with this collection.
You might imagine scenes of waves to become monotonous.
Instead, it is mesmerizing. Relaxing music invites you into a
tranquil existence. Waves are shown from numerous angles and all
the locations have a pristine beauty. At times the music stops
playing so you can focus more attention on the sound of crashing
waves. Moodtapes are perfect for late evening viewing as they
put you into a peaceful state of mind.
~The Rebecca Review
Cultivates a Sense of Wonder, July 27, 2006
Reviewer: The Rebecca
"Maine, a geographical outpost thrust into the wild North
Atlantic, has offered romance, mystery, retreat, and renewal to
hundreds of thousands of people over the years." ~ Carol
Thinking about Maine makes me wonder about two of my best
friends in the world and what their lives were like growing up
in this beautiful area. Now and then they tell me about the
winters or school life, but now I have pictures to go with the
stories. The pictures are gorgeous and are authentic
representations of the Maine lifestyle and culture.
Throughout the book, advice is given on how to bring the feeling
of Maine into your home. You may want to paint a picnic table or
cook up a fish chowder. I found a quilt that has a very cozy
Maine feeling to it and they suggested I put more red cushions
in the living room.
General stores are also a feature and Carol Bass shows you which
flowers to plant to give your garden added beauty.
I just know that one day I won't have to keep dreaming about a
trip to Maine, I'll be there at a bed and breakfast where the
breeze blows curtains through an open window, wandering down
country roads and maybe even writing a poem while overlooking
the water. The Blueberry Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast looks
fascinating to visit in the late summer or early autumn.
"Sixty thousand fun-loving visitors had up to Unity each
fall to reconnect with rural living, to join in this feast for
the senses, and to participate in a down-home celebration of the
season's harvests: organic apples and squash, sunflowers and
late-blooming perennials, fresh berry pies, homemade honeys and
jams, and the best cottage cheese and goat's cheese this side of
~The Rebecca Review
Perfect Solution, January 7, 2007
The Sony extension cord for headphones works especially well and
makes my husband happy when I'm watching movies late at night.
This works with my computer, DVD player and stereo. This cord
also works with the AKG headphones and the K240 version makes
everything sound amazing. The cord is lightweight and the nine
feet extension makes it much easier to enjoy music a little
further from the source. Now I can sit on the other side of the
room and watch a movie on my computer or enjoy late night movies
without disturbing my husband.
~The Rebecca Review
AKG K240 Studio Headphones
Music with Renewed Clarity, January 7, 2007
Clear crisp notes dipped in acoustic perfection. Listening to
music on the AKG Acoustics Semi-Open Headphones is like falling
in love for the first time. You may start to feel breathless as
notes wash across soundscapes unveiled in moments of sheer
What beauty these headphones reveal. Every note is placed
perfectly in a musical clarity revealing a perfect harmony and
depth as sound swells and breaks and takes off in all directions
like universes of sound.
This is not an exaggeration, but rather an admission of fact.
Let's just say that if a friend gave you these, you would love
If headphones can make you feel weak in the knees...THESE WILL.
The AKG headphones are also surprisingly comfortable and
~The Rebecca Review