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Kwinsee

Kwinsee Garden Grove, CA, United States
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  • "Surprise change"

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    The actual voice of narration is NOT the one in the sample nor is it as good. Although the voice in the actual narration was ok, the voice in the sample was what got me to buy it.

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    The Art of War: The Strategy of Sun Tzu

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Sun Tzu
    • Narrated By Mike Borris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (329)

    This timeless text is required listening for any business person or athlete interested in strategy. It includes a soundtrack entitled "The Mysterious Sound of Wind In the Bamboo", a 43-minute collection of Zen-inspired Japanese music by the Matsu Take Ensemble.

    Kwinsee says: "Surprise change"
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A Peek at cindilla's Bookshelf

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cindilla's greatest hits:
  • Self-Reliance

    "Wonderful"

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    If you could sum up Self-Reliance in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderful rendition of one of my favorite essays.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Clear, concise, thoughtful


    What about Jim Killavey’s performance did you like?

    Did a great job.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole thing


    Any additional comments?

    Intend to listen to "Civil Disobedience" next. Hope it's the same reader.

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  • 4.9 (15 ratings)
    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I (






UNABRIDGED) by Edward Gibbon Narrated by David Timson

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    (15)
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    Some 250 years after its first publication, Gibbon's Decline and Fall is still regarded as one of the greatest histories in Western literature. He reports on more than 1,000 years of an empire which extended from the most northern and western parts of Europe to deep into Asia and Africa and covers not only events but also the cultural and religious developments that effected change during that time.

    Allen L. Harris says: "DAVID TIMSON IS AMAZING!"
  • 4.5 (2046 ratings)
    Roots: The Saga of an American Family (






UNABRIDGED) by Alex Haley Narrated by Avery Brooks

    Roots: The Saga of an American Family

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Alex Haley
    • Narrated By Avery Brooks
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: A masterpiece like none other, Brooks’ powerful performance of Haley’s words has been known to leave listeners in tears. It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree.

    Kevin says: "Powerful"
  • 4.3 (403 ratings)
    On the Origin of Species (






ABRIDGED) by Charles Darwin Narrated by Richard Dawkins

    On the Origin of Species

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Charles Darwin
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins
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    Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion and a life-long committed Darwinist, abridges and reads this special audio version of Charles Darwin's famous book. A literally world-changing book, Darwin put forward the anti-religious and scientific idea that humans in fact evolved over millions of generations from animals, starting with fish, all the way up through the ranks to apes, then to our current form.

    M says: "A Perfect Abridgement"
  • 4.5 (99 ratings)
    The Complete Essays of Montaigne (






UNABRIDGED) by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Donald M. Frame (translator) Narrated by Christopher Lane

    The Complete Essays of Montaigne

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Donald M. Frame (translator)
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    “A faithful translation is rare; a translation which preserves intact the original text is very rare; a perfect translation of Montaigne appears impossible. Yet Donald Frame has realized this feat. One does not seem to be reading a translation, so smooth and easy is the style; at each moment, one seems to be listening to Montaigne himself - the freshness of his ideas, the unexpected choice of words. Frame has kept everything.” (Andre Maurois, The New York Times Book Review)

    andrew says: "A lifetime companion"
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  • 4.3 (94 ratings)
    The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul (






UNABRIDGED) by Therese Martin, John Beevers (translator) Narrated by Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg

    The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Therese Martin, John Beevers (translator)
    • Narrated By Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg
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    Sharing memories from early childhood through her life as a Carmelite nun, Therese opens her heart to us. This bride of Christ reveals her passion and longing for union with God. Her simplicity is charming and we begin to believe that we can travel the path to salvation that she points out to us.

    Jessica says: "Loved It!"
  • 4.5 (82 ratings)
    The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States (






UNABRIDGED) by Random House Audio Narrated by Frank Langella, Boyd Gaines

    The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Random House Audio
    • Narrated By Frank Langella, Boyd Gaines
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    Here are the two most treasured documents of American freedom together on one audiobook. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 as an act of rebellion, the Declaration of Independence powerfully expresses the political principles of an emerging nation. Ratified in 1788, the Constitution for the United States remains a shining example of patriotism and compromise.

    Larry says: "Kindly informative"
  • 4.4 (83 ratings)
    The Age of Reason (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Paine Narrated by Robin Field

    The Age of Reason

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Thomas Paine
    • Narrated By Robin Field
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    Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology, published in three parts from 1794, was a best seller in America, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival. Promoting a creator-God while advocating reason in the place of revelation, Paine’s controversial pamphlet caused his native British audience, fearing the results of the French Revolution, to receive it with more hostility than their American counterparts.

    Darwin8u says: "Amazed by the energy, originality & bravery"
  • 4.7 (45 ratings)
    C. S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces (






UNABRIDGED) by C. S. Lewis Narrated by Ralph Cosham

    C. S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 1 min)
    • By C. S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    This is an extensive collection of short essays and other pieces by C. S. Lewis that have been brought together in one volume for the first time. As well as his many books, letters, and poems, Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on various ethical issues and on the nature of literature and storytelling. In this essay collection we find a treasure trove of Lewis' reflections on diverse topics.

    Craig says: "All You'll Ever Need As Far As Lewis' Essays Go"
  • Roots: The Saga of an American Family (






UNABRIDGED) by Alex Haley Narrated by Avery Brooks

    Roots: The Saga of an American Family

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    • By Alex Haley
    • Narrated By Avery Brooks
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: A masterpiece like none other, Brooks’ powerful performance of Haley’s words has been known to leave listeners in tears. It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree.

    Kevin says: "Powerful"
  • Autobiography of a Yogi (






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    Autobiography of a Yogi

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    • By Paramahansa Yogananda
    • Narrated By Ben Kingsley
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    When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

    D says: "Spiritually Uplifting -- and entertaining!"
  • C. S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces (






UNABRIDGED) by C. S. Lewis Narrated by Ralph Cosham

    C. S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 1 min)
    • By C. S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    Performance
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    (39)

    This is an extensive collection of short essays and other pieces by C. S. Lewis that have been brought together in one volume for the first time. As well as his many books, letters, and poems, Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on various ethical issues and on the nature of literature and storytelling. In this essay collection we find a treasure trove of Lewis' reflections on diverse topics.

    Craig says: "All You'll Ever Need As Far As Lewis' Essays Go"
  • The Prince (






UNABRIDGED) by Niccolo Machiavelli Narrated by Grover Gardner

    The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    From his perspective in Renaissance Italy, Machiavelli's aim in this classic work was to resolve conflict with the ruling prince, Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli based his insights on the way people really are rather than an ideal of how they should be. This is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Astonishing in its candor The Prince even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince, a king, or a president.

    Douglas says: "Worth Reading but Not Sure What the Big Deal Is"
  •  
  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I (






UNABRIDGED) by Edward Gibbon Narrated by David Timson

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated By David Timson
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Some 250 years after its first publication, Gibbon's Decline and Fall is still regarded as one of the greatest histories in Western literature. He reports on more than 1,000 years of an empire which extended from the most northern and western parts of Europe to deep into Asia and Africa and covers not only events but also the cultural and religious developments that effected change during that time.

    Allen L. Harris says: "DAVID TIMSON IS AMAZING!"
  • The Art of War: The Strategy of Sun Tzu (






UNABRIDGED) by Sun Tzu Narrated by Mike Borris

    The Art of War: The Strategy of Sun Tzu

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Sun Tzu
    • Narrated By Mike Borris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (329)

    This timeless text is required listening for any business person or athlete interested in strategy. It includes a soundtrack entitled "The Mysterious Sound of Wind In the Bamboo", a 43-minute collection of Zen-inspired Japanese music by the Matsu Take Ensemble.

    Kwinsee says: "Surprise change"
  • The Souls of Black Folk (






UNABRIDGED) by W. E. B. Du Bois Narrated by Mirron Willis

    The Souls of Black Folk

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Du Bois
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
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    (40)

    “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line,” writes Du Bois, in one of the most prophetic works in all of American literature. First published in 1903, this collection of 15 essays dared to describe the racism that prevailed at that time in America—and to demand an end to it. Du Bois’ writing draws on his early experiences, from teaching in the hills of Tennessee, to the death of his infant son, to his historic break with the conciliatory position of Booker T. Washington.

    ESK says: "Essays of 'life and love and strife and failure'"
  • Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience (






UNABRIDGED) by Henry David Thoreau Narrated by Rupert Degas

    Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the small town of Concord for the country. Beside the lake of Walden he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect – while surviving on eight dollars a year. From this experience emerged Walden, one of the great classics of American literature.

    Abby says: "One-note"
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  • Once There Was a War (






UNABRIDGED) by John Steinbeck, Mark Bowden (editor) Narrated by Lloyd James

    Once There Was a War

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck, Mark Bowden (editor)
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
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    In 1943 John Steinbeck was on assignment for The New York Herald Tribune, writing from Italy and North Africa, and from England in the midst of the London blitz. In his dispatches he focuses on the human-scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers behind enemy lines. Taken together, these writings create an indelible portrait of life in wartime.

  • The Prince (






UNABRIDGED) by Nicolo Machiavelli Narrated by Ian Richardson

    The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Nicolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Ian Richardson
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    (288)
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    How remarkable that an Italian living in the 15th and 16th centuries should lend his name to a word still in common usage in the English language today. Nicolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) wrote only one major work as a gift for his ruling Prince, Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli held office as a senior civil servant for 14 years until the downfall of the Republic in 1512. No longer officially employed to impart advice, instead Machiavelli poured out his ideas and resentment in his writings.

    Adam says: "The perfect narrator"
  • The Art of War (






UNABRIDGED) by Sun Tzu Narrated by Arika Escalona

    The Art of War

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Sun Tzu
    • Narrated By Arika Escalona
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
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    (9)
    Story
    (12)

    The timeless original text; required listening for anyone interested in strategy. This is a work of subtlety and paradox that shows the way to a clean and aesthetic triumph. Sun Tzu insisted that a skilled warrior observes, calculates, outwits , and outmaneuvers an adversary, and in doing so averts the destruction of battle.

    Omar says: "Didn't like it"
  • As a Man Thinketh (






UNABRIDGED) by James Allen Narrated by Brian Holsopple

    As a Man Thinketh

    • UNABRIDGED (56 mins)
    • By James Allen
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This audiobook version of As A Man Thinketh is true to the original. Every word written by James Allen is spoken with clarity and authority by the narrator, making it easy to remember the information and absorb the timeless wisdom. This short audiobook, originally published in 1902, has had a huge impact in the field of personal development. It is regarded as one of the most important books of the new thought era. It's written in such a way that makes it easy to understand the most powerful message you could ever learn.

  • Once There Was a War (






UNABRIDGED) by John Steinbeck, Mark Bowden (editor) Narrated by Lloyd James

    Once There Was a War

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck, Mark Bowden (editor)
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (0)
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    (0)
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    In 1943 John Steinbeck was on assignment for The New York Herald Tribune, writing from Italy and North Africa, and from England in the midst of the London blitz. In his dispatches he focuses on the human-scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers behind enemy lines. Taken together, these writings create an indelible portrait of life in wartime.

  • Sex: Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English (






UNABRIDGED) by Henry Stanton Narrated by Phil Chenevert

    Sex: Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Henry Stanton
    • Narrated By Phil Chenevert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Henry Stanton’s 1922 book Sex: Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English is intended as a frank (although consevative and moralistic) guide to human sexual behaviour and relationships. It is partly a self-help book, partly an attempt to relay the scientific knowledge of the day in relation to sex and reproduction in a way suitable for popular consumption.

  • James Monroe's Final Address (






UNABRIDGED) by James Monroe Narrated by John Greenman

    James Monroe's Final Address

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By James Monroe
    • Narrated By John Greenman
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    Monroe emphasizes his hope of doing away with the slave trade. He also deals with treaties, commerce, and the budget.

  • John Bunyan's Last Sermon (






UNABRIDGED) by John Bunyan Narrated by Glenn Hascall

    John Bunyan's Last Sermon

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    • By John Bunyan
    • Narrated By Glenn Hascall
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    It was the summer of 1668 when John Bunyan preached his last sermon. Bunyan is most noted for spending time in prison and for writing one of the most popular books in history, Pilgrim’s Progress. His life lessons culminate in this final sermon. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.

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  • El príncipe [The Prince] (






UNABRIDGED) by Nicolás Maquiavelo Narrated by José Carlos Domínguez

    El príncipe [The Prince]

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Nicolás Maquiavelo
    • Narrated By José Carlos Domínguez
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    El príncipe de Nicolás Maquiavelo es una de las grandes obras de la filosofía política occidental y constituye una muestra de pensamiento irreverente, polémico, un tanto irónico y siempre lúcido. Aquí se encuentra la primera reflexión moderna sobre el poder estatal, su origen y sus medios de legitimación.

  • Thomas Jefferson's Last Address to Congress (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Jefferson Narrated by John Greenman

    Thomas Jefferson's Last Address to Congress

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    • By Thomas Jefferson
    • Narrated By John Greenman
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    Jefferson is often cited as an important figure in early American democracy. He envisioned democracy as an expression of society as a whole, and called for national self-determination, cultural uniformity, and education of all the people (or all the males, as he believed at the time). His emphasis on uniformity did not envision a multiracial republic in which some groups were not fully assimilated into the identical republican values.

  • The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan (






UNABRIDGED) by W. B. Laughead Narrated by Glenn Hascall

    The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan

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    • By W. B. Laughead
    • Narrated By Glenn Hascall
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    This audiobook serves as a 'documentary' of a true American legend. You'll hear journalistic accounts of Paul, Babe, and Benny along with lesser recollected men like Brimstone Bill, the little Chore-boy, Sourdough Sam, the Seven Axemen, and accountant Johnny Inkslinger. Tall tales abound in this creative narrative and provide evidence of a fictitious founding of so many American tales and landmarks.