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Ian C Robertson

Ian C Robertson South Australia, Australia Member Since 2010

Eclectic mixer of books of my youth and ones I always meant to read, but didn't.

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  • "Very Entertaining"

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    I confess to have completely misread the blurb for this title. I thought it was Hitchens interviewing Rushdie. In fact, it is the opposite. However, that doesn't matter. The discussion on the eve of the release of Hitchens' third to last book, the autobiographical, Hitch 22, is stimulating, interesting and very entertaining. The source of the name alone is worth the listen.
    Rushdie is, of course, a literary giant. Hitchens was one of the most read, and a very well read, commentator. Their long time friendship is apparent on listening and their literary games are in a class apart.
    You won't regret the hour or so of your life you spend with these two.

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    Christopher Hitchens in Conversation with Salman Rushdie

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    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Salman Rushdie
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    Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant. He is a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian, by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide.

    Ian C Robertson says: "Very Entertaining"
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A Peek at Lisa's Bookshelf

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Lisa's greatest hits:
  • The Secrets of the Power of Intention

    "Must hear!"

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    If you could sum up The Secrets of the Power of Intention in three words, what would they be?

    change your thinking


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secrets of the Power of Intention?

    the simplicity in which Dr Dyer explains how the faces of intention determine how we live our lives, if you intend to get pain, suffering, little money, you are right, you will get that. If you intend on feeling good, access abundance, (expecting it to be there, not looking for it), you will live a life free of burdensome thinking. endless searching for the moment you cannot find, it is now. you already have it!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes because I read the Power of Intention and this is just a hearing of the different way he brings it across, it is 7 hours so not in one sitting but I get his point in the first sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must read, I first read Excuses Begone, this is my first recommendation of his teachings. I was in Deep Depression and had struggled with it for most of my life. This time it was so bad, I only got out of bed to work part time from home, eat, essentials. I started reading Excuses begone and realized I was holding on to old negative thinking patterns that basically got me to this point. Once I let go of them, they were GONE! I felt instant peace and never go back to the pain of the past anymore. If you are struggling with yourself, constant thinking, worrying. Get his books! especially Excuses Begone and Power of Intention. The two books changed the way I live my life now. More satisfying! Best Quote of Dr Dyers

  • Secrets of Your Own Healing Power

    "Great Informational For the power of Healing"

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    If you could sum up Secrets of Your Own Healing Power in three words, what would they be?

    you are healing


    What does Wayne W. Dyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings his charm and wit to the table, you just cant get the same thing from reading his books.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    this is a must have in addition to there is a spiritual answer for every problem as well as power of intention and excuses begone, it is a summary and reminder of the fact that we are part of God, the divine is God and the divine is us. We are part of God and therefore what Jesus said and this so you shall do, but greater things shall you do! Awesome read as usual Wayne Dyer, thank you!

Tommy

Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 06-05-13 Member Since 2012

I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.

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    I did enjoy listening to the stories by the group but I felt like I could have seen the this on PBS.

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    Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, and Gabrielle Hamilton on 'How I Learned to Cook' at the 92nd Street Y

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    • By Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, Gabrielle Hamilton
    • Narrated By Michael Ruhlman
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    Anthony Bourdain, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Eric Ripert are all well established, accomplished chefs; they share their early cooking experiences, what influenced their cooking styles, and what made them want to be chefs forever. Bourdain is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles, the author of the best-selling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and the host of the popular Food Network series, A Cook's Tour.

    Katherine says: "Great Insight and fun to listen!"
  • 4.8 (35 ratings)
    Neat  by Charlayne Woodard Narrated by Charlayne Woodard

    Neat

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    • By Charlayne Woodard
    • Narrated By Charlayne Woodard
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    In Neat, writer/performer Charlayne Woodard shares her memories of growing up black in America in the '60s and '70s. The play focuses around the life of Woodard's Aunt Beneatha, Neat, who was mistakenly fed camphor oil as a baby, resulting in permanent brain damage. Stories of family and of time spent with Neat are weaved together with touching results.

    Mary Robins says: "A Must Read"
  • 5.0 (14 ratings)
    Transcending the Mind Series: Witnessing & Observing  by David R. Hawkins Narrated by David R. Hawkins

    Transcending the Mind Series: Witnessing & Observing

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By David R. Hawkins
    • Narrated By David R. Hawkins
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    In this lecture, Dr. Hawkins presents some basic ideas, such as the fact that everything happens spontaneously and that nothing causes anything. Everything is an automatic consequence of the energy field. He shows how the power of one’s intention brings about manifestation, and how potentiality becomes actuality in and of itself because of the field. He explains the use of kinesiology, why people may not believe in it, and how the infinite field of consciousness instantly registers truth.

    Sally C. Scabrini says: "As always, incomparable wisdom and humor"
  • 5.0 (13 ratings)
    Devotional Nonduality Intensive: Vision  by David R. Hawkins Narrated by David R. Hawkins

    Devotional Nonduality Intensive: Vision

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David R. Hawkins
    • Narrated By David R. Hawkins
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    These all-day seminars were held at the Creative Life Center in Sedona, Arizona. In this series, Dr. Hawkins presents the necessary information and steps to follow to reach the state of Enlightenment. In this lecture, Dr. Hawkins addresses the differences between content and context. He calibrates the truth of the statements made during each lecture.

  • 5.0 (13 ratings)
    Devotional Nonduality Intensive: Intention  by David R. Hawkins Narrated by David R. Hawkins

    Devotional Nonduality Intensive: Intention

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By David R. Hawkins
    • Narrated By David R. Hawkins
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    These all-day seminars were held at the Creative Life Center in Sedona, Arizona. In this series, Dr. Hawkins presents the necessary information and steps to follow to reach the state of Enlightenment. He calibrates the truth of the statements made during each lecture.

    Janie Guill says: "Supercharge Your Life"
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  • 5.0 (11 ratings)
    Devotional Nonduality Intensive: Transcending Obstacles  by David R. Hawkins Narrated by David R. Hawkins

    Devotional Nonduality Intensive: Transcending Obstacles

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By David R. Hawkins
    • Narrated By David R. Hawkins
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    These all-day seminars were held at the Creative Life Center in Sedona, AZ. In this series, Dr. Hawkins presents the necessary information & steps to follow to reach the state of Enlightenment, with an emphasis on outlining the obstacles facing a spiritual student and how to transcend them. He calibrates the truth of the statements made during each lecture.

  • 4.9 (10 ratings)
    Devotional Nonduality Intensive: Spiritual Traps  by David R. Hawkins Narrated by David R. Hawkins

    Devotional Nonduality Intensive: Spiritual Traps

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By David R. Hawkins
    • Narrated By David R. Hawkins
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    These all-day seminars were held at the Creative Life Center in Sedona, AZ. In this series, Dr. Hawkins presents the necessary information & steps to follow to reach the state of Enlightenment, with the focus on the many spiritual traps and non-integrous teachings that a student may encounter on the path and how to avoid them. He calibrates the truth of the statements made during each lecture.

  • 4.5 (1525 ratings)
    Letting Go of God  by Julia Sweeney Narrated by Julia Sweeney

    Letting Go of God

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
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    Julia Sweeney says she was a "happy Catholic girl" when, one day, she walked into church and signed up for a Bible-study course. "What an eye opener that was!" she says. Equally comedic and insightful, Letting Go of God is Sweeney's brilliant one-woman show about her struggle with her faith.

    Mark says: "A Brilliant Personal Journey of Discovery"
  • 4.3 (903 ratings)
    The Secrets of the Power of Intention  by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Narrated by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

    The Secrets of the Power of Intention

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
    • Narrated By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
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    In this live lecture, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explores intention as an all-pervading force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place. Intention, he explains, is not something you do, but an energy you're a part of. Not only do you emanate from the field of intention, but if you align yourself to it, your desires become fulfilled and you find yourself at peace.

    Capsaicin says: "Inspiring"
  • Tim Ferriss: Accelerated Learning in Accelerated Times  by Tim Ferriss Narrated by Tim Ferriss

    Tim Ferriss: Accelerated Learning in Accelerated Times

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    • Narrated By Tim Ferriss
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    As the times accelerate and we face ever-more kaleidoscopic careers, a crucial meta-skill is the ability to learn new skills extremely rapidly. Tim Ferriss, speaking before a live audience at the Marines Memorial Theater in San Francisco, CA, September 14, 2011.

  • The Secrets of the Power of Intention  by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Narrated by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

    The Secrets of the Power of Intention

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
    • Narrated By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
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    (903)
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    (340)
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    In this live lecture, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explores intention as an all-pervading force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place. Intention, he explains, is not something you do, but an energy you're a part of. Not only do you emanate from the field of intention, but if you align yourself to it, your desires become fulfilled and you find yourself at peace.

    Capsaicin says: "Inspiring"
  • The Importance of Being Extraordinary  by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Eckhart Tolle Narrated by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Eckhart Tolle

    The Importance of Being Extraordinary

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Eckhart Tolle
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    Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Eckhart Tolle delve into everything from ancient spiritual texts to contemporary pop culture as they tackle questions we all wrestle with, such as Who am I? What is real? and What is the meaning of life? Yet even as they discuss weighty topics such as the economy and addiction, the mood remains graceful, loving, and even humorous. Through their combined wisdom and perception, Wayne and Eckhart bring you inspired lessons for an exhilarating spiritual awakening.

    thomas german says: "Dyer and Tolle are very authentic and inspiring"
  • Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao  by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Narrated by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

    Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
    • Narrated By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
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    The Tao Te Ching, attributed to the Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu, has been called "the wisest book ever written". Comprised of 81 short verses, it is a book of wisdom that has been translated more than any work in the world, with the exception of the Bible. This classic text offers advice and guidance that is moral and spiritual, and is a valuable resource for achieving a way of life that guarantees integrity, joy, and balance.

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  • See You at the Top: 25th Anniversary Edition  by Zig Ziglar

    See You at the Top: 25th Anniversary Edition

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Zig Ziglar
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    25 years ago, the great Zig Ziglar presented a seminar that stunned audiences, broke new ground, and forever cemented his reputation as one of the most exciting, inspiring, and authentic motivators ever to take the stage. Since then, millions of people have forged a path to tremendous personal, professional and financial success using the principles presented in this seminar as their guide. Recorded live at that very seminar, See You at the Top amuses, informs, inspires, delights, and motivates.

  • The News from Lake Wobegon, 1-Month Subscription (






ABRIDGED) by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon, 1-Month Subscription

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    • By Garrison Keillor
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    "It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown...." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    Kristen says: "Response to whole show question"
  • The Speed of Trust: Live from L.A. (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen R. Covey

    The Speed of Trust: Live from L.A.

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
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    This program teaches that there is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization--one thing which, if removed, will destroy the most powerful government, the most successful business, the most thriving economy, the most influential leadership, the greatest friendship, the strongest character, the deepest love. That one thing is Trust.

    Susan says: "The Speed of Trust"
  • David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure (






UNABRIDGED) by David Sedaris Narrated by David Sedaris

    David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
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    • Narrated By David Sedaris
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    LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

    e.good says: "Use your extra credit here."
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  • Born to Win: The Ultimate Seminar  by Zig Ziglar

    Born to Win: The Ultimate Seminar

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    • By Zig Ziglar
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    (51)
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    For more than 50 years, in a style that is unquestionably his own, Zig Ziglar has used his quick wit, down-home charm, and abundance of energy to inspire excellence in people throughout the world. In Born to Win, Zig's nonstop passion inspires and informs as Zig speaks to you as if you're sitting front-row center in his sold-out seminar.

    Jeremy says: "Not Bad.."
  • It's Done  by Les Brown

    It's Done

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    • By Les Brown
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    In this program, Les Brown reveals one of the great secrets of personal power. There is certain point in time when you know the race has been won even before it’s over. You have crossed over the line and built up such momentum that quitting is no longer an option. In the deepest parts of your consciousness, you have settled the fact that you will not be denied. Touching the finish line will only be a formality.

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    The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, August 16, 2014

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    "It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. It's a town where "the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all of the children are above average."

  • The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, August 09, 2014  by Garrison Keillor Narrated by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, August 09, 2014

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    "It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. It's a town where "the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all of the children are above average."

  • The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, August 02, 2014  by Garrison Keillor Narrated by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, August 02, 2014

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    "It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. It's a town where "the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all of the children are above average."

  • The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, July 26, 2014  by Garrison Keillor Narrated by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, July 26, 2014

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    "It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. It's a town where "the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all of the children are above average."

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  • The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, July 19, 2014  by Garrison Keillor Narrated by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, July 19, 2014

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    "It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. It's a town where "the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all of the children are above average."

  • Zia Mohyeddin Kay Saath Eik Shaam, Volume 10 (






UNABRIDGED) by Azeem Baig Chughtai, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Noon M. Rashid, Syed Ahmad, Josh Malih Abadi, Meera Jee, Nasir Kazmi Narrated by Zia Mohyeddin

    Zia Mohyeddin Kay Saath Eik Shaam, Volume 10

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    • By Azeem Baig Chughtai, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Noon M. Rashid, and others
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    A classical collection of recitations by the master narrator Zia Mohyeddin. Volume 10 includes: "Angrezi Adab Para"; "Ek Tukra"; "Kuttay", by Sir Syed Ahmad; "Josh Malih Abadi"; "Nazm Noon Meem Rashid"; "Nazm Meera Jee"; "Khat Mohammad Ali Redolvi"; "Baccha Nahin Hota"; "Ghazal Nasir Kazmi"; "Al Shajri", by Azeem Baig Chughtai: "Nazm", by Noon Meem Rashid; "Ghazal", by Faiz; and "Ghazal", by Faiz and Khamooshi.

  • The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, July 12, 2014  by Garrison Keillor Narrated by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, July 12, 2014

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    "It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. It's a town where "the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all of the children are above average."

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