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Michael

Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States Member Since 2002

I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

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  • "Classic classics"

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    I am a very big fan of short stories and have listened to the Selected Shorts program for over 20 years. Any collection can be hit or miss, but this selection of american classics are all big hits. I liked every story and every reader. The stories range from funny to outrageous and touching to creepy. What more could one ask for?

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    Selected Shorts: American Classics

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Amy Tan, Donald Barthelme, Eudora Welty, and others
    • Narrated By Freda Foh Shen, David Strathairn, Stockard Channing, and others
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    A compilation of classic tales by great American writers performed by terrific actors, with a lineup including Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and PEN Award winners.

    Michael says: "Classic classics"
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  • Clarence Thomas: In Conversation at the 92nd Street Y

    "Wow!!"

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    I would probably be classified as a liberal (what's up with these labels anyway). I really wanted to understand the mindset of an African American 'Ultraconservative' being African American myself and somewhat successful. Well, I have come to the conclusion that the end result is determined by the journey - and what a journey it was for Justice Thomas. He has a place reserved on my study wall right next to Truman, Obama, Einstein and yes Malcolm x.

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Paul Z. Wixom, MI 12-12-10 Member Since 2009
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  • "Good Lecture"

    6 of 7 helpful votes

    This was a good recording of a lecture series that Rohr did back in 1985. It’s over 20 years old and many of the problems he talks about are still here. Most of what he shares is pretty timeless. The only real complaint I have is that during the Q&A part at the end of each lecture it is nearly impossible to hear what the audience is asking. He often summarizes the question before answering, but not always.

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    Why Be Catholic?

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Richard Rohr
    • Narrated By Richard Rohr
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    Richard Rohr addresses one of the most vital questions for new and lifelong Catholics. Rohr draws on his own prayer, study and preaching experiences throughout the world to ask "What is good about being Catholic?" This series invites listeners to explore the breadth and depth of their faith. "Most Catholics are not Catholic/catholic enough," says Rohr. Addresses both the shortcomings and strengths of the Catholic Christian tradition.

    Paul Z. says: "Good Lecture"
  • 4.8 (35 ratings)
    Neat  by Charlayne Woodard Narrated by Charlayne Woodard

    Neat

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • 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 (13 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.

  • 5.0 (12 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"
  • 5.0 (10 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.

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  • 4.8 (10 ratings)
    Transcending the Mind Series: The Ego & The Self  by Veritas Publishing Narrated by David R. Hawkins

    Transcending the Mind Series: The Ego & The Self

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Veritas Publishing
    • Narrated By David R. Hawkins
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    David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally known author and speaker on the subject of spiritually advanced states of consciousness and the realization of the presence of God as Self. His published works, as well as recorded lectures, have been widely recognized as unique. They describe a very advanced state of spiritual awareness which occurred in this individual, with a scientific and clinical background, who is able to verbalize and explain the unusual phenomenon in a manner that is clear and comprehensible.

  • 5.0 (10 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.

  • 4.5 (1517 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 (890 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"
  • 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"
  • It's Possible  by Les Brown

    It's Possible

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    • By Les Brown
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    In this program, Les Brown provides a foundational key that can propel you to your next higher level. There are times in life when it seems hard to actually affirm that you can make it; and that you can actually overcome that particular obstacle and attain that new height. You can’t always say I know I can and keep integrity with yourself and your true feelings. What you can use as a benchmark and a place to always fall back to is “It’s Possible!”

    Vincent Musschoot says: "Charismatic speech"
  • Goals: Setting and Achieving Them on Schedule  by Zig Ziglar

    Goals: Setting and Achieving Them on Schedule

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Zig Ziglar
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    The world's foremost producer of personal development and motivational audio programs now gives you an expanded edition of a master motivator's audio masterpiece. In Goals, best-selling author Zig Ziglar presents his dynamic seven-step formula for clearly defining your immediate and long-term goals...and then realizing your dreams. Goals create motivation; motivation creates energy; energy helps make your dreams a reality. Take the first step toward reaching your aspiration and set your goals today!

    G. M. Gardner says: "Simply a classic!"
  • The News from Lake Wobegon, 1-Month Subscription (






ABRIDGED) by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon, 1-Month Subscription

    • ABRIDGED (15 mins)
    • 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"
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  • 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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    • By Tim Ferriss
    • 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.

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

    See You at the Top: 25th Anniversary Edition

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    • 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.

  • Winning Methods of the Market Wizards with Jack Schwager: Wiley Trading Audio  by Jack D. Schwager Narrated by Jack D. Schwager

    Winning Methods of the Market Wizards with Jack Schwager: Wiley Trading Audio

    • ORIGINAL (54 mins)
    • By Jack D. Schwager
    • Narrated By Jack D. Schwager
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    The renowned Market Wizards author and Trader's Hall of Fame award winner presents a powerful workshop highlighting the most common traits and techniques of the super traders. This rare session can help investors of all skill levels become market masters.

    aaphilip says: "If you've ever read one of the Wizards books..."
  • Born to Win: The Ultimate Seminar  by Zig Ziglar

    Born to Win: The Ultimate Seminar

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Zig Ziglar
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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.."
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  • War, Geopolitics, and History: Conflict in the Middle East  by Robert Fisk Narrated by Noam Chomsky

    War, Geopolitics, and History: Conflict in the Middle East

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • By Robert Fisk
    • Narrated By Noam Chomsky
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    A talk by Robert Fisk, the Middle East correspondent for the London Independent and the author of Challenging Empire and the Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East. Introduced by Noam Chomsky. Recorded live on April 9, 2006, at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Fabio says: "Good lecture, reaaallly bad recording"
  • 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"
  • 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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    • Narrated 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. 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

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • 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."

  • Fired & Fired Again  by Annabelle Gurwitch, Sandra Tsing Loh, Illeana Douglas, Taylor Negron Narrated by Annabelle Gurwitch

    Fired & Fired Again

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    • By Annabelle Gurwitch, Sandra Tsing Loh, Illeana Douglas, and others
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    Rejection has never been so hilarious! This special collection contains two L.A. Theatre Works productions: Fired: Tales of Jobs Gone Bad and Fired Again. The creations of actress Annabelle Gurwitch (TBS' Dinner and a Movie), Fired and Fired Again feature a cast of show-biz veterans sharing their stories about life, work - and getting canned.

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  • The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, July 05, 2014  by Garrison Keillor Narrated by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, July 05, 2014

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    • Narrated 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. It's a town where "the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all of the children are above average."

  • 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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    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.

  • Richard Dawkins: The Greatest Show on Earth  by Richard Dawkins Narrated by Richard Dawkins

    Richard Dawkins: The Greatest Show on Earth

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    Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion created a storm of controversy over the question of God's existence. Now, in The Greatest Show on Earth, Dawkins presents a stunning counterattack against advocates of "Intelligent Design" that explains the evidence for evolution while keeping an eye trained on the absurdities of the creationist argument.

  • Lord Martin Rees: Life and the Cosmos  by Martin Rees Narrated by Martin Rees

    Lord Martin Rees: Life and the Cosmos

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    • By Martin Rees
    • Narrated By Martin Rees
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    It's famously called the Final Frontier, and thanks to rapidly developing technology we now know more about the outer reaches of our galaxy than ever. But that leaves unknowns. Lord Martin Rees, speaking before a live audience at Melbourne University Melbourne, Australia, on March 30, 2010.

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  • John McCain: The Myth of a Maverick  by Matt Welch Narrated by Lance Tarrance

    John McCain: The Myth of a Maverick

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    In this talk Welch lays out the root cause of the senator's worldview: His personal transformation from underachieving youth to war hawk, in which he used the "higher power" of American nationalism to save his life and soul. Matt Welch speaking before a live audience at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. on January 8, 2008.

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