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D. Martin

D. Martin Rockville, MD USA Member Since 2007
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  • "I don't want to see what was rated ..."

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    Given Second City's larger than life reputation, perhaps I was expecting too much. Or maybe the magic of improv (and this is improv style, and I think the scenes may have started as improv, but they're basically all scripted) lies in being in the room. Either way, I'm disappointed. And yes, a lot of the cultural references are from the 90s, but I don't think that's the problem either (unless you're too young to remember the 90s). It's just not very funny. The fun part is hearing the voices of people who went on to make it big, notably Stephen Colbert. The unfun part is that it's really not very funny.

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    The Best of Second City

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Second City: Chicago's Famed Improv Theatre
    • Narrated By Edward Asner, Tim Kazurinsky, full cast
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    The Best of Second City is an unforgettable ride through decades of hilarity, packed with classic sketches that helped make this America's foremost comedy troupe. Dubbed "a temple of satire" by Time magazine, The Second City has been convulsing audiences since its founding in Chicago in 1959, lampooning every aspect of modern American life with brilliant, improvisatory sketches.

    D. Martin says: "I don't want to see what was rated second best"
  • "I'd pass"

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    Not a lot to say: There's a magic to informal live theater and improv/comedy. I can imagine this having been a great experience in person, but I'm not sure. On audio though, I found it fell flat. If you're smarting from a firing, you might find more here than I did. Some fun details, but I can't really recommend it.

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    Fired: Tales of Jobs Gone Bad

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    • By Annabelle Gurwitch
    • Narrated By Annabelle Gurwitch
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    Rejection has never been so hilarious! After her role in a Woody Allen play was rethought, actress Annabelle Gurwitch (TBS' Dinner and a Movie) was devastated. Then, she got funny. Gurwitch and a revolving cast of fellow show-biz veterans share their stories when L.A. Theatre Works records Fired: Tales of Jobs Gone Bad.

    Diane says: "Treat Yourself!"
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  • Noah Feldman with Jeffrey Toobin: The Supreme Court Then and Now

    "I'm a Noah Feldman fan now"

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    Sometimes he hits dazzlingly, sometimes he misses, but the guy has a scary-swift brain that turns over all kinds of rocks, and makes rapid sharp interpretations. The effect is to get my brain firing well too. (And his work in print has that quality.) It's fun to listen to that overclocked processor in his head, wired so well to his mouth, at work. I hope he is working on a book on the contemporary Supreme Court.

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Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 08-24-13 Member Since 2012

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  • "With this faith we will be able to ..."

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    I was born after the 1963 Washington D.C. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. I don't remember ever not knowing about Martin Luther King, Jr's August 28, 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech. Until I heard an NPR interview of Dustin Volz, who had written a story for The National Journal, I didn't realize that I hadn't ever heard the entire speech.

    The "I Have a Dream" speech is under copyright protection until 2038. The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. Inc. holds the copyright, and enforces it vigorously. Legally, it's entitled to, but there's a huge debate about whether morally, it should, given its historical importance. I'll leave that debate to others - I was more than happy to pay for this Audible to hear the entire speech.

    King, delivering the speech at the Lincoln Memorial 100 years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, gives the famous words "I Have a Dream" historic context, including the 1963 reality of segregation. He builds to a crescendo, with the encouragement of Mahalia Jackson, who can be heard on the Audible.

    There is so much more to this speech than the common excerpts we see and hear.

    It is the best speech I've ever listened to.

    [The title of this review is from a portion of the "I Have a Dream" speech.]

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    Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

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    • By Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Narrated By Martin Luther King Jr.
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    "I have a dream today." On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King spoke these words as he addressed a crowd of more than 200,000 civil rights protesters gathered at The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Two months earlier, President John Kennedy had sent a civil rights bill to Congress, but it was struck down. Although Kennedy was concerned about the possibility of widespread violence during this protest, he realized he was powerless to stop it and embraced the movement instead.

    Cynthia says: "With this faith we will be able to transform"
  • 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 (15 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 (14 ratings)
    Devotional Nonduality Intensive: Vision  by David R. Hawkins Narrated by David R. Hawkins

    Devotional Nonduality Intensive: Vision

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    • 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 (14 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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    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)
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    • 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.

  • 5.0 (12 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.

  • 5.0 (10 ratings)
    Devotional Nonduality Intensive: Alignment  by David R. Hawkins Narrated by David R. Hawkins

    Devotional Nonduality Intensive: Alignment

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    Dr. Hawkins explains that everything is spontaneously being what it is and that nothing is causing anything. He talks about the pathway of negation and the Void, and goes into detail about karmic inheritance and how it affects our lives. Of great benefit is the information he supplies about relationships and the levels upon which they may exist, including the qualities of horizontal and vertical relationships (i.e., alignment vs. involvement). He goes into detail about the ego, how it loves suffering, loss, hatred, and even grieving, and the “juice” it gets out of that.

    Paul says: "Superb, spell binding"
  • 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

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    • 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"
  • 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

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    • 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.

    justin l jones says: "Well summarized"
  • Goals: Setting and Achieving Them on Schedule  by Zig Ziglar

    Goals: Setting and Achieving Them on Schedule

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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!"
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  • 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"
  • Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation (






UNABRIDGED) by Parker J. Palmer Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki

    Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Parker J. Palmer
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    Finding one's calling is not just about finding something we can do - it is about finding what we can't not do. "Let your life speak" is a time-honored Quaker admonition to live one's life as witness to the deepest truths one knows. But as Parker Palmer explains, those words can also mean "listen to your life, and let it tell you what your truth is."

    Julia Davis Coffey says: "Deep Wisdom in these pages"
  • 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.

  • It's You  by Les Brown

    It's You

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    • By Les Brown
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    In this program, Les Brown goes straight to the source of our possibilities and dials into the fact that there are people along the way who will be important to you and your success. We don’t make it alone. But when it comes down to it, the captain of your ship, the power in your life, the force for your achievement is you. It’s you! Others may keep it from being too difficult at times. But it’s yours to do. It’s not the times.

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  • A Rare Recording of J. R. R. Tolkien  by J. R. R. Tolkien Narrated by J. R. R. Tolkien

    A Rare Recording of J. R. R. Tolkien

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    J. R. R. Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor best known as the author of fantasy works like "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings." Listen as Tolkien reads "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil," "The Hoard," "Perry-The-Winkle," and "The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon." Also included is a reading of "A Elbereth Gilthoniel" in Elvish and "The Road Goes Ever on," sung by William Elvin with music by Donald Swann.

    Sandy says: "A very rare treat"
  • David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure (






UNABRIDGED) by David Sedaris Narrated by David Sedaris

    David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure

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    LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

    e.good says: "Use your extra credit here."
  • Selected Shorts: Funny Business  by Simon Rich, David Schickler, Joe Meno, Ian Frazier, R.T. Smith, James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, Dave Eggers, Kevin Barry Narrated by Wyatt Cenac, Isiah Sheffer, Kirsten Vangsness, Dana Ivey, Alec Baldwin, Christina Pickles, David Rakoff, James Naughton

    Selected Shorts: Funny Business

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    From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent seasons of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Comedian Wyatt Cenac gives a killer performance of Simon Rich’s hilarious tale of woe from the point of view of a condom in a young man’s wallet. Alec Baldwin gives a delightful over-the-top performance of James Thurber’s wonderfully silly classic tale of the day everybody in a small Ohio town thought the dam broke.

  • The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, August 23, 2014  by Garrison Keillor Narrated by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, August 23, 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, 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."

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  • 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."

  • 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."

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