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Cynthia

Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 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

    • ORIGINAL (16 mins)
    • 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"
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  • Thalia Book Club: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 50th Anniversary Celebration - Readings, Discussion and Audience Q&A

    "Zero stars was not a choice"

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    I was looking for the book. Didn't realize that wasn't what I was getting until I saw 1.36 hours. Waste of 3 clicks, never mind the $4.

Matthew

Matthew Lawton, OK, United States 08-25-11

Matthew

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  • "TOTAL BS!!"

    11 of 13 helpful votes

    This is NOT the book!!!! RIP OFF!!! Don't waste your money, this is just some guys talking about the book...

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    Thalia Book Club: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 50th Anniversary Celebration - Readings, Discussion and Audience Q&A

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Symphony Space
    • Narrated By Stephen Colbert, Isaiah Sheffer, Jayne Anne Phillips, and others
    Overall
    (239)
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    (169)
    Story
    (174)

    Authors and actors including Stephen Colbert, Libba Bray (award winning young-adult novelist Going Bovine, winner of 2010 Printz Award), Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director at The Public Theater), Kurt Andersen (novelist and Studio 360 Host), Jayne Anne Phillips (novelist and National Book Award finalist Lark & Termite), filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy (author of the upcoming book Scout, Atticus, and Boo), and others pay tribute to the Pulitzer prize-winning classic novel about racial injustice and loss of innocence in a small Southern town.

    Casey says: "This is not the full story."
  • 4.8 (32 ratings)

    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

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By David R. Hawkins
    • Narrated By David R. Hawkins
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    (10)
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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.

  • 4.4 (1483 ratings)

    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 (856 ratings)

    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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    (856)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (301)

    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"
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  • 4.5 (495 ratings)

    David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
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    (158)
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    (155)

    LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

    e.good says: "Use your extra credit here."
  • 4.4 (256 ratings)

    God Said,'Ha!'

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
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    (99)
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    In one year Julia Sweeney got a divorce (amicable), bought a small bungalow in Hollywood, and looked forward to a life that said, "Here dwells a happily single young woman!" But then the axe fell. Her younger brother, Mike, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and moved in with her. Her parents came to be with Mike and moved in with her, too. Julia was now on seriously intimate terms with the people she had spent half a lifetime growing up away from.

    Haley says: "Resonated Big Time"
  • 4.6 (181 ratings)

    This Is Water: The Original David Foster Wallace Recording

    • ORIGINAL (24 mins)
    • By David Foster Wallace
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    Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. This is the audio recording of David Foster Wallace delivering that very address. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others.

    John Nosal says: "The MVP of my book/audio library"
  • 4.5 (154 ratings)

    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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  • 4.6 (113 ratings)

    The New Yorker Festival - Richard Dawkins: Disciple of Darwin

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Henry Finder
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    Richard Dawkins holds the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford. His books include the best-selling The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale, and A Devil's Chaplain, a collection of essays. He has received the International Cosmos Prize and the Kistler Prize.

    Brad says: "Excellent!"
  • 4.4 (110 ratings)

    Dueling Anthologists Billy Collins and Garrison Keillor at the 92nd Street Y

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor
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    Billy Collins, former United States poet laureate, and Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, return to the Y to read favorite poems from their new anthologies 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Mr. Collins) and Good Poems for Hard Times (Mr. Keillor).

    Sarah says: "a fresh look at poetry"
  • Pineal Gland & Third Eye: Proven Methods to Develop Your Higher Self

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler
    • Narrated By Arika Rapson
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    Why open your third eye? Mystics, philosophers, religious teachers and shaman throughout time tell us the third eye is the gateway to our higher self and deeper life meaning. A complete guide to step-by-step methods, Pineal Gland & Third Eye de-mystifies the third eye and explains its true nature in the brain as the pineal gland. The book reveals 15 proven-effective step-by-step methods to activate your pineal gland, open your third eye, and even how to restore health to your pineal gland.

  • The Secrets of the Power of Intention

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
    • Narrated By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
    Overall
    (856)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (301)

    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"
  • David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (495)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (155)

    LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

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

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Zig Ziglar
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    (54)
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    (44)
    Story
    (46)

    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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  • See You at the Top: 25th Anniversary Edition

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Zig Ziglar
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    (49)
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    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    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.

  • Goals: Setting and Achieving Them on Schedule

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Zig Ziglar
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    (20)
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    (17)
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    (19)

    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!

    Ron says: "I DONT GET THE HYPE"
  • The Speed of Trust: Live from L.A.

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
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    (5)
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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"
  • Thalia Book Club: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 50th Anniversary Celebration - Readings, Discussion and Audience Q&A

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Symphony Space
    • Narrated By Stephen Colbert, Isaiah Sheffer, Jayne Anne Phillips, and others
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (174)

    Authors and actors including Stephen Colbert, Libba Bray (award winning young-adult novelist Going Bovine, winner of 2010 Printz Award), Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director at The Public Theater), Kurt Andersen (novelist and Studio 360 Host), Jayne Anne Phillips (novelist and National Book Award finalist Lark & Termite), filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy (author of the upcoming book Scout, Atticus, and Boo), and others pay tribute to the Pulitzer prize-winning classic novel about racial injustice and loss of innocence in a small Southern town.

    Casey says: "This is not the full story."
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  • Christopher Hitchens in Conversation with Salman Rushdie

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Salman Rushdie
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (88)

    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.

  • The Work on Relationships

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Byron Katie Mitchell
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    Katie does "The Work" with audience members on a wide variety of relationship issues, including jealousy, blame, sex, communication, judgment, parenting, abuse, closure, and much more.

    ROCK says: "The Work on Relationships"
  • The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, April 19, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (12 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    • 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."

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

    • ORIGINAL (12 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    • 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."

  • Pineal Gland & Third Eye: Proven Methods to Develop Your Higher Self

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler
    • Narrated By Arika Rapson
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    Why open your third eye? Mystics, philosophers, religious teachers and shaman throughout time tell us the third eye is the gateway to our higher self and deeper life meaning. A complete guide to step-by-step methods, Pineal Gland & Third Eye de-mystifies the third eye and explains its true nature in the brain as the pineal gland. The book reveals 15 proven-effective step-by-step methods to activate your pineal gland, open your third eye, and even how to restore health to your pineal gland.

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

    • ORIGINAL (10 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    • 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."

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  • The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, March 29, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (11 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    • 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."

  • The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, March 22, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (14 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    • 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."

  • Fired & Fired Again

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs)
    • By Annabelle Gurwitch, Sandra Tsing Loh, Illeana Douglas, and others
    • Narrated By Annabelle Gurwitch
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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.

  • The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, March 15, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (13 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    • 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."

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