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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

    "not what I expected"

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    There is nothing from the book except commentary and literary analysis of the book. I do appreciate it, however, that was not how it was presented online.

Paul

Paul Philadelphia, PA, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2006

I don't care what anyone says - When I say that I've read a book, even if I've listened to it, it's all the same.

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  • "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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    Clarence Thomas: In Conversation at the 92nd Street Y

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Clarence Thomas
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    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks with Jan Crawford Greenberg on his career in the court system, his shift in ideology from radical to conservative, and his opinions on affirmative action and the limits of the power of the court. Clarence Thomas is a graduate of Yale University Law School and the author of My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir.

    Paul says: "Wow!!"
  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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"
  • 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"
  • 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.

  • David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • 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."
  • 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.

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  • 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 says: "Deep Wisdom in these pages"
  • 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
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    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."
  • Success and the Self-Image

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By Zig Ziglar
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    The world's foremost producer of personal development and motivational audio programs now presents a newly-expanded revision of a true self-help classic. No one is better qualified to show you the secrets to developing a successful self-image than Zig Ziglar, a man who has overcome his own share of diversity to become one of the world's most popular and successful motivators.

  • Transcending the Levels of Consciousness: Live Your Life Like a Prayer

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David R. Hawkins
    • Narrated By David R. Hawkins
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    (10)
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    (11)

    Presented on November 18, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel, this exciting presentation reviews basic spiritual principles from a higher level of awareness, providing expanded information for those new to the teachings of Dr. Hawkins as well as for those who have heard him speak many times. Dr. Hawkins tells us why negative things keep occurring in our lives (and what to do about them). He talks about the role of karma; how seemingly “miraculous” events can become commonplace; and more.

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  • The Truth Behind Addiction

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Byron Katie Mitchell
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    With Katie's help, investigate the thinking that fuels addictive behavior. This is a groundbreaking program for addicts and their families, and anyone interested in a life of greater freedom.

    CPM89 says: "This is the truth about addiction"
  • Stark Raving Black

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Lewis Black
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    Lewis Black uses his natural talent for hiding subtle comedy inside explosive outbursts to full effect in this new one-hour stand-up event. Compelled by his passions and his discontentedness with the absurdities of the world, he erupts in hand-shaking, body-trembling motion as he spews his signature diatribe-laced dialectic comedy.

    William says: "Foul Launguage with nothing to say!"
  • 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

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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. 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

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    • 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

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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. 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

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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. 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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