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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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    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 Alyssa's Bookshelf

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Barry

Barry Petaluma, CA, United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2006

My interests run to psychology, popular science, history, world literature, and occasionally something fun like Jasper Fforde. It seems like the only free time I have for reading these days is when I'm in the car so I am extremely grateful for audio books. I started off reading just the contemporary stuff that I was determined not to clutter up my already stuffed bookcases with. And now audio is probably 90% of my "reading" matter.

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  • "Joyce was never more fun!"

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    I wish I could collect the whole set of these performances. These selections from Ulysses really bring the text to life in a way regular reading just can't. Just knowing there is an auditorium full of Joyce fans experiencing this with you is kind of a rush. Hard as it is to pick out just one favorite from all these bits, I have to mention the scene that they translated into Yiddish. I like to think Joyce would have found it as funny (and appropriate) as everyone else did.

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    Bloomsday on Broadway XXIV: Love! Literature! Language! Lust! Leopold's Women Bloom

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    • Narrated By Stephen Colbert
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    Bloomsday on Broadway celebrates June 16, 1904, the most famous fictional date in literature, when Leopold Bloom walked around Dublin in the pages of James Joyce's Ulysses. Since 1981, hundreds of acclaimed actors have joined avid Joyceans, writers, critics, and scholars on stage at Symphony Space to read selections from the book that heralded the birth of modern literature.

    Catherine says: "For Advanced Joyce Fans Only"
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    Neat  by Charlayne Woodard Narrated by Charlayne Woodard

    Neat

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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"
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    Transcending the Mind Series: Witnessing & Observing  by David R. Hawkins Narrated by David R. Hawkins

    Transcending the Mind Series: Witnessing & Observing

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    • 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

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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. He calibrates the truth of the statements made during each lecture.

    Janie Guill says: "Supercharge Your Life"
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    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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    Transcending the Mind Series: The Ego & The Self  by Veritas Publishing Narrated by David R. Hawkins

    Transcending the Mind Series: The Ego & The Self

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    • 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.

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    Devotional Nonduality Intensive: Transcending Obstacles  by David R. Hawkins Narrated by David R. Hawkins

    Devotional Nonduality Intensive: Transcending Obstacles

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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 (1516 ratings)
    Letting Go of God  by Julia Sweeney Narrated by Julia Sweeney

    Letting Go of God

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    • 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

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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

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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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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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    • 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"
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  • The Work on Relationships (






UNABRIDGED) by Byron Katie Mitchell

    The Work on Relationships

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    • 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"
  • Malcolm Gladwell with Robert Krulwich at the 92nd Street Y  by Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Krulwich

    Malcolm Gladwell with Robert Krulwich at the 92nd Street Y

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    • By Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Krulwich
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    Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer, discusses making sudden, instinctive judgments, as written about in his new book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. He is joined by Emmy-winning reporter Robert Krulwich, who covers scientific phenomena for ABC's Nightline and PBS's Nova.

    "unknown" says: "Captivating"
  • This Is Water: The Original David Foster Wallace Recording  by David Foster Wallace

    This Is Water: The Original David Foster Wallace Recording

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    • 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"
  • 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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  • 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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    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.."
  • David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure (






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    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."
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    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 (






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    Zia Mohyeddin Kay Saath Eik Shaam, Volume 10

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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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    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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    "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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    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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