You no longer follow MarkM

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow MarkM

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

MarkM

Chicago, IL United States | Member Since 2005

18
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 4 reviews
  • 12 ratings
  • 269 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Mitch Horowitz
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    Mitch Horowitz presents a meticulously researched, compulsively readable history of the mystical and spiritual experience in our country. Focusing on the impact that the 19-century movements of Freemasonry, Spiritualism, and transcendentalism have had on America, Horowitz portrays a colorful cast of characters as he explains the origins of the Ouija board, the political influence of Spiritualism on the Senate, and the source of the mysterious slogan on the back of the dollar bill.

    Ray says: "Exploring America's spiritualist roots"
    "Fascinating Summary"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to friends because it summarizes the roots of the occult in America.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I saw the roots of what is now the occult. I also learned details that I had not know before.


    Any additional comments?

    I was curious to hear about the darker side of the occult as I know its out there and most likely related to what was discuss. I know there is a whole practice related to Aliester Crowley, which is only mentioned in passing in this book several times. There are other occult practices that have large followings as well that were not discussed and, again, most likely come out of what was discussed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Anita Moorjani
    • Narrated By Anita Moorjani
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (573)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (506)

    In this truly inspirational audio book, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body began shutting down - overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience (NDE) where she realized her inherent worth... and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from the hospital within weeks - without a trace of cancer in her body!

    Jeffrey says: "SImply Amazing"
    "Engaging and Transforming"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Dying to Be Me rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    It ranks among the most unique to present a controversial topic in an authentic manner backing it up with science and experiential information.


    What other book might you compare Dying to Be Me to and why?

    The Secret and other type of books that endeavor to help people connect, but lead pretty much to "wishful thinking." "Dying to be Me" is different...I think it really comes closer than these other books to the key to this connection and releasing ourselves from disease and turmoil.


    Have you listened to any of Anita Moorjani???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I believe this is her first. : )


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many in terms how she said things and feeling within myself my own healing.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 50 Psychology Classics

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tom Butler-Bowdon
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (85)

    Spanning hundreds of ideas developed over the past century, 50 Psychology Classics also explores important contemporary writings, such as Gladwell's Blink and Seligman's Authentic Happiness. Listeners will gain insight into the scientific research of leading contemporary psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists. And they'll discover why we think and act the way we do from the landmark best-sellers of psychology.

    ESK says: "Good as an overview"
    "Enjoyable and complementary"
    Overall

    I found the information enjoyable and interesting. It help me further complement knowledge for my comprehensive exams in clinical psychology doctorate.

    I get more out of listening to books then reading them. This book, however, needs more complete online reference as to which great psychology greats were discussed. Audible is weak on providing necessary material that should accompany a book.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Autobiography of Santa Claus

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jeff Guinn
    • Narrated By John H. Mayer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Jump on Santa's sleigh for a journey though 17 centuries of Christmas magic!

    Bryan says: "A story that will be in my heart for years to come"
    "Warm and Seasonal"
    Overall

    I listened to this book two years ago. It is for both adults and children. Other reviews say that the book is written for children. I disagree because I don't believe children will know the historical facts and figures in the story. It is actually for adults who once believed in Santa Claus. I believe the book gives the illusion that Santa is alive and well in a veil of truth and magic.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.