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Texafornian

S F, CA | Member Since 2005

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  • Autobiography of a Yogi

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Paramahansa Yogananda
    • Narrated By Ben Kingsley
    Overall
    (980)
    Performance
    (481)
    Story
    (484)

    When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

    Peter A. says: "One of the finest books on Spirituality ever"
    "Timeless Truth"
    Overall

    When I read this book 25 years ago, I fell in love with it. Imagine how excited I was when I found it here on Audible.com. THank you for providing such a foundational piece of work, dealing with many, many topics here on Earth, but above all, LOVE.

    The Narrator has a wise edge to his voice without being overbearing. His Cadance allows the listener to experience the story without getting bored.

    One special thing about this book is that you can begin listening anywhere and the story unfolds in a way that still engages you. Each chapter is a complete story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1887)
    Performance
    (1710)
    Story
    (1720)

    Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

    Janice says: "Do you believe in miracles??"
    "Well Done !"
    Overall
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    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Edward Herrmann has a cadence as a narrator, which he uses to keep this story moving. His timing is seemingly effortless. Without such a combination I might have put the book aside.
    Stories about war, strife, and challenge can be depressing. NOT this story. D.J. Brown found his way through the telling by perfectly balancing the joy and rewards of youthful hope, with the hard facts of life.
    He was able to include "the good ole days" of simple living without distracting from the truth that they weren't that good.
    Extractiing enough detail from someone's private life, just enough, to build a character that one can love and relate to, takes not only an analytical mind, but also, an open heart. What is a story with out that?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The End of the Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Colin Firth
    Overall
    (2853)
    Performance
    (2624)
    Story
    (2608)

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    Karen Downes says: "Colin whispers in my ear, and I melt"
    "Portrait Of Ancient Conflict"
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    Story
    Would you listen to The End of the Affair again? Why?

    I certainly would listen to this book again. I will wait a year or two, as the effect it left with me still echos. Colin Firth has used his collection of talent, insight, and I am guessing, experience with his own conflicts, to express the depth of this story.
    Graham Greene took the time to cherry pick each emotion from the avalanche that is borne with war, loss, and love. He also had the insight to strip down his characters to the point of raw personality, which made the story flow, rather than bog with too much flesh.
    The story kept me interested to the end. For me, this is a challenge, as I am naturally drawn to nail biting, mysterious adventures.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ho'oponopono Hypnosis: Lose Weight & Grow Self-Image

    • UNABRIDGED (31 mins)
    • By Craig Beck
    • Narrated By Craig Beck
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Ho'oponopono (ho-o-pono-pono) is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. Master clinical hypnotist Craig Beck has made these powerful hypnotherapy tracks so effective by combining his famous 'Speed Hypnosis' technique with the principles of the Law of Attraction and Ho?oponopono.This audio download deals specifically with weight loss and developing a positive self-image. Listen everyday for 21 days for amazing, life changing results.

    Amazon Customer says: "A good guided meditation"
    "Lost one size in 3 months"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have shared the pure truths in this presentation often. Telling others how I lost weight without a diet plan gives others hope and lifts their spirits.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ho'oponopono Hypnosis?

    I felt an absolute comfort when I experienced the simple, natural process.


    What does Craig Beck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I hear his truth in his voice.


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

    When he talks about self confidence .


    Any additional comments?

    It is also working for other issues.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Dreams: A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Beverly Swerling
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Rich with unforgettable characters and history, intricately plotted and utterly absorbing, City of Dreams is a stirring saga of early Manhattan and the beginnings of medical science told by a master storyteller.

    Diane says: "great book, but abridged ..."
    "More than a City"
    Overall

    This story made my trip to New York absolutely vivid. When I took the boat tour on the river one late afternoon, my mind's eye could see the colony, the people and the early Indians. I was truly able to understand how the characters felt when they saw the shore, the small fort, and the natives.
    As I walked through NYC, I realized the history of this wonderful city and how meaningful it was.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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