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Doc S. Hodges

Audible books have changed my life. I travelled for business for 20 years and had time to read but physical books put me to sleep. At first during long drives, them long flights and now around the farm, Audible brings a world of insight to me every day.

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  • Buddha in a Teacup

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Todd Walton
    • Narrated By Todd Walton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (9)

    Inspired by the teachings of Buddha, the 42 contemporary short stories in Buddha in a Teacup will inspire and entertain modern-day readers, non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike. Each tale presents a key moment in the human comedy when people are presented with opportunities to move beyond fear and doubt into healthier and more meaningful relationships with themselves and each other.

    Andrew says: "ghostguests"
    "Disarming, charming, deep"
    Overall

    This little gem has become part of the lexicon in our family. Quotes from the stories have become shorthand for the meaningful points. If I say to my daughter "me too" a grin comes every time.

    Buddhism is about practice and these stories, though often not about Buddhism at all, are perfect little lessons of our faith in practice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Age of Shakespeare [Modern Library Chronicles]

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Frank Kermode
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Britain's most esteemed scholar of 16th and 17th century literature, Frank Kermode is also a noted author and professor. In this Modern Library Chronicle, he uses the context of the Elizabethan Era to link each of Shakespeare's plays to their probable years of creation. By portraying the bard's England in terms of its society, economy, and arts, Kermode provides an invaluable guide to understanding Shakespeare?s works.

    Doc S. Hodges says: "Puts Shakespeare in context"
    "Puts Shakespeare in context"
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    Performance
    Story

    I love Shakespeare but sometimes the plays seem harsh and very non-PC. In an age where people paid to see dogs tear a live bear to shreds the works of Shakespeare seems much kinder. The Age of Shakespeare delves into a time that seems at once distant and familiar.

    It's very entertaining and informative.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Becoming Shakespeare: The Unlikely Afterlife That Turned a Provincial Playwright into the Bard

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jack Lynch
    • Narrated By James Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Becoming Shakespeare begins with his death in 1616 and relates the fascinating story of his unlikely transformation from provincial playwright to universal Bard. Unlike later literary giants, Shakespeare created no stir when he died. Though he'd once had a string of hit plays, he had been retired in the country for six years, and only his family, friends, and business partners seemed to care that he was gone.

    C. Telfair says: "Underwhelmed"
    "An entertaining look at the making of a legend"
    Overall

    You don't need to know the plays and sonnets to enjoy this unusual book. There was little said about Shakespeare for several years after his death. Had his friends not published the first folio of his works seven years after his death, Shakespeare might still be little known. Becoming Shakespeare explains how the son of a glove maker became a superstar and the most loved author in English literature.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • You're It!: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Alan Watts
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
    (290)

    Life is the ultimate game of hide and seek... and the good news is that you're it! With the combination of playful irreverence and penetrating insight that made him a legend in Western philosophy, Alan Watts investigates the surprisingly liberating concept of "the universe as play" found at the heart of Hinduism, Zen, and other wisdom traditions.

    Doc S. Hodges says: "A life changing look at ancient philosophy"
    "A life changing look at ancient philosophy"
    Overall

    I've listened to Alan Watt's for years but this collection is unique. Over several recorded talks he ties keys themes of the great faiths into a common liberating thread. No particular religious point of view is needed and neither are they demeaned. Like so many profound ideas, you may not get it on the first pass but after hearing it from more than one point of view it becomes clearer than ever.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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