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Johnny

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  • Islam: A Short History [Modern Library Chronicles]

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Karen Armstrong
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    Best-selling author and renowned religious scholar Karen Armstrong presents a concise and articulate history of Islam, the world's fastest-growing faith. Beginning with the Prophet Muhammad's flight from Medina and concluding with an examination of modern Islamic practices and concerns, Armstrong delivers an unbiased overview. She contends that no religion is more feared and misunderstood by the Western world as Islam, and firmly challenges the notion that these two civilizations are on a collision course.

    Amazon Customer says: "Read the Book, pass on the audible!"
    "Read the Book, pass on the audible!"
    Overall

    The book is an excellent book. I have read several of Karen Armstrong's books and find them important in today's happenings. However the narrator is dreadful! He is dull and annoying! I agree with others, he has mangled pronounciation of names and terms and it is very difficult to listen to the book, knowing the correct pronounciation. It took me awhile to figure out he was talking about the Shia's when he was saying, "Shure-RIa" and "Shure-ease" Read the book and ask the publisher to get another reader to do the book justice.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Cell: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (3382)
    Performance
    (1113)
    Story
    (1123)

    The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone's cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization's darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve.

    chris says: "Entertained"
    "Built up to be let down!"
    Overall

    The book starts out great! I couldn't stop listening to it. I stayed up late at night just to get further in the book. I wondered is this the beginning of the end? What will happen to the world? I even thought twice before answering my cell phone! Boom, Bang, Boom, the book was over, and it just seemed like he got tired of writing. The pulse of the book was great until the end! The reader had really no concrete idea what was the outcome for even the main characters. I was very let down. Maybe, there will be a sequal to answer these questions but I doubt I would buy it at this point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

    • NONE (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Thich Nhat Hanh
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    This award-winning anthology of poetry and prose takes a new look at being a woman - particularly an aging woman - in a society that prizes and glorifies youth. The works are by both younger writers looking forward in time and writers who have experienced the joys and challenges of growing older. This international best seller was put together by editor Sandra Martz who selected the collection's pieces from thousands of submitted manuscripts.

    John Steven says: "Expectations interfere ..."
    "Wonderful man, difficult listen"
    Overall

    I have had the priviledge of doing a retreat with the writer many years ago. I was looking forward to listening to the book since I am a psychoptherapist. I gave up due to the difficulty of trying to understand what was being said. The language barrier is a reality with this audio book.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • The Universe in a Single Atom

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Narrated By Richard Gere
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (93)

    After 40 years of study with some of the greatest scientific minds as well as a lifetime of meditative, spiritual, and philosophical study, the Dalai Lama presents a brilliant analysis of why both disciplines must be pursued in order to arrive at a complete picture of the truth. Science shows us ways of interpreting the physical world, while spirituality helps us cope with reality. But the extreme of either is impoverishing.

    Theresa says: "This book is right on the mark"
    "Nice bridge between science and spirituality"
    Overall

    This book is an excellent bridge between spirituality and science. The facinating discoveries in physics actually affirm faith rather than challenge it. Refreshing read from a spiritual giant. Fundamentalists the world over would benefit from his ballanced view of life.
    It's a great presentation of some of the more difficult ethical questions involving bio-technologies. It is presented with solid logic and clarity.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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