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  • What Are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Deepak Chopra
    • Narrated By Deepak Chopra
    Overall
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    What do you crave? For many of us, sugary treats, fatty meals, and high-calorie snacks are impossible to resist. And yet, reaching the bottom of the biscuit tin rarely leaves us feeling satisfied. What if we are actually hungry for something much more fulfilling? In this groundbreaking new book, best-selling author and endocrinologist Deepak Chopra unites the latest scientific and alternative therapy research to reveal how our overeating is often a symptom of "inner starvation" - a hunger for love, self-esteem, happiness, and security.

    Rudy says: "It just works!"
    "A comprehensive spectrum on health and awareness"
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    If you could sum up What Are You Hungry For? in three words, what would they be?

    Nourishment - Mindfulness- Awareness This is another classic Chopra volume and it has many facets integrated into its diverse insights. Deepak is returning to the issues of health and happiness and now food as a complex and yet basic system requiring mindful living and practice. Nothing can be more basic than "food and nutrition and taste" and the many elements associated with food including emotions and relations.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What Are You Hungry For??

    In this brilliant book Dr. Chopra uses his medical background as well as his studies in Ayurveda and nutrition sciences and also current research about GMO's and organic vs non-organic in a non-dogmatic , yet precise manner to inform and enlighten the reader in some of the new intricacies of food politics and advertising. He then offers solutions for the SAD diet and the processed sugar and fat laden lifeless food of the market while listing a colorful array of alternatives which draw much from the seeming less endless array of raw and fresh fruits and vegetables (and their rich content of phyto-nutrients) and other plant material and other wise choices for those seeking a real food alternative to "diets" that don't work. Yet just when this seems to be a book about diet and fresh foods and choices it starts a rich pattern of integrating all aspects of "nourishment" in the broadest sense and continues to integrate the many aspects of living that and lifestyle as well as habits that can affect our well-being.


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

    Emphasis and enunciation of points and feelings. And author's insights in an audible form.I personally I always prefer hearing Deepak narrate his books. His wisdom is palpable.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I again see the comprehensive nature of Deepak's insight when he inttegrtes many messages into one volume. The title ofthe book and the opening chapters makes this seem oike a book on nutritiona nd diet yet it brings about a transformation as it develops into a life sciences and awareness text with the classic Chopra insights.


    Any additional comments?

    The book then investigates all of the aspects of consciousness and living which can have effects on the quality of life and ultimately on one's happiness and balance.Included in this book is much contemporary research on biochemical as well as psychological factors involved n the many levels of "nourishment" As always with Deepak Chopra's work the key is mind-body-and spirit, the Trinity. And true to his roots in Indian culture. Deepak brings back the insights of the science of Ayurveda to broaden the definitions of and insights into holistic nutrition as well as lightening and enlightening the mind and body in a "full spectrum" approach.

    The review of emotional well-being and Self-regulation reviews many delightful and informative views on maintaining inner perspective and mindfulness . Throughout the book Deepak uses a lovely phrase "lightness of Soul' which aptly describes the freedom from emotional-psychological and physical burdens and toxins.

    The last section of the book has many recipes and suggestions for meals and food preparations from the Chopra kitchen and center.Make no mistake, this is no mere food-diet-menu book. It truly draws upon the wisdom of many philosophies and sciences and modern science as well

    I highly recommend this book from Deepak because it weaves together the practicalities of diet and food as well as the issues behind eating and the practices we can integrate to produce optimum health and nutrition as well as the practices needed for balance and insight.. Definitely 5 stars

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Eben Alexander
    • Narrated By Eben Alexander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The author of the number-one New York Times best seller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings. WhenProof of Heaven was published, some people contacted Dr. Eben Alexander to argue that his near death experience was impossible. But many more have written to say his story resonated with them in profound ways.

    Diana says: "An organized historical & current overview"
    "Lovely sequel to Proof of Heaven and NDE studies"
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    If you could sum up The Map of Heaven in three words, what would they be?

    Life is Eternal


    What other book might you compare The Map of Heaven to and why?

    All of the many books on Near Death experience


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

    His personal commitment to the fileld of NDE's from his own experience and his role as a key figure in promoting the field of NDE research including symposiums and conferences and the many researchers he has dialoged with since his own NDE.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Love of Heaven


    Any additional comments?

    I appreciated this collection of research and studies of the NDE experience and the current state of this new "science" of documentation and enquiry into the reality changing integration of NDE's into philosophy and psychology and ethics in to human experience and the resulting life changing effects of NDE's on all those involved with the experience and those close to those who have had NDE experiences. From Eben Alexander's background as a respected clinical physical/surgeon to the colorful writing style of Ptolemy Tompkins this book synthesizes many other books and research projects and stories on the subject of NDE and transformational effects and the life changing elements.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Parallel Universes of Self

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Frederick E. Dodson
    • Narrated By Thomas Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The purpose of this book is to bring the "Parallel Worlds Theory" as known to physics and science fiction into application in your personal reality and everyday life. You can "create" your reality by becoming the parallel-world version of yourself for whom the experience you want is already real.

    K. Maloo says: "Quite possibly the best of its kind"
    "A Fantastic Synthesis"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Parallel Universes of Self to be better than the print version?

    In my opeinion I always prefer audio version and the reader is quite good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Parallel Universes of Self?

    Repeatedly hearing that apparent limits and roadblocks are not such a serious challenge .. if one has an array of techniques.


    Have you listened to any of Thomas Miller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes.. I appreciate his enunciation.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and It too two days as it is so long I love this boook dodson is great. really good.. since I ahve read hundreds of books in this genre this is substantial to say this.


    Any additional comments?

    I Highly suggest this audiobook Frederick Dodson is the real deal and your study of his principles will take a long time if you join the website and membership otherwise this book as an enrmous amount of great material on Reality Creation>

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Nothing Is Impossible: 7 Steps to Realize Your True Power and Maximize Your Results

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tom Oliver
    • Narrated By Tom Oliver
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    Are you ready to lose your self-doubt and use the tools you already have to turn your wildest dreams into tangible reality? This audiobook is about to put them all at your fingertips. In this extraordinary new road map for success, Tom Oliver - a motivational self-made entrepreneur and coach to many of the world’s most notable CEOs,philanthropists, and entertainers - shows you how to dramatically alter your life path. Nothing Is Impossible is a proven seven-step whole-brain plananyone can use to improve his or her business, life, and career.

    elan says: "Outstanding synthesis...A unique and insightful be"
    "Outstanding synthesis...A unique and insightful be"
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    What made the experience of listening to Nothing Is Impossible the most enjoyable?

    Tom Oliver's personal style is unique he truly embodies many diverse and mutually enhancing traits and skills and insights. For the impressive intro of endorsement stories to the detailed elements of "how to" integrate the principles in this book I find Tom Oliver's style and background and achievements and insights to be unique


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Nothing Is Impossible?

    The detailed stories and his summaries of goals and techniques.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Oliver’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first complete audiobook. I have heard other audio/video from Tom Oliver .
    This is the first complete book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it broke a few barriers I had on going on with the next steps in my own journey I have read every book in the genre and I have acheived and incredible life but I had reached a personal limit that needed to be challenged.


    Any additional comments?

    For the impressive intro of endorsement stories to the detailed elements of "how to" integrate the principles in this book I find Tom OLiver's style and background and achievements and insights to be uniqueI have followed this genre for many many decades . I was at the very first Tony Robbins fire walks and have read many many hundreds of books by the authors who Tom has quoted liberally. I have studied every aspect of potential and belief and inspiration and i find Tom 's book to be quite an "anomaly" of sorts...Why?.....He embodies a unique collection of traits and a colorful synthesis of types and skills and street wisdom which has led to his being his own brand of authentic empowerment and manifestation....The main points?...Define Your Destination, Embrace Yourself, Learn from the Masters, Harness Your Creative Power, Embrace Change, Overcome Your Challenges, and Cooperate for Success. This list of main points from Tom Oliver's book "Nothing is Impossible" is a great docking point to return to to check your passion and purpose and point of interest.....From being a powerful speaker to a connected entrepreneur and networker to speaking at some of the top global venues on consciousness and business and management to charitable ventures. I find Oliver's personality quite brilliant. Add to that the musicianship in keyboard playing and vocal performance and the meetings with remarkable luminaries and you have a formula for a truly unique experience. This book has a comprehensive nature that few other books of the type incorporate.Also , Oliver is available to the reader in a unique and personal way.I plan on expanding this review exponentially after my 2nd and 3rd listenings . As the many layers and aspects of Tom's main points become more integrated in my personal life and practical applications. Definitely a 5 star...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Long, Paul Perry
    • Narrated By Bob Dunsworth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Evidence of the Afterlife shares the firsthand accounts of people who have died and lived to tell about it. Through their work at the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, radiation oncologist Jeffrey Long and his wife, Jody, have gathered thousands of accounts of near-death experiences (NDEs) from all over the world.

    geoff says: "comprehensive"
    "Fantastic compilation science and stories"
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    If you could sum up Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences in three words, what would they be?

    An excellent compilation of a great number of NDE stories about transformtive encounters and the resulting life changes engndered.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The author....as first person.


    Have you listened to any of Bob Dunsworth’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Quite sufficient...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Changed by the Light


    Any additional comments?

    I have read many books on Near death experiences and the resulting effects and transformations on people lives and I oiked this one more than any so far. Why? Because it is comprehendive adn also be cause the authoer has created an excellent website and Facebook community to share NDE experience with multi lingual translations and he adn his rtetam attemtp to create some science around the stories to find the baasic spiritual truths underlining the NDE's. I find this book essential to uderstand the joy and healing that many experience when they leave their body and encounter the higher Spiritual forces which are essentially loving adn forgiving adn without critical judgement...of our " personal shortcomings".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jeremy Rifkin
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
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    Author Jeremy Rifkin presents an insider's account of the next great economic era: the Third Industrial Revolution, when a new ethic of sustainability will revolutionize the world we live in.

    Joshua Kim says: "Lamenting "The Third Industrial Revolution""
    "Insightful and informative revelation"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Third Industrial Revolution the most enjoyable?

    I have been waiting for this book to be released in audio format for quite a while now.
    I got a broad overview a comprehenvie insight in to some of the current affairs in the industry and in policy as well as in Rifkins successes and visions for a post carbon society...


    What other book might you compare The Third Industrial Revolution to and why?

    Cannot truly compare it to any other I personally have read.
    he is going straight for solutions rather than rehashing the failures of the giant utilities and coporations like others do. it is time to quit debating and install the infrastructure albeit diverse.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Foley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Quite mellow good tempo for ths particular book


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    that governements and communities are making the quantum leap to innovations they have to and they are willing do go for the practical bit by bit colutions without more legislative nonsense and debates.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish the fobidden areas could be discussed like seperating hydrogen from oxygen in water //a simple simple technique //to produce two volatile energy sources ...from water.

    .and more about photosynthesis the model for solar cells and solar efficiency
    it is good to pinpoint who and waht companies are stopping progress and their conenctions to big companies and oil-coal-gas.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Deepak Chopra, Sanjiv Chopra
    • Narrated By Deepak Chopra, Sanjiv Chopra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Chopra brothers were among the most eager and ambitious of the new generation. In the 1970s, they each emigrated to the United States to make a new life. Both faced tough obstacles: while Deepak encountered resistance from Western-trained doctors over what he called the mind-body connection, Sanjiv struggled to reconcile the beliefs of his birthplace with those of his new home. Eventually, each brother became convinced that America was the right place to build a life, and the Chopras went on to great achievements.

    Kenneth says: "How to Toot Your Horn"
    "Another lovely and insightful Chopra Classic"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Brotherhood to be better than the print version?

    Yes I am always glad to hear Deepak's voice and enunciation


    What did you like best about this story?

    The color and diversity of Deepak's wide range of topic and wisdom are always fulfilling.


    What about Deepak Chopra and Sanjiv Chopra ’s performance did you like?

    the interplay between their respective stories and their memories and humor.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it was profound...ina unique manner


    Any additional comments?

    this is a comprehensive review of some of Deepak's vast experience in the human life. it adds so much more vlue to Deepak's wide experience and philosophy and yes science.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By T. Colin Campbell, Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Don Hagen
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    In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven’t changed.

    Sara says: "Not what you think it is"
    "A Powerful and eye opening revelation"
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    What did you love best about Whole?

    The incredible data that Colin Campbell has uncovered in a 60 year career in medicine and health research.


    What other book might you compare Whole to and why?

    Few are this cimprehensive Though John Robbins books are in the same vein.


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

    Enunciation and clarity


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Life and Death and healthand Your diet What the government and industry is not telling you about what you eat and how it affects your health.


    Any additional comments?

    You will not be disappointed when you egt this book It is astounding and profoundly important for you and your family and your community.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to the True Nature of the Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert Lanza, Bob Berman
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
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    The whole of Western natural philosophy is undergoing a sea change, forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory. At the same time, these findings have increased our doubt and uncertainty about traditional physical explanations of the universe's genesis and structure. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet upside down again with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around.

    Gary says: "Mystical hogwash, but I loved it."
    "Brilliant and prophetic. A rare revelation"
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    What did you love best about Biocentrism?

    I appreciated the storyline adn anectdotal stores especially the inital story of Robert Lanza at Harvard as a young boy (himorous). excellent. And to see similar insights in this new field of unification with a kindred spirit. Dr Lanza is truly a luminary with a lifetime of contribution to science and biology as well as philosophy and regenerative neurobiology


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dr Lanza...


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

    He has a grasp on the story and allows me to digest as the narration unfolds with the color and detail that his great narration allows adn accentuates


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    AHHHHH! Weel that film would have to include his incredible current pioneering work in stam cells . his miraculous discoveries in biology and stems cells and even the fantasy arena of recreating extinct or threatened species has a storyline that would make an incredible film.Touch the Future


    Any additional comments?

    I beleive Dr Lanz is an extremely rare genius who weaves together psychology and philosophy with humor and radical insights ...and adding this to his revelations in stem cell landmarks makes him a nobel prize winning visionary
    He also distinguishes between non-sensical non provable radical theories that have no foundation in reality..in making physics subordinate to biology adn tangible reality which mirrors the patterns and wisdom of the unseen world.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eben Alexander
    • Narrated By Eben Alexander
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    On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.

    Kelly says: "Compelling"
    "Exceptional"
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    Would you listen to Proof of Heaven again? Why?

    I have listened to it 5 times already.
    I had an NDE in 1971 and the issue is closed- it is factual .
    But to have a formerly skeptical Neuro-surgeon experience this with no explanation for the severity of the meningitis
    I felt Dr Alexanders narration was perfect and needed for the authenticity of the events
    no one could have narrateed as perfectly as he did.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the fact that it happened to a doubting skeptic and now Eben is organizing and co operating with others devoted to exploring a quite "common" experience (Yes transformative NDE's are common but rarely spoken about)
    I am excited about the potentials of research to bring about more details of the
    processes a real "Science of Spirit"

    The skeptics only argue personal non experience not science. the beliefs of reductionist materialist psuedo science is not science but simple dogma


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of the book had its various "moments" for variable reasons
    but the redeeming qualities (non religious context) where an experience of light and color and consciousness allowed Eben to "become the "All' for a brief period.
    the reminders that we are not essentially seperate from the Whole -the Creator .
    I never once felt Dr Alexander indulged in religious views.
    Anyone that has had transformations like this has to use some contextual language.
    I had an experience much like this and I did not want to tell others because of the implications and possible lack of belief even by loved ones.


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

    the final conclusions that
    "All is well!"


    Any additional comments?

    this book moved me deeply and I read at least 35 books based on science and research per year minimum. I value science . but the science that is based on open research and open discussion and open views as well as the willingness to research and not condemn the condemnations dont do anything but show prejeudice.
    If anything Dr Alexanders experience could not have happened to a more perfect person a skeptical neurosurgeon

    it seems like a "setup " by many forces ... i wont define those forces or put names as most are too religious or boring. Suffice to say..those who know the experience will resonate and not like with MOST of the other books on NDE which are not as authentic and not to a person of such integrity and respect

    Skeptics will face the moment one day.. we all have this experience or the other the result of our nihilisitc beleifs so careful with the skeptical attacks . you might have to emerge on day after death to your beliefs

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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