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Mr. E

  • 4 reviews
  • 57 ratings
  • 148 titles in library
  • 14 purchased in 2014

  • A Discourse on Method: Meditations on the First Philosophy: Principles of Philosophy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By René Descartes
    • Narrated By James Adams

    By calling everything into doubt, Descartes laid the foundations of modern philosophy. With the celebrated words "I think therefore I am," his compelling argument swept aside ancient and medieval traditions. He deduced that human beings consist of minds and bodies; that these are totally distinct "substances"; that God exists and that He ensures we can trust the evidence of our senses.

    Andrew says: "THANK YOU"
    "Great book but hard to "audiobook" it"

    Even though the narrator does a good job, it can be taxing to listen to. Since I have read the book I was hoping I might be able to grasp the audiobook, but it is still difficult.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Three Commitments: Walking the Path of Liberation

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Pema Chodron
    • Narrated By Pema Chodron

    Tibetan Buddhism describes three gates that everyone must pass through on the road to spiritual liberation. With the Three Commitments, Pema Chodron brings her unique blend of insight and gentle instruction to guide practitioners through each of these thresholds as they seek the source of true happiness. As Pema explains, suffering arises when we resist the laws of impermenance-the fact that everything we know, including ourselves, will one day die.

    Jo says: "Excellent but incomplete"
    "good material, mediocre audio quality"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This is good material, but partway into the book/lecture, the audio quality gets bad. It is distracting enough that it interferes with the book. I will keep the book because I like it, but I would hesitate to recommend it to anyone else.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pema Chodron is always a pleasure to listen to.

    What about Pema Chodron’s performance did you like?

    I especially like her sense of humor and down to earth approach.

    Was The Three Commitments worth the listening time?

    Yes. Absolutely. I just wish the audio quality was better.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Endless Night

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser

    Gipsy's Acre was a truly beautiful place, with views of the sea, and in Michael Rogers it stirred a childlike fantasy. There, among the dark fir trees, he planned to build a house, find a girl, and live happily ever after. Yet, as he left the village, a shadow of menace hung over the land--for this was the place where accidents happened.

    Brindel says: "mystery 101"
    "mystery 101"

    This was, in my opinion, a very different approach for A.C. I really enjoyed the story but I was a little ruffled at the last 45 minutes of the book ~ All in all though, I really liked it and I would recommend it to anyone who likes A.C. ~ Just don't expect Poirot or Marple style; this book stands on it's own. .

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Naming of the Dead: An Inspector Rebus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Tom Cotcher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Called "required reading for crime-fiction followers" by Booklist, The Naming of the Dead is Scottish writing sensation Ian Rankin's 16th thriller featuring Edinburgh's Inspector John Rebus. It is dark, complex, and utterly gripping.

    Brindel says: "Ian Rankin Rocks!"
    "Ian Rankin Rocks!"

    It takes a little bit to get the plot thickened and going, but then ~ WATCH OUT, 'cause you will not be able to stop listening. Very good book, as always, from Rankin :-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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