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Leslie

Canmore, Alberta, Canada | Member Since 2002

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  • The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Karen Armstrong
    • Narrated By Karen Armstrong
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    From one of the world's leading writers on religion and the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling A History of God, The Battle for God, and The Spiral Staircase, comes a major new work: a chronicle of one of the most important intellectual revolutions in world history and its relevance to our own time.

    Laura says: "Fills in the blanks"
    "Balanced and informative"
    Overall

    I agree completely with Colin. This is a superb book, as are all of Karen Armstrong's works. But it is dense and requires complete concentration, preferably with a world map and a dictionary beside you. I bought the printed version after listening to this, and it's probably a better form to use.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Inner Art of Meditation

    • NONE (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jack Kornfield
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    Now you can transform driving, shopping, or waiting in line into calming experiences of mindfulness. This unique audio course was carefully distilled from Jack Kornfield's most popular retreat, a 5-week workshop on mindful meditation. Kornfield shows listeners how to benefit from the 2,500-year-old system for becoming fully aware of how our actions in each moment create the fabric of our lives.

    Nikos says: "Excellent!!!"
    "Almost as good as being there"
    Overall

    I've long wanted to go to a retreat where Jack Kornfield offers his insights into meditation. This is almost as good. I return to it often, especially the fourth week's session. Great introduction to vipassana.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Malice Domestic 5: An Anthology of Original Mystery Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Peter Lovesey, Carolyn Wheat
    • Narrated By Teri Garr, Carol Lawrence
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Delores says: "Boring"
    "Delightful listen for a long drive"
    Overall

    My husband and I love the short story format for long drive listens - they give us a chance to get up and stretch between stories. These stories were well written and (mostly) well read, interesting enough to keep us listening, and all with subtle little twists that made us laugh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In-Flight Turkish: Learn Before You Land

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By Living Language
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Wondering how to make use of all that spare time on the plane while you're flying to Istanbul or Ankara? Between your in-flight meal and your in-flight movie, try some In-Flight Turkish! This 60-minute program is the simplest way to learn just enough Turkish to get through anything you'll run into, whether you're traveling for business or for pleasure. Short lessons make In-Flight Turkish easy to use.

    Chad says: "The worst language book I've ever encountered"
    "Not bad for a start"
    Overall

    You'll never learn enough Turkish to survive in Turkey in just an hour or two. But listening to this will help familiarize you with the sound of the language and (if you're lucky) give you a few basic words. It would help to have a written script for those of us who are visual learners, and it would help to have the words repeated once or twice. Make sure you listen with good-quality headphones in a quiet place to get the nuances of pronunciation. Get this a couple of months before you come to Turkey and you might have a fighting chance/

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Timeline

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    Overall
    (2412)
    Performance
    (695)
    Story
    (708)

    Modern science meets feudal France...dinosaurs still walk the Earth...a secret world of killer gorillas...only in a Michael Crichton thriller! Check out our full selection in our Crichton store!

    Charles Stembridge says: "Narrator"
    "Where's the editor when we really need her?"
    Overall

    Michael Crighton's latest is a spellbinding combination of quantum theory and medieval history. It's a good thing the subject matter is so compelling, because the writing stinks. Obviously written under extreme time constraints ("Where's the manuscript, Crighton - the contract says you were supposed to have it here by last Friday!"), the book could easily have taken 6 disks rather than 12 to record. When an author resorts to his female protagonist breathing "My hero!" to her rescuer, you know he didn't have time to think about what he was doing. The science doesn't hold water - it would take the entire electricity production of the Western world since the first generating station was built to run even one of the time machines. But if you can suspend disbelief and your critical faculties long enough (15 hrs., to be precise) you'll enjoy this thumping good tale. Perfect for a long, long drive.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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