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Alberto

brooklyn, NY, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 159 titles in library
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  • Freedom from the Known

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jiddu Krishnamurti
    • Narrated By Adam Behr
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (92)

    Drawn from a number of Krishnamurti's talks and dialogues, Freedom From the Known explores many of the central themes of his teaching. The chapters include: Learning About Ourselves, Pursuit of Pleasure, Justification and Condemnation, and the Dissipation of Energy.

    Kristinn says: "Absolutely stunning"
    "Shook up my way of thinking"
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    Would you listen to Freedom from the Known again? Why?

    This audiobook is tough to follow at first because the ideas are very abstract. But once you begin to unwind yourself in it, the real magic unfolds. It is very interesting and definitely a worthwhile listen. =]


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: A History of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Frances B. Titchener
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    Of all the civilizations that have ever existed, none have inspired as much wonder and awe as Ancient Rome. No society has replicated the achievements nor enjoyed the longevity that the Roman Empire did. This course explores the world of Ancient Rome as students investigate important events and key figures of the epoch. At the end of this course, students will possess a thorough understanding of Ancient Rome's legacy to the modern world.

    Atticus says: "It is what it is..."
    "Professor Tichener is brilliant!"
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    What did you love best about The Modern Scholar?

    The history of the Romans is nicely summarized in this audiobook. You will learn facts about the Romans you may not have known such as: The Colosseum was built next to a Colossal statue of emperor Nero [that was destroyed], hence giving it its name. A wonderful listen, and I plan on hearing it many times over.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: Political Theory: The Classic Texts and Their Continuing Relevance

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Joshua Kaplan
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    This exciting course introduces vital works of political theory from some of history's greatest minds, luminaries like Plato, Thucydides, and Hobbes. Professor Kaplan's goal is to make these works accessible without distorting or oversimplifying them. By the conclusion of this course, you will see a dramatic difference in your ability to understand what you read or watch in the news.

    Ernest says: "Every American Should Listen to This"
    "Quite enjoyable and informative."
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    If you could sum up The Modern Scholar in three words, what would they be?

    I love Thucydides


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Modern Scholar?

    The narrator, professor Kaplan, begins his analysis of political science with the ancient Greeks and leads up to modern Game theory. It between, you take a trip through many of the great authors that deal with the subject of political science such as: Machiavelli, Rousseau, John Locke, et cetera. This is one of my favorite audio books, and I plan to listen to it many more times.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Allegory of the Cave

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Plato
    • Narrated By Deaver Brown
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (64)

    Plato's Allegory of the Cave is what many believe to be the foundation of Western Philosophy. It addresses what is visible and invisible, seen and observed versus intuited and imagined, and what is public versus private and just versus unjust. It also concerns the meaning and importance of education, the state of the soul, the conflict between truth and beauty, animal urges versus higher aspirations, knowledge versus ignorance, and on and on.

    Yvette Flores says: "Philisophy student"
    "Left me with a desire for more."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator is not very engaging, but the allegory pulls its own weight. If you like the allegory as much as I do, than you can deal with the narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Think and Grow Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Napoleon Hill
    • Narrated By Core Media Productions
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    Napoleon Hill interviewed the most famous (and richest) people of his time, and "The Success Formula" was published in Hill's 1928 book The Law of Success. Hill reveals additional information on his success formula in the most famous of his works, Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937. It has sold more than 30 million copies to date.

    William says: "A blast from the past!"
    "Great principles"
    Overall

    This is a book that will help you get into a state of mind for earning large sums of money. However you must take action, and grab the bull by the horns if you expect any of them to work. Like they say "old habits die hard". the hardest part is always replacing habits that have been nurtured for a long time. If you are willing to take action and apply new behaviors then this book is for you.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Who Moved My Cheese?: The 10th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By Spencer Johnson
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts, Karen Ziemba
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (517)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (308)

    The simple story of Who Moved My Cheese? reveals profound truths about change that give people and organizations a quick and easy way to succeed in changing times. Who Moved My Cheese? is an enlightening story of four characters who live in a "Maze" and look for "Cheese" to nourish them and make them happy. Two are mice named Sniff and Scurry, and two are mouse-size people named Hem and Haw.

    Alberto says: "Very practical"
    "Very practical"
    Overall

    This book is very helpful to those who wish to have a fundamental lesson in life portrayed. You will be able to see the contrast between acting proactively and reactively while in search of something we all desire: happyness. Some of lifes lessons can never be learnt too thoroughly, and therefore can never be said too often. I see in this book the application of many tools that can lead one to happyness and also into despair. try to examine your behaviors and see which character from the story you reflect.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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