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Elizabeth

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  • The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (858)
    Performance
    (742)
    Story
    (730)

    Richard Dawkins, the world’s most famous evolutionary biologist, presents a gorgeously lucid, science book examining some of the nature’s most fundamental questions both from a mythical and scientific perspective. Science is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Before we developed the scientific method, we created rich mythologies to explain the unknown. The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. Who was the first person? What is the sun? Why is there night and day?

    Connie says: "Audio version is superb for us grown-ups"
    "Great introduction, boring book"
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    Listening to the introduction, I was fascinated and had high hopes for the rest of the book. I was terribly disappointed. While Richard Dawkins and his wife have wonderful, engaging voices, and did a fine reading, the stories they used as examples to make their points were tedious, and the overall effect of the book was boring.

    4 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Margaret Heffernan
    • Narrated By Margaret Heffernan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (88)

    Margaret Heffernan argues that the biggest threats and dangers we face are the ones we don't see - not because they're secret or invisible, but because we're willfully blind. A distinguished businesswoman and writer, she examines the phenomenon and traces its imprint in our private and working lives, and within governments and organizations, and asks: What makes us prefer ignorance? What are we so afraid of? Why do some people see more than others? And how can we change?

    Lynn says: "Why We Ignore What Is About Us"
    "Mesmerizing introduction, but from there..."
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    After the best introduction to a book I have heard in a long time...one that kept me enthralled and wanting to write down every word she said...I was stunned to find the book changed tone and became studied, boring and more like PhD dissertation than the exciting book she started out writing.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Divine Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By John O'Donohue
    • Narrated By John O'Donohue
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (23)

    Poet, philosopher and theologian John O'Donohue, looks at beauty and looks at how the beauty in life can help us have an inner peace.

    Elizabeth says: "Deeply rich and inspiring"
    "Deeply rich and inspiring"
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    This is the first Audible book I listened to, and John O'Donohue is the reason I have stayed with Audible.com. I was so moved by O'Donohue, his voice, his poetry, his beauty of soul.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (and a Way to Get There from Here)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bruce Lipton, Steve Bhaerman
    • Narrated By Bruce Lipton, Steve Bhaerman
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    If looking at today's headlines males you wonder about the fate of our planet, here is some news that may surprise you from an evolutionary standpoint - we are exactly where we need to be. According to emminent biologist Bruce H. Lipton and political and cultural commentator Steve Bhaerman, we are surrounded by the proof that we are poised to make an incredible step forward in the growth of our species.

    Eric says: "Fantastic."
    "Hoped for more..."
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    I heard Steve Bhaerman's comedy routine here in Woodstock, NY. He was very funny and entertaining, but he went on too long and I finally lost interest. The same with the book, although it bored me quite quickly, probably after a few pages. I had really hoped for more insight from Bruce Lipton. And their voices are hard to listen to. Too bad.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Richard Rohr
    • Narrated By Richard Rohr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (173)

    In the first half of life, we are naturally preoccupied with establishing ourselves; climbing, achieving, and performing. But as we grow older and encounter challenges and mistakes, we need to see ourselves in a different and more life-giving way. This message of falling down - that is in fact moving upward - is the most resisted and counterintuitive of messages in the world's religions. Falling Upward offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how those who have fallen down are the only ones who understand "up".

    William says: "Life Changing Once You Are Ready"
    "Put me to sleep, which is what I wanted"
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    I turned this on while I was relaxing in bed. Rohr has a gentle and comforting voice, which put me to sleep before I knew it. Unfortunately, his writing style is repetitive, and I have no idea of what he said, only the way he said it. I'll have to go back and listen again when I am not in bed.

    6 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jay Elliot, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1146)
    Performance
    (741)
    Story
    (734)

    In iLeadership, Jay Elliot gives the listener the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him - and the mystique of his management style - capable of creating tools so extraordinary that they have remade three industries and have transformed the way we create, consume, and communicate with each other.

    David says: "a man who actually worked with Jobs"
    "Fascinating, absorbing"
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    I have been listening to this book while I am waiting for Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs to be published. It is a wonderful surprise, written by Jay Elliot, who was Job's "right hand man" for years. He offers a fascinating look at Jobs from inside Apple, and how Jobs operated it. I found myself to be so absorbed that it was difficult to turn off and go to bed. And the narrator has an easy and compelling voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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