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Victoria

Sunland, CA United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 7 reviews
  • 7 ratings
  • 104 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2014
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  • The End of Your World

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Adyashanti
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (50)

    Caution Spiritual Seekers: You Might Just Find What You're Looking For! Underneath the turmoil of thought, emotion, and personal will, there is a flow. If you're reading these words, you've probably felt it - the natural movement of life, the truth that beckons below the surface of things. What would happen if you were to stop avoiding this universal energy, and instead completely embrace it?

    Indigo says: "Experiences with altered spiritual awareness"
    "My favorite Adyashanti"
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    Would you listen to The End of Your World again? Why?

    Yes - and I have - several times. This one feels a little more "raw" than Adya's other books. I really connected with this one.


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

    I love all his books, but this one was particularly good.


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

    No.....it's a little too "meaty".


    Any additional comments?

    Just really loved this one. Adya is so approachable - so human. He feels more like a friend who has been through the trenches and is passing along what he's learned - rather than some elevated guru.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (3812)
    Performance
    (2130)
    Story
    (2183)

    Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.

    Prsilla says: "Really-REALLY Classic!"
    "So enjoyable. I didn't want it to end."
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    Where does The Count of Monte Cristo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top ten


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Count


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

    No


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

    The end


    Any additional comments?

    John Lee's performance was riveting. It added so much to the book. He really brought the characters to life. The book itself was wonderful. Just a good ol' fashioned good vs. evil story. You will get sucked in, no doubt - even if you're a cynical person like me. It's a grand achievement - by the writer Dumas and the narrator. Bravo!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Erich Maria Remarque
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (718)
    Performance
    (622)
    Story
    (628)

    Paul Bäumer is just 19 years old when he and his classmates enlist. They are Germany’s Iron Youth who enter the war with high ideals and leave it disillusioned or dead. As Paul struggles with the realities of the man he has become, and the world to which he must return, he is led like a ghost of his former self into the war’s final hours. All Quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war.

    Darwin8u says: "Escapes the Boundaries of Time and Place"
    "Simply amazing"
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    This book, from the story to the narration, was pure perfection. I have read hundreds of books and seen thousands of films in my life, yet none came close to the the horrors of war depicted in this book. No wonder the Nazi's wanted the author's head! This book gave me a whole new perspective on WWI that I never had before. I cannot recommend enough. Should be required reading for all the peoples of earth.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5700)
    Performance
    (3641)
    Story
    (3653)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    FanB14 says: "Artful Surprise"
    "Wonderful book"
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    So many people have written great reviews of this book. I just wanted to say that I, too, loved it. What a sweet, beautiful story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Freedom: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3493)
    Performance
    (1211)
    Story
    (1215)

    Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul - the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter - environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man - she was doing her small part to build a better world.

    Lawrence says: "Believe the Hype"
    "Loved it so much!"
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    This was an amazing book. I listened to it every spare minute. And the performance was simply outstanding. It was so good, in fact, I'm probably spoiled. Highly recommend this book. Love. Love. Love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jonathan Haidt
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1923)
    Performance
    (1080)
    Story
    (1067)

    This is a book about 10 "Great Ideas". Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world's civilizations - to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives.

    David says: "Exceptional synthesis of psychology and philosophy"
    "Really helped me"
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    I have been a "spiritual seeker" for the past 30 years. Mostly, I have studied Eastern philosophy. Not so much Western thinking. In fact, I sort of "poo-poo'd" Western thought because "striving", "achieving", etc., all seemed like an anathema to my Eastern way of thinking. Psychology and science just all felt sort of "meh" to me.

    However, something has been missing for me and I have found myself increasingly anxious and agitated with "just being in the moment". In reading this wonderful book, I found out WHY. I now feel so much more balanced and feel like I am finally sailing out of the doldrums of my mind.

    This book has given me a greater understanding of my own mind and the mind of my fellow human beings. Strangely, understanding Western thinking has made me a more compassionate person. Understanding some of our basic drives and even (gasp) "brain function" has made me more open and kind. I always thought it would be Eastern thought that would accomplish this. However, it was a deeper understanding of SCIENCE which tempered me (a surprise!) But I do want to point out that this book, by no means, just concentrates on Western thought. It's just that FOR ME, there was a lot of missing information. I had a lot of "holy sh**!" moments while listening.

    This book has changed my life and the way I view the world. Not only that, but I feel like I've grown up a little. And wised up a LOT.

    Great book. Great reading of the book. Highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Theatre of the Imagination, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Clarissa Pinkola Estes
    • Narrated By Clarissa Pinkola Estes
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (62)

    Come to the stage between two worlds - come to the Theatre of the Imagination. On this six-part live performance series, bestselling author and beloved cantadora (keeper of the old stories), Clarissa Pinkola Estes shares the work of her lifetime: myths, tales and poetry with the power to nourish and heal. Contained within the audio for Theater of the Imagination are the great univeral themes - tales of loss and ressurection, of love and sacrifice; of the courage to survive- yet it is if Dr. Estes is speaking only to you.

    Bernie says: "Wisdom and beauty"
    "Just....WOW"
    Overall

    I think I could listen to Clarissa's voice - forever. These stories have moved me deeply and I feel like a changed person after having listened to them. Beautiful, sensual, tragic - it's all here. What a spiritual feast and delight.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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