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Magdalen

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  • Life after Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon - Survival of Bodily Death

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Raymond A. Moody
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    (93)
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    (69)
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    (70)

    In Life after Life, Raymond Moody investigates more than 100 case studies of people who experienced "clinical death" and were subsequently revived. First published in 1975, this classic exploration of life after death started a revolution in popular attitudes about the afterlife and established Dr. Moody as the world's leading authority in the field of near-death experiences.

    carol says: "Good for it's time, but better books currently out"
    "Dr Moody is a messenger of the divine"
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    For its time, the book was a major revelation, and a break away from the current knowledge of the time, which held several camps, one being material scientific view (consciousness dies along with the body, and after a person dies, there is simply nothing more) and the hyper religious view (heaven and hell, perhaps also purgatory, but knowledge of these was ideological, not experiential, and therefore flat).This book opened the floodgates of people's minds so that they could entertain the idea of life after death. That's why I believe Dr Moody is a God sent, for the purpose of opening that door.There have been 1000s of books published since then about life after death, or channelings of people who have passed on, etc. And for people who have read these books, you may not discover anything new for yourself. But if you are a skeptic, not sure what to believe, or want a scientist or doctor to validate this kind of information from a more scientific rather than Spiritual point of view, this book is perfect for you. Dr Moody, goes through a list of commonly asked questions and concerns and answers them all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Marc Goodman
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean, Marc Goodman
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    One of the world's leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman takes listeners deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you - and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than ever imagined.

    Joanne Manaster says: "Fascinating, frightening, and thorough"
    "1 of best books on cyber security and crime"
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    If you could sum up Future Crimes in three words, what would they be?

    Wow. One of the best books on cyber security and cyber crime I've read so far. Tons of knowledge here, that is not in any other books I've listened to on the topic. Don't pass this book up. A must read for people in absolutely all professional fiends. Everyone has to know this.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Copyright's Highway: A Tour of Intellectual Property Rights in the Electronic Age

    • Abridged/Unabridged (52 mins)
    • By Paul Goldstein (Professor of Law, Stanford University)
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    ltjf says: "very useful material"
    "very useful material"
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    I found the information very useful, thought provoking, and wish this lecture was much longer, because the speaker clearly had a great amount of knowledge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Janet Reitman
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1294)
    Performance
    (1082)
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    (1096)

    Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world's fastest-growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of "volunteer ministers" offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels of government to further its goals.

    Matt says: "My cup of tea."
    "Enjoyed this book immensely"
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    Well researched and written. Written from an authentic viewpoint. Also an excellent narrator, a pleasure to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ryan Holiday
    • Narrated By Ryan Holiday
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (546)
    Performance
    (479)
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    "You’ve seen it all before. A malicious online rumor costs a company millions. A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. What you don’t know is that someone is responsible for all this. Usually, someone like me. I’m a media manipulator. In a world where blogs control and distort the news, my job is to control blogs—as much as any one person can."

    Book Mogul says: "Trust me, it's worth the listen, and I'm not lying"
    "I didn't know it was THAT bad..."
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    I like this book. I knew that media manipulation was bad, very sinister and totally out of control. But I didn't realize just how manipulated even the independent media has become. I thought that the manipulation is happening from the top, and that most independent blog writers are as authentic as they can be; which is to say, that I thought they are as authentic as I am. I write what I believe is true. And I thought most others did the same.

    But this book reveals that the majority, or at least a very large part of massive amorphous group of independent blog writers are basically full of shit on a consistent basis. He explains why, and how, its so.
    I also think that the author himself, may not be aware of the even larger manipulations that go on from tiers above his.

    This book was actually very useful in helping people to understand how toxic memes travel in the blogosphere, why some people spread malicious lies, and how they get away with it. The book answered some questions I had for a while. I've observed that the internet has become like the wild west. Anyone can say anything about anyone, and its not checked or verified. It just stays on the internet indefinitely. Any idiot, asshold, or jerk with a malicious intent, a desire to harm, deface or vandalize, can write a complete fabrication, a lie, about a business or person, and this blog is pretty much impossible to remove off the web. In some cases, this derogatory post will then be emphasized, and moved to the first page of google searches, to the very top of the list of searches. As if the web itself is manipulated to deliberately emphasize the most negative scummy blogs. So many business owners have complained about that, and have said that this is nothing but bullying and vandalism. Its the same as if someone just showed up at your home, or business and vandalized the place, and left, And there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. They might fabricate a video about you doing nasty things, and then tell you that if you don't want this video posted, that you should pay them money. And this literally happens, in one way or another! Its extortion and totally unfair, and its very easy to do apparently now, in the current blogosphere climate.

    One malicious comment from one anonymous jerk can literally destroy a business that 1000's of people have built over decades of sweat and hard work. That is truly scary. Frankly I was idealistic in thinking that as long as people do good work, and put good stuff out on the internet and into the world, it will be recognized, they'll be recognized for their merit and all will be well. Wrong. Jealous competitors, disgruntled old employees, unhappy customers, could write a total fabrication, a total lie just out of spite, anger, jealousy, envy, revenge, or just to mess with someone out of a sick sense of fun, or sadistic pleasure, and deliberately attack a competing business, or a person they hold a grudge against, and that 'butterfly' can turn into 'a storm', that totally devastate the target of their attack. Meanwhile naive onlookers, totally unaware of what actually goes on. This is possible exactly because so many people just believe what is on the net, they don't fact check, they don't have time to think too deeply about what they read, and because first impressions have a tendency to stick, despite incontrovertible proof offered later.

    The 'anonymous blogger' now has a gargantuan kind of power on the internet to destroy a reputation, or at least to seriously damage it, even when it comes to big powerful corporations like Apple or Microsoft. The author gave many examples in the book, of how this happened to various companies, and gave some back stories as to why, and how. Very insightful read. Definitely worth the time to read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mating in Captivity

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (384)
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    (216)
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    (209)

    Esther Perel takes on tough questions, grappling with the obstacles and anxieties that arise when our quest for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion. She invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home.

    Grant says: "Intimacy is in the eye of the beholder."
    "Deep reflections on sexuality and intimacy"
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    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It brought to light a lot of things I hadn't really thought about maybe ever, or didn't know about, or didn't really understand, and some things I had only partial knowledge of. Its enlightening to listen to someone who has so much vast knowledge about sexuality, coupling, intimacy and pleasure. I've listened to maybe 50 books on relationships in the last few years, and I want to give this one 7 stars.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Three Levels of Power and How to Use Them

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Caroline Myss
    • Narrated By Caroline Myss
    Overall
    (37)
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    (20)
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    America's leading medical intuitive fast-forwards you to the future of medicine where energy, health, and spirituality intersect. Dr. Myss shows how this shift is already beginning to take place and how you can access your own power centers, or chakras, to stop wasting energy on events from the past - and start using it for your ultimate development as a human being.

    Marti Mendenhall says: "Great Story-telling and Humor"
    "This woman is brilliant. in a league of her own"
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I got a ton of value out of all of Caroline Myss's books. Some more, some less. But all together, they comprise a phenomenally brilliant body of work, that contributes to human evolution in Spirituality in ways that I can't quantify in human terms; its enormous. This book touches upon so many places where the rubber meets the road in terms of learning how to live a Spiritual life in a materialistic world; and more than that - how to live a Spiritually powerful life, a personally authentic life, a life of commitment to one's Spiritual calling/vocation/mission, while at the same time managing stress, deadlines, businesses, families, kids, etc. It answers the question how to be a (real) Mystic in the modern wester culture.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Study Guides in Astrology: Predictive Astrology: Love and Relationships: Indicators of Togetherness and Separation

    • UNABRIDGED (37 mins)
    • By Lauren Delsack
    • Narrated By Lauren Delsack
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (4)
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    Learn how to quickly target in on the astrological indicators of togetherness and separation. When will I meet someone special? When will I fall in love? Is my marriage over? These are some of the important questions concerning love and relationships that clients ask astrologers in consultation. In this study guide, Lauren takes you through the astrological indicators that suggest relationship startups and endings. She demonstrates how to target in on times of relationship significance and what to focus on in the horoscope.

    ltjf says: "Very good information"
    "Very good information"
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    I've been into Astrology since around 2006, and use it in my work and personal life quite a lot. I found the info in this book very useful. Some of it, I already knew, some I did not, and some was a good reminder. Wish this book was a lot longer, as I really enjoyed this author's clear way of presenting information, her straightforward approach, and her knowledge of Astrology, which she clearly got not just from books but from having seen very many clients' charts.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Marilyn Yalom
    • Narrated By Christine Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Spanning the Middle Ages to the present, How the French Invented Love explores a love-obsessed culture through its great works of literature, interlacing the author’s charming personal anecdotes. This fascinating history will particularly delight fans of Alain de Botton, Adam Gopnik, and Simon Schama. The author examines almost a thousand years of divine culture in search of the intimate moments that reveal how the particularly French concept of l’amour has endured and evolved.

    ltjf says: "interesting, and a turn on"
    "interesting, and a turn on"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The many friends I have who are into pleasure, sex, passion and the history and herstory of romantic love


    Any additional comments?

    this book is definitely a turn on. though its not pornographic or vulgar at all. its about juicy and passionate love. Love that has one main purpose: personal pleasure.
    The author describes the evolution and the many faces of this juicy and passionate love by analyzing French literature, documents (such as lover letters) and culture throughout the ages.
    I have always found the French culture interesting, and attractive for many reasons, so I found the book interesting for many reasons. This book was more about literature than life, for my taste. But it had a good amount of psychology (which is what I really was after).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Gail Collins
    • Narrated By Jane Alexander
    Overall
    (63)
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    (22)
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    America's Women tells the story of more than four centuries of history. It features a stunning array of personalities, from the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists having a grand old time protesting beauty pageants and bridal fairs. Courageous, silly, funny, and heartbreaking, these women shaped the nation and our vision of what it means to be female in America.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not all there"
    "Gives me perspective"
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    I've been listening to a lot of books on relationships and marriage. But I had apparently been looking for something, (without knowing that I was) and wasn't finding it the relationship books. But I found it in the feminist books. And that is perspective. Why our relationships have so many dysfunctions. Why are women so often co-dependent. Why are there so many unrealistic expectations placed on women in relationships. None of these questions were answered by marriage and relationship books, within a broader historical context, even though many of those books were useful in their own ways and filled with good info and good advice, regarding how to simply make it work, despite the difference. But I need a lot more than that. I need to know why is it like that. Then there are questions of women in society. Why do women not value their work as much as men do. Why do we put up with so much abuse and discrimination, still. And why do we get paid less for the same work then men. Only feminist books, so far, have answered these questions with a level of clarity and intelligence that I need to satisfy my genuine need to know the truth.This book paints a retrospect of many pictures and short stories about women's lives in the US, since the first European woman arrived on the mayflower. (The book doesn't talk about the prehistory in the Americas, though mentions the Native American women a little bit.) I found the book very interesting, and easy to read. It adds to the overall pool of information I'm collecting about women's genuine experiences, and personal histories.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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