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  • The Buddha and the Quantum: Hearing the Voice of Every Cell

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Samuel Avery
    • Narrated By Samuel Avery
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    Are you seeking a deeper understanding of consciousness? Are you interested in meditation or currently practicing meditation? The Buddha and the Quantum is about the connection between meditation and physics. Many books show parallels between consciousness and physics; a few of these attempt to explain consciousness in terms of the physics of everyday experience. This is the only book that explains physics and the everyday world in terms of consciousness alone.

    private says: "Connects quantum theory to subjective experience"
    "Enlightening and engaging"
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    If you could sum up The Buddha and the Quantum in three words, what would they be?

    An enlightening and engaging perspective on consciousness and physics.


    Any additional comments?

    Few books deal well with physics and consciousness. The more spiritually oriented books tend to get the science wrong. The more scientifically oriented books can be hard for a non-scientist to follow. This book didn't have those issues. Very well done and I learned quite a bit.

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  • The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (236)
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    This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal Washington, from his boyhood through the years of the Depression to his debut as Congressman, his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, at age 31, of the national power for which he hungered.

    David C. Daggett says: "The Best of all Biographies"
    "Truly Outstanding"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    This is how political biography should be done.


    What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Perfect narration.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    I loved learning about the personality and character of LBJ. Astonishingly ruthless.


    Any additional comments?

    If you love American history, you'll love this audiobook. I'm now into volume 3 of this series. When I started it, I didn't think it would hold my attention, but it grabbed me immediately and I was surprised to discover what a cliff hanger it was! There were times I just could not stop listening to see how things would turn out.

    The sheer volume of research that went into this book is enough to give it five stars, but the riveting storytelling and perfect narration make it a rare gem.

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