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Benjamin Lupton

Founder of Bevry, Courageously Passionate Web Architect, ENTP/Inventor.

Sydney, Australia | Member Since 2012

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  • A Healthy Dose of Motivation: 'The Aladdin Factor' and 'Dare to Win'

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
    • Narrated By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    Two motivational classics from the Chicken Soup inspirational masters. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen deservedly rank among the world’s most effective motivators. Their secret is simple: a time-tested blend of equal measures of powerful how-to ideas and inspiring, touching anecdotes about real people. Like any recipe, this one’s success lies in the quality of its ingredients—exactly where Hansen and Canfield shine.

    Benjamin Lupton says: "Aladdin Factor rendition sucked"
    "Aladdin Factor rendition sucked"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Having owned the book of Aladdin Factor (such a touching and amazing book) the audiobook copy of it was abysmal. It was condensed enough to become boring meaningless dribble that was a pain to get through, each concept was only touched on for a tiny bit of time, without ever getting into the depths of the concept enough for it to sink in, just nifty little anecdotes that didn't do anything justice. If you are wanting to listen to Aladdin Factor DO NOT GET THE ABRIDGED COPY.

    The Dare to Win side was the complete oposite. Aladdin Factor is a book comprised of anecdotes that drill home a message, whereas Dare to Win is about the authors personal lesson and much more a book along the lines of Think and Grow Rich and the like. That being said, that content of Dare to Win fitted real well into the abridged form and the result was a highly motivating and moving short rendition. Highly worth it.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3599)
    Performance
    (2255)
    Story
    (2284)

    Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

    Linda says: "Marvelous Book & Expressive Reader"
    "Best book ever"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Amazing book. I love Paulo Coelho's ability to propose controversial ideas in such a way that you get to ponder about them, evaluate them, and accept or discard them if you agree or disagree with them. The story is used as a way to bring up these ideas or rather musings as delivered in the book, that will help us on our everyday lives. The biggest learning point for me is that we are all connected and are all looking out for each other, it is such a humbling experience and thought for a so long called atheist.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life's Purpose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle
    Overall
    (2737)
    Performance
    (968)
    Story
    (951)

    Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one. In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are and learn to live and breathe freely.

    Mr. Word Sponge says: "A Realized Being Shares In Person...a rare find."
    "Amazing"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Really allowed myself to detach from the dramas of everyday life and enter into the world of the now. Had a profound shift on my consciousness and tied well into the teachings of other books like Think & Grow Rich - but from a welcomed different perspective.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Now

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle
    Overall
    (3414)
    Performance
    (1427)
    Story
    (1395)

    To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

    Kosmas says: "I'm so glad I got this book!"
    "The nitty gritty of A New Earth"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If there were concepts or doubts you had with A New Earth then The Power Of Now will definitely answer them. However it is a lot more painful to listen to than A New Earth due to the verbose nature of it. It is more like a huge FAQ.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pilgrimage

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (89)

    Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path. In the end, we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people. Part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery, this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight.

    Benjamin Lupton says: "Hard-hitting and amazing"
    "Hard-hitting and amazing"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Pilgrimage the most enjoyable?

    The narrator's voice was spot on for such a book. It really captured the confusion, desperation and "lost" of that Paulo was experiencing throughout the events, and it instantly starts with such emotion which flows through the entire book. Every time you stop to listen to it, bang, you're right back into the world where you know nothing and are questioning everything, purely because of the superb narration.


    What other book might you compare The Pilgrimage to and why?

    It's like the Alchemist, but head on full on hard hitting lessons - lessons that make you cringe at times, but worth it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It definitely made me uneasy at times... and laugh a few times.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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