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  • This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Ann Patchett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (213)
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    (210)

    Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder and Bel Canto examines her deepest commitments: to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Together, these essays, previously published in The Atlantic, Harper, Vogue, and The Washington Post, form a resonant portrait of a life lived with loyalty and with love.

    Bonny says: "Entertaining, engrossing, and elucidative essays"
    "An Enjoyable Listen"
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    The narration by the author is great, and I felt myself drawn in and engaged by her experiences. If you ever thought about becoming a writer, this book is inspiring and also provides some good tips.

    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2978)
    Performance
    (1176)
    Story
    (1159)

    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."
    "An Important Book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you're ready to deepen your existing spirituality or feel you have put yourself through enough suffering and want to better understand yourself, this could be one of the most important books you'll ever read. I found the chapter on the pain body (ego) fascinating. The book overall is not preachy, gives good examples, is of the scientific mind, and embodies the direction we should all strive towards in order to evolve. I've listened over and over, and find something new to learn every time- a sign of a good transformative book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Seat of the Soul: 25th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Gary Zukav
    • Narrated By Gary Zukav, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (235)

    With the same extraordinary skill that he used to demystify scientific abstraction and the new physics, Gary Zukav, the award-winning author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters, here takes us on a brilliant and penetrating exploration of the new phase of evolution we have now entered.

    Vik says: "A True Spiritual Classic"
    "Great Message, Hard to Listen"
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    The spiritual teachings in this book are phenomenal, but the listen is a bit flat and hard to follow for long periods of time. I prefer Eckhart Tolle's "New Earth."


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1Q84

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4339)
    Performance
    (3784)
    Story
    (3756)

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    Dr. says: "Slow, Strange, and (ultimately) Satisfying"
    "Not My Favorite, but..."
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    The three-person narrative was done well by both the writing and the performers, and the characters were well developed. I just thought the story was lacking, and a little too out there to be believable, even though I'm a fan of the paranormal. It's such a long book, and written well enough to keep my interest until the very end, but it was a mild interest, and I wasn't thrilled to re-listen as I usually am with a really good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7776)
    Performance
    (3161)
    Story
    (3226)

    About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

    Mitch says: "My Not-So-Guilty Pleasure"
    "Did Not Care for This..."
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    I was intrigued by the whole "vampire in plain sight" angle, but found myself not caring much about the characters. The romance was a bit too much- I know this from the number of times I felt my eyes roll. I know this book probably helped sparked the whole sexy vampire genre, and give it credit for changing our perceptions on vampires, but overall, I felt both the story and the characters lacked the depth and complexity found in other books of this genre (i.e. Harry Potter, Hunger Games- which I loved even though I'm forty).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Life of Bees

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1506)
    Performance
    (1014)
    Story
    (1007)

    Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing debut novel has stolen the hearts of reviewers and readers alike with its strong, assured voice. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed.

    Laura says: "It's hard to stop listening..."
    "One of the Best"
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    I don't usually go for this genre, but I was won over from the very beginning. The characters are vivid, the writing is creatively descriptive and witty (without being flowery). The performance was spot on and endearing. The story had a powerful message, as all good stories do. I would recommend this book to anyone- an easy, enjoyable listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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