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  • The Key: A True Encounter

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Whitley Strieber
    • Narrated By Gregory Itzin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
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    (39)
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    (39)

    From the best-selling author of Communion comes the mysterious true story of how an unknown visitor barged into Streiber's hotel room late one night - and imparted extraordinary lessons in personal development and man's fate that challenge us to rethink every assumption about the meaning of life.

    Trevor says: "Totally in line with Truth"
    "Good and worthwhile"
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    Any additional comments?

    I had no idea that the author had so much trouble later in his life. This title was definitely a good pick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1349)
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    (1080)
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    There have been many books - on a large and small scale - about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others. Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half genius, half jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike.

    Douglas Vincent says: "Contextual, Insightful, Inspiring"
    "This should be considered the REAL biography"
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    I was not impressed by the other, more popular biography. This book hits the ball out of the park. I was especially impressed by the thorough background provided concerning Jobs' competitiveness with Bill Gates. I learned many, many new things in this book that had never been covered before. I've read everything since Jobs' and Sculley's books in the 1980's. Great audiobook!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Argue with a Dead Person: True and Unbelievable Stories from the Other Side

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Thomas John
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
    Overall
    (5)
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    (4)
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    (4)

    Manhattan Medium Thomas John has been hailed as "the Hollywood psychic with the highest batting average" by The Hollywood Reporter and a psychic medium with "an impressive connection that impresses even the most skeptical minds" by The Examiner. Now he shares what he's seen and heard on the Other Side.

    Susanne Collins says: "Remarkable"
    "Very much worthwhile"
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    It was amazing to hear about how the author handled situations when he was sure he was correct yet his clients felt strongly otherwise, at least until they... Favorite quote (something like this): "You come into this life having forgotten everything about the afterlife and who you really are just to have to figure it out all over again during this life and during your current circumstances." (Excuse the inexact wording...)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Diana B. Henriques
    • Narrated By Pam Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
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    (56)
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    (58)

    Who is Bernie Madoff, and how did he pull off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history? These questions have fascinated people ever since the news broke about the respected New York financier who swindled his friends, relatives, and other investors out of $65 billion. Many have speculated about what must have happened, but no reporter has been able to get the full story - until now. Diana B. Henriques of the New York Times has written the definitive book on the man and his scheme.

    Reed says: "The second act is just as interesting as the first"
    "In need of an abridged variant"
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    Never before have I recommended an abridged version of anything, but about three-quarters of this book could be eliminated without reducing the story's lead-up and conclusion. This book is like reading the whole story through court records. There is simply too much detail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fractals of God: A Psychologist's Near-Death Experience and Journeys into the Mystical

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kathy J. Forti Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Marci Himelson
    Overall
    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    From one woman's near-death experience, comes an astounding story that explores the depths of man's beginnings and the very blueprint of creation. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Kathy Forti, shares how in 2003 her heart stopped and she was helped to return to Earth by multi-dimensional beings of light whose goal is to bring healing to our world. With this new guidance, she journeyed into the realm of physics and sacred geometry, and learned how key mathematical information affects the consciousness of the cells.

    Computer Nut says: "Glorified, lengthy infomercial for $8K laptop app"
    "Glorified, lengthy infomercial for $8K laptop app"
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    What would have made Fractals of God better?

    Stop trying to sell me something. I already book your audiobook. Wasn't that enough?


    What character would you cut from Fractals of God?

    Trinfinity8


    Any additional comments?

    There were some parts that were interesting, but the overall audiobook had a relentless push for you to go out and buy something. That device has been out since 2011 yet there isn't anything independently reviewed showing that it has actual benefits.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hitler Book

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Henrik Eberle, Matthias Uhl
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
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    (43)
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    (43)

    Joseph Stalin had never been able to shake off the nightmare of Adolf Hitler and in 1945 was unwilling to believe that the dictator had committed suicide in the debris of the Berlin bunker. In his paranoia, Stalin ordered his secret police, the NKVD, precursor to the KGB, to explore in detail every last vestige of the private life of the only man he considered a worthy opponent, and to clarify beyond doubt the circumstances of his death.

    John says: "Historical Value, But Not For What You Think"
    "World-class book"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book makes an extended effort to describe the thoughts and motives of enemy leaders and their underlings, while also trying to clarify domestic and continental influences / causes. This book provides a hallmark depiction of World War II.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hitler I Knew: Memoirs of the Third Reich's Press Chief

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Otto Dietrich
    • Narrated By Eric Brooks
    Overall
    (11)
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    (10)
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    When Otto Dietrich was invited in 1933 to become Adolf Hitler's press chief, he accepted with the simple uncritical conviction that Adolf Hitler was a great man, dedicated to promoting peace and welfare for the German people. At the end of the war, imprisoned and disillusioned, Otto Dietrich sat down to write what he had seen and heard in 12 years of the closest association with Hitler, requesting that it be published after his death.

    Computer Nut says: "Good, unique content - bad German pronunciation"
    "Good, unique content - bad German pronunciation"
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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It was a British man who narrated this book and his handling of English was excellent, meaning I could listen to him for hours, as long as he veered away from German names. Problems appeared whenever he tried to say any kind of German name - even the really easy ones - and just plundered his way through. In the second half of the book, the names got thicker and their mispronunciations got to the point of distraction. How bad was it? Even "Isar" stumped him. It's a good book though and deserves to be re-recorded with a defter handle on German names. Again, the narrator was excellent for English overall and I would consider any other work of his for non-German topics.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten Promise: Rejoining Our Cosmic Family

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sherry Wilde
    • Narrated By Jonna Kae Volz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
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    (41)
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    This is the story of one woman's life-long interaction with beings from another world, and her journey to go beyond the fear to find meaning and purpose. In this book she explores the abduction experience and shares with you the three important things they insisted she learn.

    Diana says: "Many interesting commonalities with other books"
    "Withhold judgment till last two hours"
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    The first third of the book dwells too much on feelings. The second third gets into the nitty-gritty of the impact on the author's life due to many external things. The final third gets into some new ground and is worth the effort to reach. This title is very much worthwhile because it tries to build a complete circle of cause and effect in a distinct manner.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Co-Creating at Its Best: A Conversation Between Master Teachers

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Wayne W. Dyer, Esther Hicks
    • Narrated By Wayne W. Dyer, Esther Hicks
    Overall
    (329)
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    (263)
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    What happens when you bring together one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers of all time and the Master Sages of the Universe? A magical, insightful, invigorating encounter you will never forget! Before a live audience in Anaheim, California, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer sits down with Esther Hicks and the wise Collective Consciousness known as Abraham.

    Zeena says: "Always uplifting :)"
    "Seemed pricey, but turned out not to be"
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    What made the experience of listening to Co-Creating at Its Best the most enjoyable?

    It just kept going and going with pertinent content. I was pleasantly surprised.


    Any additional comments?

    Just get this book.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • It's A Wonderful Afterlife Volume One: Further Adventures in the Flipside

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Richard Martini
    • Narrated By Richard Martini
    Overall
    (17)
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    (17)
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    (17)

    It's a Wonderful Afterlife: Further Adventures into the Flipside takes a quantum leap forward into the afterlife, includes interviews with scientists discussing the source of consciousness, compares near death experiences (NDE) with between life sessions (LBL), and includes interviews with people who claim to be speaking from the afterlife. There are new between life sessions with astounding claims of contact with the afterlife, with experiencing God and understanding life's journey.

    Carianti says: "The narration was a turn-off"
    "Good book, but so poorly read by author"
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    What did you love best about It's A Wonderful Afterlife Volume One?

    New concepts on familiar topics


    What was one of the most memorable moments of It's A Wonderful Afterlife Volume One?

    Too many to mention


    How could the performance have been better?

    Far, far, WAY better


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

    The reading horrified me.


    Any additional comments?

    Get someone else to read this fine work.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Veil

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Blake K. Healy
    • Narrated By Blake K. Healy
    Overall
    (12)
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    (11)
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    (11)

    In this engrossing and enlightening debut, Blake Healy shares the story of his unusual gift. Having been born with the ability to see angels and demons as regularly and clearly as anything else in waking life, his journey has been one of unique perspective and unique challenge. It is an amazingly clear view into the realm of the spirit, as well as a true testament to the power of living a life in pursuit of deeper relationship with God.

    Computer Nut says: "Truly original - you shouldn't miss this one"
    "Truly original - you shouldn't miss this one"
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    Would you listen to The Veil again? Why?

    Yes, and that's unusual for me as I have a voracious appetite for new audio content.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    If you've ever seen the original Ghostbusters movie and recall the see-through green creatures munching on things, then this is what I think was being described by the author in some coffee shop.


    What does Blake K. Healy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The book itself was excellent, but the hours-long radio-show-like commentary after the book was even better. I think the commentary part is exclusive to the audiobook and it involves three or four friends, including the author.


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

    I was extremely pleased to have found a title which really stands out from the abundant, mushy, lookalike crowd out there in this category.


    Any additional comments?

    I believe that this title will become a thought-leader for its category soon. It deserves it. The ebook is currently available to Kindle Unlimited customers for free, so if you're on the fence and belong to KU, then check it out that way, but the author's own reading is great. Again, the post-book commentary is something not to miss, so, if you can afford it, just go for the audiobook. To the author: GREAT JOB!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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