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R. David Mintz

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  • Seven Things That Steal Your Joy: Overcoming the Obstacles to Your Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Joyce Meyer
    • Narrated By Joyce Meyer
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (60)

    Internationally known teacher and author Joyce Meyer affirms that God's plan for you is to enjoy life to the fullest; all of life, every day of life. Through inspiring passages from Scripture and words of wisdom mined from her ministry and her own experiences, she shows you how to find joy and keep it. In her honest and straightforward style, she points out the seven things that can steal your happiness and instructs you in how to replace them with God's truth and love.

    Shelley says: "Bible-based teaching w/humor"
    "Excellent book by a truly inspired person."
    Overall

    Joyce Meyer is, in my view, the most inspired and relevant Christian author alive today. I have read four of her books so far, and I consider each very rewarding, and potentially life-changing. If you want to truly know how to walk closely with God, and live a rich Christian life, read this or any one of Joyce's books. I have also enjoyed "How to Hear from God", "Knowing God Intimately" and "In Pursuit of Patience", all of which are available on Audible. Joyce, if you are reading this, may God bless you, for you have been a blessing from God for me.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Second World War: The Grand Alliance

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Winston Churchill
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (707)
    Performance
    (401)
    Story
    (402)

    This volume of Churchill's history of the Second World War recounts the events of 1941 surrounding America's entry into the War, Hitler's march on Russia, and the alliance between Britain and America.

    John M says: "Fascinating and Insightful"
    "Remarkable!"
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    The entire war as seen through the eyes of Winston Churchhill. A mesmerizing account, thorough and personal.The best book on World War II that I have read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2518)
    Performance
    (1764)
    Story
    (1768)

    After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

    Blythe says: "Best dog book ever!"
    "Excellent book"
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    I really enjoyed this book. I'm a dog lover, and my expectations were high for a novel from a dog's perspective. The narrator is, incredibly, credible as a dog once you get a bit into the book. The story is varied and interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AM & PM Yoga Meditations

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Gael Chiarella
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    These guided Yoga Meditations can open up a whole new dimension of your life. They are easy to follow and bring positive results from the very beginning. By tuning into your breath, heart and mind, you can find deep relaxation, intuitive guidance, and a calm strength to face your days with grace and balance.

    R. David Mintz says: "Absolutely wonderful!"
    "Absolutely wonderful!"
    Overall

    This is a rich, wonderful, deep immersion in meditation and being. It is beautifully narrated in a peaceful tone, with gentle, soothing background music. I have read nearly everything by Eckhart Tolle, Jon Kabat-Zin, Thich Nhat Hahn and Shinzen Young, and have been searching for the perfect implementation of their shared principles. This is the very best in guided meditation I have found. I have enjoyed Jon Kabat-Zin's guided mindfulness meditation, Shinzen Young's guided meditations, and the guided meditations of Meditation Oasis. This is, for me, deeper and more beautiful than any I have experienced. This is a program of two hours that contains several guided meditations, all of which complement one another, and all of which I plan to include in my daily meditations. At last I feel I can stop looking for the programmed meditation that I have been seeking. If you have been looking for a teacher or program for you meditation practice, this is certainly worth trying.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: Astronomy II: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By James Kaler
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (101)

    As far as we can see there are countless other galaxies of all shapes and sizes set within an ever-expanding space that was created in a "Big Bang" nearly 14 billion years ago. Along with solutions to old puzzles, however, come new riddles, as most of our Universe appears to be in the form of some kind of unseen "dark matter" and incomprehensible "dark energy" whose natures and origins remain unfathomable.

    R. David Mintz says: "Absolutely awesome!"
    "Absolutely awesome!"
    Overall

    A can't say enough about how good this James Kaler is. His descriptions are so clear, so vivid, that listening to his "lectures" is more like watching a superbly narrated and vividly illustrated movie or video. As simply a demonstration of how interesting and enthusiastic a lecturer can be, this book/lecture is worth a listen. If you have any interest in astronomy, and the "wonders of the universe", this is it. It don't get 'no better!
    I've gone on to research his books at Amazon, and they are uniformly highly reviewed. I just purchased his "Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Stars". He is better than the much more expensive lecture series I have watched from The Teaching Company on astronomy, which is given by Alex Filipenko of UC Berkeley, and that is excellent as well.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Jane Eyre [AudioGo Edition] (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (719)
    Performance
    (533)
    Story
    (544)

    The work tells the story of Jane's early life, her experience at Lowood School and as a governess. Her refusal to accept Rochester's love on any but her own strictly moral terms is a passionate cry for independence.

    Jane says: "Superb narration of a great romantic classic"
    "Excellent, but second best..."
    Overall

    Jane Eyre is, for me, the greatest of all classic British literature. It is a remarkable gift to have such a magnificent novel read by such capable readers. While Juliet Stevenson does an excellent job, I find the older (and less expensive) version read by Lucy Scott to be as exceptional as the book itself. Stevenson has bit deeper a British accent, while Scott maintains a greater clarity of speech while creating an authentic English tone.

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Wroblewski
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2929)
    Performance
    (831)
    Story
    (838)

    Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents and an unusual breed of dogs on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. But when tragedy strikes the Sawtelle family, Edgar flees to the surrounding wilderness. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him.

    Ella says: "Just OK"
    "Boring, naive, simplistic, monotonous"
    Overall

    This was the first book from Oprah's list which I have found very disappointing. Imagine a "B" student in a college English class who is required to write a lengthy book. This is about what you would get.
    RDMMD

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • House of Sand and Fog

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andre Dubus III
    • Narrated By Andre Dubus III, Fontaine Dollas Dubus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (546)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (180)

    In this riveting novel of almost unbearable suspense, three fragile yet determined people become dangerously entangled in a relentlessly escalating crisis. Colonel Behrani, once a wealthy man in Iran, is now a struggling immigrant willing to bet everything he has to restore his family's dignity. Kathy Nicolo is a troubled young woman whose house is all she has left, and who refuses to let her hard-won stability slip away from her. Sheriff Lester Burdon becomes obsessed with helping her fight for justice.

    Lisa says: "Astounding characterizations, and wonderfully read"
    "Great story, beautifully narrated"
    Overall

    This is one of the best audio books I have ever read. Beautifully written, perfectly narrated in two voices, timely in its content (politically and economically). Oprah comes through again with a winner.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2203)
    Performance
    (1366)
    Story
    (1369)

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for guiding readers through the mysteries of outer space with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. This collection of his essays from Natural History magazine explores a myriad of cosmic topics. Tyson introduces us to the physics of black holes by explaining what would happen to our bodies if we fell into one; he also examines the needless friction between science and religion, and notes Earth's status as "an insignificantly small speck in the cosmos".

    Lind says: "Well written and well read"
    "You can do better"
    Overall

    I read many science books, and this is one of my least recommended. It is a very light and popular type of presentation, with a wildly exagerated title. You would do much better with anything by Brian Greene, especially The Fabric of the Cosmos.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Now

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4280)
    Performance
    (2117)
    Story
    (2078)

    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!"
    "An important book"
    Overall

    This is the most important book I have ever read. I come from a Judeo-Christian background, and am new to "enlightenment" and such ideas. However, from a purely psychological standpoint, this book is brilliant. The integration of what are unarguable truths about man's psychology with spirituality is lucid, but optional. Read this book. It will change your life, immediately, for the better. It will clarify many issues in your life, including relationships, as well as troublesome events in your past. If the world would read this book, there would be hope for the future of man. Hearing the audio in the voice of Eckhart Tolle adds to the book. It is a great, life changing book. Read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kite Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
    Overall
    (7154)
    Performance
    (2420)
    Story
    (2442)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

    P. C..S. says: "A Worhty Read"
    "Amazing...beautiful...profound"
    Overall

    This is the best Audible book I have ever enjoyed. Brilliantly written, read wonderfully by the author, absorbing from start to finish...I loved it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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