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  • What Are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Deepak Chopra
    • Narrated By Deepak Chopra
    Overall
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    What do you crave? For many of us, sugary treats, fatty meals, and high-calorie snacks are impossible to resist. And yet, reaching the bottom of the biscuit tin rarely leaves us feeling satisfied. What if we are actually hungry for something much more fulfilling? In this groundbreaking new book, best-selling author and endocrinologist Deepak Chopra unites the latest scientific and alternative therapy research to reveal how our overeating is often a symptom of "inner starvation" - a hunger for love, self-esteem, happiness, and security.

    Rudy says: "It just works!"
    "A comprehensive spectrum on health and awareness"
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    If you could sum up What Are You Hungry For? in three words, what would they be?

    Nourishment - Mindfulness- Awareness This is another classic Chopra volume and it has many facets integrated into its diverse insights. Deepak is returning to the issues of health and happiness and now food as a complex and yet basic system requiring mindful living and practice. Nothing can be more basic than "food and nutrition and taste" and the many elements associated with food including emotions and relations.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What Are You Hungry For??

    In this brilliant book Dr. Chopra uses his medical background as well as his studies in Ayurveda and nutrition sciences and also current research about GMO's and organic vs non-organic in a non-dogmatic , yet precise manner to inform and enlighten the reader in some of the new intricacies of food politics and advertising. He then offers solutions for the SAD diet and the processed sugar and fat laden lifeless food of the market while listing a colorful array of alternatives which draw much from the seeming less endless array of raw and fresh fruits and vegetables (and their rich content of phyto-nutrients) and other plant material and other wise choices for those seeking a real food alternative to "diets" that don't work. Yet just when this seems to be a book about diet and fresh foods and choices it starts a rich pattern of integrating all aspects of "nourishment" in the broadest sense and continues to integrate the many aspects of living that and lifestyle as well as habits that can affect our well-being.


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

    Emphasis and enunciation of points and feelings. And author's insights in an audible form.I personally I always prefer hearing Deepak narrate his books. His wisdom is palpable.


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

    I again see the comprehensive nature of Deepak's insight when he inttegrtes many messages into one volume. The title ofthe book and the opening chapters makes this seem oike a book on nutritiona nd diet yet it brings about a transformation as it develops into a life sciences and awareness text with the classic Chopra insights.


    Any additional comments?

    The book then investigates all of the aspects of consciousness and living which can have effects on the quality of life and ultimately on one's happiness and balance.Included in this book is much contemporary research on biochemical as well as psychological factors involved n the many levels of "nourishment" As always with Deepak Chopra's work the key is mind-body-and spirit, the Trinity. And true to his roots in Indian culture. Deepak brings back the insights of the science of Ayurveda to broaden the definitions of and insights into holistic nutrition as well as lightening and enlightening the mind and body in a "full spectrum" approach.

    The review of emotional well-being and Self-regulation reviews many delightful and informative views on maintaining inner perspective and mindfulness . Throughout the book Deepak uses a lovely phrase "lightness of Soul' which aptly describes the freedom from emotional-psychological and physical burdens and toxins.

    The last section of the book has many recipes and suggestions for meals and food preparations from the Chopra kitchen and center.Make no mistake, this is no mere food-diet-menu book. It truly draws upon the wisdom of many philosophies and sciences and modern science as well

    I highly recommend this book from Deepak because it weaves together the practicalities of diet and food as well as the issues behind eating and the practices we can integrate to produce optimum health and nutrition as well as the practices needed for balance and insight.. Definitely 5 stars

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jeremy Rifkin
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Author Jeremy Rifkin presents an insider's account of the next great economic era: the Third Industrial Revolution, when a new ethic of sustainability will revolutionize the world we live in.

    Joshua Kim says: "Lamenting "The Third Industrial Revolution""
    "Insightful and informative revelation"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Third Industrial Revolution the most enjoyable?

    I have been waiting for this book to be released in audio format for quite a while now.
    I got a broad overview a comprehenvie insight in to some of the current affairs in the industry and in policy as well as in Rifkins successes and visions for a post carbon society...


    What other book might you compare The Third Industrial Revolution to and why?

    Cannot truly compare it to any other I personally have read.
    he is going straight for solutions rather than rehashing the failures of the giant utilities and coporations like others do. it is time to quit debating and install the infrastructure albeit diverse.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Foley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Quite mellow good tempo for ths particular book


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

    that governements and communities are making the quantum leap to innovations they have to and they are willing do go for the practical bit by bit colutions without more legislative nonsense and debates.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish the fobidden areas could be discussed like seperating hydrogen from oxygen in water //a simple simple technique //to produce two volatile energy sources ...from water.

    .and more about photosynthesis the model for solar cells and solar efficiency
    it is good to pinpoint who and waht companies are stopping progress and their conenctions to big companies and oil-coal-gas.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Deepak Chopra, Sanjiv Chopra
    • Narrated By Deepak Chopra, Sanjiv Chopra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Chopra brothers were among the most eager and ambitious of the new generation. In the 1970s, they each emigrated to the United States to make a new life. Both faced tough obstacles: while Deepak encountered resistance from Western-trained doctors over what he called the mind-body connection, Sanjiv struggled to reconcile the beliefs of his birthplace with those of his new home. Eventually, each brother became convinced that America was the right place to build a life, and the Chopras went on to great achievements.

    Kenneth says: "How to Toot Your Horn"
    "Another lovely and insightful Chopra Classic"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Brotherhood to be better than the print version?

    Yes I am always glad to hear Deepak's voice and enunciation


    What did you like best about this story?

    The color and diversity of Deepak's wide range of topic and wisdom are always fulfilling.


    What about Deepak Chopra and Sanjiv Chopra ’s performance did you like?

    the interplay between their respective stories and their memories and humor.


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

    it was profound...ina unique manner


    Any additional comments?

    this is a comprehensive review of some of Deepak's vast experience in the human life. it adds so much more vlue to Deepak's wide experience and philosophy and yes science.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By T. Colin Campbell, Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Don Hagen
    Overall
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    In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven’t changed.

    Jason Cox says: "Debunking the Science of Nutrition"
    "A Powerful and eye opening revelation"
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    What did you love best about Whole?

    The incredible data that Colin Campbell has uncovered in a 60 year career in medicine and health research.


    What other book might you compare Whole to and why?

    Few are this cimprehensive Though John Robbins books are in the same vein.


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

    Enunciation and clarity


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Life and Death and healthand Your diet What the government and industry is not telling you about what you eat and how it affects your health.


    Any additional comments?

    You will not be disappointed when you egt this book It is astounding and profoundly important for you and your family and your community.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to the True Nature of the Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert Lanza, Bob Berman
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    Overall
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    The whole of Western natural philosophy is undergoing a sea change, forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory. At the same time, these findings have increased our doubt and uncertainty about traditional physical explanations of the universe's genesis and structure. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet upside down again with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around.

    S. Kozlowski says: "The Copenhagen Interpretation Resurrected"
    "Brilliant and prophetic. A rare revelation"
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    What did you love best about Biocentrism?

    I appreciated the storyline adn anectdotal stores especially the inital story of Robert Lanza at Harvard as a young boy (himorous). excellent. And to see similar insights in this new field of unification with a kindred spirit. Dr Lanza is truly a luminary with a lifetime of contribution to science and biology as well as philosophy and regenerative neurobiology


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dr Lanza...


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

    He has a grasp on the story and allows me to digest as the narration unfolds with the color and detail that his great narration allows adn accentuates


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    AHHHHH! Weel that film would have to include his incredible current pioneering work in stam cells . his miraculous discoveries in biology and stems cells and even the fantasy arena of recreating extinct or threatened species has a storyline that would make an incredible film.Touch the Future


    Any additional comments?

    I beleive Dr Lanz is an extremely rare genius who weaves together psychology and philosophy with humor and radical insights ...and adding this to his revelations in stem cell landmarks makes him a nobel prize winning visionary
    He also distinguishes between non-sensical non provable radical theories that have no foundation in reality..in making physics subordinate to biology adn tangible reality which mirrors the patterns and wisdom of the unseen world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eben Alexander
    • Narrated By Eben Alexander
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    On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.

    Kelly says: "Compelling"
    "Exceptional"
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    Would you listen to Proof of Heaven again? Why?

    I have listened to it 5 times already.
    I had an NDE in 1971 and the issue is closed- it is factual .
    But to have a formerly skeptical Neuro-surgeon experience this with no explanation for the severity of the meningitis
    I felt Dr Alexanders narration was perfect and needed for the authenticity of the events
    no one could have narrateed as perfectly as he did.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the fact that it happened to a doubting skeptic and now Eben is organizing and co operating with others devoted to exploring a quite "common" experience (Yes transformative NDE's are common but rarely spoken about)
    I am excited about the potentials of research to bring about more details of the
    processes a real "Science of Spirit"

    The skeptics only argue personal non experience not science. the beliefs of reductionist materialist psuedo science is not science but simple dogma


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of the book had its various "moments" for variable reasons
    but the redeeming qualities (non religious context) where an experience of light and color and consciousness allowed Eben to "become the "All' for a brief period.
    the reminders that we are not essentially seperate from the Whole -the Creator .
    I never once felt Dr Alexander indulged in religious views.
    Anyone that has had transformations like this has to use some contextual language.
    I had an experience much like this and I did not want to tell others because of the implications and possible lack of belief even by loved ones.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the final conclusions that
    "All is well!"


    Any additional comments?

    this book moved me deeply and I read at least 35 books based on science and research per year minimum. I value science . but the science that is based on open research and open discussion and open views as well as the willingness to research and not condemn the condemnations dont do anything but show prejeudice.
    If anything Dr Alexanders experience could not have happened to a more perfect person a skeptical neurosurgeon

    it seems like a "setup " by many forces ... i wont define those forces or put names as most are too religious or boring. Suffice to say..those who know the experience will resonate and not like with MOST of the other books on NDE which are not as authentic and not to a person of such integrity and respect

    Skeptics will face the moment one day.. we all have this experience or the other the result of our nihilisitc beleifs so careful with the skeptical attacks . you might have to emerge on day after death to your beliefs

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

    Niv says: "life changing one of the best I read"
    "Just what I was searching for today"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Willpower Instinct to be better than the print version?

    I was looking all over for a long time to a sequel to SPARK...and this book was listed as similar WOW. MUCH better than I expected This is another MUST bookMore of these PLEASE


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Singlae narrator but "Me" in thje end


    Have you listened to any of Walter Dixon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes and I love his reading and the books he reads The Book i was searching for was another of his...


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Realizing how simple willpower for health and wellness and optimum living is it is not DENIAL.


    Any additional comments?

    I would really truly like to see more books like this and SPARK I will refer to this one over and over ...estimate listening to this another 10 times.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John J. Ratey
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
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    Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

    Kathleen says: "Spark"
    "BEST of THE BEST"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES and Already have to hundreds of people


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationship between health and fitness and the dynamics of mental development and brain health . Also psychological benefits of exercise
    But this is MUCH more than mere health or exercise book . Much more


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

    He has a very subtle but effective manner to timbre a manner of bringing out salient points without any seeming effort


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    During a day of activity while working and driving - no focus needed initially
    yes in one day for me.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is much more than what it seems

    I have been searching for others like it for a LONG time and there is sill -at this point -nothing like it
    I wish this was a trend .. We cannot get enough of books like this . It has no boring points no bad issues . And yes all schools and corporate offices and hospitals amd retirement homes and colleges need to use this as standard fare for staff and patients..
    Please catagaorize anynother books whose content is similar . And Mr Ratey please write a sequel!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Sharon Begley
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    Conventional science has long held the position that 'the mind' is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now in paperback, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley's groundbreaking work, The Mind and the Brain, argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own. Dr Schwartz, a leading researcher in brain dysfunctions, and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain.

    Douglas says: "Do Not Mistake The Message Here For Dualism!"
    "brilliant insights Mind -body Spirit Attention"
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    If you could sum up The Mind and the Brain in three words, what would they be?

    Mind body Spirit brain correlaries and the use of Intention and Attention to change intranced patterns and to creat altrnate results and states fof mind adn thus reality


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

    I thought his reading was clear and insightful and well tempered


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the last 1/4 Changing reality andinner and outer states thorugh the use of will and attention .


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent science but most of all the proof that we co create our reality and that reductionist materialism is aremnant of old non science.
    the practical uses of intentional focus and willful use of dynamics to create alternate results and reality.
    If you ar into the mind body spirit movement and or the brain sciences this gives you a great amount of ammo to prove that our intentions are powerful if we use various techniques.

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jay Elliot, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    In iLeadership, Jay Elliot gives the listener the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him - and the mystique of his management style - capable of creating tools so extraordinary that they have remade three industries and have transformed the way we create, consume, and communicate with each other.

    David says: "a man who actually worked with Jobs"
    "The best Steve Jobs History and insights"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have read all of the other books on Steve Jobs out to date and I consider this one to be the best because of Jay's insider insights.
    His balanced perspective and realistic facts are profound.
    Finding out about the real human being Steve Jobs is even more inspiring.
    A man who changed the world for the better who had many of his own challenges yet managed to creatively transform them into benefits
    Bravo Jay Elliot and Bravo maestro Steve Jobs
    We will all miss your Spirit in more ways than one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jay Elliot's insider information and personal friendship with Jobs


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

    His enuncian of various characters and passion for the reading .
    Immersion in the portrayals


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What one Inspired man Can Do


    Any additional comments?

    I was touched deeply by Jay Elliots insights into the period where he valued and experienced Steve jobs as the creative dynamic and commited force behind the greatest comapny in the world and the roadblocks he encountered . For many eyars I have wanted to know the details of what happened an after reading this book many times over adn over I felt the challenges that Steve Jobs faced and transcended with his creative passion adn vision.
    With Apple being the top selling stock on the planet right now what more do I need to stay,
    being commited to your vision no matter what it looks like and being resilient can transform the world.
    We have lost the leonardo da vinci of our time in a manner.
    What can we do to integrate this insider information on the real Spirit of our most brilliant luminary and passionate artist
    Steve Jobs?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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