A British newspaper editor in India does some favors for a memorable pair of strangers who confide in him their plan to become kings in Afghanistan. Then, two years later, he has a bizarre return visit - kings they have become, sure enough, but they've found the price of kingly mistakes was very high!
Mark F Smith is one of the great narrators of our time. This is a perfect read for short time and highly recommended.
Lifelong friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. They speak of tales of strange monsters, creatures of myth, creatures of legend. They do not speak of their secrets. Not then. Not until a chance encounter with a beautiful, sorrowful woman, who bears a magical crystal staff, draws the companions deeper into the shadows, forever changing their lives and shaping the fate of the world.
The audible version of this favorite book is really well done. I already knew the story, and the performance is great.
The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other 'black holes' of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D. outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.
The combination of a well written book with a superb narrator makes for easy listening. While this is nonfiction at at times quite clinical, I'm going to miss listening to it every day.
One complaint- how does an Audible listener get the oft referred to 'Enhanced Portion' of this Audiobook?
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Considered one of the great dystopian novels - alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World - Ira Levin's frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate listeners even 40 years after publication. The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called "The Family".
Wanted to revisit this story and I was so glad to find it on Audible. The story is as good as I remembered and the performance was out of this world!!!👍👍
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Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.
I really enjoyed this book. The development of a new type of therapy from one man's experience in a concentration camp is a wonderful story. The practical applications of logo therapy was equally interesting and inspiring.
Beautifully read and a great production. I'll be returning here again and again.
On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm. One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery.
Would you try another book from Stephen King and Peter Straub and/or Frank Muller?
Stephen King - YES!
Frank Muller - NO!
What other book might you compare The Talisman to and why?
The Stand. Another cross country adventure that is not so much horror as much as downright good entertainment.
How could the performance have been better?
Too much breathing and strange phrasing. I just finished 11-22-63 and the narration was awesome.
Could you see The Talisman being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
I really like this one as a book. A good bed time tale to read over and over again.