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Ezra Cohen-Yashar

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  • The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia Volume 2: The Crazy Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts

  • Trivia Bill's General Knowledge
  • By: Bill O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Rob Maxwell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Facts. The world just seems to revolve around them, and you never know for sure where they will lead you next. From discovering who actually invented glue, to what various words or names mean, the whole world would be a more boring place if it were not for different facts. Perhaps you wish that you had some of those nuggets of information at your own disposal. Our encyclopedia is crammed full of those small pieces of information that will suddenly make the world seem like a more logical place to live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Adventure in Trivia.

  • By cosmitron on 03-16-18

it's fun to know funny stauff

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I love to hear interesting facts about this world we live in. A great pass time on the traffic jams on the way to work

  • Minimalist Living

  • Declutter Your Home, Schedule & Digital Life for Simple Living (and Discover Why Less Is More)
  • By: Aston Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Corinne Phillips
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Save your life from your stuff with minimalist living. Declutter your home. Live simply. Save money. Learn mental tricks to want what you already have, instead of always craving more. Minimalism doesn't mean you live in a bare apartment and own three shirts. Minimalism means cutting out the things in your life that waste your time, energy and money, so you can spend time on the things you love and cherish most. It's true: Less is more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful!

  • By mandy on 04-18-18

minimal but important

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-18

there are so many ways to reduce material burdens and increase happiness and this book teach you how. i just made a trip to the recycling bin. thanks

  • The Gardener of Baghdad

  • By: Ahmad Ardalan
  • Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Adnan leads a weary existence as a bookshop owner in modern-day, war-torn Baghdad, where bombings, corruption, and assault are everyday occurrences and the struggle to survive has suffocated the joy out of life for most. But when he begins to clean out his bookshop of 40 years to leave his city in search of somewhere safer, he comes across the story of Ali, the Gardener of Baghdad.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A charming cross-cultural love story.

  • By pixledust on 12-26-17

nice story in interesting time that faded away

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-18

It is good to hear about Iraq not only in terms of the bombing but to reflect the amazing past it had just a few decades ago. The story is nice and optimistic. the narration is clear and easy to follow. great pass time in heavy traffic to work

  • As a Man Thinketh

  • By: James Allen
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

As a Man Thinketh is a literary essay and book by James Allen, published in 1903. It was described by Allen as "... [dealing] with the power of thought, and particularly with the use and application of thought to happy and beautiful issues. I have tried to make the book simple, so that all can easily grasp and follow its teaching, and put into practice the methods which it advises. It shows how, in his own thought-world, each man holds the key to every condition, good or bad, that enters into his life, and that, by working patiently and intelligently upon his thoughts, he may remake his life, and transform his circumstances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Improvement starts from within..

  • By mandymay on 12-25-17

Good for strengthening things I knew already

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-18

I like the positive thinking books as they reset my daily life to a more positive thinking. This book didn't give me new knowledge but was nice to listen to although a bit to preaching for my taste.
still a good choice for the ganer

  • Threads of Silk

  • By: Amanda Roberts
  • Narrated by: Leanne Yau
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Born in the middle of nowhere, Yaqian, a little embroidery girl from Hunan Province, finds her way to the imperial court, a place of intrigue, desire, and treachery. From the bed of an Emperor, the heart of a Prince, and the right side of an Empress, Yaqian weaves her way through the most turbulent decades of China's history and witnesses the fall of the Qing Dynasty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely wonderful story !

  • By Margaret on 09-14-17

nice romance story in historical china

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-17

The story is a nice combination of a romantic book and a historical fiction. I checked the facts on Wikipedia and all is correct. The Empress is shown as a progressive figure but other described it as conservative. Generally speaking it's a great boot that enriches my knowledge (with fun an passion)

  • The Unlimited Sparks of a Bonfire

  • The Awakening Consciousness Series, Volume 3
  • By: Molly McCord
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Peace. Forgiveness. Adventure. Compassion. Love. Healing. Consciousness. Abundance. The grand journey of consciousness culminates with an exciting travel adventure! From the frostbite blizzards of St. Petersburg to the warm tropical breezes of Hawaii; from an isolated barren desert in Africa to a quiet French village on the outskirts of civilization; and from the extreme conditions under a bustling geisha house to a heroine’s grand transformation along the banks of the Nile, get ready for an inspiring collection of soul-evolving experiences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Understanding made easy 😊

  • By mandymay on 08-06-17

spiritual growth with very nice stories

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

the stories are told beautifully

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Unlimited Sparks of a Bonfire?

the returning of the son from Lion

Any additional comments?

I liked much more the stories than the theologies around them. If it was easier to seperate them it would help

  • The Pursuit of Leviathan

  • By: C. D. Baker
  • Narrated by: Nick Denton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

In the 17th century, hundreds of thousands of Europeans endured some of the most barbarous assaults ever lost to history. Until now. As heir to the family estate, young English gentleman Christopher Clive is submissive to his grandfather's grooming, but his heart is drawn to the enchanting Irish muse, Raven O'Morrissey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic historical epic

  • By Heather North on 09-02-17

back to Ireland in the begging of culture

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-17

What did you love best about The Pursuit of Leviathan?

I loved the atmosphere. The language is very rich - a bit hard for nonnative speakers who listen to it while fighting the Israeli traffic jams but a delight to literature lovers

What about Nick Denton’s performance did you like?

He is very much into the atmosphere of the era

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

The black cliffs of early Ireland

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  • Take a Look...There's Money All around You!

  • By: Zangba Thomson
  • Narrated by: E.J. Smith
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Take a Look... There's Money All Around You! is a prosperity, life-changing guidebook, which highlights the secret ingredients needed to become a prosperous moneymaking machine. Maybe you want to make 30k a year, a month, or even weekly. Or maybe you want the treasures of the universe. It doesn't matter. This practical, easy-to-listen manual will show you how to become prosperous in seven straight-to-the-point chapters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read

  • By marieDriven on 05-20-16

The spiritual guide to get what you want

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-17

Would you listen to Take a Look...There's Money All around You! again? Why?

maybe, but I would rather take the same ideas through another book or medium

Who was your favorite character and why?

The author voice was nice and comforting

Have you listened to any of E.J. Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

not yet

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

yes, it is relaxing

  • Escaping Oz

  • An Observer's Reflections
  • By: Jim Mosquera
  • Narrated by: Jim Mosquera
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

In today's economic and political climate, protecting yourself means asking the right questions. You can't ask the right questions if your mind's encumbered by what you think you may understand. Who's the man behind the curtain? What's this thing we call money? It's not what you think. We've burdened government with all our problems but do they have the capacity to solve them? Do we want them to? What's the difference between freedom "of" and freedom "from" and why's it important? Why is this one of the most important questions you can ask?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The economy complexity

  • By Ezra Cohen-Yashar on 08-20-17

The economy complexity

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-17

Would you listen to Escaping Oz again? Why?

maybe. It complex material and it is hard to understand in the first listen

Would you be willing to try another book from Jim Mosquera? Why or why not?

yes. Maybe then I will see the entire picture

Which scene was your favorite?

the subprime crash

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

It's too complex to listen at once. You need time to do so

Any additional comments?

I don't agree with all of it. Reading the assent of money can help. There are still many controversial ideas that I need to process

  • The Science of Getting Rich

  • By: Wallace Wattles
  • Narrated by: Edward Elgood
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

This book is pragmatic, not philosophical; a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories. It is intended for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money, who wish to get rich first, and philosophize afterward. It is for those who have, so far, found neither the time, the means, nor the opportunity to go deeply into the study of metaphysics, but who want results and who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for action, without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely energetic and engaging

  • By Karmen on 08-07-17

the spirit you need to get wherethe you want

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-17

What did you love best about The Science of Getting Rich?

the spirit. its a good encouraging for thinking positive

Who was your favorite character and why?

the music that follow the naration

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

no. It has many ideas best to listen one at a time

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