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  • Hinduism

  • A Comprehensive Guide to the Hindu Religion, Hindu Gods, Hindu Beliefs, Hindu Rituals, and Hinduism History
  • By: Cassie Coleman
  • Narrated by: Dryw McArthur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Explore the Hindu religion with its fascinating rituals and history! This audiobook has eye-opening information about Hinduism that will help you to understand the religion, gods, beliefs, and rituals and how the religion has evolved over time. You will discover more than you ever imagined exists in Hinduism, and by the end of this audiobook, you’ll know a lot about a religion that has over one billion followers worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • informative

  • By Rose Ericson-Caen on 06-14-18

informative

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-18

this book gave me just what I needed gave me basic information on Hinduism and I have great interest and the Hindu gods and goddesses although I would have liked to have heard more about more of the gods and goddesses this was a very good overview and introduction I also enjoyed the explanation of the differences between Hinduism and Buddhism

  • Lord Ganesha's Feast of Laughter

  • By: Meera Uberoi
  • Narrated by: Anupama Hira Prasad
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Ganesha has an elephant’s head, a pot belly and a rollicking sense of fun. Full of mischief, he fools around with gods and humans alike. He is also wise and shrewd, gentle and compassionate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely collection of Lord Ganesha tales!

  • By Jade Dragon on 08-28-16

entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

the narrator has a lovely soothing voice so many stories about the Lord Ganesha the stories are all thoroughly enjoyable and didn't realize he was such a little imp

  • The Mahabharata

  • How It All Began
  • By: Veda Vyasa
  • Narrated by: Ranjan Kamath
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

The rivalry between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, the royal cousins who fought for the throne at Hastinapura, ended in a great war. Was it the eldest Kaurava Duryodhana's resentment toward his cousins that sparked the flame? Or was it the eldest Pandava Yudhishtira's belief that he was the rightful heir to the throne? Or was it the force of elements beyond their control that nudged them toward a preordained path?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good story bad sound

  • By Rose Ericson-Caen on 05-26-18

good story bad sound

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-18

the story itself is illuminating, the precursor to the bhagavad gita, the sound was not what is expected (based on what has been revived in the countless other audible books i have purchased), very hollow amd tiney. Although i thoroughly enjoed the story (s) .

  • The Art of Happiness

  • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler M.D.
  • Narrated by: Howard C. Cutler M.D.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424

The Dalai Lama will tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that "the very motion of our life is toward happiness." How to get there has always been the question. With the help of a psychiatrist, he now gets the message across in a context we can easily understand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very good listen

  • By Chris on 01-04-05

enlightening

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-18

this is deep and for me at leasr will require one maybe two more listenings. so very much

  • Old Path White Clouds

  • Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha
  • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 312

Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha's life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. Old Path White Clouds is destined to become a classic of religious literature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breathtaking accomplishment!

  • By Karamelfun on 05-14-16

enlightening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-18

lovely telling and thorough telling of the life of Budda. the narrator exudes the calm that the Budda teaches

  • The Buddha Walks into a Bar...

  • A Guide to Life for a New Generation
  • By: Lodro Rinzler
  • Narrated by: Lodro Rinzler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 852
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 851

This isn’t your grandmother’s book on meditation. It’s about integrating that “spiritual practice” thing into a life that includes beer, sex, and a boss who doesn’t understand you. It’s about making a difference in yourself and making a difference in your world - whether you’ve got everything figured out yet or not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Wendy J. LaPlaca on 01-17-16

informative

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-18

this book was an informative introduction not too much information I didn't leave you guessing or wondering anybody that is interested I'd highly recommend it and since the author is also narrating it it comes across just as its intended to lighthearted and sincere

  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes

  • The Heirloom Collection
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 58 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,750

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like “The Speckled Band” and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Table of Contents & Audible Part/Chapter Notes

  • By SantaFePainter on 11-18-13

a must for any holmes fan

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-18

wonderful narration, lived it because I know I will never have the time to sit down and read it ALL. And I found a new favorite!

  • The Return of the King

  • Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,851
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,850
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,954

The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings. In this concluding volume, Frodo and Sam make a terrible journey to the heart of the Land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron. In addition to narrating the prose passages, Rob Inglis sings the trilogy’s songs and poems a capella, using melodies composed by Inglis and Claudia Howard, the Recorded Books studio director.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally!

  • By Natalie on 10-12-12

classic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-18

wonderful story telling, voices, diction. the story is classic and engaging. i didnt want it to end. I enjpyed the "extra bits " after the atory itself was finished.

  • The Two Towers

  • Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,972
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17,055

The Two Towers is the second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga, The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the One Ring must be destroyed. Meanwhile, at Helm’s Deep and Isengard, the first great battles of the War of the Ring take shape. In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien’s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe - hobbits, elves, and wizards - spring to life. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank goodness - finally

  • By John on 11-05-12

classic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-18

loved it, love the narration , cant wait to start book three. worth the listen

  • The Hobbit

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,631

Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally! Thank you Audible!

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-20-12

Fantastic!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-18

the performance was exceptional. his many voices amazing, songs brought to life. i enjoyed this audible book far more than the movie(s). reading and listening activate the imagination far more than watching some one elses highly edited interpretation of such a story.